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Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

All homeless receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4/5 people a make their way back into a stable life.
All this is cheaper than accepting homelessness.

bit.ly/2RsMhSZ

You can see Paul Marcano commenting on the Weird Canada thread.

Here is the first time I wrote about Lightdreams for waxidermy back in 2008. I believe this was the first time his records were known to North American audiences (they had somehow been desirable to Japanese folks for a while): waxidermy.com/blog/lightdreams

Paul Marcano also comments on that post.

A sad side-note: it's heartbreaking to see the comment from Patrick Lama to me ("Excellent LP, another hit from the Edmonton Explorer") RIP.

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This tape is exceptional for a few reasons:

1. it's 90-minutes long.
2. it's strong for the entirety of it.

Paul Marcano, the main artist in Lightdreams, has a palpable naivety in his music that I find strangely refreshing. Dude has been living in another dimension for decades and it feels like every tape and LP he released was a desperate attempt at communicating from the beyond.

Here is the first time I wrote about it on the internet: weirdcanada.com/2010/01/depart

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So, in ~2010 I purchase the cassette collection of Marcel Dion, an unassuming francophone living in Edmonton, AB who spent the 80s as the host of Departures, an experimental radio program on local community radio station.

The collection was _deep_ to say the least. Almost all of it unknown at the time and many since have been subject to extensive reissues.

This was one of the cassettes I discovered in there, a 90-minute psychedelic burner still not listed on discogs:

youtube.com/watch?v=4tZNnsXZYG

this record is absurd. it's definitely an in-joke, but taken very seriously. but there's also like weird grunts and fart noises and stuff, so it's hard to take seriously.
youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK

I feel like I've spent my entire life thinking about "underground" subcultures. In high-school I was really interested in "underground and Canadian hip-hop" (I'm cringing in admitting this) which was probably the first subculture I was part of. Since then I've been a part of and even creator to many.

After 20 years of thinking about the dynamics of subcultures, I can confidently say I **disagree** with almost everything in this _Geeks, Mopes, and Sociopaths_ article:

meaningness.com/geeks-mops-soc

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