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Sammy Younan is the program director of Girth Radio: an online radio station that started broadcasting from inside The Pacific Junction Hotel bar (RIP!). At Girth he Hosts My Summer Lair (a pop culture celebration) & In Session… (which features music performances).

An avid writer; Red Letter Nights is his first book. His writing has appeared in the National Post, USA Today, Sole Shift, Relevant and Geek Hard.

Sammy doesn't get along with pants: Down With Pants!

Hidden Gem: DJ Earworm "United State of Pop 2018"

Hidden Gem: DJ Earworm "United State of Pop 2018"

Awwww yeah! The only true Holiday Tradition I willfully honour (aside from being grumpy because it’s so damn cold) is DJ Earworm’s Annual United State of Pop Mash Up.

You know...listening back to 2018’s pop summarized in 4 minutes...this isn’t reflective of how good 2018 really was. Even some of these videos...Childish Gambino’s This Is America pails in the singular creativity of Timberlake’s Say Something (La Blogothèque strikes again!) or the stark uncomfortable commentary issued from Mark Ronson’s Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (directed by We Are From LA) which’ll successfully conclude 2018 on a high creative note.

This Summer we’ll hear a lot of these songs at weddings once the insomnia curing speeches and wildly sexual toasts are over but it’ll be interesting to see how much of them stay with us on that long journey to the middle.

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NBA Season 73: Denver Nuggers (106) at Toronto Raptors (103)

NBA Season 73: Denver Nuggers (106) at Toronto Raptors (103)

Endangered Species 8472

Endangered Species 8472