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highlights: music, movies, and more movies


This was a bit of a challenging week for me. The weather turned cold and with any change in weather my body likes to throw a tantrum. I was confined to the couch for a few days and got up only out of necessity. When my pain flares I have to remember to practice amazing self-care, which includes lots of rest, eating well, and being extremely kind to myself. I came across this post on tumblr and it was a great reminder.

I watch A LOT of movies and television shows when I’m stuck at home. Luckily I freakin’ love movies and television shows. This week I watched Europa Report, Monsters, Kung Fu Panda, Sharknado, The Future, The Princess Diaries, Wreck-It Ralph, a few episodes of Archer, and all of BBC’s Sherlock. Whoa! That seems like a lot when I write it all out like that… If you have suggestions for future sick day movies (preferably something on Netflix) I would love to hear them.

When I wasn’t supine I was steeped in music. I took a little field trip out to Archambault which is an enormous book/music store in downtown Montreal. It was so divine to browse the stacks of vocal jazz but so hard to make a choice!

Later in the week Joshua Toal of The Key-Lites came over for an informal video shoot. I have been helping The Key-Lites with their social media profiles and branding to support their indiegogo campaign. They are a really fun soul band and the album is going to be amazing. If you haven’t already you should definitely pre-order their CD and support their campaign.

What did you get up to this week? Watch any good movies? Let me know in the comments below.


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Renée is a queer, non-binary, disabled, and chronically ill creator based in Montreal. They are a singer, songwriter, pianist, YouTuber, and Periscoper. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University and a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers.


  1. Hi Renée! Wow, what a fantastic store – a HUGE selection & even a SIGN to show about Jazz Vocal – wow! Unheard of alot these days.

    I don’t know what movies are on Netflix and it does sound like you’ve seen alot, but some of my favourites are: Green Mile, Dead Poet’s Society, In America, Memento, PS I Love You, Definitely Maybe, that fairly recent one with Sandra Bullock & Ryan ? (I always get them mixed up), To Kill A Mockingbird, Schindler’s List, Guess who’s coming to dinner, To Sir with Love, that one with Audrey Hepburn and she’s blind, …. Haha! I guess I’ve seen a lot of movies too! Have fun!

    P.S.: Is that your piano? Wow, I can’t imagine moving that around…

    • Hi Betty Ann, Archambault is amazing – if you every visit Montreal you’ll have to check it out.

      Thanks for the movie suggestions. I’ve seen a few from your list but not all of them.

      The piano actually belongs to my parents, although someday it will belong to me. I just need to stay in one place long enough!

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