The Lost Boys


A (pretty queer) blog managed by Peter Knegt... and written by various folks in solidarity against being found.

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Good Night, Lost Boy(s)

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 27, 2012 4:09 PM
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I launched this blog a little over 5 years ago and have had so, so much fun with it. But I can't be a lost boy forever (though don't take this as a suggestion I'm anything close to a "found man" today... more like semi-lost man-boy), and honestly I've been phoning it in a bit the past little while anyway, largely out of the simple fact that I don't have the time and energy I did back when it started. So after 2,392 posts, I'm letting it go.  When things you once loved doing start feeling like just another notch on a to-do list, it's time to re-assess. Though I will definitely miss the occasional inspired opportunity to make a silly list or inappropriate rant.

The 50 Best Songs of 2012: Part 5

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 7, 2012 11:09 AM
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For what it's worth, here lies my 10 favourite songs of 2012 (which follows #50-41, #40-31, #30-21 and #20-11). It continues trends throughout the entire list (Canadians, Swedes, guilty pleasure pop, fun indie rock, breakup songs, empowerment anthems, etc) and is capped off with the two artists that as far as I'm concerned gave the most important contributions to music in 2012: Frank Ocean and Fiona Apple. Each were represented once previously on the list (with Ocean's incredibly catchy cautionary tale on materialism, 'Lost' and with Apple's scathing and intense post-breakup ballad 'Regret') but they come up again at #2 and #1 with two of the most lyrically gorgeous songs I've heard in some time (just above what I almost made #1 -- the year's ultimate breakup/empowerment song and perhaps its most catchy from my new favourite Swedes).

The 50 Best Songs of 2012: Part 4

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 6, 2012 11:43 AM
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Round four. Check out #50-41, #40-31 and #30-29 and check back Friday for the top 10 and commentary.

The 50 Best Songs of 2012: Part 3

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 5, 2012 12:05 PM
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Round three. Check out #50-41 and #40-31 and check back tomorrow and Friday for the rest of the list and commentary.

The 50 Best Songs of 2012: Part 2

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 4, 2012 2:04 PM
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Here's the next batch... Head here for part one and further explanation. And check back tomorrow for part trois.

The 50 Best Songs of 2012: Part 1

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • December 3, 2012 12:05 PM
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I figured since it is December already I might as well kick off my long cherished tradition of year-end list making with a five-part series of posts on my picks for the 50 best songs of 2012. I've been slowly and geekily putting this list together over the past month or so (mostly while half-sedated on planes or trains), expanding the list from an original 25 to a perhaps over-ambitious 50 when it became clear that this has been a pretty amazing year for music, at least as far as my subjective tastes go. To that end, please note that I am also no music aficionado (this list will probably make that clear). But it's such a fun exercise - and time-capsule - to put together this kind of list, and will hopefully add a few worthy tracks to the 3 or 4 of you who read this's iPods. I'll also offer commentary when the list is complete at the end of the week...

Song of the Week: HAIM's 'Don't Save Me'

  • By Daniel D'Amours
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  • December 1, 2012 10:41 AM
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What's really fun about this week's pick is that it reminds me the 1990s era boy and girl bands. Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Backstreet Boys....  HAIM is sort of an 2010s indie version of them. They consist of three sisters from Los Angeles who grew up in a musical family.  They've perform a lot with their siblings until they decided it was time for them to build their own little show. We can easily feel the classic, folk and R&B influences of their childhood in their pop. "Don't Save Me: is the first single of their upcoming album. Their last EP "Forever" showed everyone how these Californian sisters can easily blend almost any kind of musical styles that would normally be so far apart into a perfectly catchy three minute track. I can't wait to hear more from them. They are definitely a great 2012 discovery. You'll like them if you like: Cyndi Lauper, First Aid Kit, Regina Spektor What to wear while listening to that song: Ripped jeans shorts and Rayban What to do while listening to that song: Biking What to drink while listening to that song: Soda Pop

What Really Happened To Lindsay Lohan, Part 3: The Exile

  • By Austin Dale
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  • November 26, 2012 12:56 PM
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Readers, my apologies for not getting this piece online last Wednesday. It is difficult enough to write about this period of Lindsay's life, but it was impossible to do it properly without knowing whether this piece would have a happy ending. With last night's broadcast of "Liz & Dick," I got my answer. I hope you all watched.

A Movie-less Score To A Nonexistent Action/Adventure Film from the 1990's

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • November 22, 2012 5:37 PM
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A second Thanksgiving gift (even though myself and the gift's maker are both turkey-free in Canada tonight) care of my very talented cousin Aaron DeGroot.  Inspired by the scores of John Williams, David Arnold and Danny Elfman, it's a movie-less score to a non-existent action film. Probably an odd fit, but why not crank it while you Americans clean up the Thanksgiving dinner dishes.

Michael Fassbender Gives Ryan Gosling a Massage

  • By Peter Knegt
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  • November 22, 2012 9:56 AM
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Give thanks. And hope this is simply part of a foreplay scene from the Terrence Malick film they are both shooting right now.

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