What gives your life meaning? Family, yoga, good food, those shoes that were on sale? Ray Robertson outlines this own list in his non-fiction book 'Why Not: Fifteen Reasons To Live?' And that has inspired Alan Zweig's documentary feature 15 Reasons To Live, which takes up that list as a call to adventure. The 15 reasons are: Love, Solitude, Critical Mind, Art, Individuality, Home, Work, Humor, Friendship, Intoxication, Praise, Meaning, Body, Duty and Death.
Fond of Tigers is a Canadian seven-piece post-rock instrumental band from Vancouver. An article in Exclaim! describes the band's sound: "with cacophonous explosions of percussion and guitar underlying wild strains of trumpet and violin, only to drop out for unexpected, ambient glimmers of a once-roaring piece." The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons. After Lyons' pop group Beauventure disbanded, Lyons performed solo, and soon began playing along with tape loops and recorded sounds. In 2003 the project expanded to become a full band. Band members include Stephen Lyons on guitar, JP Carter on trumpet, Morgan McDonald on piano, Jesse Zubot on violin, Shanto Bhattacharya on bass, and Skye Brooks and Dan Gaucher on drums. In June 2006, they released the debut album, A Thing To Live With.