Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How I Got Over

I can not believe I didn't post about the newest Roots record, so let's pretend it's still 2010 for a minute... It made my entire summer, and even on freezing cold winter days like today, it keeps me warm and makes me think of driving and beaches and of just how effing much I LOVE the Roots. I am apt to say I really like every new Roots record (and have done at least twice on here so far) but this one... this one is really special. It's my favourite since The Tipping Point in 2004, and it might be my second favourite ever. If you are a fan of these guys at ALL you need to own this. Record of the year.

Friday, December 03, 2010

30 questions about songs...

Facebook has this '30 day song challenge' page and I thought that I might participate, however, the questions got me thinking so much that I now just want to post my responses to all 30 days' worth right now. I also plan to break the rules and have more than one answer per line item some times... and that's ok.

Day 01 - Your favorite song

Always a tough one, as I can be heard saying "this is my FAVOURITE song" a few times a day... but I think I will have to go with Gord Downie - Chancellor. Or "You Are My Sunshine".

Day 02 - Your least favorite song

No question: Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart. ugh.
Or Crazy Bitch.
Or, and I always get flack for saying it but: Ween - Push th' Little Daisies

Day 03 - A song that makes you happy

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

Day 04 - A song that makes you sad

hmmm. maybe Pedro The Lion - Bad Things To Such Good People

Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone

The Tragically Hip - The Exact Feeling

Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere

Jim Guthrie - So Small (Hamburg)
Neil Young - Unknown Legend (driving to Newfoundland with the boys)

Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event

Neil Young - Keep on Rockin' in the Free World. OR, more specifically, the live recording of Pearl Jam w/ Wintersleep and gang - Keep on Rockin' in the Free World.

Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to

Eminem and Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre

Day 09 - A song that you can dance to

Well there is many a dance song out there and I can dance to whatever you want me to. last song I danced to was Thriller, I believe. you know what is a song you can dance to? anything that the Mellowtones play, that's what song.

Day 10 - A song that makes you fall asleep

I wouldn't say it puts me to sleep, but it could lull me in to relaxation which I suppose could be followed by sleep: Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me Ohio

Day 11 - A song from your favorite band

Radiohead - Idioteque
Wintersleep - People Talk
The Roots - How I Got Over

Day 12 - A song from a band you hate

It's not the band I hate, it's their fans.
But seriously, Arms Wide Open *shudder*

Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Ring My Bell
Mr Big - To Be With You

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

Going to stick with Mr. Big here. or Lipps Inc - Funkytown. Although if you really know me, you KNOW I love that song...

Day 15 - A song that describes you

Anything I thought of listing here reads as slightly pathetic so ... next.

Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate

Usually goes the other way for me. I don't have an answer for this...

Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio

That bleeping Kings of Leon song from about 2 records ago now.

Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio

Dan Griffin - She's a Drug. Pesky f word.

Day 19 - A song from your favorite album

I don't know that I have one favourite album. I definitely have many, actually. For this purpose:
Postdata - In Chemicals

Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry

Refused - New Noise

Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy

Snoop - What's my Name. Why not.

Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad

anything early Leonard Cohen. soothing.

Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

John Lennon - Oh Yoko
Basia Bulat - Oh My Darling
Wintersleep - Listen (listen listen)

Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral

The Sadies - A Good Flying Day. That just came to me, mostly because it just came on the ipod... pretty good one though, yeah? ...or is it some kind of morbid? Tough one. Maybe Mogwai. or Lanois.

Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh

Clarence Carter - Strokin'

Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument

Neil Young - Heart of Gold
any song in the world... on air guitar (yes it counts).

Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play

All the cool ones with the chords that my hands can't make work.

Day 28 - A song that makes you feel guilty

Odd question. One better left alone.

Day 29 - A song from your childhood

Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock
Hall & Oats - Private Eyes

Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year

Good question, but it requires further thought. Is it really December already? Not sure how I got here so fast...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

You could be super if you wanted to...

It's officially fall, and every year some album will come in to my life to provide the soundtrack to my favourite season. This year (although it's still early days), there are two...

#1 - Coco et Co. - St. Denis
This is Andrew Sisk (of Share and Sleepless Nights) and Miranda Durka. It's lovely, and I suggest that you go buy it. Wait, did I say buy it? I mean, download it for free (thank you Coco et Co) right here: http://cocoetco.bandcamp.com/

#2 - Snailhouse - Monumental Moments
It's no secret that I love me some Snailhouse. Made up of outtakes, demos, a live track, etc. Monumental Moments is pretty and warm and... well, it's frigging Snailhouse, so I think you should go buy it. Wait, did I say buy it? I mean, download it for free (thank you Snailhouse) right here: http://snailhouse.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Going Acoustic

In the past week, we've received a few videos of some of our artists doing the acoustic thing. I would like to share:

Wintersleep - Preservation. A take away performance at Truck America

Wintersleep: Preservation from Foglight Films on Vimeo.

Mick Davis (Novaks) - I'd Wait for Anyone Who Would Wait for Me. Live at The Verge

Matt Mays - new song. Live at The Carleton

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just Be Simple

An old favourite, rediscovered... and not a moment too soon.
ignore the video, just listen to the song:

Songs: Ohia - Just Be Simple

Monday, April 12, 2010