Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Almighty Roots Crew

It's official. The Roots just released my favourite album of 2008.
Guests include Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff, mos def and more. soooooooo sooooooooo good. the perfect addition to your spring and summer. If you like The Roots...even a little bit...go get this now. Buy older albums that you don't have while you're at it.
Choice tracks upon first listen (ok after 3 times through): "Criminal", "I Can't Help It", "Singing Man", ... whatever, screw it, they're all good.

More vids + stuff here:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Tall Trees Hangin' Over The Road..."

New Matt Mays & El Torpedo song is up at
New tour dates coming up as well. With Kid Rock. No lie.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Soup and New Stuff

I was all set to "appreciation post" about my love for Blind Melon's Soup (It's easily one of my favourite albums of the mid-late nineties... i don't care what you say Mike G...) - but I got completely distracted by Nick Rose. You see, Danny G (that's 'Dan Griffin' for those of you who don't speak in JB uber fan language)'s touring drummer stopped in today. While talking music, he suggested that I check out Rose on Myspace. And I did. And I love it. Pretty folk/country/indie niceness. If you like Paul Simon, Blue Rodeo, pedal steel... you should really take a spin through the 4 songs on myspace. Thank you Rich Knox (who I see also plays in the band... how sneaky ;) ).

And also... listen to Soup.

Friday, April 11, 2008

SONIC CONCERTS Announcement: MM&ET Return

So I heard some songs off of the new record coming from Mike's office. There's some good stuff about to come out from these guys... Debuting songs from the new album, Terminal Romance... Matt Mays & El Torpedo. Marquee. June 6. Tix at

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Juno Weekend Wrap Up


- Tim "Squirly D" D'Eon scoring a goal for the Rockers against the NHLers team in the JunoCup game. And also watching his fight (resulting in a penalty shot) with Macoun.

From The Calgary Herald: Tim D'Eon of The Rockers gets hit by Jamie Macoun.
Photograph by : Todd Korol, Reuters

- Watching Jim Cuddy and Lanny MacDonald in a sing-off at centre ice

- Staying in the hotel that claims to have created the Caesar (the drink, not the salad...and yes, I had a few). Wikipedia article here.

"The cocktail was invented by bartender Walter Chell at the Owl's Nest Bar in the Calgary Inn (now Calgary Westin Hotel) in Calgary, Alberta in 1969, to accompany the opening of a new restaurant, Marco's."

- Being in the building to see the guys accept a Juno.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Now You Know

I'm off to Juno weekend in Calgary. First, a present from 1990 for you before I go:

"Never trust a big butt and a smile..."

Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres Vs. Wintersleep

Ryan Cook and I went to high school together. He is from Yarmouth like me and Paul and Tim are. Today is his birthday.

Ryan used to sing in a hardcore band. Is that what I call it? Hardcore? Metal?... either way, now he sings awesome old school County & Western songs. WhileI was searching for a facebook wall on which to post some birthday wishes, I came upon a player that allowed me to stream some of the above mentioned awesome old school Country & Western songs, and which also offered up a Ryan Cook & Sunny Acres version of Wintersleep's "Orca". Hear it here. Listen to the other songs also!

More songs, dates, photos @

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Nude Remix

Radiohead are issuing a challenge:
So far Holy Fuck is in the lead. Check it out: