Friday, September 19, 2008

Drive With Buck 65

Troy, our new Concerts guy, said he was on a drive with Buck 65 through the US and was more than happy to let Rich play DJ because he'd play great stuff. Now we all get to drive with him; every week day from 3 to 6 pm Atlantic on the new CBC Radio 2. He plays a lot of cool artists and tons of Canadian and Nova Scotian stuff. He plays rock and hip hop and soul and blues and folk tunes...and tells some good stories.

Listen online. Learn some new musical things. Dance, groove and / or rock out. Now we can all be cool like Troy...

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Built to Spill has released some good songs, true. but album-wise, I really believe that no complete work of theirs is stronger than this one, released in 1999. Pitchfork gave it a 9.3 which is probably the only thing that Pitchfork and I have ever agreed on. That's probably a higher rating than they give their moms and dads. or music in general. In fact, it's the same rating given to In Rainbows, so .... there you go.

It seems that until recently the band never made a video, so see below for another lovely 'video' of a song playing in the background while nothing interesting happens on the screen. While i do make fun, we should probably thank the creator of the 'video' below. without him / her, i'd have nothing to post.

"Carry The Zero"

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

I'm TOTALLY going to see neil young + cool youtube vid

Seems I haven't blogged since July. Oops. Fortunately I'm back with a piece of exciting personal news. after november i will be able to say that i've finally made it to a neil young show. so cool. even better - wilco is opening. wilco and neil young in one night in my own city. after also seeing leonard cohen, bob dylan and daniel lanois here in the same year. and people say no one ever comes to halifax...

as an apology for being away for so long, I present you with Wilco / Fleet Foxes covering "I Shall Be Released". i like it. yes i do.

And how about some Neil for good measure. And because i'm feeling lucky to be able to see him in 2 months. Don't Let It Bring You Down: