Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween from Bruce S

Thanks to Matt Charlton for bringing this to my attention.

A much higher quality version can be found here:

"Jersey Devil"

Friday, October 24, 2008

10 x 10 Interviews

A few weeks ago Norwood Cheek called and asked me to do an interview to use in the 10x10 music video competition at the Atlantic Film Festival. I said ok. I was nervous though as i've never done an interview. He said it was ok, and that other people I knew around here would be participating also. So we went up to the studio and I talked for a bit...

Other pieces:



Yo Rodeo:



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Good Week of Shows...

I had the pleasure of attending Daniel Lanois, The Inbreds and tonight, Boxer The Horse (TONIGHT - Oct 23 at Coconut Grove) all in the same week. How lucky am I? Tired, yes. But lucky also.

This post is really a ploy to remind you that Boxer is great and that you should go see them. 10pm. $8. Jian Ghomeshi called today. He's going to try and make it. So, if you like Jian, or Boxer, or coconuts or groves... come out!

The Coast's write up (one of 10 picks out of the 125 bands playing popex this year):
Boxer The Horse
Coconut Grove, (1567 Grafton), 10pm, $8
Four barely legal PEI boys, Boxer The Horse have been on a slope of success ever since their first demo CD sold out at a Battle of the Bands show put on for Quebec exchange students last summer at UPEI's campus pub. "The prize was beer, which we couldn't even accept," says drummer Andrew Woods. "It was one of the funnest shows we've ever played…it gave us the incentive to make a new CD so people from PEI could hear." Since then, they've opened for acts like Jason Collett, Dog Day, Two Hours Traffic and The Museum Pieces, to name a few. Working classic rock and folk influences in with an upbeat contemporary indie rock sound, it's not bad for a few young musicians playing together for under a year and a half. Woods claims much of the band's music is inspired by "characters, weird people on the street," and chats excitedly about strange encounters on a trip to Montreal he and guitarist Jeremy Gaudet took by bus this past summer. The band is enthusiastic about Charlottetown's music scene and plans to stick around. "There are some nights now when you're like, 'Oh, there are two
options!'" says Woods.

BONUS: More Lanois.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've been waiting 14 YEARS to say....

...TONIGHT, I'M GOING TO AN INBREDS SHOW. The real inbreds! mike and dave at the marquee! i can hardly believe it myself. they play at midnight.
The best thing about having to wait the 14 years to see them play is that i'm now old enough to decide for myself that going out for a midnight show on a wednesday (a 'school' night) isn't going to stop me from going out. no matter what my mom might say. and i'm allowed to drink beer now. beer AND the inbreds. yay.

Sorry office, but you will be hearing me play all of my inbreds records very loudly for the rest of the day. the rest of you - catch up with some of these:

You Will Know:

Interview from 1995:

Amelia Earhart vid:

BONUS - A nice Oneill solo song:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Lala Lanois

On Saturday afternoon and evening I had the pleasure of attending two Daniel Lanois events. The first, an interview / question and answer session lead by our friend Bob Mersereau. The second, a live show at The Marquee.

It was during these two events on Saturday, between the hours of 5PM and 11:30PM that I became slightly obsessed with Daniel Lanois. I would marry him tomorrow if he so asked. I'll leave that there...

A fan-in-the-crowd video of the messenger. More for me than for you. 2 minute mark on is my favourite...

Friday, October 17, 2008

"I'm in love with that song"

How long has it been since you've listened to The Replacements' "Alex Chilton". An hour? A Day? A year? Never? ... no matter the answer, here's your chance to do it again (or for the first time). We all know the quality of you tube videos, so if you really want to do yourself a favour, do listen to your CD/ ipod / mp3/ tape / vinyl copy of Pleased To Meet Me really really loud. It's track 2, incase you lost the sleeve/case/digital track names. Happy Friday. And whether it be for the reminder or the introduction... you're welcome.

Best sound quality:

The video:

BONUS - P.W. Live:
"I Will Dare"

"Can't Hardly Wait"

Lay Low

There's a girl from Iceland who has a band called Lay Low. The new album "Farewell Good Night's Sleep" is so good. She's sometimes poppy sometimes folk sometimes country and sometimes that adorable kind of soundscapey weird / pretty that only true Icelanders can be. While the latter sound isn't really represented on her myspace, you can check her out at There is a nice cover of Dolly's "Jolene" there as well.

live - in a living room with the flu (so youtube says)

live - full band

older video

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Vote Ryan Cook

Choose: Ryan Cook for 2008 Nova Scotia Music Week New Artsit of the Year. Love his country tunes, but really, the video below is reason enough.

Also: Vote for the next Hockey Night in Canada theme song. Guest stars on certain themes include members of Rush, The Hip and BNL.

AND: Vote for your next Prime Minister. The pickin's may be slim, but you should still take part.