Not too long ago, a close friend of mine became a Canadian citizen. Today we celebrated that fact. I told her and her husband that I would provide the music for the party… Blue In Yr Eye – Amy Millan Snowbird – Anne Murray Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) – The Arcade Fire The Power – Army Girls Sleepy Maggie – Ashley MacIsaac Tall Tall Shadow – Basia Bulat Two Girls From Montreal – The Bicycle Somebody Waits – Blue Rodeo Hasn’t Hit Me Yet – Blue Rodeo Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl – Broken Social Scene Lovers In A Dangerous Time – Bruce Cockburn Pop Goes the World – The Burning Hell Golden Baby – Cœur de pirate Claire – Cuff The Duke Sold… Read More »O Canada
The Meligrove Band
The Meligrove Band’s latest record, Shimmering Lights, is inoffensive. While I went into this record hoping that I’d fall in love, I didn’t. Perhaps that’s my problem. I go into Meligrove Band records with high expectations, as their live shows, are such great parties, but the albums never live up to the fun experience of their concerts. The record consists of 10 good pop songs, but of those ten songs, there’s nothing extraordinary, there’s nothing fabulous. It’s good background music. It seems to be a consistent theme.
In December, I set goals for myself, how many films to see this year, how many shows to attend, how many records to purchase, and how many books to read. This is the standings, as of the end of February… Books I read (6/10) – 60%: Nothing this month. Films I saw (32/52) – 61%: The Sweet Hereafter | Originally released 1997 Nine | Originally released 2009 The Runaways Sleeper | Originally released 1973 Albums I bought (24/52) – 46%: “My Father’s House” b/w “The Digger” (Regional 7″ Volume 2) by $100 What The Boat Gave The River by Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few new EP by… Read More »April 2010, in review
Apparently I’m always a critic. I found a peanut butter cookie to be disappointing, and this led to others criticizing my criticizing. However, that just means I need to be a critic. On Saturday was Record Store Day, a celebration of all things wonderful1. I met with my friend Allegra, and we realized we didn’t have time for sushi before Valery Gore’s set at Sonic Boom, so instead we went to the record store, made our way to the basement, where a soundcheck was going on. It wasn’t Ms. Gore, but instead Lullabye Arkestra. It was interesting, and I might have enjoyed them if I stayed, but I was more… Read More »Sonic Boom!