Skip to content

The Sadies

O Canada

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

TURF Video

I shot a lot of video during Toronto Urban Roots Festival… here you go, internets.

The Sadies

TURF Day 4

The Sadies One could write a thousand words about The Sadies, and none would come close to describing what this video shows. Was that good for you, too? The Sadies, as you can see are a country band, with a lot of surf and punk in their hearts. Dallas Good, Travis Good, Mike Belitsky, and Sean Dean always put on an incredible show. Dallas and Travis Good have this schtick where they get close to one another and swap fretboards. Kurt Vile, who joined The Sadies on stage for a song, was watching from the side of the stage, at this point, he pointed at the two Good brothers and… Read More »TURF Day 4

D'arcy Good

The Good Family @ The Dakota Tavern

Last night I went to see The Good Family, a band comprised of: Mike Belitsky (of The Sadies) Sean Dean (of The Sadies) Dallas Good (of The Sadies) Dallas’s brother, Travis Good (of The Sadies) Travis’s uncle, Larry Good (of The Good Brothers) Larry’s brother, Bruce Good (of the Good Brothers) Bruce’s wife, Margaret Good Margaret’s niece, D’arcy Good That’s a lot of band members, and lots of family. The show made me remember why I used to love the Sadies so much. I haven’t seen them since 2007 or so, and can’t imagine the number of amazing shows I must’ve missed. I also shot this video. I didn’t do… Read More »The Good Family @ The Dakota Tavern

Polaris Prize 2010

Today’s a two for one day, you get two posts in one day. For those who didn’t notice1, last night was Polaris night, an evening in which 10 bands gather to perform, while judges sit in a room and decide who’s album was the best. The prize seemed to instantly be seen as the greatest measure of good music in Canada. The policy is that genre and sales don’t matter, all that matter is the music. Past winners include (and are limited to) Final Fantasy2, Patrick Watson, Caribou, and Fucked Up. There’s lots of criticism over who has been picked in the past, but I don’t think anyone in Canada can… Read More »Polaris Prize 2010