Song Of The Day – Justin Rutledge – “Out Of The Woods”


Justin Rutledge performing at Vancouver's St. ...
Justin Rutledge performing at Vancouver’s St. James Community Square (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Toronto artist, Justin Rutledge, has this little piece of smiliness playing on CBC2 on a fairly regular basis.  The song, “Out Of The Woods” comes from his 5th album, “Valleyhearts”, which he also produced.  His style is very reminiscent of Ryan Adams, somewhat emulating an alt-country style.  This song has a more pop feel to it, but still features strong lyrics and a familiar (somewhat military) drum beat.  All in all, a very enjoyable song, and very easy to listen to.

Justin Rutledge Home Page

Justin Rutledge on CBC Music

Justin Rutledge on Twitter

Justin Rutledge on iTunes

 

 

The NHL Playoffs Are About To Begin


Ice Hockey
Ice Hockey (Photo credit: Auntie P)

As I understand, the rest of the world does not celebrate ice hockey as we Canadians do, so I figured a quick primer for the rest of the world would be required.  This primer is specifically geared to the teams that made the playoffs and focuses on the Canadian based teams that qualified.  Vancouver fans may not like this very much so avert our eyes and move on.  Please ask your questions in the comments and I will do my best to enlighten you.

Remembering Tony Sheridan


Tony Sheridan, Live
Tony Sheridan, Live (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tony Sheridan, an early Beatle (Ok the Beat Brothers), he is one of only 2 men (the other being Billy Preston) to be credited on a Beatle song, and the only person to sing lead on a Beatle single, passed away on February 16, 2013. All the stories have been told, so no point in rehashing them.  Suffice to say that the Beatles first album was released as “My Bonnie” by Tony Sheridan and the Beatles.  The band’s name was changed to Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers as the word Beatles sounded too much like the German word for penis.  I wonder how they dealt with that as the Beatles became more and more famous.

He was an original rock & roll artist, but migrated to more of a jazz player as his career continued.  He continued recording right up to 2008.  Here is a sampling of his work.

Shake It Some More, recorded in 1966.

With The Beatles

Some more recent material

Song Of The Day – Donovan Woods – “Put On Cologne”


Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods

I’m going to give you a 2fer today.  Donovan Woods is a Canadian singer-songwriter out of Sarnia. Ontario.  This song, “Put On Cologne” is off his 3rd album, “Don’t Get Too Grand”.  I say a 2fer as I found a live version that I thought was very good and put it up first, followed by a studio version.  I really enjoyed the live version, great voice used by a very unpretentious artist in a very casual setting = GOLD.

Donovan Woods on Twitter

Donovan Woods on CBC Music

Donovan Woods on iTunes

 

The Live Version:

The Studio Version:

 

Awards Awards Awards


Sunshine
Sunshine

 

Catastrophic Findings recently passed on the Sunshine Award to me.  I have followed this blog for several years and now more about Moomins than I ever thought possible.  As usual, these awards come with rules and things to do.   First was link to the post that nominated me.  See that italicized, red lettered name at the beginning?  That is the link.  Hit it and visit a great blog.

Second, I have to answer a bunch of questions. So here we go.

1. Who is your favourite philosopher?

Me.

2. What is your favourite number?

Pi

3. What is your favourite animal?

Bautista

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs?

Twitter is @joebeans2002

5. What is your favourite time of day?

Anytime can be, but I am partial to suppertime.

6. What was your favourite vacation?

The next one

7. What is your favourite physical activity?

It was hockey, now it’s really not much.  Unless sailing is physical, then we will go with sailing.

8. What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Drinks come without alcohol???? Whodda thunk that?

9. What is your favourite flower?

Robin Hood

10. What is your passion?

Currently sailing, but that could change at any moment.

There, part 2, check.  Part 3 is where I lose it.  Rather than pass this on, I will bestow it upon the first 10 people that hit the like button.  A bit lazy perhaps, but practical.

Thanks again Catastrophic, I appreciate it.

 

Remembering Reg Presley


With a Girl like You
With a Girl like You (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reg Presley passed away on February 4, 2013.  Reg was an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer for 19560’s band The Troggs.  They has several hits back in the day, but the one he will be most remembered for will be “Wild Thing“.  The band also had a major hit with “With A Girl Like You”.  Both are linked  below.  He was also an author, writing “Wild Things They Don’t Tell Us”, a book about lost civilizations etc. Another piece of my youth has left us.

And a bonus, the answer to who originally did Wet Wet Wet’s 1994 hit “Love Is All Around”.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up


The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Up.  The Amalfi Coast in Italy offers many looks that could be seen as an up.  The very fact that they built cities into the cliff side is amazing,

Up the side of a cliff.
Up the side of a cliff.

 

Juno Award Winners – Breakthrough Group Of The Year


The Red Dragon Monster Truck at The Hop Farm
The Red Dragon Monster Truck at The Hop Farm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Juno for Breakthrough Group Of The Year was given out to Monster Truck.  It is kind of cool when a band gives you exactly what you expect when you hear first hear the name.  They definitely do that.  They hail from Hamilton, Ontario and play a 1970’s tinged rock and roll style.  As happens a lot, the band is an overnight sensation that took many years of hard work to become.  Well deserved award.

 

 

 

 

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