Category Archives: Electronic

Song Of The Day – Dido – No Freedom


Dido en live

Dido en live (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Dido has carved out a very nice career since breaking into the scene in the mid 90’s.  Since 1999, she has released 4 albums, 19 singles and an EP.  The one song that I always remember is “Thank You”.  The song here, No Freedom,  released off her March 4, 2103 album, “Girl Who Got Away” is reminiscent in places of Thank You.  Personally, I was surprised that 4 albums is all she has given us, seems like more.  Her style is soothing and eclectic all at once, veering from pop to electronica.  Good singer and a pretty good song.

Dido Home Page

Dido on iTunes

Dido on Amazon

 

 

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 31


Today’s list makes a change.  Time to go to a countdown.  Only 350 songs to go. The play-list includes both classic rock and a classic player.  Yes, the great one, Neil Young, makes another appearance here.  It also includes Skinny Puppy, which is a new one on me.

346. Skinny Puppy

“Pro-Test Song”

Skinny Puppy live!

Skinny Puppy live! (Photo credit: Bernt Rostad)

Skinny Puppy was a Vancouver based electronic band, formed in 1982.  They have recorded 15 albums, including a new one “Weapon” this year.

347. Spoons

“Romantic Traffic”

Romantic Traffic

Romantic Traffic (Photo credit: stevec77)

The band, Spoons, hail out of Burlington and were your prototypical 80’s synth-pop hair band that were everywhere back then.  This song was one of their bigger hits and was recorded in 1984, only hitting 55 on the Canadian Billboard chart.

348. Trooper

“Two for the Show”

Trooper have played since 1965.  I have seen them on two occasions.  Once sitting in the front row at a bar in Winnipeg way back in the day, the second, about 10 years ago at the Brier (Canada’s Men’s Curling Championship) in Saskatoon.  Don’t really remember either performance that well.  This song was recorded in 1976.

349. Corey Hart

“Never Surrender”

Singles (Corey Hart album)

Singles (Corey Hart album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Corey Hart was never my favourite, other than “I Wear My Sunglasses At Night” which was kind of cool. To me, he epitomized pretty much everything that I didn’t like about 80’s music.  I am sure there will be some disagreement on that, or maybe not.

350. Neil Young

“Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

English: Neil Young in Ruisrock Festival, Turk...

English: Neil Young in Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland 1996 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And now, The Master.  Enjoy!!  As an added bonus, live at the Fillmore East with Crosby Stills & Nash.

I Cannot Tell A Lie, I Got Some Liebsters (And A Song By Parov Stelar)


Thought For The Day

 

What if farting was contagious like yawning?

 

A quick note to thank a couple of blogs I have followed lately for bestowing the World Famous Liebster Award to me.  I am a bit of a party pooper (hmm, my thoughts are pretty potty today) though, as I will happily acknowledge the receipt, but am far to lazy to pass it on.

 

First The Grimm Report.  Love this one, very good sense of humour and one I love to pop in on regularly. Check this one out.

 

Second The Ratchet Review.  Another recent addition to my reading day.  Lots of quick posts, very nicely done, with plenty of humour.  Worth the time to pop in and say hi.

 

Parov Stelar

Parov Stelar (Photo credit: Misantrofia)

 

And now a song.  I heard this on the TV the other night, no idea what show (we were drinking a touch of wine).  Blew me away.  Bought the album, very happy guy.  The artist is Parov Stelar, the song The Paris Swing Box.

 

 

Music On My Social Media – Ian McAnsh


Canadian artist, Ian McAnsh is a follower of mine on Twitter.  Ian is a recording artist and a professional golfer and hails from Trenton and Belleville Ontario. His music is a pop blend.  He recently released his first album “Back To Da Brix”.  Give him a listen.

This song is off the album.

Don’t Stop

This song is a live version of “Go With The Flow”.

 

Song Of The Day – Cut Copy – "Where I'm Going"


Cut Copy - Lollapalooza 2010

Cut Copy – Lollapalooza 2010 (Photo credit: kate.gardiner)

Australian band, Cut Copy, released this song in 2010 and is from their album “Zonoscope”.  Great song, kind of a 21st century Beach Boys thing.

Cut Copy Home

Cut Copy on Twitter

Cut Copy on iTunes

Where I’m Going

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