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Song Of The Day – “Weightless One” by Two Hour Traffic


A Canadian band out of Prince Edward Island.

Song Of The Day – “Weightless One” by Two Hour Traffic


A Canadian band out of Prince Edward Island.

Song Of The Day – “September Fields” by Frazey Ford


Being as how we are in the Kootenays, it seems appropriate to post a tune by Castlegar’s own Frazey Ford.  It doesn’t hurt either that it is a terrific tune.

Song Of The Day – “The Beat Goes On” – Emilie-Claire Barlow


Some Canadian jazz from about 5 years.  Good take on a classic.

Song Of The Day – “Carry Me Along” by Express and Company


Some Canadian music by Express and Company.  Man, we have a lot of great bands up here.

My Top 10 for 2013 – 6 to 10


Vampire Weekend

Cover of Vampire Weekend

Today we post the first 5 of my Top 10 for 2013.  The Canadian content in this group consists of a great song by Donovan Woods.  The Wire is likely the poppiest tune I have posted (or will post) but it is very catchy and becoming a huge hit.  Having said that, some “purists” will contest John Mayer being on any list.  I am a huge fan of his and greatly appreciate his abilities as both a songwriter and as an excellent guitarist.  Both are highlighted in Wildfire.  Enjoy!

10 “The Wire” by Haim

9 “Rumble and Sway” by Jamie N Common

8 “Wildfire” by John Mayer

7 “Put On, Cologne” by Donovan Woods

6 “Unbelievers” by Vampire Weekend

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Song Of The Day – Sam Roberts Band – “Detroit ’67”


The Cheat: Sam Roberts

The Cheat: Sam Roberts (Photo credit: Miss Emily Jane)

Great tune from a Canadian staple, The Sam Roberts Band.  The song “Detroit ’67” is a 2008 release off their album “Love At the End of the World“.  Great band with a great rock sound.

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Song Of The Day – Bahamas – “Already Yours”


Bahamas

Bahamas (Photo credit: tom cochrane)

Bahamas, which is the stage name for Alfie Jurvanen, is a Toronto based musician who has played with people like Feist, Zeus and Jason Collett.  He has a couple of records to his credit as well as three Juno nominations.  The song I have posted is a nice folk ballad, performed live and acoustic.  A great song to just sit back and listen to with your eyes closed.  That’s a hint.

On a personal note, I now have a Facebook page for the blog.  Feel free to follow.  Have a great one.

Bahamas Home Page

Bahamas on iTunes

Bahamas on Amazon

Bahamas on CBC

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 32


We move up to number 345 in this edition of Canada’s Best Music.  We have another entry from the Spoons, some classic rock, some new rock from Billy talent and a song from a Canadian staple known as The Tragically Hip, who are, well, hip.  Nice set if you like rock.

345. Spoons

“Those Old Emotions”

Romantic Traffic

Romantic Traffic (Photo credit: stevec77)

The Spoons were in my last post, Part 31.  An 80’s hairband, they had several hits back in the day, including this one in 1983.  Not a great video, but, hey, pretty lucky to find it at all, I’d say.

344. The Watchmen

“Boneyard Tree”

In the Trees

In the Trees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winnipeg band, The Watchmen had a string of hits in the mid 90’s, including this song off their 1994 album “In the Trees”.  Very good band in their time.

343. Billy Talent

“Turn Your Back”

Billy Talent

Billy Talent (Photo credit: NRK P3)

Billy Talent has been around since the early 90’s (known as the Pezz until 1999), but struck it big over the last couple of years, earning a deserved world-wide following.  Turn Your Back is from Billy Talent III, released in 2009.  They have been nominated for Junos every year since 2004, winning 7 times.  The video is a live version.  Great rocker voice.

342. 5440

“Baby Have Some Faith”

The Canadian band 54-40; from left to right: D...

The Canadian band 54-40; from left to right: Dave Genn, Neil Osborne & Brad Merritt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5440 has been rocking Canadians since the 1980’s, releasing albums as recently as 2011.  One of my favourite bands at one point.  Still enjoy hearing them.

341. The Tragically Hip

“Three Pistols”

English: The Tragically Hip performing in Aspe...

English: The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A legend to many Canadians, The Hip consistently release quality material, time after time.  This tune was released in 1991 on their Road Apples album.  Great song.

Song Of The Day – Serena Ryder – For You


English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, S...

English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, Seattle 4-26-09 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Heard this on CBC2 today during an interview she was doing and had to post it.  Serena Ryder is the next big thing.  The vocals on this are amazing, almost Adele, yet different, kind of like Aretha, yet different, and a dash of Amy Winehouse.  This is the exact performance I heard.  Sit back and enjoy “For You”.  Oh, and get the album “Harmony”, you will not regret it.

 

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