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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 – “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 – “Watch Out For The Fuzz” – Howie Beck


Just a tune, on vacation in the Kootenays, but it is flipping raining.  Can’t do much sailing in the rain.  Howie Beck with some great Adult “Alternative” for you, whatever Adult Alternative is.  Just good music from what I can tell.

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.

Song Of The Day – Meredith Shaw – “Call It A Night”


Meredith Shaw, Toronto born, is both a singer songwriter and a radio personality.  The messenger and the message, cool.  She has a weekend show on 97.3 in Toronto, in which she interviews talent etc.  She has 1 album out, (2011’s Place Called Happy) which was produced by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson and 1 EP (also 2011, Trouble) which was produced by Joel Plaskett.  This tune, “Call it a Night” showcases her personality and style and is done live as well.  Great song.

 

Song Of The Day – Paul Simon – “The Afterlife”


Paul Simon

Paul Simon (Photo credit: Evert-Jan)

 

Paul Simon still has it.  The song “The Afterlife” from his 2011 album “So Beautiful Or So What”.  Just a quick shot again tonight.

 

 

Song Of The Day – Tegan And Sara – “I Was A Fool”


English: Tegan and Sara performing at the Pola...

English: Tegan and Sara performing at the Polaris Music Prize Gala 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song Of The Day didn’t have to go far for this one.  Tegan and Sara formed right here in Calgary back in 1995 and have had major success with their indie style music.  This song, “I Was a Fool” is from their latest album “Heartthrob”, which was released earlier this year.  I have chosen a live performance for you to enjoy.  An absolutely terrific tune.

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Song Of The Day – Ben Folds w/ Regina Spektor – “You Don’t Know Me”


Cover of "Way to Normal"

Cover of Way to Normal

Just a drive by song for you today.

American singer songwriter Ben Folds recruits the very talented singer, Regina Spektor to join him in this quirky tune, “You Don’t Know Me”.The song is from his 2008 album “Way To Normal”.

Song Of The Day – Sara Watkins – “When It Pleases You”


English: Sara Watkins playing at the Austin Ci...

English: Sara Watkins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Singer, songwriter, fiddler, all the above!  Sara Watkins has a lengthy career for someone so young.  Her first band in 1989 was bluegrass group, Nickel Creek, in which she played the fiddle.  She was 8 years old.  The band has released 5 albums before taking a pause in 2009.  Sara has been doing solo projects since the hiatus began.  This song, “When It Pleases You”, was released in 2012 as a single and his from her second album, “Sun, Midnight Sun”.

 

 

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