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04

Sep

This video changed my life! I remember when I first saw it, my mind was blown. Jesse and Sebastian are HILARIOUS. 

29

Aug

According to Google analytics, someone visited my blog from Lima, Peru! I wonder who that could be! 

28

Aug

Apostle of Hustle covering a song by the Stars called one more night. Good covers are hard to find! This one  is 100% Canadian, too! At about 3:17 you can hear some eerie background talking, reminiscent of RJD2 songs. Old and crackly recordings. UGHSFD! Gives me shivers. Hope you enjoy this song. Let me know what you think of it. 

17

Aug

Podcast - Episode 1:Rainy Day Songs

16

Aug

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Music Nooz -Said the Whale and Jersey Shore: An unlikely duo! 

09

Aug

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C’mon Sealegs - Immaculate Machine 

My relationship with Immaculate Machine is one of great rarity. Every time I have ever had the opportunity to see them live I have taken advantage of the opportunity. I have seen them everywhere from Lucky Bar in Victoria BC to a free show on the waterfront for the Dragon Boat Festival to a friend of a friends art studio. They are an amazing band and I will love them always. The artists themselves flit around with such an airy and humble demeanor you can’t help but want to be friends with them. 

It’s not easy for me to pick a favorite song of theirs. Every song I have heard has been excellent. I have yet to hear a song put out by them that sounds like they did a half ass’d job. There’s nothing better than being able to see, hear, and feel that an artist has given their all into their work. I have so much respect for modest bands like Immaculate Machine that don’t flaunt themselves. When artists are on stage and they are cracking you up and have you saying to yourself, “Yeah, I can see myself hanging out with them.”, you know they are doing their job just perfectly. 

04

Aug

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Dreams - Young Galaxy 

This is my favorite band right now, hands down. Last fall I saw Young Galaxy live at Lucky Bar in Victoria BC. Before seeing them I had only heard one of their songs. After leaving the concert I had fallen head over heels. You know that feeling when you hear a song and you are immediately bombarded by memories and nostalgia about what was going on in your life when you first heard the song? This happens to me with Young Galaxy — this song in particular.

The concert was in mid November of 2009. I was in my second year of University and as many of you know November is an insane time for anyone in University. I had a lot on my mind; both personal and school related. As much as you look forward to November being over you take one glance at your to do list and start to feel faint! There is so many loose ends to tie up before you can finally be free for winter break. This winter break wasn’t going to be much fun for me though. My boyfriend was leaving on the 16th of December and wouldn’t be back until the day before school started! To make matters worse I had the extraction of my wisdom teeth to look forward to as well! On top of all that, my boyfriend was moving 6,000 Km away from me to the other side of Canada a month after the holidays. Time was not in my favor.

After seeing Young Galaxy that night, I would listen to them religiously. They were my go-to band on CBC3. And that winter when I was laying awake in bed at night I would plug in my ipod and listen to Young Galaxy. The lyrics resonated with me on a deeper level and I felt like I wasn’t alone. That sounds very melodramatic of me but I know you’ve felt that deep connection with a song before too. 

The chorus, “You and I… we’re not like the other kinds. Please come to my window tonight. Before anyone knows we are gone we will be pulling away from the station. This quiet desperation.”, is my favorite couple of lines in a song I have heard in a long time. Together with the beautiful guitar and violin, I would always drift off to sleep. 

I give this song 10 Stephy sized fingers up in the air!

Young Galaxy

29

Jul

Every couple of days I will post a new song that I am into. No guarantee that you are going to like the song! The song I post could be old or new. It’s up to me! I am going to give a little review of the song. I think album reviews are too broad. Each song is different on an album. Get excited. I can’t wait to start letting the world know what I think about the songs I listen to. 

This is where I live. Isn’t it adorable? 

This is where I live. Isn’t it adorable? 

28

Jul

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.  

Robert Fripp

Like most things in life it is easier to understand something when it is equated with booze. I particularly enjoy this quote because it is short, sweet, and I can relate to it. I am sure most people can relate with it as well. Music has gotten me through some of the hardest periods of my life. Not to quote the 2007 smash hit movie Superbad, (2007! My how time flies!) but I remember the first time I heard The Beatles. The Beatles potentially altered my life completely. Thanks to my brother who bought me The White Album one Christmas. Without The Beatles I would be working at a top 40 radio station. OOPS! I do work at a top 40 station…! More on that later. 

Anywho, long story short: The Beatles turned me on to bands with instruments and meaning behind the lyrics. From there I moved on to Metric, Bloc Party, The Stills, and so on and so forth to today where I surround myself with a very strict Canadian diet of music. Something about Canadian artists just tickles my ear buds. I love songs where they name drop wonderful places in Canada. But I’m not a Canadian fan just for the lyrics. Theirs a certain sound in the music that I just love. A certain twang. I am sure there is a lot of American bands who have developed that twang that I hold so dearly. But I listen to CBC Radio 3 which is a website/database of any and all upcoming Canadian artists! They also have a radio show online and on Sirius Satellite channel 86. I owe all this to my best friend and Boyfriend Reid McDougall for showing me the secret to music-listening success. 

That brings us to the present day. I currently am employed my Evanov Radio Group. Within Evanov I work for two different radio stations in Halifax: Z103.5 The Beat and our stations brand new baby brother Live 105. The two stations are nothing alike — much like my very schizophrenic music taste! When I go out at night with friends, I do enjoy listening to top 40 music but when I am at home reading, cleaning, or day dreaming, it’s Radio 3 all the way.