Category Archives: Musical thoughts

I was only for to die beside

Justin Vernon seems to be the busiest man in music lately. But when he isn’t doing collaborations with Kanye West, Gayngs, Volcano Choir or any of the other recent projects, he is the lead part of Bon Iver. A few … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2011 – Edmonton Edition

April 16 is Record Store Day 2011 throughout the world and tonnes of limited exclusives will be hitting the shelves for one day where vinyl geeks of all walks of life go out and support their local, independent record dealers. … Continue reading

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We get up early just to start cranking the generator – Part 2

Yesterday when I was writing up a post I noticed that we were getting a lot of hits for people googling “We get up early just to start cranking the generator”. Which is from a song by the fantastic band … Continue reading

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I don’t know about my dreams anymore….

I don’t know about my dreaming anymore…. All that I know is that I am falling, falling, falling, falling, I might as well fall. The newest single from James Blake’s Fantastic forthcoming LP is Wilhelm’s Scream.  Today a video for … Continue reading

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New Artist Watch: Florrie

Clicking the ‘About’ tab on her website brings up the simple sentence: “Florrie is a drummer, singer, songwriter and guitarist.” Beyond that she has some of the catchiest pop songs heard in a while. Some of the tracks have a … Continue reading

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I wish I was a slave to an age-old trade, Lord have mercy on my Rough and Rowdy ways.

The Head and the Heart, a band featured highly on both my “top 100 songs of 2010” and “Top 60 Albums of 2010” are giving away a free single and B-Side to the wonderful song “Down in the Valley”.  “Down … Continue reading

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On my last night on earth, I want to look to the sky, Just breathe in the air, and blink in the light.

As mentioned previously, it looks like the next release from one of my favs “Noah and the Whale” is going to be of a happier variety.  But when you are referring to Noah and the Whale.  Happier does not necessarily … Continue reading

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