Remembering Zach Booher

Zack Booher of the band While We’re Up was killed in a car accident on July 8, 2012.  He was 22.  The band is an acoustic rock duo with one indie album to their credit, “Every Moment”.  Terrific duo, great song, terrible loss.

Graduation

 

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

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 29

A mix of old and new, from Gowan  to Plaskett, a good set.

1. Barenaked Ladies

“Jane”

Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies (Photo credit: Houston Marsh)

The Barenaked Ladies are a major Canadian success story.  Their cheeky style and interesting lyrics set them apart from most contemporaries.  This is their first entry on the best music list, the first of many.

2. Gowan

“Strange Animal”

Lawrence Gowan
Lawrence Gowan (Photo credit: OpalMirror)

A classic tune from a well-travelled artist.  He is the current lead singer for Styx.


3. Gandharvas

“Downtime”

Cover art for the album Sold for a Smile by Th...
Cover art for the album Sold for a Smile by The Gandharvas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Great song from the early 90’s.  Kick back and enjoy.

4. Chalk Circle

“NIMBY”

The Best of Chalk Circle
The Best of Chalk Circle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some classic 80’s rock, a bit mellow and not my favourite song by the band.

5. Joel Plaskett Emergency

“Natural Disaster”

Joel Plaskett Emergency Playing the Aliant Stage
Joel Plaskett Emergency Playing the Aliant Stage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love this band.  Prolific and good, a deadly combination.

New Canadian Music By Serena Ryder

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

Singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has released her new album today, “Harmony”.  This is her 6th album to go along with 6 EP’s and 3 live compilations.   Her music has elements of folk, mixed with contemporary alternative and a touch of country.  Her career path is taking her on the steady path to stardom as each album garners more notice and critical acclaim.  CBC2 in Canada plays a steady diet of her old and new material, for which i am thankful.  I have inserted two tunes off the album.  The first is “What I Wouldn’t Do” which is a contemporary indie style song and the second is an out-and-out rocker called “Stompa”.  Both are representative of her work.

What I Wouldn’t Do

Stompa

Remembering Abram Wilson

Nathaniel Facey (sax) and Abram Wilson (trumpet)
Nathaniel Facey (sax) and Abram Wilson (trumpet) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The music world lost Abram Wilson June 9, 2012.  He passed at the age of 38 of colon cancer.  Far to early.  I have explored jazz, and the trumpet in particular through an introduction to Donald Byrd, and discovered Abram in my travels.  Spectacular player, absolutely amazing.  He was born in New Orleans and lived in London, UK.  Have a listen to the cuts I have included and then dig a bit deeper, satisfaction is guaranteed,

 

Africa

 

 

 

Abram Wilson Quartet