Remembering David Peel

April 6, 2017 saw the passing of David Peel, founder of David Peel and the Lower East Side.  He and the band were early proponents of “street rock” and embraced the hippie/marijuana culture of the 60’s and 70’s.  One could also say that he was an early punk pioneer as well.  His recording career spanned 6 decades, and his last album was released in 2015.  The clip below is notable as it has some special guests, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and is a live performance on the David Frost Show in 1971.

 

The 7:40 Songbook – March 8, 2014

This morning was a pleasant surprise.  Not only was it plus 8 (50 or so for my American friends), which is great for the Canadian prairies in early March, but that >*&*^%$$$ construction on Glenmore is finally gone.  The downside to the morning, Daylight Savings Time meant it was dark again when I got up, and will be for the next couple of weeks.  Now to today’s tune.

 

The song is “Big Decisions” by My Morning Jacket.  The band is out of Louisville, Kentucky and are shortly releasing a new album, “The Waterfall”, their 7th since forming in 1998.  Good rock ballad.

Canada’s Number One Song And Album – March 8, 2015

This weeks number 1 song (Via CBC Radio 2) and album (As per CKUA) are

Death Cab For Cuties song “Black Sun” as single

and

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project as the top album

Two very different bands with 2 very good sounds.

Death Cab For Cutie is a well established American Alternative band out of Washington state that have been playing and recording since 1997.  They feature some interesting musical and instrumental variations and the distinct vocals of Ben Gibbard.

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project features Jayme Stone, a Canadian banjoist.  The project is a working of Alan Lomax’s collection of folk songs.  Some interesting material here as Jayme has gathered some of North America’s finest folk artists to assist in the making of the album.

More info here.