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 17. 2015

A cold drive this morning, honked at every green car I saw.  Kind of spooking them a bit I believe.  Question, why do people drive 70 in an 80 zone?  Can never figure that out.  On to today’s songbook.

A bit of country today, although it is getting hard to call country, country these days.  More like bluesy rock nowadays.  At any rate, we have The Lone Bellow playing “Take My Love” from their 2015 album, “Then Came the Morning”.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 16, 2015

What a difference a day makes in Calgary, plus 18 (65 above for my American friends) on one day, snow and minus 2 (28) the next,  Those crazy rocks to the west toy with us.  Surprisingly, the drive was sedate, only broken up by the lack of visibility with all the moisture flying around.

Today’s tune is by Sarah MacDougall and is entitled “Sparrowhead”,  Nice relaxing tune to lose the stress of a crap drive to work, on a Monday, in the snow.

The 7:40 Songbook – March 11, 2015

Where in the H E Double Hockey Sticks did all that traffic come from.  Glad it wasn’t yesterday or I would have never made it without pin-balling off someone.  But made it I did, and just in time for the 7:40 tune.

Today’s song needs little commentary, Bob Dylan and “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”.  Turn it up, I think, volume is pretty low on my machine,

The 7:40 Songbook – March 10, 2015

Nothing interesting on the way in to work this morning, unless you can emphasize with driving for 25 minutes and not remembering a thing interesting.  Definite homing pigeon zombie mode on that drive, hope I didn’t run over anything or anyone.

Music time.  Today’s song is another Canadian group that is beginning to get noticed..well..pretty much everywhere.  The band “the Rural Alberta Advantage”.  The song “Runners in the Night”.  Very nicely put together, highlighted by the excellent vocals provided by singer Nils Edenloff.  The band also includes Amy Cole and Paul Banwatt.  Paul handles percussion while Amy provides vocals and pretty much every other instrument.  Based in Toronto, there is an Alberta connection as Nils is originally from there.  The video is a live rendition, so enjoy.