Tag Archives: Music

Changes

It’s all about focus. I started this with a vision of Canadian content. Obviously, if you read my meanderings, I have strayed considerably from that intent.

Canadian artists are huge stars and known worldwide, Drake, Weeknd, Neil Young, Lindsay Ell, Colter Wall, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Micheal Buble, Rush, Joni Mitchell. Astounding amount of talent.

Going forward, you can read and listen to classic, current and new music from Canadians. Hope you drop by.

Music From The Email Bag – December 15, 2020

Let’s reach deep into the email bag and see what pops out. And it’s Jovani with a song written by an old contact, Max Berga. May I say immediately that he has done a fine job. Very catchy, and, in my opinion, better than a lot of material I have heard in this genre.

I reviewed a song by Max’s previous band, Everywhere. He is now writing and producing and wrote this tune for Jovani, a major star in the Baltics.

Taken Fom My SHazam – Mayer Hawthorne

I saved this one around 5 years ago. A Long Time is the appropriate name of the tune for this post. LA based Mayer Hawthorne (real name Andrew Mayer Cohen) released this song along with his album How Do You Do in October 2011. The album reached 8 onthe US Billboard R&B chart. Well worth a listen, great album and song. A lot of Motown vibe in this tune, not unlike Raphael Saadiq, who is one of my all-time favorites.

Music From The Email Bag – December 8, 2020

Trailerpark Idlers

And now for something completely different, Swedish Alt-Country. Yes that is correct. I was going through my email and came across a promo from August 2019. Yes, I know, I’m way behind. I do keep them all though and now that I am writing (sort of) again, I am committed to catching up.

Now about the Trailerpark Idlers. They are from are from Norrkoping/Soderkoping, Sweden and formed as a group in 2006. Since then, they have released 14 albums. This tune, The Green Grass Once Again, is taken from their most recent album, Ghost Town Nights. The band lists their influences, and pretty eclectic, as Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Gillian Welch, Bob Wills, Ramones, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Jimmie Rodgers, Rolling Stones, Ernest Tubb. I can believe it. Interesting band, interesting music. If interested, hit the links down below to find out more.

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Interesting Covers – Feeling Good – Muse

Covering another person’s song is always an interesting endeavor. The balance between being somewhat recognizable and putting your own stamp on a classic is always a challenge. Making it a better song than the original is also very rewarding. To that end, finding a cover that might just be better is the point of this series of articles. I will post 2 songs, the original, and then the cover. Once you listen them both, pick your favorite in the poll, and voila, we have a winner. First up is Feeling Good, original Nina Simone, the cover by Muse. Lets see what Muse can do with a legitimate classic.

Nina Simone was an American singer, who basically could sing the phone book in all genres, a legend. This song is one of her signature tunes, a hard one to follow.

And now The Muse. An English group, they have a pretty strong body of work as well. So we have the legend versus the challenger, Muse. Your call from here.