January 30, 2011

Was 2010 that bad after all?

I didn't bother putting together a best of 2010 list.

It's funny. While I was living it, I didn't think that 2010 sucked that much, but in hindsight, I guess it did in a bunch of ways. No wonder I didn't have the energy to really enjoy much music, or write about it, in 2010.

There was also some good stuff, like a gig with the old band and many hours of cycling.

I do have a feeling that a lot of what I picked up in 2010 will start seeping into my consciousness more and more with the better head-space of 2011.

Here's one... Frightened Rabbit with "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

January 28, 2011

Yet another Lowest of the Low gig announcement!

No secret. I like the Lowest of the Low. And they're playing in town again. I saw them at Lee's back in December and man, I haven't smiled that much in a long time. They were amazing!

If you missed that show, or if you just want to see them again, they've just announced a show at Massey Hall. Wow! The big time!

If you want to go, follow the link for tickets.

Someday I might post the video I shot, but here are two videos from someone else at Friday December 3rd show.

January 27, 2011

Get yer body moving

Just listening to a random mix in iTunes, and what should come up, but a fantastic, groovy number from Les Savy Fav. The first song from them I ever heard. "Patty Lee" Awesome tune.

January 25, 2011

Gotta get back on that horse

I like to watch Later... with Jools Holland now and again.  I first heard about the show via YouTube.  As I searched for some artists, I found their performances on Jools.  aux.tv in Canada shows re-runs of old Jools programs.  I usually just record them on the good ol' pvr and fast forward through the artists that don't turn me on.

Well here's a video that did turn me on.  It's KT Tunstall, and it wasn't the first time I'd heard her.  However, it was the first time I heard her solo.  I love this kind of looping, one-woman-band kind of sound.  Very hard to get right, and she certainly gets it right.  Enjoy.

Now if we could get Jools to enunciate...