Sunday, 2 October 2011

Day ... Fuck it , its been a month ...100 - About as Helpful as you can be... By Dan Mangan

Alright So it has been a while since last post there are reasons but non of which are as good as this song. I might start writing daily again .. maybe.  Dan Mangan is potentially my favorite musician of all time, which is a thunderous statement considering I have out-grown many bands that have stole and dealt with my obsession. What's weird is that I expected to dislike him after his recent release Old Fortune. The sneak-a-peak tracks weren't well recorded or well played (Album Versions Do Justice) and his previous work would be tough to top.

Nice, Nice, Very Nice was well... the later, Very Nice, and that is an understatement. It was an exceptional album, understandably it was short listed for the Polaris prize in 2010 and as a result or as coincidence, a vessel to national stardom. So how could he top this? Well in my opinion to do exactly what he did with Old Fortune, continue to make music that is safe enough to be timeless but fill it full of sounds and ranges in dynamics that allow it to be modern and even post modern. You listen, and enjoy the imperfections, the cracking of his voice, the abrupt percussive instruments and the rough lead guitar fills embodying the space between lingering notes and in this songs case a full symphony. 

Oh Fortune was released in a timely manner, one in which many artists in the same position chose to sell out , to stop touring with Fred Penner, stop playing church shows and stop playing free street shows. Dan Mangan never did any of these things instead released a, not overly produced, Solid gold Album.   

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Day 26 - The Light by Cody

Pure Danish Gold, Straight from the red light district.

Sounds Like : Hey Rosetta! at times

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Day 25 - This City's A Mess by Said The Whale

I just realized that summer is on the fritz in Canada and this shouldn't be depressing, so I picked a "Happy as Fuck" song for today celebrating the end of summer. Also it is some Canadian content so CTRC will not kick my ass. 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Day 22 Dragon by Breathe Owl Breathe

Many people have asked me where I find these tunes. The truth is they come to me. Yes I am stalked by music, thanks to Youtube recommendations, Itunes' Ping, Other blogs (I steal ideas) and often suggestions by friends. Many of  my friends have suggested this song is quite stupid. They should watch the live video of this song as he wears a cape and mimics flying by running around the entire auditorium making "dragonlike" sounds. Really. Pure entertainment. And I guess that proves their point (friends), this song is entirely retarded.

Soundslike : Andrew Bird (actually)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011