Blue Rodeo has released a new (hit?) single: “Stealin’ All My Dreams: A Modern Day Protest Song.” Why? Greg Keelor says, “I didn’t want to talk about it, so I wrote a song about it.” What is “it”? Jim Cuddy explains, “Blue Rodeo does not always speak with one voice. … Continue reading
It’s almost the end of the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” but the 2015 Canadian election pollsters are just gearing up to predict how Canadians will vote on October 19, 2015. For many of us, it’s too much and too early with no relief in sight. However, the video … Continue reading
Today, the Google Doodle celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th birthday: The Guardian explains, Cristofori was born in Padua on this day in 1655 in what was then the Republic of Venice. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the instrument Cristofori invented was referred to during his lifetime as a harpsichord that plays soft … Continue reading
Dan from uncledanrecords has exceeded himself with “Planet Earth The Beautiful”: an ironic lamentation for the tragic state of the natural world today, sadly at the rapacious hands of mankind. Where has all the compassion gone? sung to the tune of “America the Beautiful.” Check out Dan’s new album Big … Continue reading
Considering that Ireland is a traditionally Catholic and traditionally very musical country, it’s surprising how little the Emerald Isle’s traditional Catholicism has impinged on its traditional music. Having a dollop of Irish ancestry myself, I’ve heard good old Irish songs about drinking, courting, stealing, fighting the English, fighting the neighbours, … Continue reading
Thank you to Google for the interactive Doodle Thank you to Corwin for the song.