So, we tried something really fun and different this week. Instead of Bob and I choosing the music, we asked our wonderful grown-up kids to do the selections and then come on to talk about their choices. Almost all of them were able to make it to the show and everyone contributed.
Here is what they came up with
Misterwives – Superbloom
Dvsn – Angela
The Flatliners – Hang My Head
The Halluci Nation – Land Back
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus
Bernice – He’s the Moon
Belle & Sebastian – The Power of Three
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra – Pescador de Aguas Turbias
The East Pointers – Country Cable
What a wonderful thing to have them all together on the radio to share their music. It was a great show with lots more variety than Bob and I could have put together.
You can listen to their music and comments here on Mixcloud
So, fewer notes this week as the young ones speak best off the cuff. I will add here what they suggested plus a video or two.
Dvsn – Angela – by Colleen
This song is Angela by DVSN, who are an R&B duo from Toronto. I like this song because of their incredible vocal range, they can go really high and low which is beautiful. I heard this song on Marvin’s Room, which plays on CBC radio.”
Some of the lyrics
Everybody’s got different sides to ’em
She’s no exception to the rule
One day she’s hotter than the sun
Next she’s colder than the moon
They say you want to feel appreciated
So before you come around
Recognize how far it’s come
To be ready for us now
Always thought she was the prettiest
But she don’t know
So nice to meet you, Angela
Now how shit begins, don’t represent the end
It’s not always what it’s about
There’s ups and downs, to the East and the West
Sometimes it’s north and south
I’m praying for her on my knees
And I hope to God, hope that he can hear me
Don’t let her get caught up now
Cause the world out there is less forgiving
Bob also mentioned that they are nominated for a Polaris this year – dvsn – A Muse In Her Feelings as are Lido Pimienta and William Prince who we played last week.
The Halluci Nation – Land Back – Liam
The Halluci Nation:
From the Toronto Star
TORONTO—A Tribe Called Red have released a free song in support of the Indigenous-led protests involving the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
The electronic producer duo say their track “Land Back” is a testament to using music as a mechanism to encourage unity and help give others a voice.
The collaboration with Boogey the Beat and Chippewa Travellers is available for free download on A Tribe Called Red’s SoundCloud page.
The performers say the song can be used by anyone working to promote Indigenous land sovereignty and “a true nation-to-nation discussion between the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island and our Canadian settlers.”
Bernice – He’s the Moon – Mairi
They’re a Toronto based band- I haven’t listened to their other stuff but was really drawn to this song because it’s fun and different and draws on a couple different styles
We first heard it on After Dark on CBC. Perfect song to listen to on a cozy, dark evening!
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra – Pescador de Aguas Turbias – Liam
Montreal’ GKO is an explosion of music, dance and circus. The orchestra fuses Colombian Caribbean rhythms with musical styles from around the world in a melodic chaos.
Nominated for the prestigious Canadian Juno Awards, GKO is promoting their second album “VelkomBak”. A dozen songs that greatly expand the band’s musical palette and that invite us on a musical journey from the Andes to Quebec, passing through India, Spain and the Balkans.
A unique and tasty Canadian recipe, connecting disparate cultures and traditions through thecommon thread of the rhythmic language of Cumbia, with hints of ska, jazz and funk.
GKO has to its credit more than 300 concerts in Canada and 3 international tours (Colombia in 2014, France in 2015 and the Czech Republic and Austria in 2016). It is a rhythm machine getting ready to invade the world with its madness and magic.
Bob mentioned that he would love to see these folks live. I really agree. Here is a recording of a live performance
Here are a few videos of other bands we played this week – all would be great to see live!
This is a really fun video by the Flatliners, suggested by Brendan. You will have to listen to the show to heard about his connection to the band. I want to go!!
This is such a beautiful song. Thanks to Dylan for suggesting this one. I too love the whistling!
I love this song and this great band that Brendan suggested. You really need to listen to what he has to say about the unique ability of this band. I found this, I hope it does justice to this great band.