Playlist for this week:
Janey Brown – Closer
Ellis Meek – Night Moon
Loon Choir – Lust & Divisions
Liam Deery – Unknown
Bravestation – Ray of Love
The Beaches Lame
The Glorious Sons – Panic Attack
Art Bergmann – Your Second Amendment
Jesse Roper – Horizons
Shakey Graves – Unlucky Skin
Here is the link to the show on Spreaker
And here is the link to our ever-growing Spotify playlist
Lots of great music again this week. The most unique aspect for this show has to be the Brockville element. All of Bob’s songs have a connection to Brockville and Thousand Islands Secondary School.
You really need to listen to Bob’s stories here – each artist has a unique and interesting journey. I say it several times in the episode, but it is pretty incredible that all this talent is coming from a relatively small place in Ontario.
This is one of the mandates of the show, to feature and promote artists that don’t necessarily get much airplay on regular radio stations. Each of the Brockville artists could do really well on the CBC for sure! This also shows the connections a teacher can make to their students over their career. Pretty cool.
I started with the Beaches. I think their music is great, but in my comments I seem to have focused on their interesting connection to Elton John.
It was not to be a moment of fleeting infatuation on John’s part. Since then, the Rocket Man has proven a more than loyal supporter of the youthful east-end outfit. “T-Shirt” would also go on later in June to top his weekly Spotify playlist, Elton John: Loves — motto: “Loved by Elton, discovered for you” — where it remains in the mix to this day alongside tunes by the likes of Courtney Barnett, Little Dragon, Charlie Puth, Young Thug and, more recently, a new cut from Toronto folk-pop ensemble Great Lake Swimmers, “The Talking Wind.”
And when he came to Toronto to play a pair of dates on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour at the Scotiabank Arena this past September, who turned up in his Instagram feed the next morning? Damn right it was the Beaches.”
Toronto Star November 2018
We also played Art Bergmann – Your Second Amendment, which at first I thought was a new artist for me, even though he has been awarded the Order of Canada for his musical accomplishments.
Then Bob reminded me of Hawaii
It’s humbling. And I want to know who did this to me,Art Bergmann upon receiving the Order of Canada – for his “indelible contributions to the Canadian punk music scene, and for his thought-provoking discourse on social, gender and racial inequalities.
His latest album, Late Stage Empire Dementia, will be released May 21, 2021
His latest video for Your Second Amendment is really worth watching. It certainly explores America’s obsession with guns
Lyrics from Your Second Amendment
I don’t know why you’re hitched to that post
You know that office ain’t goin’ nowhere
You know those guns weren’t heaven sent
Beware of the men who are waiting there
I don’t know how love can be saved
But I know how we fail
Say goodbye to your second
God damn your second
Goodbye to your second
I chose Jesse Roper from Victoria for his great voice. However, here is another video you should watch. I am not sure where the connection is to the song, but this is pretty fun.
He also performed ‘Horizons’ from Ciels Rooftop in James Bay, Victoria, BC. This looked like lots of fun to make.
My last song was is by Shakey Graves real name – Alejandro Rose-Garcia.
This one is a toss up. The album, Roll the Bones is actually a re-issue, so this release is actually Roll the Bones X – do re-issues count??
Not sure about this, but this is Shakey Graves from an earlier Youtube video where he is singing, playing guitar and two different drums. He concocted this assortment as a way to avoid the hassle of borrowing drum sets for his shows. Pretty amazing to watch all this.
There is actually a Shakey Graves Day in Austin, Texas on February 9th of every year – since 2012. On this occasion, he releases his music on a pay-what-you-can basis on Bandcamp. His latest album is a 2-CD set that was released in April. This is a CD I really want to get!
For next week, I think Bob will be focusing on Octoberfest at Beas, I think.
I want to focus on this Tweet I found that talks about the resurgence of World Music on CBC Frequencies.