Happy Friday……We’ve made it! Today’s band is Bury the Hatchet. This Toronto ensemble translates tales through warm and wordy, infectiously honest melodies spoken by a wide array of instruments such as cello, guitar, clarinet, flute, and keyboard. Poetic and powerfully driven, Bury the Hatchet is a band deserving of an entire long weekend’s worth of listening. Enjoy!
Eternity's Blank Cheque by Bury the Hatchet
Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole
New awesome set by Kaskade with lots of great stuff. A free download to boot.
Have a good night!
Love it it or hate it, Bolero is a fine piece of music. I try and post work that make me stop what I’m doing and just listen. This performance by Hong Kong’s Orchestra did just that. Enjoy
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Fave song of the week. Nice mix of emotion in this one.
It’s from one of Avicii’s recent sets that now has over 1.2 million listens in the past 20 or so days. Wow. A great hour if you like this kind of music.
And shhhh, don’t tell anyone…it’s my birthday:) Celebrating with the parents. Yup.
Have a good night!
Happy Friday! Today’s band is Thornhill’s Neighbourhood Watch. Embarking on their third year together, the band has honed a colourfully guitar driven, suburban rock style unlike any other local indie acts. With upbeat tempos and a plethora of harmonious synth and guitar melodies, Neighbourhood Watch delivers an energetic live show that’ll make you move. You can see for yourself when they release their new EP, Static Ocean, May 10 at Cinecycle in Toronto. In the mean time, check out their music below!
Nanoglands / Bad Attention by Neighbourhood Watch
Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole
A big thank-you to Steven Malinowski for producing the graphical score you see below.
The Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D. 898, was written by Franz Schubert in 1827. The composer finished the work in 1828, in the last year of his life. It was published in 1836 as Opus 99, eight years after the composer’s death.
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Hello readers! This time I’ve decided to feature a band not so unheard of, but one that has owned so much play time in my headphones over the last several days. Montreal’s Patrick Watson has a prolifically beautiful and articulate way of musically flirting with a marriage of classical and contemporary. The band has toured with the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra, Feist, and James Brown, showing a versatile yet accessible sound that can persuade everyone from babies to bubbies to sing and sway along. Check them out below!
Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole
This is from the Hobbit an Unexpected Journey when the dwarves invade poor Bilblo’s house and then, after awhile, sing melancholic songs about their lost home. I’m scouring the net looking for arrangements of this song so I can put together a singable piece for my choir.
Far over the misty mountains cold.
To dungeons deep, and caverns old.
We must away,’ere break of day.
To find our long forgotten gold.
The pines were roaring on the height.
The winds were moaning in the night.
The fire was red, it flaming spread.
The trees like torches blazed with (Read more…)
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Last week “Accidental Racist”, the new duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J made a lot of people uncomfortable. Angry even. It caused an online backlash. A pop music critic with the Toronto Star said: ‘Accidental Racist’ makes Brad Paisley and LL Cool [...]
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cape Breton’s first lady of song, Rita MacNeil. on.fb.me/15kgXcS— Rita MacNeil (@TeaRoomRita) April 17, 2013
This appeared on Rita’s website this evening, as pointed out on Twitter. CBC doesn’t have a story up as I’m posting this. Her Wikipedia entry.
1944-2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sydney, NS (April 17, 2013) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cape Breton’s first lady of song, Rita MacNeil. Rita died last evening (April 16th) from complications following surgery, at the age of 68.
A gentle soul
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Jesu, meine Freude is a motet composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work, which takes its title from the chorale by Johann Franck on which it is based, is also known as Motet No. 3 in E minor, BWV 227. The stanzas of the chorale are interspersed with passages from the Epistle to the Romans.
Bach’s organ piece, chorale prelude BWV 610, bears the same title. This work, which is earlier and shorter than the motet, is based on the same chorale melody by Johann Crüger.
There are six authenticated funeral motets (BWV 225–230) written for St Thomas’s Church,
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Watched “Django Unchained” [7/10], and realized that bodies were exploding because it was a Tarantino movie. It went about as expected. Some parts should not be watched, or it will cause trauma; Like the dogs ripping someone apart. However, I was pleasantly surprised to hear this Jim Croce song.
Before arriving at the Golden Mile theatre, there was a white husky dog with a green (shock?, tracking?) box collar on, and a Regina tag, but I couldn’t get the number on it to call the City because the dog would nip when I held his collar. It ran
Elvira Madigan is the nickname of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major,” which he wrote in 1785 within a space of 4 weeks. It is one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos, and has three movements. The concerto was penned for a series of Lenten subscription concerts given by Mozart in 1785. However, it was actually premiered at Mozart’s benefit concert at the National Court Theater on March 10 of that year. A handbill for the concert announced that it would include “a new, just finished Forte piano Concerto.” The slow second movement is the best known . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, Andante (“Elvira Madigan”)
Every musician and their dog knows that the music industry ain’t what is used to be. Heck, it’s not even what it was ten years ago when I was still packing gear into rusted-out Econolines and pulling red-eye shifts along the Trans-Canada.
So how do emerging artists get noticed these days? After all, the odds that you’ll be discovered by Usher and rocket up the Billboard Hot 100 are slim to none — and even that won’t happen without a solid YouTube presence.
You could dig around the internet for scattered slivers of advice. Or you could grab a copy of The New Rockstar Philosophy, a comprehensive DIY guide for musicians on how to build your brand from the ground up in the digital age.
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Good Friday, readers! Today’s Band of the Month is Montreal’s Fire/Works. Motivated by the marriage of rhythm and ambiance, this French-Canadian progressive folk duo take a unique spin on organic acoustic instrumentation by adding a tasteful layer of patiently explosive effects to acoustic guitar and banjo. Lead by sweetly engaging vocal harmonies and backed by distant and pulsing drums, Fire/Works is a band perfect for kicking off those slow moving, long weekend mornings. You can listen to, and buy their album Grand Voyageur on bandcamp, and take a listen below.
Grand Voyageur by Fire/Works.
Band of the Month by Greg
Back when the internet was just starting, there were many, how can we put this politely, ‘optimistic’ predictions in the vein of bringing the world together, unbounded communication, openness, a giant leap forward for mankind – blah blah blah.
Unfortunately, what we got was a commercialized, sectarian echo chamber that, more often than not, served to augment the insular tendencies humanity is famous for. Rather than being exposed to ideas from all the cultures with access to the web, we limit our exposure and often work very hard to keep what we watch and read within our small cultural
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Buffy St. Marie tackled the subject of Aboriginal peoples’ self image. What has been the basis for it? In many cases in popular culture, it’s from philosophers in Europe who never met the First Peoples in their life!
#Buffy event at #FNUniv is almost full 10 min to start. http://t.co/TNO8jZ4K0a— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) March 27, 2013
#Buffy lecture opened with an elder ceremony and #FNUniv president. http://t.co/JXQy3d3jYL— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) March 27, 2013
The reality is that First Nations civilizations were much more complex, scientific, and peaceful than depicted by European and settler academics and politicians.
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For TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, Amanda Palmer shares a revolutionary way to approach the music business. Paradigms are shifting all over the place, folks!
The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier), BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.” Bach later compiled a second book of the same kind, dated 1742, but titled it only “Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues.” The two works are now usually considered to make
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I think it’s high time we had a contest around here!
Simon (the African Grey parrot) has spent several hours a day over the past few weeks practicing a song. I’ve recorded one of his practice sessions (see the black video below). The first person to correctly guess the song will win the prize. It might not be easy, since Simon hasn’t quite mastered the song yet. Even though it’s a work in progress, I think there’s enough here that somebody should be able to figure it out.
(There’s literally nothing to see in this video because Simon is camera-shy,
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Good day readers! This Friday’s band of the month is CRHYMES Soft and poetic, and sonically eclectic, this Toronto 5 piece showcases moments of longing, contemplation, and joy, all within the sweetly short seventeen and a half minutes of their debut ep ‘Our Surprises’. With moods of patience and transition, CHRYMES is Band of the Month as the perfect partner as we slip into spring and the season becomes diverse and more alive.
CRHYMES plays live at Toronto’s 751 (Queen W) on Saturday, Mar 30 with other lovable bands; Jive Bullshit, Human Bodies, and HIGHS. Don’t miss this one! Here’
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There are many iterations of this song all over youtube. I find this one poignant because of the juxtaposition of the military band so prominently in the foreground while the children tucked almost completely out of sight intoning the hopeful hymn – “Give us peace”. Draw your ironic comparisons as you wish. I’d stop at 1:45 as the rest is seems a little out of place, so don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Filed under: Music Tagged: Choral Music, Dona Nobis Pacem, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude
O Lux beata Trinitas, by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), performed by Stephen Malinowski.
Michael Praetorius (probably February 15, 1571 – February 15, 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns, many of which reflect an effort to improve the relationship between Protestants and Catholics.
He was born Michael Schultze, the youngest son of a Lutheran pastor, in Creuzburg, in present-day Thuringia. After attending school in Torgau and Zerbst, he
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