PostArctica: Pretty Boy Floyd

Saw Dan Bern on stageit tonight and he played this song. Who are today’s outlaws?   More than a couple  billion people on the wrong end of the pen, my friends, it could be almost everyone. Pretty Boy Floyd Words and Music by Woody Guthrie If you’ll gather ’round me, children, A story I will tell ...

PostArctica: Pretty Boy Floyd

Saw Dan Bern on stageit tonight and he played this song. Who are today’s outlaws?   More than a couple  billion people on the wrong end of the pen, my friends, it could be almost everyone. Pretty Boy Floyd Words and Music by Woody Guthrie If you’ll gather ’round me, children, A story I will tell ...

Things Are Good: A Protest Song About the NSA Reading Your Emails

The band YACHT has gone back to the glory days of Dylan and the like by writing a protest song. The song is about the NSA illegal spying the USA, which should bother pretty much anyone who cares about privacy. Until now, there was no good news to mention about the questionable actions revealed by ...

The Canadian Progressive: An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO]

An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal: 21-year old Corey Charron dishes out on fictional experience smoking cocaine with the beleaguered Toronto Mayor. The post An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: NOT Offended By Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist” Lyrics

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 […] The post NOT Offended ...

Art Threat: Music Monday: Paper Doll by Stef Lang

Stef Lang takes the uprising of women internationally against the pressure that consumer culture creates for young women (and undoubtedly for young men as well) to the pop scene with this great, dancable song that could easily contend with the same hits that push the “look” she’s speaking out against. She gives the mainstream a ...

LeDaro: Wyclef Jean – Creates song for Trayvon Martin

Very moving song. MSNBC story.

Art Threat: Whistle while you wait

Skattered throughout Vancouver, bus stop shelters have been turned from ad space to sheet music. Adorno and Nose, as the piece is called, is a collection of ten songs composed and illustrated by Barry Doupe and James Whitman. Each poster contains a different song, notated as standard sheet music, the verse, and a drawn graphic. ...

LeDaro: Anthony Weiner Song

Anthony Weiner knows how to be famous. Enjoy.

Harper Valley: Big Bwana – A Song for the Stephen Harpers of the World (including you, Gordon Campbell)

Writen and performed by Wednesday Jones. Filed under: Political Humour Tagged: big bwana, Gordon Campbell, song, Stephen Harper, youtube

Art Threat: Harper Bloody Harper – The Harper Song by John Roby

On this Easter Sunday, take a moment to enjoy a cathartic laugh and watch Toronto composer John Roby’s rousing performance of his latest ditty, “>The Harper Song. Of course, Roby isn’t the only artist with the Conservative PM in his sights. Check out this article from The Tyee, in which they discuss other culturemakers weighing ...