Category Archives: music

Robert Gleadow

I got to see Cosi fan Tutte last night, and was immediately impressed by the singer performing Guglielmo.  His charisma and long hair seemed familiar, and when I researched my suspicions today I was correct in remembering him from the COC’s La Boheme 10 years ago, where he stole the show as Colline.  Nice surprise […]

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Whistle While You Work

I’ve been obsessing over Andrew Bird lately; the musician I describe to my friends as “Radiohead if they grew up in the bluegrass”.  His lyrics are obscure and magical I haven’t paid too much attention to their meaning, or the fact that he seems to have invented his own vocabulary.  As a word nerd, I […]

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On a Good Day

Stumbled across this today. Billy Bragg covering Joanna Newsom. I didn’t make it to the second verse before I decided I was in love with the song, and sought out the original. Then I looked for some covers, and found this. Swoon. Three stellar versions of one stellar song. It’s a good day.

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Major Scaled #2 : “Recovering My Religion”

Losing My Religion, “redone” in a major scale. Wow. Michael Stipe sounds delighted with his newfound atheism. via Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” on Vimeo.

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The Typewriter

Delightful. La máquina de escribir. L. Anderson. Lio en los Grandes Almacenes – YouTube.

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Queen & George Michael

Sadly, Queen really came into my consciousness after Freddie’s death, at the fantastic tribute concert Queen has for view on their official YouTube page. My memory of that day was George Michael absolutely knocking it out of the park, and my memory stands. via Queen – ‘Somebody To Love’ (Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert) – YouTube.

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Queen – Live Wembley Stadium FRIDAY 1986 FULL CONCERT London, England HD 1080p RARE – YouTube

A friend posted this on Facebook, and I idly clicked on it, not realising I’d spend the next 2 hours staring at a tiny box on my screen. You can see why Queen was able to fill Wembley – this is a hell of a show. Queen – Live Wembley Stadium FRIDAY 1986 FULL CONCERT […]

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So Long, Sam

Guitarist Randy Bachman said that he was always eager to visit the Yonge Street store. “Sam Sniderman was truly everyone’s friend,” he said in statement to CBC News.” As kids from Winnipeg all of us in The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive couldnt wait till our next Toronto visit and go to his store. It […]

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Arlo Guthrie Cant Help Falling In Love With Me

The feeling is mutual, Arlo. Arlo Guthrie/I Cant Help Falling In Love With You – YouTube.

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TED Talk: Music and emotion through time

This is a bit more rambling than I would’ve liked, but some of the points he makes are wonderful. Such as the minute change in hertz that makes a sad minor chord become a happy major one. Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time | Video on TED.com.

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