I spent a bit of of time in downtown Toronto this week having avoided going anywhere near it since 2012 because, well, CONSTRUCTION. The annual FanExpo extravaganza began Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and I took my son down on transit – not to see the actors and actresses hawking their photos and autographs (which we have enjoyed in years past), but to check out the new offerings in the video gaming world.
Always one of the toughest letters in the ABC’s of rock’n’roll especially when the columns start racking up. How many times can I talk about Quality Records, The Runaways “Queens Of Nosie”, or, Queen? To fill some space I can mention some very Quality new releases which are coming your way soon. First and foremost I would head over to iTunes before next Monday and grab the free “Single of the Week” the title track to the latest New Pornographers “Brill Bruisers”. Much like 54-40 the west coast band keeps releasing solid albums with little fanfare and, outside of campus, satellite and the CBC, sparse airplay.
Frank Gutch Jr: Diament Is an Ear’s Best Friend; Little Lonely Rocks the Furniture; Impending Releases; and a Raft of Notes…..Posted in Opinion with tags Anna Maria Rosales, Barry Diament, Bonsai, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Fearless Kin, Filligar, Frank Gutch Jr., Hardin Burns, Hot Knives, Indie Artists, Indie Music, Jeremy Cargill, Jubal Lee Young, Julie Cain, Little Lonely, music, Music Radio, music videos, New American Farmers, Nick Hornbuckle, Paige Anderson, rebecca pidgeon, Records, segarini, Simone Elyse Stevens, Soundkeeper Recordings, Steve Turnidge, Tracer Flare on August 26, 2014 by segarini
Barry Diament. Odds are, you’ve never heard of him— or think you haven’t. The truth is, though, that if you have albums or CDs by Bad Company or Hoodoo Gurus or Led Zeppelin or Linda Ronstadt, you could have some of his work in your collection. Diament, you see, has mastered or remastered albums by those and many other musical artists. What is mastering? According to Hoyle (erm, Wikipedia):
There are two things that mark the end of summer every year – one is the mopy-faced kids who’ve realized that 8 weeks of vacation just isn’t long enough. The anxiety of heading to school – public, high or post-secondary – means summer has officially ended for kids in an abrupt slap in the back and a new set of responsibilities.
These are some of the songs that caught my ear this week. As usual, The BobChart breaks the format rules, chooses from the past, present, and future, and doesn’t care what you do as long as you do it well. It’s ALL about the Music, Baby!
When I got to thinking about people being the word of the week a lot of songs instantly came to mind, the first two being “People Are People” and “People Are Strange”. The reason they instantly popped into my head is probably due to the fact that I can’t stand either song and could happily get through the rest of my life without ever hearing them again.