Tag Archives: Canada

IM Leonard Cohen

… and still proud of this album review / contemporary assessment of Cohen’s career : 2002 review of Leonard Cohen’s Ten New Songs album !

jolly gonzales

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Ho ho and a free Chilly Gonzales piano tune for Christmassnatch it via http://chillygonzales.com/2012/12/free-download-a-minor-christmas-medley/ – if only to remind us of Mr Jason Charles Beck’s excellent Piano Solo IIalbum, as released 2012-09 on Gentle Threat (GENTLE017CD). Written and performed at the piano by Chilly Gonzales, recorded and produced in Paris, France, and quite timeless.
http://chillygonzales.com/
http://www.gonzpiration.com/
http://www.deezer.com/nl/artist/7439
https://soundcloud.com/chillygonzales
http://www.facebook.com/chillygonzales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_%28musician%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Tower_(2010_film)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/20/gonzales-longest-solo-concert
http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Salons_de_Musique_Chilly_Gonzales_Vincent_Segal_Palais_de_Tokyo/

hans fenger’s music project at the langley schools



Once upon a time in the mid-1970s there was a man named Hans Fenger who taught music in the Langley School District outside Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) … We’ve already reviewed the Innocence & Despaircd – featuring 1976 & 1977 recordings by students of the Wix-Brown, Lochiel South Carvolth and Glennwood Elementary schools – in [uzine 02.06]. Since, George Plasketes has published an interesting chapter on the project in his book B-sides, undercurrents and overtones: peripheries to popular in music, 1960 to the present(Ashgate 2009-06, ISBN 9780754665618). All hail Brian Lind!
http://www.bastamusic.com/catalog/langley-schools-music-project
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Langley_Schools_Music_Project
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1132233
http://www.bar-none.com/langley-schools-music-project.html
http://www.scrammagazine.com/scram-magazine-fifteen
http://www.appelstein.com/langley/
http://myspace.com/langschool
http://www.hansfenger.com/
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/story.html
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/hanslett.html
http://www.keyofz.com/langley/kids.htm

jazzman sidewinders

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So far I’m not at all impressed by Jazzman‘s Holy Grail series … nor by their inefficient site. I didn’t dig the Brief Encounter reissue at all, and as for the Sidewinders reprint … well, judge for yourself … This, imho, is the only worthwhile track.
http://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk/v2/prodtype.asp?s=zbbp5t10&strParents=&CAT_ID=51  [lp]
http://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk/v2/prodtype.asp?s=zbbp5t10&strParents=&CAT_ID=55  [cd]

thor

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You won’t see Spinal Tap doing this! (Both 1984, incidentally.) More Thor metametal here …  Sadly the autographed hot water bottles are currently sold out – cf. the announcement at the bottom of this page: http://www.thorcentral.com/mp_redesign/html/merchandise.html

out of fashion but


2010-08-27 saw the release ofEcho Beach 30 Years Anniversary Remixes(v/a) on … Echo Beach (cat. no. CD080). It’s actually a second or third collection of Echo beachcovers. Haven’t found many but I’m always curious to hear the Martha and the Muffins (M+M) original being remixed or covered by the likes of Jimmy Cauty, Thomas Fehlmann, Håkan Lidbo, Salz, … See also:
http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Martha-The-Muffins-Echo-Beach-30-Years-Anniversary-Remixes
http://www.beatsdigital.com/mp3-track/mark-ganethomas-fehlmann/echo-beach-flowing-versio/-/select-cuts/30729
http://www.dub-style.de/sc_discollection_vol2.html
http://myspace.com/dubspencertrancehill
http://myspace.com/kingsizedub
http://www.dubspencer.ch/

html5 ‘n’ roll



Don’t like Arcade Fire, personally, and I’m not very impressed by this video either, but here’s a number of people treading new ground.
http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/arcadefire/
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/arcade-fire-meets-html5.html