Archive for March, 2011

Imaginary Cities – Say You

This new duo is from Winnipeg and this is their first album.  It really is impressive how much musical talent we have developing in Canada.  In celebration of the 40th Annual Juno Awards last night I thought it appropriate for the song of the week to come from an up and coming Canadian group and that is why Imaginary Cities, Say You is he song of the week.  The song and album is a little bluesy and the singers voice and style reminds me of Amy Winehouse (Rehab).  Imaginary Cities’ web site needs some work but if you are interested in reading more, check out the Globe and Mail article about them – hey where did he get the disc of the week idea from? 

Other songs that I like off the album include:

Hummingbird

Ride This Out (scroll down the list to find it – you can also listen to all the songs on the album here)

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Bon Jovi – This Is Our House

Everyone has heard of Bon Jovi but you may not have heard this song as it has not been officially released.  The only way to get it legally is to purchase their latest Greatest Hits album from their website and then you could download the song as an mp3.

As we are coming to the end of the hockey season, this is a great song to play in the dressing room or in the stands to get the team or crowd going. That is why “This Is Our House” is the song of the week.

Turn it up to 11 and enjoy.

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Yiruma – River Flows In

An accomplished 33-year-old artist, Yiruma was born in Korea and raised in England. Yiruma began playing the piano at age five and moved to London, England at age 11 to study at The Purcell School of Music in London. He graduated as a composition major from Kings College of London University.  Yiruma is the stage name of (I Ru-ma), the name “Yiruma” translates into accomplishment in Korean.  He is 33 years old and already has released six albums.  Any solo I hear on the piano reminds me of all the years my oldest son played the piano, and it puts a smile on my face, and that is why “Rivers Flows In” from the album First Love is the song of the week.

For all young aspiring piano players out there learn how to play this song and you will be a hit.

If you like the song of the week check out this song as well – Kiss the Rain

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Buckwheat Zydeco – Zydeco Boogaloo

I was in New Orleans last week, when I came home I realized I need to add more Zydeco artists to my collection.  The only artist I have is the legendary Buckwheat Zydeco.  One of my favourite Buckwheat songs is Zydeco Boogaloo and it is the song of the week.

I love this genre of music especially live at a bar.  While in New Orleans I searched high and low on Bourbon Street for a Zydeco band and finally on my last night found one.  I bought a washboard at the bar and brought it home for my daughter, the percussionists, to play.  While googling how to play the washboard I came across this guy from the band Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers – check out how fast his arms are moving in the video at the end when he does his washboard solo…music is great as well.

Other Buckwheat Songs (he has many)

Zydeco La Louisianne (song 18)

Jambalaya

Ma ‘Tit Fille

Let the Good Times Roll

 
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