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FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

May 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

What can I say, I was a snob. In some ways I still am. But come on. It couldn’t be poetry if Teva sandals-and-socks wearing frat boys were into it, could it? What would they know about real art when they don’t even know what real shoes are? And he’s so ‘Canadian’. What’s revolutionary about that? Could a […]

The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

April 7th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

The Guest List >> DAVID BECKINGHAM

Vancouver’s David Beckingham recently sat down to draw up a list of very personal list of great Canadian songs that have played a major part in shaping him as a musician and adult. Beckingham, one of the founding members of Hey Ocean (who are currently on hiatus) is soon releasing his solo debut, Just When The […]

A commotion?

September 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A commotion?

Monday night’s Polaris Music Prize Gala had a lot of people scratching their heads wondering who would take home the prize.  For me, the outcome never seems like a sure thing, despite what a number of armchair critics were tweeting about when Feist took home the prize.  There’s still a fair bit of confusion about […]

POLARiS ’12: Feist, Metals

August 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in QBiM SPiNS | Comments Off on POLARiS ’12: Feist, Metals

When I was a kid, I thought “medal” was the same word as “metal”.  For the longest time I just assumed those awards pinned to soldiers’ chests were called ‘metals’ because that’s what they were made of.  It’s a subtle shift in pronunciation and accent between the two words, one that my young ears weren’t […]

Circle married the line

October 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Circle married the line

“We’re living proof we got to let go,” observes Leslie Feist on the first single off her new album, Metals, as a statement rather than apology for cutting herself off from The Reminder, the album that took her to places she says she never wanted to go to.  It was a juggernaut of a record […]

If it’s Saturday, this must be jive turkey.

October 9th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If it’s Saturday, this must be jive turkey.

Damon Gough, more commonly known as Badly Drawn Boy, winner of the 2000 Mercury Music Prize for his debut The Hour of Bewilderbeast, is coming back with a new record next week.  It’s actually the first in a trilogy of records that will be released under the project name It’s What I’m Thinking.  Part 1, […]

With glowing hearts

February 14th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on With glowing hearts

I would be remiss if I didn’t mark this day about love and hearts with a post of some sort or another, but even as I sit down and peck it out on my keyboard I don’t know exactly what I’m going to say.  There’s certainly been a lot said about love these last few […]

Wilco (the post)

May 15th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wilco (the post)

These thing happen, eh? Wilco have decided to offer fans an alternative from downloading a leaked copy of their new album, Wilco (the Album), by offering a low- and high-res stream of the entire thing on their website.  The album will officially hit stores on June 30 (which, in internet years is like forever from […]

Dark Was The Night

February 16th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dark Was The Night

Red Hot + Blue, the first charity compilation album that focused attention on AIDS epidemic, was released back in 1990, and featured contemporary artists reinterpreting the songs of Cole Porter.  It was (and still is) a magnificent collection of American music standards, but it also heralded the next wave of music activism after the novelty […]

4 for the weekend vol. 38: Canada Day Special 2008!

June 28th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 for the weekend vol. 38: Canada Day Special 2008!

True patriot love, indeed! Canada Day 2008 falls on Tuesday this year, and like any good Canadian, I’ll be stretching this into a four-day looooong weekend full of family, friends, fizzy drinks and food. Like last year (but a little early), QBiM will celebrate the birth of it’s nation by paying homage to four (+Feist) […]


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