Friday, September 20, 2019

Not Guilty Just Pleasure - Hollywood Ending

A couple of years ago, maybe more, I can't remember exactly when... I joined a group on Facebook for folks who were fans of Father John Misty.  It's a pretty active groups and much to my delight, it was not a large group of 20-somethings. The appeal of Joshua Tillman is broad and it was really an "all ages" kind of thing, think of Parker Brothers, 8 to 88 and that's a good way to describe the membership of the "Can Flub."

One of the folks on the group who I connected with is a lovely lady named Gail.  We became "Facebook friends" and started following each other on Instagram.  Gail's taste in music is a lot like mine.  Because she's no kid either, she likes a lot of the same things I do and I've enjoyed learning about stuff that she's into that I wasn't aware of.  One of the bands she's hugely into (like gigantically!!) is a young Los Angeles based band, Starcrawler.  Gail is REALLY into them and her enthusiasm is completely contagious.  Eventually, I checked them out and finally understood what Gail saw in them.

Starcrawler's sound reminds me of some of the bands I loved deeply in the 1990's.  If you haven't checked them out already, give them a listen today (after all, it's "not guilty just pleasure" day around here).  I'm sharing their song and video for "Hollywood Ending." Hope you enjoy it as much and I do xo

And now you think you're a rockstar
Glasses at night, hiding who you are
You fooled around, thinking you’re a king
How was I to know? I was all alone

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cancon Thursday - Take Me Outside

On Thursday's, I always share a Canadian song (which is why the heading is "Cancon Thursday")

Today, I'm sharing a song by Mo Kenney.  I don't remember the first time I heard Mo Kenney but I think it was on sound cloud and it was because of Joel Plaskett.  Pretty sure I remember that he was either sharing a song of hers or was following here... either way, I clicked through and listened to her and loved what I heard. She's a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia and to date, she's released 3 great albums.  She's a terrific songwriter, singer and player.  Such a talent!

The song I'm sharing today is one of my favourites of her.  It's called "Take Me Outside" and you can find it on her 2014 album "In My Dreams." Enjoy xo

Take me outside
'Cause I'm gonna get mine
I just keep on thinking, it's a matter of time
Well I can't stand the wait
Is the party almost over

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Way Back Wednesday - We Close Our Eyes

A lot of folks love the 80's.  As someone who turned 13 in 1980, I always find the nostalgia for the 80's a bit amusing, particularly when the folks who pine for them either aren't old enough to have been there or at least remember them.

If you want to be instantly transported (in your head) to the 80's, today's "Way Back Wednesday" song will help.  It's one of the most 80's sounding songs around.  It's cheesy and poppy and the video is, well, silly.  Give a list to "We Close Our Eyes," released in 1985 by Go West.

Have a little boogie around your desk and enjoy xo

No show Wednesday girl waits with the wine
She knows just what to say
While no one listens
You can almost hear time slipping away

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Because It's Tuesday - week of September 17

The past few weeks have been a bit crazy for me and I didn't post here as regularly as I normally do.  Hopefully that will change this week. I'm actually planning to post again here this week so let's start off the week as I normally do, with a cover.

Recently, I discovered that Cher (who I love!!) had released an album of ABBA covers last year.  I gave it a list with an open mind and an open heart.  In addition to my life long love of Cher, I've been an ABBA fan since childhood.  The album was, to me, disappointing.  I hate to admit that but it's not the best thing ever that I've heard from Cher.

I still would like to share a cover of an ABBA tune today and have found an excellent version of their classic hit, "Dancing Queen." Back in 1997, Redd Kross released "Dancing Queen" on their CD single for "Secret Life."  I just love it, I hope you will too. 

Happy cover day kiddos xo

Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music
Everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Because It's Tuesday - week of September 10

I'm back in Ontario, arrived on Sunday night.  I won't fib, it was not easy to get on the plane in Kelowna.  This was my second visit to BC this year and it really feels like home to me. 

But, for now, Ontario is still home and I have work to do so, I guess I better get at it huh??

As today is Tuesday, I'm sharing a cover.  I love this version of Sylvia's "Nobody."  Chixdiggit are just so much fun and I think that nobody else could have made such a fun cover of this tune.  Hope you enjoy it just as much as do.  If you like this, I would strongly urge you to check out the rest of the record, Born on the First of July. It's over 20 years old but is still a great record!

Happy Tuesday kiddos xo

You say nobody's after you
The fact is what you say is true
But I can love you like nobody can, even better