Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Because It's Tuesday - week of August 8

I'm posting this a little later than usual because I've been on vacation this week.  My routine is a bit off but that's okay because vacation, right?

Heard some sad news this afternoon, not surprising in anyway but still sad news all the same.  Glen Campbell passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.  Our family has a bit of personal experience with "the long goodbye" because my grandmother was a victim of it.  It's a terrible thing to watch someone you love so dearly forget everything that is most important to them.

In the case of my grandmother, she left a lovely legacy of love behind, children and grandchildren and inlaws and outlaws and cousins and aunts and uncles who thought the world of her and remember her every day.  In Glen Campbell's case, we have a long career of musical awesomeness by which to remember him.

Many years ago, while I was working at CFRC, I heard Ghost of American Airman's cover of a Campbell classic and loved it instantly.  I'm sharing it with you today.  Have a listen, it's just an audio track, no video, but it's a great version.  Enjoy xo

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of July 25

Can't Hardly Wait.  Such a good song by a legendary band, The Replacements.

Recently, I've been listening to a lot of Justin Townes Earle.  He covered "Can't Hardly Wait," on his 2009 album, Midnight at the Movies.  He does a great job with it.  The whole album is really solid actually, well worth a listen if you haven't heard it before.

Anyway, this particular version was performed live in Sydney.  Hope you enjoy it xo

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of July 18

As the summer rolls along, I find myself trying really hard to not wallow too much in my memories of the summer of 2015.  Last summer, I let myself fall down a deep well of memories and it took quite a while to dig myself out, it was not easy at all.  Rather than wallow, I'm trying to find good things to focus on.  It's a struggle at times.

Mark would have absolutely agreed with my statement that two Bob's are better than one.  He was a super fan of Bob Dylan and Bob Wiseman was a wonderful friend of his for many many years when he lived in Toronto.  I was just delighted to watch this last week and wanted to share it with you.

Bob Wiseman and friends (Katasha James, Vanessa Forgue and Blake Howard) performed versions of "If Not For You" and "Wedding Song" in Toronto earlier this year.

Please listen and enjoy, you'll be so very glad you did xo

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of July 11

I had a great conversation with a friend recently about Warren Zevon.  It's sort of crazy just how many people have covered "Carmelita" over the years.  I stumbled across this version and was struck by how sad it was that both Warren Zevon and Willy DeVille are both gone now.  So tragic... hug your loved ones tightly and often folks.  Life is short.

Give Mr DeVille's version a good listen and enjoy xo