All four Martins had a great time at Shelburne Museum this evening. The Tragically Hip were excellent, as usual, and the setting was a wonderful place to see a concert. It’s always kind of a surreal experience seeing The Hip here in Vermont because, although tonight’s gig was sold out, the venues and crowds are [...]
Although we don’t know for sure what kinds of cuts we’ll be seeing at CBC over the next few months, it sounds like cuts are imminent. The mere mention of the potential elimination of CBC Radio 3 by one of the heads of the CBC sent shockwaves through Canada’s music scene this past week. As [...]
A good article online here from Intelligent Life about the recent rise of Canada as a musical force to be reckoned with. One only needs to start listening to CBC Radio 3 to discover just how much amazing music is coming out of Canada these days. Speaking of discoveries, my favourite new Canadian band [...]
PIcked up this great collection of Canadian music today at Starbucks to add to the Canadian Studies Program‘s media library. There are only a few tracks on here that I don’t already own myself, but I was enticed by the lovely packaging as much as by the fine choices of music made by Starbucks. I [...]
I’m not usually much of a fan of Canadian Idol, and even less so of American Idol, but I’ve been really taken by Canadian Idol this season. They’ve had a ton of great contestants and it’s now down to the final two. One of the things I enjoyed about this season is that most of [...]
Tomorrow, 84 students, 5 faculty and staff and I head to Ottawa for the annual, legendary Ottawa field trip. We’re going to see what promises to be an exciting Question Period, meet with four very interesting Members of Parliament, and catch an Ottawa 67s hockey game. As great as that’s all going to be, I [...]
The iPaul has landed.
(Artist: the inimitable Rick Clegg; source: http://www.punkhistorycanada.ca; this three-night benefit gig was put on by my pals Rob Stocks and Nick Copus in ; I played on the Tuesday night as part of “i remember not,” a one-time spinoff of my band Aardvark Safari) This week’s Radio3 podcast is a glorious (for me anyhow) [...]
Overhearing my five and seven year old this morning in the car debating over whether their favorite band is The Tragically Hip or Arcade Fire.