Archive for October, 2009

The Lost Fingers

I’m still not sure how it happened but this band was definitely robbed.  They were nominated for the 2009 Juno Album of the Year award and they lost.  I refuse to say the name of the winning band. They will never be mentioned here.

The Lost Fingers are a fantastic trio from Quebec who are definitely fanatics of Django Reinhardt. Their album “Lost in the 80’s” is packed with the best in cheese all rearranged into their Django influenced style.  Tonight’s live performance was a balance of their 80’s reinterpretations with some acoustic and French tunes which were definitely favourites in the largely bilingual audience.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this. I love their 80’s tunes but I didn’t know if they would be able to pull off such energy and skill in a live performance.  Thankfully I was not disappointed.  These three are extremely talented; the speed, accuracy, and rhythm was astounding!

I had my camera and really wanted some photos… I was in the front row at centre stage so I had the perfect view but sadly no photography was permitted in the theatre.  Maybe next time they’ll play in a camera friendly environment! After their reception in the city tonight I have no doubts that they will return… of course that will have to be after their up coming European tour of France, Switzerland, Spain, and the Canary Islands… perhaps they have room for a roadie?

Radiohead + Studio = New Album!

Sources over at AtEaseWeb.com confirm that Radiohead will start working on a new album this coming winter! Despite earlier rumours that the band would not be releasing official albums Ed O’Brien has indicated that this is not accurate, they have not abandoned the album format (insert sigh of relief here!).

In actual fact they really like the ‘physicality’ of albums.  I have to agree with Ed on that.  The combination of art and the composition of songs that make up an album are definitely something I can appreciate.  I still buy music online but I’d rather get my hands on it.  I’m excited to discover where their winter in the country will take their music!

If the band is out there reading this… my offer of a home cooked meal and baked goodies when you’re in town stands.

Jay Smooth Gets it Right. Again.

Jay Smooth has his say about this Roman Polanski crap.

Jay is right. As usual.

Sickened

Sickened is how I felt when I first heard about the Roman Polanski disaster and the feeling continued. I wanted to write about it but didn’t have the words… thankfully HerBadMother found the words and you should read them.