Friday, April 4, 2008

A musical interlude

   Cin was curious about a couple of the musical acts I mentioned in the last Friday Random Ten (and its follow-up post). She'd never heard of Ashley MacIsaac - "who's she?" she asked - or Bedouin Soundclash, and wondered if they were Canadian. I believe she was using the common American definition of the word 'Canadian': quaint, but obscure.
   And so I present for your viewing pleasure, and listening enjoyment...

Mr. Ashley MacIsaac

Of course, Ashley is probably much better known for his duet with Mary Jane Lamond, Sleepy Maggie.

   I hope that last video didn't scare you away, because this is the one I really want you to see.
Bedouin Soundclash are local Toronto musicians of various backgrounds who have created an enticing fusion of sounds. When The Night Feels My Song was their first single.

   I hope you enjoyed. Also Canadian on those previous two lists are Bruce Cockburn and Nickelback, but I expect you already knew that.

   And now, I present to you your Friday Random Ten from my weekly iPod update. My pool of songs now sits at slightly over 5100. From among those, iTunes randomly selected 112 to populate my iPod for the next week. The first ten of those are:

1) Three Sheets to the Wind - Colin James
2) Black Clouds - Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts
3) Dreaming - Blondie
4) Black Black Heart 2.0 - David Usher
5) Come Together - The Beatles
6) Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
7) Don't - Jewel
8) Still Wonder - Johnny Lang
9) Smoke on the Water (live) - Deep Purple
10) Session - Linkin Park

Can you spot the Canadians?

5 comments: said...

%&$# Yeah!  Mother&%$#-ing Deep %$#&-ing Purple!  

Actually, did I tell you about the time I saw them here in Milwaukee a few years back?  They opened up with a bongo song, and we ran screaming from the performance.  Bongos do NOT --I repeat NOT!-- belong in Deep Purple.  

Never before has a band made me so stabby, and I've seen some real winners in my day --Britney, NSync, Power Station (their albums were so much better), and freakin Kingdom Come (Remember them?  Huh?  Do you?  Lucky for them, they were around before the Taser was invented).  Nothing can kill a buzz quicker than Ian Gillan slapping away on the bongos like a retarded monkey.  

Other than that, Jewel?  

Don't get me wrong, I like some of her tunes, but tossing her in with that crowd is like hiring a blind hemophiliac at your razor blade factory.  There's got to be a lot of screaming involved.  

As for the rest, I'll take 'em.  

princesssaurora said...

Never heard of 1, 2 or 4, but the rest are way cool!  :-)

Not that you care what I think is cool... lol!

be well,

barryleiba said...

Ooh, the Can-con quiz, cool.[1]

Let's see... Jewel and Johnny, they're from 'round Canada, aren't they?

OK, more seriously: Colin and Barney.  And I guess you count David, too, though he's a transplant.[2]

Blondie, Jewel, Johnny, and Linkin are from the U.S., Beatles, Foreigner, and Deep Purple are Brits.

How'd I do?

-- Barry

[1] Ya like the alliteration?
[2] I guess one counts where his career started, so that's Canada, eh.

tenyearnap said...

A HAHHAHAA HAHAHAHAAAA...actually, when I said "Canadian" I meant CANADIAN! Ever since you turned me into a Big Sugar fan, I've been paying attention to your Canadian band picks.
:-) Cin

luddie343 said...

Dont know who's Canadian but sure like seeing Deep Purple's name.  O the memories of smoke on the water..... CATHY