November 11, 2016

two-fre

https://youtu.be/bC1oMO4mNNw

Vancouver's Own Marianas Trench!



Some simple instructions
For a good first impression
Now let's start with verse one

A minor chord, tensions grow
Fade in the bass like so
Now with momentum go "stop"
And bring the beat back

It's called 4 on the floor
A beat you can't ignore
I bring sexy back once more (yeah)
They love that (yeah) for sure

The chords are 1-4-6-4
Now I'm talking familiar
Harmony in thirds not fourths
Will take you into the pre-chorus

Real quick now, don't you bore us
Hurry up and get to the chorus
Dumbed down, they won't ignore us

Get to the floor
And hear some words you should know
Like "DJ never let me go"
Or "Shots and then we'll lose control"
Or "baby, baby, baby, baby, baby"
How about one more last word like
"Hey girl, we've only got tonight"
Some things just go together like
Higher, desire, and fire
Higher, desire, and fire

Guitar and strings like these
To sound like Black Eyed Peas
This one's a filter sweep
This one's Imogen Heap
Hipster music on cassette
But you probably don't know them yet
808's... (hey, ho) Hell yeah
Heartfelt pub anthems from Mumford and his sons
Gang vocals here we come
Been thinking, "I will always wait."
(Wobble Bass)

Real quick now, don't you bore us
Hurry up and get to the chorus
Dumbed down, they won't ignore us

(Tape slow down
Take 'em to the chorus)

Whoa
And hear some words you should know
Like "DJ never let me go"
Or "Shots and then we'll lose control"
Or "baby, baby, baby, baby, baby"
How about one more last word like
"Hey girl, we've only got tonight"
Some things just go together like
Higher, desire, and fire
Higher, desire, and fire

(I can pitch shift my voice if I want [3x]
I can make my voice low)

The bridge is
The part when
You bring in
A rapper friend ('Sup?)
You simplify, and slow the beat
Abbreviate "feature" to "feat"

[Anami Vice:]
Quick now, fill in the gaps (Okay!)
Water it down, eliminate that which you really would rap and
Give 'em a classic like

Get-get-get (cash, money) to the floor
And hear some words you should know
Like "DJ never let me go"
Or "Shots and then we'll lose control"
Or "baby, baby, baby, baby, baby"
How about one more last word like
"Hey girl, we've only got tonight"
Some things just go together like
Higher, desire, and fire
Higher, desire, and fire

(Dance)

(Boots n cats n boots n cats n boots n cats n boots n cats)
Joshua Ramsay
(Boots n cats n boots n cats n boots n cats)

October 15, 2016

Juniper By Begonia.

Begonia

A Winnipeg band that defies categorization by the sheer inventive creativity track by track.

I love this version of a 90's style with a 60's DNA.  Enjoy!

"Juniper" Split-Screen Comparison. from ReelSteady on Vimeo.

If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would reach the moon.

Simple  Maths, but tough to relate to this fact considering that the thickness  of an average paper sheet is 0.01 cm and distance  of moon from earth is  384,000 kilometers!.


Here is the proof:
Let the thickness of paper be x


On every fold ,the thickness of resulting paper will be 2 times


Therefore for 42 folds thickness becomes (2^42)  times x


Assuming x to be 0.01 cm , (2^42) times x becomes roughly 439,804 km. And distance of moon from earth is 384,000 km.

September 18, 2016

Doug and the Slugs

Oh to be in Canada in the 80's!  Tarzan Dan on Much Music playing Doug and the Slugs.  They were Vancouver base with Doug Bennett in the lead.  R&B with some Zany and R rated videos.

Sadly Doug passed away in 2004

September 11, 2016

Sometimes, you learn something you should have known. Slade .vs. Quiet Riot .vs. Great Big Sea.

I have long lived under the assumption that Quiet Riot was responsible for Cum on feel the noize.




In the most oblique manner I could have imagined I discovered that Slade had the first hit version:


Google music had a discount on the next album purchased.  I used this to get Great Big Seas XX album.  It is a greatest hits 30 song album.  One of my favourite tunes is a Cover of Slade's Run Runaway.


My wife knew it was a Slade cover,  I did not.  That lead me to look up Slades discography and low and behold!


Great Big Sea turned Run runaway into a Newfoundland Celtic pub song:  Enjoy!!

September 05, 2016

Headly - Vancouver band you should know.

Video on Much Music

It's a strange thing in life

When you're chasing your dreams
And it's not what it seems
And your heart is on the line
And now we want to be the one fade in

Am I out of my mind?
Do I got it all wrong
Though I have what I want
But I try to make it right
I've never wanted to be the one waiting

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down

There's a cost, there's a price
Yeah you're really feel the fall out
Ripping your heart out
Night after night
When all you ever wanted was some home time

I'm not thinking sober
I don't think it's over
I can't lie
But I can use a little bit of lone time

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself

I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down
Baby hold on somehow
Cause I can't slow down now
No I can't slow down now

I'm not thinking sober
I don't think it's over
I can't lie
I could use a little bit of home time

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down
Baby hold on somehow
Cause I can't slow down now
No I can't slow down now 

September 04, 2016

Note to Happy Cynic

Tough time deciding if you are sociopathic or narcissistic.  Not that it matters.

I see that you still comment, which I delete unread.  Not sure why you pretend to care about this mostly unviewed blog of mine.  The last communication we had (that I can recall) was my repeatedly asking\telling you to "Go Away".  That sentiment still echos true.

Which leads me to the above pondering.  I have no desire to communicate anything to you.  There is nothing but apathy left towards you.

Still, feel free to post comments.  My system will note and  I delete the comments unread.

A do wish you well and hope you have a long and enjoyable existence.





Lauren Mann



The Calgary native, who has recently put down roots in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, started touring full time in 2011 with her first album Stories From Home, a collection of self-produced home recordings.

She followed this with the 2012 release Over Land and Sea, produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland, Person L) and called “a sonic tapestry saturated by sunlight,” by Exclaim Magazine. The diverse instrumentation and beautiful harmonies centered around Lauren’s gift of songwriting garnered the attention of listeners and critics alike, with the songs Weight of the World, Over Land and Sea, and I Lost Myself going into regular rotation on CBC Radio 2 nationwide. In 2014, Lauren and her band affectionately known as the Fairly Odd Folk, were the winners of the CBC Searchlight contest, rising to the top of over 4500 bands across Canada and named Canada’s best new emerging artist.

August 03, 2016

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder is a Canadian musician. Born in Toronto, she grew up in Millbrook, Ontario.

Ryder first gained national recognition with her ballad "Weak in the Knees" in 2007. An accomplished songwriter and musician, she also possesses a three-octave vocal range and is considered a mezzo-soprano.