March 13, 2017

CBC Searchlight Kamloops Talent.

Deandra is a Brandon, Manitoba born singer/songwriter currently residing in Kamloops, British Columbia.

She is creatively driven by the BC wilderness, culture and the stories she experiences along the way . Deandra Dey bodes folky tones, groovy beats and silky vocals.

She is trained in both classical and contemporary voice; yet her tone remains unrefined. With classic folk, contemporary and hip hop influences. Her debut EP "Letters" is a must listen.

December 26, 2016

The First time, ever I saw George Michael

I still remember seeing this on MTV when it was a premier video.




This is my all time  favourite George Michael Song and Video.


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!!