Money is an article of faith and the basis of a religion so corrupt that our “faith is fraying”, as Margaret Atwood put it. “Has it taken on the attributes of a god – unpredictable, all-powerful, uncontrollable? And if so, how can any government anywhere make any sort of plan about anything? Gods have another attribute: they aren’t accountable. You can’t put a god in jail.”
Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died Monday. He was 94 and lived in Beacon, N.Y.
His death was confirmed by his grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson, who said he died of natural causes at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Mr. Seeger’s career carried him from singing at labor rallies to the Top 10 to college auditoriums to folk festivals, and from a conviction for contempt of Congress (after defying the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s) to performing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an inaugural concert for Barack Obama.
Inspired by his five-month trip across Canada in 1969, Norman Symonds’ “Big Lonely” – an ode to the Canadian hobo – was the result of a “creative watershed”. This 1975 recording was performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for Radio Canada International.
On Saturday, 8 Febuary 2014, CIUT will present a Stompin’ Tom Tribute Night live from the Eton House on the Danforth (northeast corner at Pape). Hosted by Seamus O’Regan, the show starts at 7:30 pm and special guests will include Whiskey Jack, Melanie Doane, Kim Stockwood, Paul Lanlois (Tragically Hip), Sean Cullen, Steve Fruitman, Mickey Andrews (Tom’s original steel guitarist), Mary McIntyre, Washboard Hank, Tim Hadley (Grievous Angels), Conrad Kipping, Douglas John Cameron, Greg Street and more to be announced.
If you have an idea for a band name, feel free to post them in the comments below, including any explanation as to why you chose such a name, if you wish.
5 hours of music from the various recording artists that died in 2013. Dedicated to the many loving families I know who experienced such great loss this year. May 2014 bring you peace and may your days be filled with much joy and adventure.
A music mix dedicated to all the emergency crews who are helping us folks here in Eastern North America recover from the horrendous ice storm that paralyzed our infrastructure over this past weekend.
This is a documentary film about a poor community built around a landfill site in Paraguay. The people there have created a “Recycled Orchestra” by building instruments from what they can rescue from the dump. I love their motto: “The world sends us garbage. We send back music.”
Born in Montreal to Mi’kmaq and Scottish/Irish parents, Dunn was a singer and activist best known for his music about native history and the residential school system in Canada, in particular.
5 expert mixes that include some of the most interesting underground music during the decade that brought us the dawn of digital.
30-minutes of cool groovin’ instrumentals from Chuck Berry’s 1950s Chess archives. Goes well with beer and an old fashioned diner meal. Queue up your selections on the jukebox and sit near the window where you can watch the rain roll down outside.
Whether you spend a Saturday morning on your bike or out walking the dog, scouting local garage sales is a great way to find books, music and more while meeting people in your community. You can even support a local cause, as many garage/street sales are annual events for this purpose.
A toast to Jamaican “rock steady” music and the golden days of vinyl with a contemporary acoustic pop flare. How can a song about records not become a hit? Help Drew out and download the song from iTunes or CDBaby!
Let us know what you found and where your favourite record stores are – just sign-in and post it in the comments for this post.
Watch the video where the Seargent At Arms for Third Man Records reveals a few secrets of the record industry.
A far cry from his previous release, the acoustic West African ‘Mande’ roots record, Dugu Wolo, Sky Blue DeVille represents yet another step forward for Klein’s versatile songwriting as he continues to explore and expand upon sounds rooted in his exciting brand of Americana and folk.
Recorded in 1951, this classic 78 is backed by some tasty Latin rhythms.
Opened in March 1976, the 4477 thrift shop, on Old Kingston Road in Pickering Village, was run by the Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering Hospital Auxiliary to raise money for bursaries for local students studying in the medical field. It closed its doors at the end of February.
Enjoy this top 30 playlist for 27 February 1973 from KHJ 93 FM in Los Angeles.
The best track from their failed 1973 debut with Atlantic records (after leaving Liberty records).