In case you missed it, here's Amy Winehouse's latest video. It's for "Tears Dry On Their Own" and was directed by David La Chapelle. Yes, there is a "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" sample in there.
In spite of years of silence.
The other day, right after Raging Storm's second loss in four nights, both of which can be pinned on a certain pitcher who bailed on us, I turned on the car and heard the opening of Faith No More's "Epic". It's been a few years since I've heard "Epic", but
One of my all-time favourite bands is Alice In Chains. I love that moody, grinding, grungy melody and Layne Staley's vocals still send shivers down my spine. I was listening to Alan Cross' Ongoing History of New Music episode on Layne Staley and he reminded me of Mad Season. Mad
My third CanCon song dump led to a discussion about Colin James. In particular, Al and I were chatting about the song "Why'd You Lie", which is actually a cover of a Morgan Davis tune. It's a cool track from 1988, and if you can handle Colin James' hair, you'll
I just lamented about the fact Jill beat me to the punch by submitting The Fratellis' "Flathead" for SLS17 consideration. It's a catchy as all hell sorta tune and I'm totally digging it. Here are some things I just learnt about The Fratellis. They formed in Glasgow, ScotlandThey go by
An old favourite video of mine was They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)". It's actually a fairly old song, dating back to the 1920s, but the They Might Be Giants version is the only one I know. In 1990, MuchMusic began airing this very cool video for the song.
Because I dig her, and this is her new single, I thought I'd share Feist's video for "1 2 3 4". C'mon get happy...
There was a trend in the late 80s and early 90s where every hip-hop album contained a track that featured all the MCs taking turns. One by one they'd drop their rhymes in their style and they'd go down the line. One of my favourites was "Down the Line" which
History repeats and James is now a TMNT fan as his father was before him. He's been talking about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie for a while now, and in a moment of weakness at some point I may have promised I'd take him to see it. Today
It's warming up outside, so I took a stroll to Yonge and Dundas. Passing 333 Yonge, home to HMV, I thought about Kish. Kish was a local rapper who hit the charts back in '91 with I Rhyme the World in 80 Days. According to his Wikipedia page his real
Chalk Circle is already a major part of my personal history because they were the first band I saw live in concert. When CFNY Edge 102 played the top 102 Canadian new rock songs of all time, Chalk Circle showed up twice. Their highest ranking song on that chart, and
I just posted the video for Treble Charger's "Even Grable". The video has a cameo appearance by Hayden, an artist I was touting as the next Neil Young. That got me spinning all my Hayden CDs and searching for his videos. I was hoping I'd find the obscure video for
I was walking home tonight when I started thinking about "Even Grable". "Even Grable" was probably the first Treble Charger song I ever heard, but what I remember most about the song was the video. The video had Toronto street scenes and a cool cameo from Hayden, an artist I
Prince is all over the news today because he used his guitar as a phallic symbol during his half-time show at Super Bowl XLI. Imagine that, Prince being sexually suggestive. Will wonders never cease. Have these people never listened to Darling Nikki? The summer of 1989 was the summer I
I liked The Pursuit of Happiness' I'm An Adult Now enough to list it as one of my ten Canadian tracks. I've always considered this cool song to be the definitive Toronto single. In this video you catch a glimpse of Yonge and Dundas the way it was. That theatre
I'm not sure this tune is any good, but the video is great. It's from U2's singles collection, U218 and the video appears to be sung by an assortment of great artists, from Iggy to Flav.
We sort of broke with convention when we put Regina Spektor's Fidelity on SLS16. We just dug the tune so much, we couldn't leave it on the cutting room floor. I even slapped it on my ten favourite songs of 2006 list. Regina Spektor's got a video for "Fidelity". It's
All this chatter about Jeff Healey got me thinking of "Angel Eyes", a sweet tune from his 1988 album See The Light. It was a bonafide Cancon hit single at the time, and here's the video.
This is the video for my favourite song of the season. It's The Pogues but Kirsty MacColl makes it work. For many, Christmas kind of sucks. This tune doesn't sugar coat that fact. Yes, that is Matt Dillon as a cop in the opening scene. Here are the other videos
If I had to pick one video that represented Christmas time on MuchMusic back in the day when they actually played music videos, this would be it. It's a great song, a great message and totally seasonal. Band Aid was made up of these guys and the money raised went
I was pretty young when John Lennon was murdered. I shared my memories of that day last year. I remember sort of understanding what it all meant and realizing that many of the adults around me were upset about this loss. In survey after survey "Imagine" is honoured as one
Remember when rock went wussy in the late 80s before the grunge revolution saved the day? During that period of time, I discovered Public Enemy. My brothers will vouch for my love of this band. I listened to them every day, learnt every word to every song and prayed at
We're actually leaving the 80s for this one. Maestro Fresh Wes' breakthrough hit "Let Your Backbone Slide" hit the radio in 1990 and remains the best-selling hip hop single in Canadian music history. I just loved this track, buying the 12 inch and CD and catching this great video whenever
A great song and an instant video classic collided in an explosive frenzy with Dire Strait's "Money For Nothing". At the time, these computer generated images were pretty cutting edge. In grade seven, my classmate Marc brought in this song to play for the class. It was all part of