Weekly MP3s


Weekly MP3 - The Reasons

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The Weakerthans - The Reasons
I saw The Weakerthans open for The Hip at Fort York last summer, and this tune was a highlight. It's definitely their biggest hit thus far, and it even cracked the Top 102 Canadian New Rock Songs.

I just dig it.

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Weekly MP3 - Redemption Song

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Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer - Redemption Song
This great cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" appears on the Redemption Songs disc in the Johnny Cash Unearthed box set. Johnny covering "Redemption Song" is great, but being joined by Joe Strummer is sublime.

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Weekly MP3 - Power To The People

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Public Enemy - Power To The People
There's one drawback to digitizing my entire music collection. Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet is one of my favourite albums on the planet and I used to listen to it from start to finish. There was no gap between the songs. In fact, it was often difficult to tell where one track ended and the next began. It was all stitched together by Terminator X on those wheels of steel and the bomb squad.

Now that I listen to Fear of a Black Planet as twenty individual files, they don't bleed into one another the way they used to. Sure, I can remove pauses between the songs, but it's not quite the same somehow. Fear of a Black Planet wants to be one long MP3.

Today I'm sharing "Power to the People", mainly because it's a rarely heard cut from the album and it's got that crazy Flav "right about now" action at the end that sounded awesome on the old Walkman.

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Weekly MP3 - Today I Hate Everyone

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The Killjoys - Today I Hate Everyone
What happened to The Killjoys? This Hamilton, Ontario band had a series of radio hits in the mid-90s. This band doesn't even have a page on Wikipedia. No, this isn't them, that's another Killjoys.

If Mike Trebilcock, Gene Champagne or Shelley Woods is out there, let us know where you've been this past decade.

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Weekly MP3 - Wild Horses

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The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
This song is for my Valentine, Taryn. She loves this band, and she knows I don't. Nothing says love like sharing a song from a band you don't particularly care for.

I Choo-Choo-Choose You

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Weekly MP3: Woodstock

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Joni Mitchell - Woodstock
Joni Mitchell was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto on Sunday. That's reason enough to share one of my favourite Joni Mitchell songs.

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The Gandharvas - The First Day of Spring

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The Gandharvas - The First Day of Spring
Last time I shared some Rusty. That got me thinking about cool Canadian bands from the mid nineties that have disappeared. The Gandharvas broke with this ultra cool single "The First Day of Spring" and followed that up with a few more radio singles, including "Downtime", another very cool track.

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Weekly MP3: Groovy Dead

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Rusty - Groovy Dead
I've been listening to quite a bit of Rusty's Fluke album and I think it's highly underrated. I'm not sure what happened to these guys, but they were damn good.

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Weekly MP3: Don't Think Twice It's Alright

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Emily Haines and James Shaw - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Taryn picked up Help! A Day In The Life Of, a benefit disc for children of war. This cut, a Bob Dylan cover by the people behind Metric, is really sweet.

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Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto

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James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
We lost James Brown today. You had to dig James Brown. Ask any Public Enemy fan what kind of an influence James Brown was - "Funky Drummer" and "Sex Machine" were sampled like crazy.

It's Christmas and I can't think of a better song to share than "Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto". Merry Christmas everybody, and James Brown... rest in peace.

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