Weekly MP3s


Billy Bragg - A New England

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Billy Bragg - A New England
Most people know "A New England" as a Kirsty MacColl song, but that version is actually a cover of this Billy Bragg original.

Courageously, Bragg has admitted he stole the melody from Thin Lizzy.

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Bad Brains - Pay To Cum!

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Bad Brains - Pay To Cum!
I couple of years ago I watched a documentary entitled American Hardcore that featured a great deal of Bad Brains.

If you're going to sample Bad Brains, start with "Pay To Cum!".

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k-os - Sunday Morning

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k-os - Sunday Morning
This song remains my daughter's go-to tune when she wants to sing aloud. I heard her belting it out the other day so I'm sharing it here for you.

For the record, my son's go-to sing aloud song is still "Goodnight Goodnight" by Hot Hot Heat. The kids dig the CanCon.

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Soul Asylum - Somebody To Shove

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Soul Asylum - Somebody To Shove
I really liked Grave Dancers Union from Soul Asylum. After that album, the band disappointed. Let Your Dim Light Shine didn't have much beyond "Misery", the lead single. Today, when I'm craving a little Soul Asylum, I always go back to GDU.

The best song on Grave Dancers Union, in my humble opinion, is "Somebody to Shove".

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The Pursuit of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now

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The Pursuit of Happiness - I'm An Adult Now
I still dig this tune from TPOH. I consider it one of ten essential Canadian tracks. You'll have to click through to learn why.

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Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros' Redemption Song for Martin Streek

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Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Redemption Song
Martin Streek's death has me feeling so sad. The world can mourn the King of Pop, I'm mourning the loss of a person I felt I knew, even though I doubt he knew my name.

On Monday night I wrote this, but it's the entry about Martin that I wrote back on May 18 that's on my mind...

I listened to CFNY (Edge 102) throughout the 90s. It was my favourite radio station, not just for the tunes but for the personalities. I can't remember a time at 102 before Martin Streek.

Martin Streek, if you're out there, let us know where you're at. You've been a familiar voice over Toronto airwaves for about 20 years and you'll be missed.

I remember writing that "let us know where you're at" line. I originally typed "let us know you're okay". I changed the sentence, thinking to myself that he's just lost his job, he hadn't died.

This city seems far less cool today than it did only a few days ago. Martin was so damn cool. He looked cool, he sounded cool, he promoted cool music and was always doing cool things. I wanted to be Martin Streek.

I'm assured a big public event in honour of Martin is being planned by those who knew him best. This city needs to assemble and do what he'd want us to do: arrive early and stay late. I'm sure we'll play this song. For Martin.

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Band of Horses - The Funeral

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Band of Horses - The Funeral
With all the free agent signings yesterday, I completely forgot the weekly MP3. Here it is a mere day late.

I'm sure you've all heard "The Funeral" by Band of Horses before, but just in case it's eluded a few of you, I urge you to download this MP3 and give it a listen. It's a fantastic tune.

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The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom

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The English Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
The English Beat are only The English Beat on this side of the pond, because there was already an American band known as The Beat. The Beat, errr, The English Beat had a funky ska sound and "Mirror in the Bathroom" was my favourite of their singles.

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The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey

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The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
"Just Like Honey," one of my favourite Jesus and Mary Chain songs, borrows Hal Blaine's famous drum intro from The Ronettes 1963 classic, "Be My Baby", produced and co-written by Phil Spector. Spector is currently serving 19 years to life for shooting actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California home.

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Dinosaur Jr. - Feel The Pain

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Dinosaur Jr. - Feel The Pain
This song popped up on my iPod yesterday and I was reminded how great it is. I actually think it's getting better with age.

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