CJLO is Concordia University’s one and only radio station. 100% non-profit and run almost entirely by volunteers, below is the first of two compilations made up of sessions that were recorded in studio of some pretty incredible bands including Wintersleep, METZ, PS I Love You, Soupcans, Women and Fucked Up performing their opus “Year of the Pig”.
Posted in Fucked Up, Fucked Up Damain Abraham Mike Haliechuk Sandy Miranda Josh Zucker Jonah Falco Ben Cook David Eliade David Comes To Life, Metz, PS I Love You
Tagged CJLO, Concordia University, Fucked Up, Metz, PS I Love You, Radio, Soupcans, Wintersleep, Women
It seems like I’m saying this quite often these days but NIN’s The Downward Spiral turning 20 really makes me feel old. I remember this CD being on all the time, and knowing every bit of it, it was and still in a modern musical masterpiece.
I saw them live in concert twice that year the album was released…the show took the album to a whole other place…I can still remember as NIN took the stage at Molson Park we looked up and these birds were flying over and the sun was going down…it gives me shivers to type that.
Check out this video of Morrissey & Johnny Marr of The Smiths being interviewed by a classroom full of British students on a 1984 TV show called Data Run. The kids ask questions like “Why are you called The Smiths?” and “Why do you hold flowers while you sing?”….then Morrissey and Marr perform a brief, acoustic version of “This Charming Man,” with the school children singing the chorus.
It’s a very cool look into band that was on the verge of stardom and subside.…..and they also got Morrissey’s first name wrong.
Posted in Johnny Marr, Johnny Marr. The Smiths, Morrissey, The Smiths, Uncategorized
Tagged 1984, Alternative rock, Andy Rourke, British TV, Data run, England, indie pop, Johnny Marr, Manchester, Mike Joyce, Morrissey, The Smiths
“Mimi on the Beach” comes from Jane Siberry‘s second album 1984′s ‘No Borders Here’. Below I’ve included not only the video for the song that got quite a bit of airplay on Much Music back in the day but also the original 7 minute and 38 second version of the song that can be found on ‘No Borders Here’. CFNY out of Toronto was the first station to really get behind the track.
The photo I’ve included with this post is by photographer Trevor Hughes and is part of his Jane Siberry, backstage series on Flickr. © All rights reserved
Posted in Canada, Jane Siberry, Music, Toronto
Tagged Alternative rock, ambient pop, CFNY, Jane Siberry, Mimi on the Beach, MuchMusic, new wave, no borders here, post-punk, Trevor Hughes, video