Barenaked Ladies coming to the Mariposa Folk Festival

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The organizers of this years Mariposa Folk Festival have just announced that the Barenaked Ladies have joined this years bill, which also includes Matt Anderson and Bruce Cockburn. The “ladies” have been going strong now for almost 29 years and now they bring their lighthearted pop/rock style to the festival stage.

In a “Six degrees of separation” type of situation the Barenaked Ladies will be sharing the stage that weekend with legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn, as most of you will remember (well I hope you do) the Barenaked Ladies covered the Bruce Cockburn song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” back in 1991 on the Cockburn tribute album Kick at the Darkness…..will they get together that weekend, we can only hope.

The 57th annual Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 7, 8 & 9, 2017 at Tudhope Park in Orillia.

Get your tickets now HERE.

 

 

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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That’s great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs,
Don’t mis-serve your own needs
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no, strength,
The ladder starts to clatter
With a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a combat site
Left her, wasn’t coming in a hurry
With the Furies breathing down your neck

Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh oh, overflow, population, common group
But it’ll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

Six o’clock, T.V. hour, don’t get caught in foreign tower
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn
Lock him in uniform, book burning, bloodletting
Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a motive, step down, step down
Watch your heel crush, crush, uh oh
This means no fear, cavalier, renegade and steering clear
A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline

It’s the end of the world as we know it (I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)
I feel fine (I feel fine)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)

The other night I drifted nice continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck, right, right

It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)

It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it (time I had some time alone)
It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (time I had some time alone)

Written by John Michael Stipe, Michael E. Mills, Peter Lawrence Buck, William Thomas Berry
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STOP EVERYTHING – GORILLAZ ARE BACK with the Donald Trump protest song ‘Hallelujah Money’ featuring Benjamin Clementine.

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The lyrics for ‘Hallelujah Money’ are:

Here is our tree
That primitively grows
When we go to bed
Scare crows from the Far a-East
Come to eat its tender fruits
I have thought that the
Best way to protect our tree
Is by building walls
Walls like unicorns in full glory and galore
Even stronger than the walls of Jericho
Be glad then my friend
That in a few
We shall reap abundantly
What we’d always dreamt of havin
Enough of the starvin
It is love
That is the root of all evil
Not our tree
And thank you my friend
For trusting me

Hallelujah Money
Hallelujah Money

How will we know
When the morning comes
We are still humanz.
How will we know?
How will we dream?
How will we love?
How will we know?

Don’t worry my friend
If this be the end
Then so shall it be
Until we say so
Nothing will move
Ah, don’t worry
It is not against our morals
It’s legally tender
Touch my friend
What the whole world, and whole beasts of nations desire: power

Hallelujah Money
Cross the chemtrail sun
Hallelujah Money

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New music from Musical Visionary Josh Richardson “Murmings”

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Murmings is named after the phenomena of birds flying in seemingly random, yet co-ordinated patterns. Something you might recognize from the composition’s video, which is comprised of a found clip of foul performing this captivating act, repeated several times over for the course of approx. 30 minutes.

This piece, like A Warm Blanket, and Cosmogonies, is performed on solo guitar, with time delay and looping akin to ‘deep listening’ pioneer Pauline Oliveros’ Extended Instrument System (http://deeplistening.org/site/content/expandedmusicalinstruments). The track is entirely live and manipulated by the artist in real time. All three pieces may, as well, be presented as ‘home installations’ and / or gallery pieces, and will be collected in shorter versions, along with others in a ‘Collected Works for Solo Guitar.’

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New Music: Kid Koala “Adrift” featuring Emilíana Torrini

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Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Satellite is available January 20, 2017 on Arts & Crafts. http://www.kidkoala.com/musictodrawto

Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Satellite is an uncharted musical journey for the legendary scratch DJ, producer, and composer. Kid Koala’s fifth studio album is an expansive work of ambient electronic soundscapes and chilling ballads sung by Icelandic artist Emilíana Torrini. Created during the gelid Montreal winter, its eighteen movements tell a tale of discovery and loss through the lens of lovers separated by an early space mission to Mars. An album of many firsts for Eric San, this inaugural volume in the Music To Draw To series features Kid Koala collaborating with a vocalist, writing lyrical poetry, and producing and performing all instruments. Satellite is the renowned audio-collagist’s first non-sample-based record, instead using an array of synthesizers, keys, guitars, strings, turntables, noisemakers and San’s inventive recording techniques to lay out this heartrending musical story. The output is in stark, beautiful comparison an ambient masterpiece: over 72 atmospheric minutes of stardust settling over Kid Koala’s trove of turntables and sentiment.

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