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Introducing: The Sheepdogs

2 Nov

For such a small population, Canada does put forth a lot of musical talent into the world. The Sheepdogs are no exception. Pushed into the spotlight by the “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?” contest put on by the Rolling Stones Magazine, this Saskatoon band is starting to get their name heard. With the band struggling for exposure since their inception in the Canadian prairies, the news of winning the contest couldn’t have been sweeter news to their ears.

And with a sound reminiscent from the 1960’s and 70’s that could easily fool you into thinking you accidentally flipped to the classic rock station, its nice to hear the blend of modern and classic rock in their music. Catching a glimpse of the band members will further make you wonder what decade this really is as well, yep, that’s a lot of hair. You can check out more from the Rolling Stones Magazine here.

While you may recognize the track “I Don’t Know”, I urge you to explore some of their other tracks that are just as good. So with that said, add them to your playlist, click around YouTube, and enjoy the music that is The Sheepdogs.

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Music for Today

2 Sep

Another day begins to the sound of rain on the window. Here are some fitting songs to any morning. Enjoy.

A Taste of Carnival: Rio 2011

8 Mar

Carnival only happens once a year, and is rooted in Catholic tradition. The festival occurs 40 days before Easter, and can be symbolized as the farewell to bodily pleasures before lent begins. And while many Catholic communities around the world celebrate, the most well known party happens in Rio de Janeiro. Pamela Anderson and football legend Ronaldinho made appearances this year, and bonus points for a samba dancing stormtrooper group. As Carnival wraps up in Brazil, take a look at some of the highlights in color and costume.

Photos courtesy of the Belfast Telegraph

More photos from CNN here.

Happy Valentines Day

14 Feb

Even though I don’t have a valentine today, I don’t mind wishing a good Vday to everyone else. So whether its a a true Valentines Day, or a ‘Valiumtine Day’ please enjoy my favorite Katie Melua song on this day.

Beat Box Champion of the World

28 Jan

This title gets thrown around quite a bit. I grew up listening to Rahzel, one could say he was one of the beat box innovators, bringing this unique style of vocals to life. “If your mother only knew” was one of the very first works by him that hooked me right away. And when anyone mutters the words beat box I automatically hear that song in my head. The art of beat box has definitely taken off, and has spawned a great number of talented beat box aficionados. One of which is making some waves lately is Eklips from France. You can check out vids by both Rahzel and Eklips below. Listen, Watch, Enjoy.

The B Train Band

24 Oct

Skimming the homepage of CNN today was a little story on these guys. If you don’t want to lug your instruments onto the train to perform, you can always just bring your iPhone. This is a band called AtomicTom and they recently performed an entire song on the B Train in New York City. The catch is they only brought their iPhones (and a an amp). Ive seen alot of train musical acts on my travels, but never one like this. Granted I still dislike the entire iPhone empire, I’ll let it slide this time for doing something so cool with an iPhone app and bringing some smiles to peoples faces on their commute.

You can check out their facebook fanpage here.

The Beauty of Time Lapse

29 Sep

I was recently introduced to 2 videos from 2 friends, and I thought they were so good that I was obligated to share them. One video documents Hong Kong, and was shown to me by a friend there, the other is of Mexico City, and was shown to me by a friend who is from there as well. They both deal alot with time lapse, which is quickly becoming a favorite technique of mine, and these works only further inspire me. I think they are well put together, much props to the creators who took so much time to do them, check them out below!

Both are on Vimeo, so check them out here: Hong Kong, Mexico City.