Monthly Archives: January 2014

James Struthers: One Track Mind

Canadian singer/songwriter James Struthers has a new album out (available on iTunes) called ‘One Track Mind’…..and my song (‘Consuelo’) is on it.

For realz.

But aside from that obvious reason for me loving the album – he is really damn good.

Think Jack Johnson meets Jason Mraz meets John Mayer’s debut album.

Go forth and support Canadian indie music and buy some tracks or even better by the album – this artist truly deserves to be heard.

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“Mexican Monkey” by Daft Punk

Would like to thank Isa for pointing out yet again this morning my apparent ‘you’re terrible at song words Mommy’. The whole time I thought the lyrics to Daft Punk & Pharrell’s ‘Get Lucky’ was

We’re up all night ’til the sun
We’re up all night to get some
We’re up all night for good fun
We’re up all night to get lucky

But in fact (as I was informed by a screechy 5 year old and with her classic ‘you know nothing’ eye roll at 8AM ) the correct lyrics are as follows:

We’re up all night ’til the sun
We’re up all night to get some
We’re up all night for good fun
We’re up all night we’re a Mexican monkey

Apparently the monkeys in the song are “up all night looking for bananas. Because if they don’t Mommy they will starve. Don’t you know anything?”

Obviously not.

I stand corrected. And from this day forth, I vow to improve my song lyric knowledge.

As you were.

 

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Sanremo 2014

The 64th Sanremo Song Festival will be held in Sanremo from February 18-22.

Fabio Fazio will be hosting the Italian musical festival/competition.

Here are the dates for Festival di Sanremo 2014:

18 February – Night 1
19 February – Night 2
20 February- Night 3
21 February- Night 4
22 February-  Finale

And with all that said here are some Italian artists to check out….

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Robin Skouteris.

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Robin Skouteris. Love his remixes and mash ups.

This one is as the kids say ‘epic’.

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The 2014 Top 5 Laminated List

New year also means a newly revised top 5 laminated list.

Totally genius move on my part I know…it’s one of my favourite traditions – like how could it not be?

This year Donnie Wahlberg has been placed on the Top 5 Laminated List All-Star roster. He’s on the list every single year and the top 5 landscape is some prime real estate so he’s in a category all on his own.

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Top 5 Laminated List: 2014 Edition

Drum roll please…….

1. Adam Levine (obvious choice)

2. Gabriel Macht

3. Diego Klattenhoff

4. Ryan Gosling (again another obvious selection by me)

5. Scott Eastwood (I cannot wait to see him in the new series Chicago PD).

 

 

 

 

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SZA

New year…new artists to check out.

Up first – SZA and her track ‘Teen Spirit’.

 

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