Category Archives: MusicMonday

Friday Fun Link – As The Deadline for #skndpldr Membership Sales Hits, It’s Time For A Throwback @ryanmeili Jam :-)

This post is one part #MusicMonday, one part #ThrowbackThursday and one part #FridayFunLink. But since the deadline for Sask NDP membership sales is only a few minutes away, it’s time for everybody who’s worked so hard over the past few months to relax, unwind, have a cup of herbal tea and enjoy the evening. Then […]

Music Monday – “But I’ll miss you when you’re gone/That is what I do, hey, baby/And it’s going to carry on/That is what I do, hey, baby”

Prince and David Bowie and Gord Downie’s deaths all made an impact on me but Dolores O’Riordan is the first musician I remember dying who was almost exactly my age (she was 46, I’m 44 going on 45.) The Cranberries were a fixture during the late 80’s/early 90’s for myself and a lot of people with […]

Music Monday – “Here we are now/Entertain us”

I’ve seen this new version of Nirvana’s biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit” described a few different ways – changing all minor keys to major keys, the original being auto-tuned but, as noted in the edit on a Kottke.org post about the new version, it’s a bit more complex than that – the chord progression and […]

Music Monday – “My life’s a bit more colder/Dead wife is what I told her/Brass knife sinks into my shoulder/Oh babe don’t know what I’m gonna do”

It was a great way to kick off the New Year last night with Shea and I seeing a show at Casino Regina featuring Blake Berglund & Belle Plaine opening for The Dead South. All are great Saskatchewan artists but The Dead South are really hitting the big time – they’ve toured in Europe, won […]

Music Monday – “All the lights are shining/So brightly everywhere/And the sound of children’s/Laughter fills the air”

I was a bit surprised to see which was my most played song over the past month, narrowly defeating a handful of songs that I thought *could* be my most played. Anyhow, since I’ve ended up doing a month-long series of posts about cover versions of popular songs, why not finish off on Christmas Day […]

Music Monday – “I am a poor boy too/I have no gift to bring/That’s fit to give a King/Shall I play for you/On my drum?”

Continuing our December Music Monday theme of re-imagining well-known Christmas songs, let’s go to the ultimate fitting cover – Ringo Starr doing “Little Drummer Boy” (Hmm, I also unintentionally ended up featuring Christmas songs/covers by two of the four Beatles.  Perhaps that should’ve been the theme as well?) “The Little Drummer Boy” – Ringo Starr

Music Monday – “The party’s on/The feeling’s here/That only comes this time of year/Simply having a wonderful Christmastime”

Another re-imagined Christmas classic… “Wonderful Christmastime” – Tom McRae

Music Monday – “Once bitten and twice shy/I keep my distance/But you still catch my eye/Tell me, baby/Do you recognize me?/Well, it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

It hasn’t been consistent but over the years, I’ve often done one off or even a series of Christmas-themed  “Music Monday” song posts through December. I thought I’d do it again this year and have lots of ideas for this year’s series from a MetaFilter thread looking at the Wham song “Last Christmas” as well as various other songs […]

Music Monday – “She has tattooed tear drops/She don’t have to cry/Woman you won’t weep/Don’t you moan”

Always nice to get recommendations of bands you haven’t heard of from your patrons.  Here’s an interesting group I heard of today. From the band’s web site: The Stillhouse Poets are a roots duo from Regina, Saskatchewan, the heart of the Canadian prairies. Their influences are drawn deep from the musical well waters of the […]

Music Monday – “I grew up like my daddy did/My grandpa cleared this land/When I was five I walked the fence/While grandpa held my hand”

I don’t think I’ve ever posted this song for Music Monday but it’s one of my favourites of all-time. “Rain on the Scarecrow” – John Mellencamp Although I knew fairly early that I was never going to be a farmer (my standard line on the subject is that, growing up, I was more into books […]