latest offering from neko case
occasionally my ipod thanks me for downloading new music that can be looped repeatedly without tire. until now my tastes have always veered towards alternative, rock, blues and even dipping slighting into country music like johnny cash and hank williams sr. but i came across neko case's latest cd, middle cyclone, a few months back, and it demanded a new category be added. one reviewer called her music "country noir" which really fits her style. after a few days of listening i bought several of her earlier albums; blacklisted, furnace room lullaby, and fox confessor brings the flood. i even picked up one of the new pornographers albums since she joins them as a vocalist for some recordings. i have to give her the credit for getting me back into practicing my guitar.
back to the point of this post. after listing to canada's 'the new pornographers', i tried to remember how many singers and groups i've listened to without realizing their canadians. just on my ipod alone I have the following (* means i knew they were canadians):
- bachman-turner overdrive
- barenaked ladies
- cowboy junkies *
- crash test dummies
- the guess who
- jeff healey band
- the new pornographers *
- shadowy men on a shadowy planet *
- the tragically hip *
- neil young
for the full list- see wiki's list of bands
on that note- '(hammy bar sound)
i'm getting ready to bid on my next tour. i was hoping for canada and getting closer to home but nothing will be available when i leave here. so i may be shooting for a domestic tour back in DC. i miss the nights of DC concert going and live performances of my favorite artists. one of the best concerts i saw in the district was the cowboy junkies at the 9:30 club. incredible.
i've also been craving more riding on my scooter, seeing actually dog parks, and being able to jog outside. i think i've seen two joggers since i've been in vlad. the scooter riding is doable but definitely not stress free when you're looking for the next pot hole to swallow you up.