I cannot believe February went by quickly and I know I did not mention about my birthday on the blog as I forgot about it. We’re already onto March and there’s several events coming up in terms of concerts and various activities in Ottawa.
I’ve recovered from the cold, fever and sore throat as it seems like people have been sick during the final week of February.
The photo shown on top was the Great Bloomers show which happened last Friday at Cafe Dekcuf. I had the opportunity to chat with the frontman of the band. The interview aired on the March 2nd radio show. Luckily, the co-hosts returned to the show after being absent for 2 weeks.
I’m enjoying the Blue Microphones Yeti as the voiceover for Wild 10 Countdown was recorded on the mic. Hope you will like the minor change in quality.
During the live part of the show, there were new tracks by Snailhouse and Kool Krys as they just released new songs and both are excellent! Both of them have ties to Ottawa. Finally played Montreal’s Domestic Crisis Group after the silliness in February from Chinese New Year to Chinese love songs and the change in a shortened program.
The playlist for the radio show is at this link.
The Wild 10 Countdown entry is at this link.
2011 Music Favourites So Far
I should keep track on what albums or singles that have caught my attention for remembering come year-end reviews and picks. I was late in the game in 2010 with the positive response to Beach House’s Teen Dream.
Here’s what caught my attention so far;
The Naked & Famous – songs are Punching In A Dream and Young Blood. The album, Passive Me, Aggressive You has not been released in North America yet. The album is considered a 2010 release in their homeland of New Zealand. It’s still new for North American listeners.
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes is the first time I picked up her album. I did not listen much from her first album. So far, I Follow Rivers has been my favourite track.
British Sea Power – Their album, Valhalla Dancehall has caught my interest. Their sound ranges from the likes of Arcade Fire to Kings of Leon. So far, they’re getting good buzz.
Tennis! – With the release of Marathon, their sounds bring up a 50s Pop feel and so far, the co-hosts have been enjoying them.
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Audio & Interview
The March 2nd radio show – press play to listen.
Interview – Great Bloomers