Friday, February 14, 2014

In honour of Valentine’s Day, “The Book of Love” cover by Peter Gabriel.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

And just for good measure, “Alcohol” by the Barenaked Ladies.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Seriously addicted to this song this summer.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

colchrishadfield:

With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.

Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.

Further proof that Canada rocks. Love everything about this.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
meettheprismjury:

ANDREW POWELL
Who are you? W. Andrew Powell — writer, photographer, and geek.
What do you do? Career Highlights? I’m an entertainment junkie—I write about music, film, television, and gadgets. I’ve been running The GATE, an online entertainment magazine, for over 10 years now, which is a highlight unto itself. Surviving ten years of covering NXNE, CMW, and TIFF has to be another one. Number one with a bullet though is the fact that I love talking to passionate people who love what they do.
What makes a good video? What stood out about your picks? There is no single thing that defines a great video—it just takes passion, vision, and clever storytelling. My choices jumped out at me on the very first viewing, and they elevated the songs. Most of all though, I think the videos I picked worked so well because they offered a fresh perspective.

Yep, that’s me. I’m a judge for a new award—the Prism Awards—recognizing Canadian music videos. Finalists will be announced next week.

meettheprismjury:

ANDREW POWELL

Who are you?
W. Andrew Powell — writer, photographer, and geek.

What do you do? Career Highlights?
I’m an entertainment junkie—I write about music, film, television, and gadgets. I’ve been running The GATE, an online entertainment magazine, for over 10 years now, which is a highlight unto itself. Surviving ten years of covering NXNE, CMW, and TIFF has to be another one. Number one with a bullet though is the fact that I love talking to passionate people who love what they do.

What makes a good video? What stood out about your picks?
There is no single thing that defines a great video—it just takes passion, vision, and clever storytelling. My choices jumped out at me on the very first viewing, and they elevated the songs. Most of all though, I think the videos I picked worked so well because they offered a fresh perspective.

Yep, that’s me. I’m a judge for a new award—the Prism Awards—recognizing Canadian music videos. Finalists will be announced next week.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I have nothing against Adele, but why was her boring song made for Skyfall when Muse made “Supremacy”, which is clearly the best James Bond song in years?

If you haven’t heard “Supremacy” yet, check out this live version from the iTunes Festival.

Friday, June 22, 2012

popculturebrain:

Julie Fowlis - “Touch the Sky”

‘Brave’ may not have been a musical proper, but it used soundtrack in certain places that evoked classic Disney. What you’re picturing in your head for this song is exactly how it was shown in the movie. Merida could have opened her mouth to sing it (instead of it just playing in the background) and I wouldn’t have been surprised.

(via thesecondtotheright)

Absolutely loved the music in Brave. Wonderful stuff. The Scottish accent gives me chills.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Elise LeGrow - “No Good Woman”

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gordie Sampson - “Sunburn”

Stumbled on this song again today and instantly became re-addicted to it.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Simpsons - “See My Vest”