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I Like This: Community Chorus Project

Published on August 27th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

After thirty-two high school students from North Carolina recorded this version of REM’s “Everybody Hurts,” the band was so impressed that they sent out an email to all their fans with their highest endorsement.  ... Read More


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I Like This: Kill the Autocrat

Published on August 27th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Something that might fill the gap left by the lack of any new material from Rage Against the Machine.  Lead vocalist/rapper OB is the “musical spokesperson” for the United Steel Workers of America.  The group has ... Read More


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The Recommendation Project Part 7: Steve Jobs’ Greatest Hits

Published on August 26th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

There's no question that Steve Jobs and Apple changed the music industry with iTunes, the iPod and the iPhone.  But let's go back to those iconic TV commercials featuring those cool and often previously unknown songs.  What are your best song discoveries that came through those iPod ads?

I've started things off with "Taking California" by Propellerheads, the very first song used in the very first iPod commercial.  Gimme your favourites.

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Music (and Video) from the Inbox

Published on August 24th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

 

Here's a round-up of the music submissions I've received in the last few days.  These are the tracks that made the cut.

If you have something you'd like me to hear, directions on how to submit music for evaluation can be found under "Music Submissions" on the left-hand side of this page.

 

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The Jack Layton Funeral Playlist

Published on August 23rd, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Just one look at the papers today will tell you how much of an impact Jack Layton had on Canadian politics.  Tributes continue to pour in.  

Earlier today, I asked for suggestions for musical tributes. What songs would be most appropriate for a Jack Layton Memorial Playlist?  Here's how you responded.

 

 

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This Week’s Top 11 Playlist

Published on August 20th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

I’m working with a company called Mediazoic to design a stream for the website which will be updated every Friday.  This post is a test to see how well the code works.  But it’s a big a ... Read More


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Music (and Video) from the Inbox

Published on August 20th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

The inbox filled up with more interesting stuff this week. After going through all of it, here's some cool new stuff I can recommend. Jealov*Is And Of The*Atari Teenage Riot*Tori Amos*Hipster Death Squad*Lucy Rose*Two Wounded Birds ... Read More


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Rediscovering Great Old Bands

Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Although I spend an ungodly number of hours listening to new music, I sometimes need to take a break. That's when I start combing through my music collection at random in an effort to rediscover the genius of older bands that I'd frankly forgotten about. Here's a list of five groups worth examining again. ... Read More


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Do You Wanna Go FASTER?

Published on August 19th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

If you've ever been to an annual exhibition with a midway, you know this ride or one just like it. And along with nausea it induced, you probably remember the music. ... Read More


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I Like This: Chris Isaak

Published on August 17th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Chris “Wicked Game” Isaak has a new album entitled Beyond the Sun on which he covers classic songs from the Sun Records catalogue.  Most of this material was recorded live off the flow at Sun Studio ... Read More


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I Like This: §wålløW k∑¥

Published on August 17th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

It’s pronounced “Swallow Key,” the project of Eujene Oakden (or as he writes it, euJene oaKden.) It’s tribal dance, but what I really dig is the whacked-out use of the “insert symbol” function in Word.   ... Read More


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I Like This: Gotye

Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Alan Cross

Cool-sounding song via Andrew, a Canadian ex-pat living in Brisbane, Australia.  Apparently, this track by Gotye is extremely hot this now... Read More


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