Your New Cuckoo

Remember the first time you put on the album Good News for People Who Love Bad News? There was that short and somewhat abrasive “Horn Intro” and then the cool, soothing guitar of “The World At Large” started in. It’s a beautiful song and upon hearing the first plucked notes, I knew this was going to be a great album. Lucky Toronto-folk at the Broken Social Scene gig at the Sound Academy at the end of November were treated to Isaac Brock dropping in and doing a few tracks with the BSS kids, including “The World At Large“. It’s rare you find live clips with sound and video this good. Much respect to the camera person who captured this lovely moment to share with all of us.

People have solid views on the original singer versus the replacement singer debates. One of these that is particularly one-sided, is regarding Van Halen. It’s difficult to deny Diamond Dave on the showmanship front, but we sometimes forget he had a pretty great voice too. So along comes this little reminder in the form of the vocal track from 1984’s “Hot for Teacher”. I didn’t realize that he was nearly 30 when this recording was made but his voice is raspy and strong and his range has always been of note.

LCD Soundsystem featuring Kermit the Frog in their video for “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”:

I’m a fan of Justice. You’re a fan of Justice. And this clip from the upcoming A Cross the Universe DVD shows even Kanye West is a fan of Justice. Justice for all!

Word on the streets is that Doves are going to be putting out a new album next year.

Since I was little, I have always loved Bret Hart. He just had total knee replacement surgery and I just wanted to send a little love his way via the internet. Get well, get well soon, we want you to get well!

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