Category Archives: Music

Co-founder of the Parachute Club dies of lung cancer


Parachute Club‘s Billy Bryans dies at 63 of lung cancer.

K-Pop Phenomenon and 2EN1


I am still trying to understand the phenomenon of K-Pop. I am amazed at the popularity of the group (2NE1) and their fan base. What’s more amazing is the fact that some of the younger generation seemed to not understand how I could “not know what K-Pop is”? Well I definitely know what it is now, after being formally “trained and quizzed on the music of K-Pop”. However, in case you don’t know, below is a link to one of the most popular bands in Asia.

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Rogers Video no more, time to get an Apple TV device


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The 2nd generation Apple TV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rogers Video no more, time to get an Apple TV device

Are you looking to rent a movie? Apple TV makes the process simple and easy. You also get access to a host of other bonus features. With Rogers Video officially putting an end to their video stores it’s now time for you to consider alternatives. Devices like an ATV can help to mitigate the transition. Straight from Apple’s website “The new Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos and more — right on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV using AirPlay. Best of all, Apple TV is just $109″. It connects to Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube, WSJ and other services. I’ve had it for 2+ years and have no complaints.

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees gravely ill in hospital


http://www.thestar.com/mobile/news/world/article/1161688–bee-gee-robin-gibb-gravely-ill-in-hospital

Finally a gaming device that won’t gather dust


Xbox 360

Xbox 360 (Photo credit: emelgeek)

It’s amazing to see how we consume media. No longer to we care about cable and satellites dishes. Alright, I am exaggerating a bit, but there is a definite shift in the landscape. Gaming devices, like the Xbox 360 and PS3 have now turned into media devices. Microsoft claims that Xbox users are now consuming more music and video content. How long will it last? I suspect that this is a permanent change. We want to consume content on our own schedule. We don’t mind watching old content on Netflix, with the odd sprinkle of updated series.  We want Hulu and streaming radio. We want to watch sports on-demand. We are seeing people spend hours online searching YouTube and watching homemade content. I imagine that we may start to see a run on people simply buying these devices for media. With Roku, AppleTV, and other devices doing so well the only winners maybe broadband providers. The times are definitely changing and advertisers better figure out quickly where they fit in the new media device world.

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AC/DC Release New Song and worldwide concert tour dates


I actually not a big time rock fan. However, for some odd reason I like some songs from this group. In any case, enjoy!

The band’s November 9 show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden sold out within 15 minutes as did the November 21 Columbus, Ohio, gig at that city’s Schottenstein Center. Toronto fans took all of 30 minutes to snap up sell every single ticket for the 25,000-seater Rogers Centre.

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Isaac Hayes dead at 65 – Shaft


First it was Bernie Mac, now it is Isaac Hayes, from Shaft fame. Soul singer and “chef,” Isaac Hayes was found dead this morning at age 65.

Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film “Shaft,” has died, sheriff’s officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday.
Singer Issac Hayes seen performing in the U.K. last year. Hayes was found dead Sunday at age 65.

Singer Issac Hayes seen performing in the U.K. last year. Hayes was found dead Sunday at age 65.
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Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff’s department said.

No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.

Hayes was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records in Memphis, playing in the studio’s backup band and crafting tunes for artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave in the 1960s.

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The GTA Patriot Indie Band/Group of the Year – The Carps


The CarpsThe Carps are from Scarborough, a pretend hood in Toronto. They are a duo that plays music for human ears. Having two people in a band can be a liberating thing, as it has been seen. Such a shame they are so young — had they come around any earlier they could’ve taken credit for more than a few novel ideas. With the EP the Young & Passionate Days of Carpedia VOL.2, the two ragamuffin soul rockers deliver the promise to set themselves far apart from elephants, swirly red and white candy, beards, brothers and sisters, and Phil Collins. The Carps stand alone. They sound like nothing you could imagine, and everything you’d like to.The Carps thrive on ingenuity and vicissitude. Newness always! Therefore the captain of the ship, Neil White, wielding his disheveled bass and a wonky synthesizer, steers this raw emotion into a palatable and progressive direction. All this while never leaving his “mindless self-indulgent” duct tape Punk Rock days far behind him. Perhaps the jungles of Sri Lanka still run through his veins, though he could never lose the class and distinction that only he, as a real British bloke, could carry.

CarpsJahmal Tonge is the soul junkie. Growing up on asexual legends like Michael Jackson and Prince, it was sifting through his father’s record collection that exposed to him to Motown, Stax, Soul music! These are the sounds that are at the heart of The Carps. From behind his drum kit, or with his guitar strapped and his MPC drum machine at his side, Jahmal soulfully screams his soul- ful, soul-catching, soul-baring soul in a raw way… It’s the only way he knows. It was Bold, Black, Christian women that led him that direction. Discernibly, the sight and sounds of the Caribbean still stick. Hearing the tropical wind blow through an open church tent as a woman cries out to God, tearing her vocal cords from the deepest part of her being, will change a temerarious young boy.

The band released The Young & Passionate Days Of Carpedia on Tuesday March, 13th, 2007.

 

http://www.urbnet.com/thecarps/go.html

http://torontoist.com/2007/11/indie_beer_indi.php

http://www.offtheradarmusic.com/2007/09/toronto-finds-part-un-carps.html

the Carps


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