Monday, April 30, 2012

April Shananigans: Fading Memories

Swells and sways, notes and harmonies. Nothing but passing moments and fading memories.
-Gutter, why you feel so special? Can't you see another man's mess is your guest house?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Shananigans: Dude...

One of my favourite bands LIVE at the shoe tonight... life is good.

-Done so much wrong I can't remember what's right

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Shananigans: Pulled from the Trenches

Sometimes, when life is at it's craziest and most difficult, it's good to stop and remind yourself that life is, in fact, still pretty awesome.

-Waking up early to get there before anyone else can

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Shananigans: Take Control

Today's going to be a good day... not because I THINK so, but because I SAID so.

-Like sun rays breaking through the cloud's paper armor

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Shananigans: Crossover

Just wonderful, mind altering, assumption-shifting music.

-Thank you for everything that you've given nothing

Monday, April 23, 2012

April Shananigans: Monday morning

The start of another week... full of potential, excitement, fear and anticipation.

-I have nothing to say that hasn't been sung.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April Shananigans: Old Man

I've been listening to this song every morning on my birthday since I was 14.

-It's not that I can't, it's that I won't.

Friday, April 20, 2012

April Shananigans: Tonight!

Rock will be rolled... and that makes me happy. See you at the Velvet Underground, 10pm sharp!

-I'm just a slave to the riff, when it cracks the whip I feel divine.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April Shananigans: Fantasize

Mmmmmm... that feels just right.

-Talking 'bout all the things we used to do but never talk about

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Shananigans: The Grind

Some days, you just want to put a bullet between the eyes of every panda that wouldn't fuck to save it's species... and that's, ok.

-Do your worst and I'll show you how soft you really are

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April Shananigans: All our yesterdays

I woke up this morning and something in me felt so funky it smelled bad.

-Choose your weapon to use your weapon

Monday, April 16, 2012

April Shananigans: The Start

Here's one way to start a monday... another would be moping about the office, complaining about the week ahead.
But yeah... that doesn't sound fun at all.

-My words roll like thunder, lightning shoots from my eyes

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Shananigans: Breathe

It's a rainy Sunday, which in my books means listening to acoustic versions of your favourite songs all day.

-Dark days and bright eyes leave simple words and pious lies

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April Shananigans: Take it easy

Today will be a slow day. As such, one needs an appropriate soundtrack.

-Counting your stars like lights shining from the corners of your mind

Friday, April 13, 2012

April Shananigans: Hey buddy!

Fuck yes Friday, fuck yes. See you at the Massey tonight, Buddy.

-Before you walk on up outta here, think about what you're leaving

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April Shananigans: Favourite Sins

Today is my day... this riff tells me so.

-Take my heart by the hand, lead it past your stare's command

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Shananigans: Wither away

Generations over, what really hooks people on music is when it's performed with passion. Take notes, kids.

-I'm losing my edge so I'll be blunt

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Shananigans: Slow Start

It's a slow song for a slow morning.  I hope yours picks up soon.

-As I walk through the streets of my younger days

Monday, April 9, 2012

April Shananigans: Some things stay the same

At the core... we are who we are. So be it.

-Real men never have to share

Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Shananigans: Home

It's great to have on your mind...sometimes difficult to have in your eyes.

-Everything you never said was enough to say what was needed

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Shananigans: Day off

Nothing is better than a little day off.  Except maybe this song.

-Take my outreaching hand, lend me the other

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Shananigans: Sun, come out and play

I've noticed that it is impossible to have a bad day when I start it with this song.

Happy long weekend!

-I'll wipe that smile off your face

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Shananigans: Running from Arthropods

For anyone who has ever been in a band... Trigger Effect has captured the shit we have to go through to near perfect video description. Also, this is an awesome song.

-Build me up, tear me down with this wrecking ball

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Shananigans: My way or the Highway

Just a damned well written song is what it is.

-Tie me up with words so that we say the same thing

Monday, April 2, 2012


In a long-standing tradition (3 years), I traditionally do something really artsy-fartsy during my birth month and just post a bunch of awesome music that I happen to be listening to each day.  Let's just claim that my earlier post about The Archives happened in an alternate reality where it was actually March.

Let's start it all of with a song that takes me way back.  Cheers to asbestos-infested loft jam spaces in the English country side.

File Away for Later

During CMW, one sees a lot of new music, however, at times, great new finds come not from a live show, but from some of the stranger, darker corners of the festival.  I've watched Audioblood grow into a solid, established artist dev shop and each year, I look forward to their mixtapes, usually released at CMW and NXNE.  Inevitably, there is a lot of filler on there that I don't really care for, however, nearly always, I find at least one solid gem.

This year's gem was The Archives from Toronto. A four-piece rock band true to form, there is nothing massively unique about this setup or sound except their songwriting (which, of course, one could argue is all that matters).  Blending elements of pop, punk, folk and rock that draw inspiration from countless musical generations past, the sound that emerges is a simple yet uniquely 'theirs.'  Just another great indie rock band emerging from the GTA.

Check their live video for Sheep's Clothing below, however, if you want to hear my favourite track, Tiger Hugs, go over to Audioblood and download the free mixtape.

-I got that gun in your hand