Music I’ve Enjoyed
Have a read of what we listen to — we (or at least one of us) have enjoyed these albums and hope that you might too.
Andrew Doesn’t Sing
I don’t have a rabbit. I have a habit of listening to the CBC Radio 3 podcast from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (yes, that is redundant if you’re Canadian); there’s a new one every Friday.
Most of their podcasts have at least one or two songs that I listen to twice. All the music is by independent Canadian artists.
Its about the only new music I listen to. In fact, apart from raiding friends’ CD collections when babysitting for them, its the only musical talent that I have.
They have a pretty nifty weekly video podcast too, but it has just one music video with some funny stuff with the band or a CBC radio3 “personality” beforehand. You can watch them at their website.
Here is their music player, loaded up with my playlist of favourite songs:
When I buy music, its usually stuff I’ve heard on the CBC Radio 3 podcast. Here are some of the places I shop:
- Zunior (highly recommended – MP3, FLAC)
- 7Digital (recommended – MP3) – go through Quidco to get 4% back
- PureTracks (only place I found Arcade Fire in mp3 that I could download)
- Peter Shop (Katya found lots of Russian albums at this German site)
You should also browse the free stuff.
I own an iPod nano, just like most everyone else; It’s green. Katya has taken my previous iPod for her runs; It’s silver. I own some accessories for it:
- Logitech mm50 portable speakers (discontinued, but check eBay)
- Sennheiser PXC 250 noise canceling headphones (great for my airborne business trips)
- [amazon-product region="uk" text="Sony ICFC7IP" type="text"]B002LE8B9A[/amazon-product] iPod/radio alarm for my bedside
- A colourful sock, stolen from Tosha (reduces, but doesn’t eliminate, screen scratches)
I blogged about that lot: read it!
Grossman’s Tavern on Spadina Ave. in Toronto: Saturday afternoons are for the Happy Pals and their New Orleans Jazz.
My science teacher, Roberta, from my days in 1986 at the Ontario Science School, plays in the band. Its nice to know that if I ever find myself in Toronto that I still could enjoy their tunes live. If you do go, then please leave a comment here to tell me how good they still are (and if the wallpaper of the naked women is still there)!
(aside: this is the same pub where the late Jeff Healey used to play before he got famous; and probably still did even when he was).