In case you haven’t noticed, we have added Cookie Bob’s latest edition of Cookie Crumbs to the Exclusive page. It’s a very cool collection of some of Bob’s first tapings of the band starting in 1996. There are some songs in this collection that I had forgotten that we had once played live. If you have some time you can stream the collection for free or, better still, throw your eight bucks into our hat and download the collection. In any case…enjoy.
For those of you that can access the CBC: This Beat Goes On and Rise Up, the documentaries on the history of Canadian music in the 1970s and ’80s will be on CBC Aug. 27th, Sept. 3rd., Sept. 10th and Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. EST on all nights. Michael and Margo are interviewed in This Beat Goes On about the influence of the 70’s scene on the Junkies music and about the Junkies contribution to the 80’s scene in Rise Up.
In case you need a second opinion here is some more stuff about Lee Harvey Osmond from Paul Cantin, the long time No Depression beat writer:
If you haven’t already checked out “A Quiet Evil” you should do so…I’m pretty sure you’ll like it….
Just in case you folks haven’t had the chance to check out some of the other artists on the new Latent Recordings website, I thought I’d point the occasional finger…in a good way…
Lee Harvey Osmond is the brainchild of Tom Wilson who has been on the music scene as long as we have. His new creation includes a whole lot of Latent friends including Josh and Andy from The Skydiggers as well as a couple of duets with Margo, Alan and Pete doing their thing and me playing some wacky lead guitar and sitting in the producers chair. It’s and incredible album and something of which we are all extremely proud.
Please take the time to listen to the album and if you like it, buy it. You’ll be doing your part to support inspired independant music.
We just received word that the show in Vancouver Tuesday night has been cancelled by the promoter. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Some of you have no doubt noticed that the download section is not retaining your CC info, which is forcing you to re-enter the info each time you purchase a download. The company responsible for this is aware of the situation and is working on correcting it. Sorry, about this, we know that it is a hassle and we appreciate your patience. We’ll hopefully have it fixed soon.
We’ve added three new cover songs to ‘neath your covers, part 2 in the Exclusive section of the site. Just click and scroll down until you find the section or you can access them directly through the players located at the bottom of this blog entry. You can listen for free and hopefully that will inspire you to throw a few bucks into our hat by downloading a song or two.
The songs we’ve added are two Neil Young songs, Don’t Let It Bring You Down and Love In Mind, which we performed at the Massey Hall tribute show. We recorded these during rehearsals for the show so we caught them in their early phase. We have been performing Don’t Let It Bring You Down at pretty much every concert over the past couple of months so it has already begun to spin in a different direction and it is quickly becoming one of our favourite live “moments” each night. I think Love In Mind is one of Neil’s hidden gems. It’s a very quirky song which he composed on piano and, as far as I know, played it exclusively as a solo piano piece, so we had to do a bit of re-arranging to transform it into a guitar based, band song. It’ one of those pining love songs inspired by the road (our contribution to that genre is At The End Of The Rainbow from the Miles From Our Home album. Its a hidden track…remember that craze….so you have to play Those Final Feet and use the player to advance forward) The third song that we’ve added is a cover of the Rolling Stones No Expectations. We were asked to contribute a song to an alt-country tribute to the Rolling Stones. We recorded Moonlight Mile for the album, but while we were at it we decided to also take a crack at No Expectations for the sheer fun of it (and also so that I could fool around with my newly purchased National Resolectric guitar). Once the tribute album is released (there is no fixed release date just yet but it will probably be this Fall) you will be able to listen to and purchase Moonlight Mile from this site as well, but in the meantime …there is No Expectations. Enjoy.
If you live west of the Mississippi (or are planning to be in the West in the coming few weeks) make sure that you check out our tour schedule. We are doing a bunch of dates with Son Volt as a co-bill. It should make for an excellent night of music. If you can’t be there in person then follow along by checking back to this page every few days. I’ll try and keep it updated with photos and incoherent ramblings.
CBC Radio is broadcasting the June 10th Massey Hall Tribute to Neil Young live in two parts on June 29th and July 6th.
And, the show is available for streaming in its entirety for the next 12 months at: http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/cod/concerts/20090610young
Be gentle; this is my first blog post!