This is a music appreciation blog featuring a variety of Kul Pop music. Any MP3s and images on this site are for sampling and introductory purposes only. If you like what you hear please support the artist buy buying their music. If you represent an artist featured on this site and would like a file removed, email me. Or if you have any tracks or cds you want to get to me for possible addition to my blog please email me.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I'm going to try and post a favourite track or remix from the 80's every Wednesday if I can manage to get the time to do it.

I caught a few episodes of the singing show 'Celebrity Duets' (Jai should have been in the finale) and was really impressed with Alfonso Ribeiro when he sang with Chaka Khan. So off the Arif Mardin produced cd 'I Feel For You' today I'm making available the song 'I Feel For You'. The track features Stevie Wonder and Grandmaster Mel and is one of those songs that always puts a smile on my face.

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You MP3

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Chaka Khan - Best Of CD BUY

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


These days many prime-time television shows take advantage of playing a variety of music during their program. Shows like 'The O.C.' and 'Grey's Anatomy' have made it a large part of their viewing experience and have released a number of cds featuring the music used in the show.

Back in 1999 FOX aired a series called 'Get Real' that featured Jon Tenney, Debrah Farentino, Anne Hathaway, Eric Christian Olsen and Jesse Eisenberg as the Green family. It was a fairly well written family drama that unfortunately didn't make it past one season. During an outdoor birthday party scene in one episode a song came on that caught my ear as some guests had fun jumping on a trampoline. I investigated and found out the track was called 'Alive' by a singer named 'Jennifer Brown'. I picked up her cd 'Vera' and have often enjoyed coming back to this feel good track. It looks like she released a second cd titled 'Home' in 2003 but I haven't heard it. Available for a limited time for download is an MP3 of Alive, I hope you like it.

Jennifer Brown - ALIVE MP3

Monday, October 23, 2006


I really enjoyed Tahiti 80's cd 'Puzzle' and the single 'Heartbeat' that were released in 2000. I took a listen to their 2002 cd 'Wallpaper For The Soul' and didn't like what I heard so I never bought a copy (I may revisit that cd before their concert). I just got a copy of the U.S. release of their latest album 'Fosbury' (due out November 14th) and it is great to hear the band back in good form. The U.S. release has a couple of exclusive tracks and comes with a Limited Edition 4 track Bonus EP. The first single 'Changes' is a great slice of French Pop, and overall I really enjoy the record. The group is about to start a tour in North America that bring's them to Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern on November 18th.

As my MAC now seems to be letting me to use YouSendIt again, I've made available 2 tracks from the U.S. release. The first is one of the exclusive tracks 'Chinatown', as well as a track from the bonus EP, a cover of The Turtles classic 'Happy Together'. These are up for a limited time so get them while you can.

You can also download their song 'Jah Paradise' right now on their 'MySpace' website.

Tahiti 80 - Chinatown (exclusive to U.S. release) MP3

Tahiti 80 - Happy Together (Turtle's cover) MP3

Tahiti 80 - Fosbury BUY

Sunday, October 22, 2006


I had the great pleasure of seeing The Feeling live in Toronto last night. They put on an amazing energy filled live set that proved they should have been the headliners (instead of The Fray). In the lineup to get into the gig I did mention to some teenage girls that they will really like the opening band and that I thought they were better than the headliners. If they didn't agree with me after seeing the concert they don't know their music.

I was also lucky enough the meet all the guys in The Feeling after their set as they came out in the entrance area of the Kool Haus to meet their fans. I heard Dan talking about how much he enjoyed visiting Las Vegas, and they all seemed eager to break into the North American market once the album is released here. They were all very nice and I even managed to get my picture taken with them before heading in to give The Fray a listen (they didn't impress me, somewhat boring and the songs tend to all sound the same).

The good news is The Feeling will be on tour in North America in March 2007 when Interscope finally releases 'Twelve Stops And Home'. I picked up a cool 2 disc promo package of the Sewn cd single and a DVD of the Sewn music video at a shop in the U.S. and on it the label says the album will be out in September 2006 but I guess the record company decided to delay the release. I just hope that the label over here gives the disc the proper promotion it deserves as it is definitely one of the best records of 2006. A great band that deserves to be huge around the world.

Setlist: The Feeling , Kool Haus , Toronto , October 21st, 2006

(Intro music)
I Want You Now
Never Be Lonely
Fill My Little World
Join With Us
Love It When You Call

Monday, October 16, 2006


Check out Unkle Bob's 'MySpace' site to listen to four tracks by the band. They've just released a new single titled 'The Hit Parade' and their new album 'Sugar & Spite' is released in the U.K. on October 23rd. They might appeal to fans of bands like The Feeling (who I hope to see this Saturday opening for The Fray), but sound a bit mellower.

Monday, October 09, 2006


Last night I went to see U.K. superstar Lily Allen at her first ever gig in North America at the sold out Lee's Palace in Toronto. DJ/Producer Mark Ronson opened up for her spinning an okay set before Lily came on around 10pm. Unfortunately Lily's vocals got drowned out by the music at the beginning coming from her live bass player and keyboard/programmer. It improved slightly during the very short 35 minute set, but the crowd reacted like they couldn't get enough of her. It would have been nicer to have a longer set, she could have done some more b-sides and some of the covers that she has performed live in the U.K.. I'm sure she will be back soon at a larger venue, not bad for an artist that has yet to receive any major radio play in the city.

Set List:

Nan You're A Window Shopper
Shame For You
Knock Em Out
Littlest Things
Friday Night

Friend Of Mine