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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I wanted to wish any readers out there all the best of the Holiday Season, and I hope that 2009 is a great year for you.

I'm a few years late on this one but as I sorted through boxes of my cds I came across one from 2004 by Canadian songwriter Gordie Sampson titled "Sunburn". I had recently heard the track "You (Or Somebody Like You)" on the radio and cracked the shrinkwrap and took a listen to the whole album. It is fantastic, I wish I had been listening to it these last few years, I guess David Gray is a close comparison both vocally and musically. I knew Gordie was in Nashville writing hits for others artists but I highly recommend this cd (“Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood recently became Gordie's 2nd #1 hit with Underwood - the first being the smash hit "Jesus Take The Wheel" - a song Gordie received a Grammy for in 2007). Gordie co-writes with David Mead and Teitur on the album, and has recently released a new cd titled "For The Few And Far Between".

Check out the song "Which Song" by Max Tundra here, shades of Scritti Politti in the mix.

Canadian band "The Midway State" is starting to get airplay for their song "Never Again" from their debut album "Holes", worth taking a listen to for fans of bands like Snow Patrol and Coldplay.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


You heard it here first, rumours are that the Thompson Twins have been signed to perform at the 2009 Coachella Music Festival that takes place in Indio California. Hopefully it will be Tom, Alannah and Joe back together for the first time since the mid to late 80's. Not sure if this is a one off gig or if this will lead to further gigs and maybe a tour. If this gets confirmed this is great news for fans of the band that have been hoping for a reunion for many years.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Little Spirit: Christmas in New York airs Wednesday:

The animated Christmas special "Little Spirit: Christmas In New York" with music by Duncan Sheik and possibly an Imogen Heap track (her song could be called "It's Alright") airs this Wednesday on N.B.C. in the U.S. at 8pm.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Keane is scheduled to appear on the Ellen Degeneres show this Wednesday. They are playing a few intimate shows in L.A. but that appears to be it for North America right now as no proper tour dates are scheduled yet.

04 December 2008 Echo LA
05 December 2008 The Roxy LA
07 December 2008 Largo LA