Friday, April 30, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 12

















For today's set, I'm no doubt introducing these artists to most of you. They all hail from my neck of the woods - Atlantic Canada, where the East Coast music scene is perpetually hopping. Whether it's a kitchen party in someone's house, a club or a concert venue, music is as much a part of being Down East as the salt air rolling off the ocean.

I'll share some more traditional east coast sound with you in a future post. For today, here are some alternative rock artists I love grooving to. For more tunes, check out Travis at Trav's Thoughts.

1 - Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett

I don't wanna hang around
In someone else's scene
Fashionable people
Doing questionable things

So ditch him
He's no good for you
Ditch him
Do the switcheroo
Switch him
Switch him up with me


- Joel Plaskett




2 - Jerk - Kim Stockwood

Since you've been gone
I feel so much better
Cause I saw how mean you could be

I used to want
Some explanation
Now all I want is my Patsy Cline CD


- Sheridan / Stockwood



3 - Tall Trees - Matt Mays

Gonna sing you a song
Two hundred years in the ground
Tall trees hanging over the road
Feels like they're staring me down


- Matt Mays



4 - Adam's Rib - Melanie Doane

Once upon a time
I was just a little bone
I was just a little tiny rib
And the rib cage was my home

Some days I'd wonder
How it would feel
To be my own person
To eat my own meals

I never had to make a plan
Just be a little piece of a bigger man


- Melanie Doane



5 - The Other Man - Sloan

You know I want to keep my distance
Does it happen anyway?
He knows you're going to drift apart
And there's nothing he can say

I know that he's a stand-up guy
But that's none of my concern
We've all been in one situation
Or another - it's my turn

To be the other man
No one's sympathising
When you're the other man
That everyone despises


- Ferguson / Murphy / Pentland / Scott



Linda says You always have such an interesting mix of music for your Five on Fridays - love it!

Jamie says What Linda said. I depend on you to be my source for what is new and/or interesting. Great mix and I really love that Fashionable People video.

Bond says Just throwing new and different at us each week. Very interesting.

6 comments:

Linda said...

You always have such an interesting mix of music for your Five on Fridays - love it!

I'm a lot more traditional this week with some good ole' harmonizing by Simon and Garfunkel.

Jamie said...

What Linda said. I depend on you to be my source for what is new and/or interesting. Great mix and I really love that Fashionable People video.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Just throwing new and different at us each week.

Very interesting

Jennie Marsland said...

Great mix of tunes, Julia. I'm looking forward to your trad picks!

Travis said...

I can definitely depend on you to share something I've never heard before. Gonna visit these over the weekend.

Travis said...

I enjoyed all of these...particularly Tall Trees and The Other Man.