is a Canadian folk-pop ensemble led by self-styled Renaissance Man Mark Hamilton. His songwriting started off as just another component of his artistic pluralism developping into a full activity. To date, the band have released three studio albums, and a number of EPs to critical acclaim.
A gentle epic to tuck me into bed. Truly beautiful stuff.
I don’t live anywhere close enough to the sea, so a bubble bath is as close as I get. Closing my eyes and listening to this tune, though, and I’m somewhere else entirely.
Ryan Doyle is so brilliantly detail-oriented, that I fall in love with his songs right after the first listen. The image is so perfectly set in my mind, like a well-stocked table.
I know it’s not a dance number, and I should probably pick something else, but I can’t think of a song that’s given me more energy in the last couple of months than this one. I want to jump up and down when I listen to it.
It’s got a beat I can run to.
Because it’s like being in the Olympics. A real confidence booster.
I don’t really stay all that angry for long, so «Alice», at 30 seconds long, would probably be long enough to contain my fury.
One of Electrelane’s relentless beats that I totally love. And I can listen to their songs over and over, which I’m sure annoys the hell out of my neighbours enough as it is already.
A perpetual motion machine that never slows down. I’m surprised I haven’t gotten a speeding ticket yet.
The guitars sound like tree tops tapping against one another in the wind.
When the beat comes in twice as loud after the intro, you can’t help but speed up.
It’s one of those perfectly scratchy, old-timey lovesick songs I just can’t seem to get over. If I could write one this good, I’d retire.
More like the entire «The Covers Record», really, seeing as it would be strange to put on one two-minute song to make love to. «The Covers Record» is so intensely romantic, it has soundtracked many make-outs around these parts.
Because it’s an awesome racket.
Whenever I’m sad about leaving somewhere, this song has been a typical choice. I’d say it even saved my life on more than one occasion, not only in a plane.
Because this song would make the situation even much more spookier, and I’d feel a little more comfortable.
It’s as soft and pillowy as my blanket.
Because there’s really no better song ABOUT sitting in the subway.
It sounds like the sun rising over the mountains, fresh water running through rivers, a brand new start for a brand new day. It’s kind of set to default on my iPod alarm and helps me remember just how beautiful the world can be from the start of my day (which keeps me from being grumpy through the rest of it).
dog / horse / giraffe / grizzly bear / panda bear
Chad Van Gaalen / The Consonant C / Women / Honeybear / The Neighbourhood Council
Georges Perec: «Life: A User's Manual» / Miroslav Sasek: «This Is New York» / Jillian Tamaki: «Skim» / Chris Ware: «Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid On Earth» / Gilbert Adair: «Movies»
Dick Tracy / Terry and the Pirates / TinTin / Garfield Without Garfield / Popeye
Edinburgh / Ljubljana / Krakow / Paris / Montreal
Plumbing / Bicycles / Guitars / Analogue Recorders / International Travel
Guitar / Piano / Autoharp / Cello / French Horn
Sight & Sound / Plan B / The New Yorker / Monocle / Vanity Fair
«Cléo De 5 à 7» by Agnès Varda / «Manhattan» by Woody Allen / «Night Of Cabiria» by Federico Fellini / «Citizen Kane» by Orson Welles / «Afterlife» by Ishu Patel
I don't think these can be «favorites».
My House / The Band Rehearsal House / The Calgary Tower / Inglewood Bird Sanctuary / Calgary International Airport
Pulcinella’s / Route 61 / The Calgary Tower Revolving Restaurant / The Palliser / The River Cafe
«30 Rock» / «Arrested Development» / «Project Runway» / «The Real Housewives of Orange County» / «The News»
Singing in front of someone / Going back to school after nine years away from it / Keeping my house going / Existing without a car / Feeling loved