High pants Wednesday
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Discovered an easy contender for Album Of The Year (yes, it's worth it to have capitals)... Matraca Berg's album The Dreaming Fields, her first solo album in a very long time. I would really love to hear her versions of the songs she gave other people...
Also, brand brand brand new music from one of my fave Canadian groups, The Nines! I've been patiently waiting for this collection of out-takes and polished-up demos..and it's here! It's called Polarities. Tell your friends.
The Be Good Tanyas are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a vinyl version of their debut album Blue Horse, coming out next month and are also taking part in the Vancouver 125 Festival celebrations.
And Morgan "Easy Reader" Freeman turns 74.
And this is National Accordion Awareness Month... and to help us introduce it is Dick "High Pants" Contino, accordion legend and b-movie star: