Bluegrass Situation’s Contemporary Canadiana Primer

Some cool Canadiana

Some cool Canadiana

The Bluegrass Situation, a dandy roots-Americana-trad website from the U.S. of A., has decided to start taking a look at what’s cooking in Canada.

One of the first stories they did was a “Canadiana” primer, by me, featuring 20 of the best hoser acts going right now.

To see who got picked and to check out the rest of the Bluegrass Situation site, go here.

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Mike Tyson Raps On Madonna Record

Mike Tyson and Tupac

Mike Tyson and Tupac

Mike Tyson, the uncomfortably punchdrunk former baddest man on the planet, will apparently be rapping on Madonna’s next album.

Semi-related, Tyson also thinks Benito Mussolini is kinda inspiring.

To read the whole story head over to Fightland by clicking here.

 

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20 Workout Songs That Actually Work

Work it out

Work it out

We’re now nearing the end of January, which also means we’re nearing the point where people officially start breaking their New Year’s resolutions.

In her small way Sarah wanted to help people to keep pushing on through with it. Her suggestion? A new workout mix.

You can see the list of motivational songs she curated at Huffington Post Music Canada by going here.

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How Marilyn Manson Bought His Soul Back

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson

Shock rocker/actor/presumed killer of babies Marilyn Manson has a new album out called The Pale Emperor.

The rather hard rocking record appears to be an excuse for Manson to engage in some deep reflection, including about who owns his soul.

He told me all about it in an interview for Huffington Post Music Canada.

To read the interview go here.

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Miles Davis’ Boxing Connection

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Imagine a world where Kanye West decided to stop everything he did and cut a tribute album to Jon Jones.

It seems far-fetched, but its equivalency kinda happened in 1971 when jazz superstar Miles Davis recorded the album A Tribute To Jack Johnson in honour of the heavyweight boxing champ.

It wasn’t Davis’ only boxing connection and Sarah wrote about them for Fightland.

To read them all, go here.

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15 Songs About Hugs

Yo Gabba Gabba hugs

Yo Gabba Gabba hugs

National Hugging Day to place this past Wednesday so we used that as an excuse to create a list of great songs about hugs.

It turns out most songs about hugs are related to a) actually hugging trees, or, b) old blues songs where the word “hug” is a euphemism for another kind of physical act.

To read the full list, go here.

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Dan Mangan Searches For The New Sound With Blacksmith

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Dan Mangan’s vigorous new album Club Meds might take folks who consider him a simple CBC folkie by surprise.

It’s punchy, bold and a little bit dangerous thanks to the help of his official backing band, Blacksmith.

He told me all about the album’s creation and its themes of tuning out/purposely not tuning in for Huffington Post Music Canada.

To read the story go here.

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