Since the last time I signed off of this show in early March, over 6 months ago, a lot has changed. In Canada for example, we all collectively witnessed a tragedy which brought the nation together in Humboldt, where 16 people lost their lives- including young kids the same age as I am. We have lost beloved celebrities such as Mac Miller and Anthony Bourdain, who were shining examples of good people, who just couldn’t escape their demons. Further, we live in a world where the news cycle continues to report events that make us fearful and scared.
For myself personally, the past 6 months have been a weird process of finding out who I am, as cheesy as that sounds. I’m still the same naive and stupid kid I was just half a year ago, but I would like to believe that I have at least made decisions that will put me on the right path, no matter how terrified I am for the future.
Collectively, I believe that both you and I all have reasons to be scared of the future, but my hope is that when 8 o’clock comes around each Monday, we might just be able to forget about the all of the things that scare us each day. Music is a therapy for me, and every time I play my favourite songs, I tend to get lost in a different world. I hope that we can experience that together every week.Keegan Gingrich
Topics of the Week
- The Importance of Music
- The Depth of the Canadian Music Scene
- Rock Music is Alive
Song of the Week
This Week in Music…
- Music from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was released a few weeks ago under the name ‘Big Red Machine’; it is an even more experimental twist on his sound from the previous Bon Iver album, 22, a Million.
- New stuff from Canadian Rockers Monster Truck, the Trews, a brand new EP from Hozier called Nina Cried Power.
- New albums from Thrice, the 1975, Willie Nelson, and Disturbed.
- New album from Good Charlotte called Generation RX. It is something very fresh in the pop punk/emo scene. The music video for Prayers is very powerful and topical, and the album has a very nice flow to it.
- 1. Dave Grohl recorded the first Foo Fighters record entirely on his own.
- 2. None of the Beatles could read music.
- 3. Both Tom Delonge and Mark Hoppus of blink-182 had side projects with their drummer, Travis Barker.
- 4. Linkin Park collaborated on a song with the Lonely Island for their 2016 film Popstar: Never Stop Stopping.
- 5. The Glorious Sons have driven across Canada almost 10 times, and played 300 or more shows in support of their most recent album, released in 2017.