Words and Notes

Some of my favorite Canadian artists and one of my favorite songs by each one:

These Days - Ron Sexsmith
Vampire/forest fire - Arcade Fire
L'Amour ne dure pas toujours - Feist
Falling at your feet - Daniel Lanois
No Sleep - Sam Roberts
In the Car - Barenaked Ladies
Forca - Nelly Furtado
If I had a Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn
Stories of the Street - Leonard Cohen
Drink Yer Glasses Empty - Gordon Lightfoot
Superstarr, Pt. 2 - k-os
Pocahontas - Neil Young
Dis, Quand Reviendras-Tu? - Martha Wainwright
What if? - Riley Armstrong
Barrett's Privateers - Stan Rogers
Les Filles de la Rochelle - La Bottine Souriante
Courage - The Tragically Hip


Cibbuano said...

yeah, I love No Sleep by Sam Roberts, too, but the french verse is a little cheesy...

Sirdar said...

Not a lot of 'heavier' stuff in there. Although I have been known to mellow out too. Most of the songs listed here, I don't think I've heard. I quit listening to the radio for the most part. Especially in the mornings. Not a lot of intelligent banter in the Edmonton market these days. Now if they actually played some music, I might reconsider listening again.

Zaak said...

I'm with you on the radio thing. I have really enjoyed CKUA and CBC1 for the years I lived in Edmonton. Got to know some really great bands off those stations. CBC1 does play some music in some of the afternoon programs and on weekends.

I can listen to hard stuff, but I have to be in the mood and it has to be loud. I'm turning into a ballad junkie with the dinky little stereo system I have down here.

Zaak said...

Oh, I forgot to mention - I love that French verse in "No Sleep."

Une fille, jolie
Passé tout pret de moi
Elle arretait le temps
Au coin de Ste Catherine et St Laurent
Elle m'a regardé
Elle souriré
Elle m'a fait penser a rien en ce moment
Et comme le vent
Elle s'en allait
Et moi j'suis reveillé
Oui, moi j'suis reveillé.

French songs sung by women is probably the sexiest music I've ever heard.

Sirdar said...

"French songs sung by women is probably the sexiest music I've ever heard."

Mitsou comes to mind...