Paul Cantin's Blog – March 2009 Archive (12)

Cowboy Junkies fete relaunch of label website with War Child benefit

To herald the upcoming online relaunch of their Latent Recordings label, Cowboy Junkies are playing a club show on Tuesday, April 7 at the Dakota Tavern, Toronto. Also onstage are Latent acts Lee Harvey Osmond, Ivy Mairi, Finlayson/Maize (of… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Buddy Holly unplugged

Recorded in Buddy's Greenwich Village apartment shortly before his death, these intimate recordings were subsequently tarted up with backing music and released officially. But the original naked recordings have been rumored for an official release many times, and have been, perhaps inevitably, widely bootlegged. Both in spite of and because of their casualness, they are probably my favorite of Holly's recordings. The bare bones version of "Peggy Sue Got Married" is simply one of my… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 26, 2009 at 3:21pm — 8 Comments

Lou Rawls biopic in works

Isaiah Washington is set to play soul/R&B crooner Lou Rawls, according to The Hollywood Reporter..

Is it going to focus on his early years on the gospel scene alongside Sam Cooke and his groundbreaking work at Capitol with producer David Axelrod? Or his latter day disco work?

I'll take… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Arcade Fire scores trailer for Spike Jonze's movie "Where The Wild Things Are"

The much gossiped about, much delayed movie version of Maurice Sendak's childhood classic, Where The Wild Things Are, now has a trailer, scored with Arcade Fire. Whatever the results, this sampler is pretty dazzling. You might want to take the time and the bandwidth and check it out in higher definition.

Added by Paul Cantin on March 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Neil Young Archives site launches (June 2 release)

There's been a lot of talk about this box set .... maybe too much talk. Mea culpa.

But Neil Young's long-planned, long-delayed career-spanning box set is a big step closer to reality with the launch of the official website and pre-orders. Check it out.

Added by Paul Cantin on March 23, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

45s and over

I turned 45 this week, so my gift to myself is to indulge my love of the old fashioned 45 single.

Since the introduction of the iPod, I’ve been an early, fervid adopter. The portability, the elegance of the interface, the Touch’s introduction of finger-poking access to visual content and WiFi convenience … what’s not to love? And yet, as I’ve slipped deeper into the purely digital realm, my fascination for the analog glories of the past has only strengthened. As beautiful and simple… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 14, 2009 at 3:43pm — 7 Comments

4-hour cut of Woodstock movie coming to Blu-Ray

Loads of extras, hi-def picture, jacked up sound by producer Eddie Kramer. tons of extras, the usual ...

Read more about it here.

Added by Paul Cantin on March 13, 2009 at 9:01am — No Comments

Jamie Lynn Spears = Country

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into a record store ... this.

Come back, Shania. All is forgiven.

Added by Paul Cantin on March 10, 2009 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Neil Young's new concert movie to premiere at SXSW

Trunk Show was filmed by Jonathan Demme at a pair of December 2007 concerts at Philadelphia's Tower Theater. Premiere is Saturday, March 21, at Austin's Paramount.

Read more here.

BTW, in related Neil news, last December I wrote here about the on-again, off-again release of Neil's decades-in-the-making Archives… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 6, 2009 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

Monkee Peter Tork fights cancer

Official website announcement:

News coverage:

Added by Paul Cantin on March 5, 2009 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Kathleen Edwards performs at Juno Awards March 29

The Junos, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys (which means they are politer, colder and are currently worth about 80 cents on the US dollar), announced their line up of live performers. Included in the bunch is Kitty Edwards and other ND-ish notables such as Hawksley Workman and Sam Roberts. Celtic frat-rock nabobs Great Big Sea will also be on hand.

Although our American cousins won't likely get a broadcast feed without your own spy satellite, my guess is there will be streaming… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Who Should Rick Rubin Do?

You may not be into everything Rick Rubin has had a hand in over the course of his career as a producer, but chances are even if you passed on the Beastie Boys or Slayer, you tuned in to Tom Petty and Johnny Cash. While the exact nature of Rubin’s magic touch has been elusive to outsiders, there can be little doubt that when he gets together with the right artist at the right point in their career, he seems… Continue

Added by Paul Cantin on March 1, 2009 at 12:02pm — 15 Comments

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