Category Archives: Music

Music Mondays | Til the End of Time – Timothy Bloom


Beautiful bodies. Unreal song. Powerful.

If I should die tomorrow
Oh please let there, let there be life
Lord, no need for sorrow,
Let’s just make love until the morning light

I want you to remember me…
Lead on my legacy until the end of time

’Til the End of Time – Timothy Bloom ft. V. Bozeman

[Props to @diamondnprinces for the find]

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[Music Mondays] Dr. Aden–B.o.B

Dr. Aden – B.o.B.



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[Review] Hey Rosetta! live in Vancouver


Hey Rosetta!
with special guests Gramercy Riffs
The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
March 5th, 2011

Newfoundland’s own Hey Rosetta! returned to Vancouver to play two sold-out shows at the Rio Theatre. Belle (aka my music savvy chemist friend) and I were lucky enough to snag tickets to the second night of the sold-out concerts. I have been a huge and loyal fan of theirs since 2007 and between the two of us, we have seen the indie East Coast band play live five times.


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[Music Video] – Black Red Yellow


I may be biased, but this is by far the best version of Wiz Khalifa’s Black & Yellow I have seen yet.


Black Red Yellow,
That’s my team.
Old school,
Way before the blue and green.

Need I say more? Check out Terell Safadi’s cover below.


Black Red Yellow – Terell Safadi



[via HeadToTheNet]



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Brick by Brick–Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys uploaded a new song to their YouTube channel today. The teaser will be featured on their upcoming fourth studio album.

Check it out!

Brick by Brick – Arctic Monkeys

What do  you think? Like? Dislike? Comment below.

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Christmas Mixtape


xmas mixtape


Christmas is just a day away. Have you got your Christmas mix ready yet? I’ve put together some of my personal favourites of traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas tunes for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!


  1. JOY TO THE WORLD – Mariah Carey
  2. LITTLE DRUMMER BOY – Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  3. O HOLY NIGHT – Josh Groban
  6. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? – Carrie Underwood
  7. O COME O COME EMMANUEL – Sufjan Stevens
  8. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH – Sixpence None the Richer
  9. THE FIRST NOEL – Whitney Houston
  10. SILENT NIGHT – Boyz II Men


  3. CHRISTMAS WRAPPING – The Waitresses
  4. SANTA BABY – Madonna
  5. MELE KALIKAMAKA – Bing Crosby
  7. HOLIDAY – Vampire Weekend
    (Editor’s Note: This isn’t really a Christmas song, but I just had to put it on the mixtape.)
  8. JINGLE BELL ROCK – Bobby Helms
  10. THIS GIFT – 98 Degrees
  11. YOU’RE A MEAN ONE MR. GRINCH – Matthew Morrison (Will Scheuster, “Glee”) & K.D. Lang

I’m missing a lot of good ones on my list; however, this is obviously not exhaustive. I’ve downloaded about 280 holiday songs on my iPod, so the music lasts the entire Christmas party and then some.



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♪ [Merry Holidays – Jason Mraz] ♪

13. Geek in the Pink

30 Day Blog Challenge
Your favourite musician and why?

[Source: Photo]

I remember it like it was yesterday – I had a spare hour during my drama class in 11th grade and I had nothing better to do, so with one of my buddies I roamed through the hallways of my high school. One of my other friends saw us walking in boredom and she called me into her yearbook classroom so that I can listen to this new artist that she discovered and thought I might like too.

The song was You and I Both by Jason Mraz. It only took me about a minute or so to fall in love with his unencumbered numbered words. That was eight years ago. I’m 24 now and I haven’t looked back since.



I made a mental note of his name and proceeded to watch some of his music videos and small gigs on YouTube (because back in 2003 not everyone had mp3 players or iPods; I think most of us were still rocking the portable CD player).

I kind of became obsessed with his first record, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, followed by his sophomore record Mr. A-Z. Apart from his boyish good looks and awesome choice in hats, he was refreshingly different than any other singer-songwriter or band of that time. His versatile voice won me over. It could go from sunny pop, to quick-witted rap, to operatic falsetto; the kid could do anything.

Unfortunately for me, Mraz mostly played in smaller 19+ venues in Vancouver and I was still underage. And the fact that I didn’t hear any new Mraz songs between 2005 and 2008 didn’t help either. I had no choice but to listen to crapass music and as a result I had altogether forgotten about the awesomeness that is Jason Mraz.



By the Spring/Summer of 2008, Mraz had fully resurfaced into my life and in everyone else’s by the end of 2008 with that little song I’m Yours. Yes, THE song that just about everyone has heard of a zillion times today. I had forgotten how good Jason, the Curbside Prophet, made me feel. After listening through his third album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. just once through, I immediately fell in love with the man all over again.

With styles borrowed from pop, rock, folk, jazz, opera, hip hop, bossa nova …I could go on and on … It would be impossible to label Mraz into a single genre. He would need his own genre entirely. Uniquely, not only does his style vary from song to song, but it also varies within the song too sometimes.

Aside from his talented voice, he’s got some pretty sexy dance moves, he can freestyle, and best of all he knows how to interact with a crowd. I had the pleasure of attending two of his concerts; one in November 2008 and the latest in September last year. Even though he played to tens of thousands at a larger arena last year, he somehow was able to effortlessly make it feel like an intimate gathering. That’s a skill many artists and bands lack these days.



As of right now, I have almost every song Mraz has released including collaborations and covers. That’s close to 170. Although I love every song of his (really, there is not one song I dislike), I prefer to listen to his older stuff versus his newer releases. His years at Java Joes were the best. He was young, his voice was raw, and those were time times that you can tell his talents were about to be uncovered. UncleCrispy has uploaded a lot of Jason’s early years to his YouTube channel.

If you were to ask me which is my favourite album or song of his, I would not be able to tell you. I can’t choose a favourite as it changes everyday, sometimes even part way through a day. Depending on my mood, there’s a Mraz song to fit it. His music has helped me through some really tough times and oftentimes have made my day even more enjoyable and sunshine-y. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something special about him that I can’t describe into words even though I tried to the past few paragraphs above. All I can say is if you haven’t heard of any of Mraz’s songs or you didn’t think I’m Yours was that great after all (which by the way, isn’t my most favourite song – though at one point it was my favourite; see how I change so often?), you should give him another chance. You might unfold something you might like.

But for now, I leave you with this…


Gypsy MC (Mudhouse) – Jason Mraz



Be Love,



[Prettiest Friend — Jason Mraz]

08. I’m going loco

30 Day Blog Challenge
A song to match your mood.


Today’s blog post couldn’t have come at a better time. I need a little break. I’ve dubbed this upcoming week my Week of Hell!! In a couple of days, I’ll have exams coming outta my wazoo like nobody’s business.

I go banananananana, I go crazycrazycrazy
I go stupid stupid stupid yay yay yay yay

I can’t remember how I actually discovered this song. But, this song echoes how I am feeling like right now. The more I study, the more info leaves my brain, and the more I realize I don’t know anything. Here’s hoping I don’t go completely bananas.



Bananas – Travis Porter



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MUSIC MONDAYS – 10/11/10

Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce



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CONCERT REVIEW: Hey Rosetta! & Rich Aucoin Live @ the Commodore




Last Friday night (September 24), the legendary Commodore Ballroom played host to an assembly of home-grown Canadian talent.

Victoria’s very own Hot Hot Heat headlined the festivities, but my concert-partner-in-crime, ApuTheFish, and I had no intentions on seeing them perform as we were not huge fans. Instead, we solely intended on seeing our favourite band from The Rock, Hey Rosetta! who were one of the three opening acts for HHH.

Little did we know, we were about to be blown into the most random (crazy good and really, really terrible) opening gigs we have ever encountered.




First up was Vancouver-based punk-rock, puke-rawk (I didn’t make this up) band, Fake Shark – Real Zombie. My mother always told me, “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Well, my mom doesn’t write this blog, I do. So, I’m gonna say whatever the heck I want about this band. They were just not my thing.

I’ve never even heard of these kids, but the crowd surrounding me sure did. Either that or they were too inebriated to care who was on stage; they just wanted to party. In the midst of the unintelligible screaming — I mean, singing — the indie-rock crowd at the foot of the stage (why was I by the stage for this band, I will never know) head-banged and danced about as if they were all having seizures. Well, at least they enjoyed themselves. The lead singer kept reminding us that all the boring people who aren’t dancing along or those who are sitting down at the tables can go “F@¢K themselves”. Hmm, okay. Partway through their set, he consumed water from his bottle then spewed it into the crowd. Yes, from his mouth. (The girl standing next to me then proceeded to tell me a story about her friend who contracted Hepatitis because of a stint like this at a previous concert. “Greeeeaaat,” I said.). Undoubtedly, that was not alright and the boys had to end their set without even getting to finish. Boo-hoo.




At this point, I was dying for Hey Rosetta! to come on stage, but there was still one more opening act to go. Nova Scotia’s Rich Aucoin came to save the day. I was unfamiliar with Aucoin’s talents mostly because I wouldn’t normally go out and see his type of pop genre. However, I was blown away and unusually impressed. Rich Aucoin is dance-party experimental pop whilst getting a Skittles sugar high (yeah, it was so epic, the use of ‘whilst’ is necessary here). And I wanted more of it.




Aucoin was dressed in all white and taped coloured glow sticks to his belly. He threw out colourful finger lights, tambourines, and Rich Aucoin-edition 3D glasses for the 3D visuals on the background screen. It wasn’t before long he threw down a giant rainbow-coloured parachute into the crowd and got down to the floor to dance with all of us. It felt like Kindergarten all over again – drunken adults style. Aucoin definitely got the crowd fired up and in the right mood, letting us forget about the previous act.




Hailing from Newfoundland, our favourite, Hey Rosetta! was up next. As their set-time neared, the dance floor grew and we were all packed in a little tighter. The six-piece East coast band (which includes a violin and cello) rocked out with the appreciative crowd. It didn’t take long before lead singer, Tim Baker, had everyone under his spell.




The band played songs from both their old albums and their new EP. Most of the crowd sang along and hung on to Tim’s every word. Unfortunately, they didn’t play enough of the old stuff and my favourites, so I was kind of disappointed. Understandably, they were only the opening act and there are only so many songs they can play. Regardless of what they played, I was content with the genius that is Tim Baker.

After their set ended, they left the stage, and the crowd chanted “One more song!” The band clearly made an impression on the crowd; some of which were exposed to them for the first time. Sadly, they only returned to the stage to pack up their equipment.

ApuTheFish and I decided to call it a night after Hey Rosetta! left. It seemed like we weren’t the only ones. The dance floor thinned out immensely. That could not have been good news for Hot Hot Heat. Let’s just say it was a fabulous night for Hey Rosetta! and Rich Aucoin fans alike.



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