What Is Bespoke Music? – Interview with The Merry Jaynz’ Songsmith Tom Smith

  YC:  Today I'm speaking with Tom Smith about bespoke music and songs.  Hi Tom, how ya doing?   TS:  Great! Always love an opportunity to hear myself speak! hahaha... [caption id="attachment_8556" align="aligncenter" width="382"] Tom Smith - bespoke musician and member of the Merry Jaynz swamp rock band[/caption] YC:  Excellent, that's good.  So you're involved with this…
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Courage For Gord Downie

The reference of 'Courage' is to his song for Hugh MacLennan, so here's to all of us whose 'watch[es] end the night'. I can think of no greater tribute to Sir Gordon Downie, Member of the the Order of Canada. Than to honour him in the most accurate and expressive irony, that we remember what…
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Tom Harrell – American Jazz Trumpeter Bio

Tom Harrell is an American jazz trumpeter, arranger, flugelhorn player, and composer born in Urbana, Illinois on the 16th of June, 1946. Here's a sample of Tom's playing, as Wayne Escoffrey looks on, enjoying every moment of it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDshTFnBaAo Tom Harrell Bio Moving to the San Francisco Bay area at the age of 5, Tom began…

How to Properly Promote a Local Show or Event

Promoting local shows can be simple, but is not often done right. For the most part, it can be split into two categories: paid promotion, and free promotion. To have a well balanced show you’ll want to try a bit of both. I’ve compiled a list of five of the easiest promotion methods. Doing each…

Busking Etiquette

I have been busking a long time, and have grown to hate certain things about it!  I’ve compiled a list of things buskers/ people passing by should or should not do!   One of my biggest pet peeves is when I spend a lot of time/money getting somewhere to busk, and someone is already in that spot!…
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Kittens (Winnipeg Band) – Step Inside the Hardcore Haunted House

Kittens are one of Winnipeg, Manitoba's legendary noise rock bands who saw prominence in the 1990's as part of Sonic Unyon's roster, releasing a series of heavy, brutal albums that featured thick, drone-y riffs, phat prickly basslines, and pummelling-you-in-the-face drums.  Oh, and let's not forget the hound-from-hell vocals and puzzlingly incoherent lyrics, that sounded like someone tried to…