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What MUSIC are you listening to?
Anyway, they do a killer cover of John Carpenter's Escape From New York. Gonna have to use this as an intro to a BB team.
And a song about wrestler Mick Foley.
Rush is rock, as you know
The Mountain Goats released a pro-wrestling concept album (Beat the Champ) and it's pretty good. I think there's a dud or two, but the material covered in the songs are all great. The old territories, illegal foreign objects, heel/face turns, etc. The album is all about John Darnielle's childhood as a fan of pro-wrestling so the subjects all pre-date the Hulk Hogans and Rocks.
Fun video for this one.
It was pretty awesome...last song was "There is a Light That Never Goes Out", he got miffed about something and stormed off stage. Perfect closer.
Black Barney wrote: GENTICORUM - this traditional Quebec music group. Love them. Only got to see them live once so far since they seem to be perpetually touring the States
Guess what : Pascal Gemme's my cousin.
I'm glad they manage to keep going despite Alex's departure.
Black Barney wrote: the flutist left?? Oh no
Pascal is the fiddler, yeah? He's so insanely talented, it's crazy. It's funny cuz he looks like a such a gamer. My little girl and I got to meet him at La Grande Rencontre, very cool guy.
I thought he left last year-ish or 2013 - touring isn't that great when you're building a family and with baby 2 on the way, he had a choice to make. But I think it might have been a temporary thing, 'cause their website still lists him. He might have been replaced for some shows, while still maintaining his presence in the band. That trio have something going on and a little hiatus might have been necessary to keep it going. Maybe there's more info on their FB page.
Yeah, that's Pascal. Gamer - not really, not boardgames at least. He bought the first Nintendo of the whole family back in the day with money from his job wrapping groceries, so vidja games were a big thing back then when we went to visit, not too sure nowadays. Last time I saw him was for our aunt's funeral 2 years ago, where he busted out the fiddle at the get-together after. He's often on the road, so misses out on some of the family reunions. Big gatherings with all the cousins are a rare thing nowadays anyways.
My kids love this music too and often request it in the car, at least the pieces with singing - not so much instrumentals. Le Reel circulaire is awesome however, check it out on Youtube.
I think Alex was playing with them at La Grande Rencontre when I saw them. Those guys tour all the time.
That's awesome that your kids request that music. I force Emily to listen to this stuff all the time (I prefer the instrumentals by far, but some of the songs are really good).
Yeah, everyone goes ga-ga for Le Reel Circulaire (by far their most popular tune), but I'm not blown away by it. The fact that your cousin wrote most of the instrumentals is incredible.
My favourite is the Finno-Gaspesienne...
love the pick-up at 3:43 where just Pascal and Alex are playing
wish I could see the foots