Saturday, March 15, 2008

Now Spinning: No hype; all quality

Since my friends and family want me to stop playing "sub-prime mortgage blues" over and over again, I had to find some new tunes. So, I pulled these two gems to the top of my play list.

The Guardian recently published a wonderful congratulations to Jenn Grant's CBC Galaxie Rising Star award for her debut full-length album “Orchestra for the Moon”. To put this in context, Jenn was selected over the Joel Plaskett Emergency (sorry Joel) and several other (including indie faves The Weakerthans ). Give this article a read. Give a listen a few hits of hers here . I hope to see her in the Maritimes this summer.

Second, the international acclaim for Amy Whinehouse is not why I am a fan. Sure, popularity could be a strong buy signal, but it was not until I was getting my hair cut a few weeks ago that I heard this salty album (Previously, I had only heard that she does not want to go to rehab no, no, no). I was surprised and delighted.

Yes, economists do have taste.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

many people hate her... but i think the album is quite good! she doesn't get any points for depth by any means.. but thats just fine.