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From [ profile] ya_inga

List the names of up to ten bands you

a) least suspect your f-list has heard of BUT that

b) you actually actively listen to on a regular basis. This is not a “show how many obscure band you know of”. You have to have listened to them within the past two months to qualify.

nyra's picks...
Underworld - Discovered them originally in grade 9. Seriously before they hit their Techno phase.
Ruby Blue - Scottish Band. Have worn through 3 copies of their CD in 5 years.
Philosopher Kings - I love that soul jazzy stuff, precursor to Joss Stone.
New Pronographers - especially with Neko Case.
Joe Grass - Picked up his CD after seeing him play at Stuart McLean concert. Easy blue grass. Young kid, young voice but so much emotion.
Shaye - a trio from the maritimes - Kim Stockwell, Damhnait Doyle, Tara McLean. Got the CD a few years ago for Christmas from Tim and it has a kick ass version of Crash Vegas' On and On
Barney Bental and the Legendary Hearts - He has a new career as a country star and recently a new album. But I love his early stuff. Saw him in concert for my 18th b-day...a long time ago...
Katie Melua - it's a good restaurant experience when I rush to my ipod, not even waiting to get home, to down load the music they were playing. Each and every song she does is good.
Ella - I do so love to sing along with Ella.
Beth Orton - She's kinda a smokier version of Neko Case

Mind you.. what I listen to at home is totally different than what's in the car.
manyra: (Guinness)
So I'm back at home. I have a quick jaunt to cowtown this week for a lunch with the other publishing reps and that pretty much finishes my travel plans this year.  Had a great time up in Edmonton & Calgary last week - Got lots of work done, got to play a bit and spent a nice (by that I mean loud) evening with my family for my grandmother's 80th b-day. All I can say is that I am proudly my mother's daughter - at least for now.

Just before my trip I was looking at my playlists and noticed I was missing something I set up last year. I already have wonderful collection of Christmas songs. But sometimes you just need something that just conjures up winter. So I burned this great disc last year which I have not been able to find. I wasn't using this computer last year either so when I looked through my files I could only find a few that fit the theme. So while I hunt through my CD collection I'm gonna throw this one out to you all (perhaps again since I think I remember doing this before).

What song best reminds you of Winter ?
So far I have -

December Will Be Magic Again    Kate Bush       
A Hazy Shade of Winter    Simon & Garfunkel   
A Long December    Counting Crows   
River    Joni Mitchell       
Song for a Winter's Night    Sarah McLachlan    (or if you're a purist Gordan Lightfoot)
Baby It's Cold Outside    Dean Martin   (anyone who doesn't say this the best version ever is just wrong)
On and On    Shaye       
Happy New Year    ABBA   

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