Monday, December 31, 2012

2012….The Year End List to end all Year End Lists

   Everyone does their year-end music lists but instead of boring you to tears with dissecting every record to death I thought I'd just mention a few records that came out in 2012 that moved me enough to give a second or third spin (sometimes even a fourth)…so here we go

Aaron Mangoff – "You and I"
Cold specks – "I Predict a Graceful Expulsion"
BidiniBand – "In The Rock Hall"
Diamond Rings – "Free Dimensional"
D-Sisive – "Jonestown 3: The Dream is Over"
Grimes – "Visions"
Indian Handcrafts – "Civil Disobedience For Losers"
Modern Superstitions – "Modern Superstitions"
PS I Love You – "Death Dreams"
Scott Cooper – "quiet company"
Yacht Club – "Nonnavera Mixtape"

Looking over my list I just noticed that they are all Canadian....what does that tell ya ?

Thanks to everyone that followed the Blog (even after the name change) this past year…I hope to take Sonic More Music farther in the coming year so look out you have been warned.

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown

A mash up of the classic Charlie Brown Christmas with punk legends Bad Brains….this is just so awesome!

Thanks to Tad Was Here on Vimeo for posting this

It's A Bad Brains Christmas, Charlie Brown from Tad Was Here on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Video - Prince - Rock and Roll Love Affair

New music from Prince, it's called "Rock and Roll Love Affair" …as a long time PRINCE Fan I have to say I'm digging this big time.

Here's the Video

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

Rheostatics CANCEL all 3 Horseshoe Shows...*UPDATE*

 Some very unfortunate news from Dave Bidini's Facebook page today regarding the upcoming Rheostatics shows at the Horseshoe, below is what he had to say:

"hate to bring this bad news on this good day, but RHEOSTATICS are cancelling all of our horseshoe shows. refunds at the club, details to follow. martin is unable to perform at this time. we tried hard to make it work, but could not. i am terribly sorry and devastated by this transgression. we love you all so very much for your support."

Hoping everything is alright with Martin, sending out good vibes.

Joe Cornelisse-SMM


Here is an official statement from the band

"The Rheostatics regretfully must cancel their upcoming 3 shows at The Horseshoe Tavern on December 5th and 6th. Lead guitarist and vocalist, Martin Tielli, is unable to perform. The band sends out its sincere apologies to the Horseshoe Tavern who were so kind as to extend the gig invitation to the band and to all of our fans 
who showed their support by purchasing tickets to the event."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

D-Sisive | Jonestown 3.The Dream Is Over email from D-Sisive

D-Sisive | Jonestown 3.The Dream Is Over

Album Producer: Muneshine

Music has never been my therapy.

Maybe it’s because my past tragedies are the foundation for most of my work, but I’ve never been able to relate to an artist who credits his|her music as therapeutic. I’ve always had to dig. Time travel. Back to memories I wished I’d never remember again. Fortunately, and unfortunately, that’s never the case. We can suppress them. Pack them away in Tupperware. But they always come back. In dreams. The shower. During movies or songs. Smells. Meals. Something always seems to trigger them when you least expect it. This is why creating, intentionally fishing, could never be therapeutic for me.

Banana Bread [a song on Jonestown 3] was inspired by a fan’s letter telling me she asked her grandmother to pray for me. The opening lines brought me to an afternoon I spent with my father. He was telling me about the day my grandmother, his mother, died, and how he morbidly felt satisfaction. I felt sickened, and let him know. He told me ‘don’t make judgment calls on what you haven’t lived.’ I never took into consideration what he was put through. My grandmother was an alcoholic of the worst kind. She was also the most beautiful person when sober. But that’s always the case.

Writing about that story reminded me of what I went through with my father, who also eventually died because of alcoholism. History repeated itself. I didn’t experience a tenth of what he did. He was distant, but wasn’t abusive. He always made sure I was taken care of, but was selfish with his self-abuse. That’s what I had to deal with. Revisiting this was far from therapeutic. Nothing was lifted off my chest. In fact it made me feel worse. But I believe this is necessary for my art.

“Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can’t bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort.” -Julian Schnabel

This has always been my process. And always will. If you want to dance, listen to the radio. Escape. We all need to dance at some point in our lives. Even I’ve done the Lambada once or twice, as horrifying as that is to imagine. But we also need to come back down. And I’m fortunate enough to say I’ve been there waiting for you when you landed.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

And here she is...

The end.

D-Sisive | Jonestown 3.The Dream Is Over 

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