Sunday, April 29, 2012

What I'm Listening to right now:
Japan-Gentleman Take Polaroids

     What I'm listening to right now is side one of Japan's 1980 record 'Gentleman Take Polaroids'...some really cool Sunday afternoon grooves

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Mixtape Vol 2


   One of the most enticing things about The Mariposa Folk Festival is the extensive diversity of music that they offer each year, and this year's festival is no different. 

   Here on my Mariposa Folk Festival Mixtape Vol 2 are a few more of the artists that will be joining us this year on the shores of beautiful Lake Couchiching…..enjoy

 Old Man Luedecke

 Old Man Luedecke will take to the 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival stage bringing with him a 2011 Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Juno and admirers that just can't wait to sit back and devour banjo chord's and stories aplenty.  Here is the track "The Rear Guard", from his 2010 album 'My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs', the album is available on iTunes.

Hey Ocean!

   Coming our way by Vancouver Hey Ocean's description of themselves on their Facebook page is as follows:

   Hey Ocean is a band from Vancouver, Canada. We like to make people feel good

    I think with that description they hit the proverbial nail on the head as you can tell by listening to the track "Big Blue Wave" from their 2011 'Big Blue Wave EP', and from what I have experienced so far Hey Ocean! is Pop Music with just the right amount of soul to win you over.

'Big Blue Wave EP' is available on iTunes.

Meaghan Blanchard

Mariposa welcomes to this year's Festival a performer who has in my opinion the vocal sounds of that classic country we don't hear too much of these days. With a rich tone that has to be heard live Meaghan Blanchard who hails from PEI is far from unknown, her latest album 'Chasin' Lonely Again' won a 2011 ECMA award for "Country Recording Of The Year", so make sure to make some time at this year's festival to enjoy a bit of Meaghan Blanchard . 

   Check out the single "Chasin'Lonely Again"right here and you get her album on iTunes.

The Spinney Brothers

    It wouldn't be the Mariposa Folk Festival without some good ole' traditional bluegrass, and this year The Spinney Brothers are the act to catch if classic acoustic bluegrass is your thing. After 19 years and 10 albums under their belt The Spinney Brothers keep spreading the word of Bluegrass. Here is a track from their latest album 'Memories'; the track is called "What a Wonderful Life".

The Spinney Brothers latest album "Memories" can be purchased through Mountain Fever Records.

**Click on the song titles highlighted in RED to hear them**

 Remember that this years Mariposa Folk Festival takes place on July 6, 7, and 8th at the beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia. 

 Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Friday, April 27, 2012

What I'm Listening to right now: Prefab Sprout 'Two Wheels Good'

    What I'm listening to right now is the second release from English pop/rock outfit Prefab Sprout called 'Two Wheels Good' , originally titled in the U.K. 'Steve McQueen' , but due to legal shite from Steve McQueen's estate they changed the name when it was released in the U.S. 
    The album was produced by Thomas Dolby except for the track "When Love Breaks down", it was produced by Phil Thornalley, probably best known as the ex-bass player with The Cure. 
    This is one of those records that I can listen to from start to finish without not having to skip any tracks.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Mixtape is Here!

The 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Mixtape is a collection of different artists that will be calling Mariposa their home this July

     Mariposa brings to this year's festival one of this generations great protest singers Billy Bragg, don't miss out as Bragg brings wit and humor to every song he sings.

"Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards" is from Bragg's 1988 album 'Worker's Playtime'.

Track #2  Good Old War:  Coney Island

   Good Old War…an Indie, Roots rock trio from Philadelphia, PA is made up of Tim Arnold, Keith Goodwin,Dan Schwartz. Coney Island is from their debut release 'Only Way To Be Alone'.

Orillia native Aaron Mangoff has been on a crusade to make sure all of us in this area are exposed to some half decent music…and it's paying off, you can catch him at this year's Mariposa Folk Festival.  The haunting track "The Best Part" is from his 2011 release 'Rest Easy' that is available on iTunes

Track #4 Oh Susanna: Lucky Ones (live from the Dakota Sessions)

    I personally have been a fan of Oh Susanna for quite a few years now and have never tired from spreading the word of how really good they are, not just O.K. but really good. Here is Lucky Ones, it's taken from their last studio record 'Soon The Birds'. This is a live version taken from the CMT TV show The Dakota Sessions, it also features Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy.


Remember that this years Mariposa Folk Festival takes place on July 6, 7, and 8th at the beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia. 

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

 ****To hear each selection just click on the title of the track highlighted in Gold****

2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Showcase Auditions

       Each year the Mariposa Folk Festival holds Showcase Auditions, these auditions gives chances to three lucky acts to garner coveted spots on this year's bill.  This year's showcase auditions are being held on Sunday May 6th, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Aladdin’sBanquet Hall, in Orillia. The general public is welcome (it's a pay-what-you-can basis). 

  Now from what I remember from last year's auditions you should get there a bit early because it tends to fill up fast and you will defiantly want to find a seat to get comfortable. 

   There will be nine acts performing at this year's auditions , and after all of them have performed a panel of 5 judges will decide which three will get chosen to perform at this year's festival.

The nine hopeful acts are:  

Andy McGuire
Erin Bolton
The Express & Co.
Grady Kelneck
Anne Walker
Sarah Beatty
The Slocan Ramblers
Sarah Calvert
The Unseen Strangers

The Unseen Strangers-The Facebook Waltz

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Monday, April 23, 2012

Is This the Worst Cover song of All-time?


      I've have had the displeasure of being witness to quite a lot of very bad cover versions over the years, I thought Madonna's "American Pie" fiasco took the top spot, but today I came across a cover version so bad that you won't sleep for days. 

    The song is "Rise" and was originally recorded by PiL and it was on their brilliant "Generic" Album, but today my ears were obliterated by the 90's band Tripping Daisy doing their version of "Rise" for the soundtrack of the otherwise quite good film/soundtrack " Basquiat"……why did someone think this was a good idea, I'll let you decide for yourself, first is the original, then is the cover version. I warn you, you will suffer night terrors after this.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS


Tripping Daisy-Rise

Zeus - Anything You Want Dear (Live From Ill Eagle)

       Here is the video for "Anything You Want Dear", it's the 3rd track from Zeus's latest record 'Busting Visions,'  The video was recorded live in its entirety at Zeus' Ill Eagle Studio in Toronto this past March…..enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Line-Up Grows Even More

      Organizers of the storied Mariposa Folk Festival added five more acts to a growing and wide-ranging line-up for the festival on July 6-8, 2012, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

          The artists announced today – Eileen McGann, Bidini Band, James Keelaghan, Quique Escamilla, and The Spinney Brothers - range from Celtic and folk-rock, to singer-songwriter, Latin and bluegrass.

       According to Artistic Director, Mike Hill, “These artists demonstrate the wide range of musical styles at Mariposa. With so many artists and stages, there’s always great entertainment, on one stage or another, for every musical taste and mood.

     Tickets for Mariposa Folk Festival are on sale at Children 12 and under are admitted free! There are deep discounts for youth and young adults. On site audience camping is available.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Entertainment Icon Dick Clark dead at the age of 82

     R.I.P. Dick Clark , America's Eternal Teenager has died at the age of 82, Clark's agent Paul Shefrin said in statement that the veteran host died this morning following a "massive heart attack."

Here's a classic clip from American Bandstand featuring Prince...enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

*UPDATE* Levon Helm has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer.


 Levon Helm has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
 "We lost Levon at 1:30 today surrounded by friends and family and his musicians have visited him," Larry Campbell, Helm's guitarist and band leader, told the news paper. "As sad as this was, it was very peaceful."

  According to a post on his website from his family Musician/Actor Levon Helm best known as the Drummer/Vocalist for The Band is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. 

The post reads:

Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.

From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy

One performance comes to mind when I hear the name Levon Helm, it's from The Band's "The Last Waltz"…so here is The Weight

Find some peace Levon

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

NXNE Announce their 2012 Line-Up with The Flaming Lips

Monday, April 16, 2012

Full set from At The Drive-In at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival


       I present to you the full At The Drive-In Coachella set....enjoy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Radiohead Live at 2012 Coachella Festival-Full Performance

   Now's your chance to watch Radiohead's 2012 Coachella performance in it's entirety....Enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Live at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival

      Here's a sample of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds playing yesterday at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on the Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA.

Thanks goes out to "happycoldplay" for the upload

Saturday, April 14, 2012

tUnE-yArDs - 'My Country'

      This is the video for the song 'My Country' by tUnE-yArDs off of the album "w h o k i l l"...I just think it's very funky and throws that off-beat vibe that I dig.....enjoy

“The worst thing about living a lie is just wondering when they'll find out.”

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Watch Refused LIVE at Coachella 2012

For most us that couldn't make it down to Coachella last night here's a taste of what we missed.

HOLE Reunite Miss World PUBLIC ASSEMBLY NYC April 13 2012

Hole reunite for "Miss World" at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC 04.13.12.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pulp sing Common People and Like A Friend on Jimmy Fallon

Pulp sing Common People and Like A Friend on Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Kurt Cobain.......18 Years Later

         Going through an issue of Rolling Stone I found this pic of Kurt Cobain that was taken by photographer Jesse Frohman....I don't know why but it's the most haunting pic of him that I have ever seen....even 18 years after his death he still leaves a mark

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Portishead - Humming Live at the Roseland in NYC

   You know those records that are good when spilling through your speakers but when you plug in the headphones they take on a whole new it's Portishead-Roseland NYC Live, this is "Trip-Hop" at it's it out and enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

The Smiths on Miami Vice? It Happened

    Yes The Smiths were played on that hit T.V. show from the 1980s Miami Vice, their track Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me was played in an episode titled "Rising Sun of Death".

 I put together a short video of it..enjoy

 Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Tragically Hip Canada Day 2012 Burl's Creek Family Event Park

     This show was announced a while ago but I thought I'd jump on the band wagon and give it a little ink since it's in my area and all. The Tragically Hip along with Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographer’s & The Rural Alberta Advantage are playing July the 1st at Burl'sCreek Family Event Park which if you don't know is a large outdoor venue about an hour and a half (when traffic is good) north of Toronto, this is the same site that was to play host to the 2009 V-Fest till the festival organizers in their infinite wisdom decided to move it to the Molson Amphitheatre…such a terrible decision, but that was then and this is now.
          From what I have gathered the gates are to open at 3: PM so I would start the drive north a good few hours early in order to get there in time to see the first band hit the stage, but from my personal experience with large outdoor shows and gate times…they never open as planned, so make sure your air conditioning is working.  This is actually a pretty good line-up, but I doubt the Hip's beer swilling fans that only know two of their songs (Blow at High Dough" and "New Orleans Is Sinking") will have any clue who the other bands are*…which is a good thing for the rest of the crowd as maybe they will stay in the beer tents and out of the sight lines.
  The show is being brought to us by the fine folks at Impact
    Now this is where I would post maybe a Live Hip video…you know to get you in "Tha Mood" for the big show…but I'm gonna post a video from The Rural Alberta Advantage, really dig these guys.

Enjoy…and see ya there

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

P.S.  through their Facebook page the people at Burl's Creek are giving away 2 FREE WEEKEND PASSES to the show once they reach 500 "Likes" get on over there and "Like" them 

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster and also ImpactLive Outlets ($ave $10+ getting them at the Impact Live Outlets).

Address:              11 Dunlop St. East
Phone:                 (705) 719-0885
Address:              331 Bayfield St., Barrie
Phone:                 (705) 733-3033
Address:              68 Mississaga St. E. Orillia
Phone:                 (705) 329-2913
Address:              112 Mississaga St. E. Downtown Orillia
Phone:                 (705) 259-1759
NAPOLEON Retail Store (ORO)
Address:              24 Napoleon Road (North Barrie, ORO)
Phone:                 705-721-1214
Address:              94 Dunlop Street East, Downtown Barrie
Phone:                 (705) 728-2424
Address:              1070 Innisfill Beach R. (Line 8)
Phone:                 (705) 431-8325
Address:              321 Main Street, Wasaga Beach
Phone:                 (705) 429-8400

*Remember that is only MY opinion and does not reflect the opinions of everyone else here at SSGS

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Rise and Fall of The Clash movie trailer

       You either liked The Clash or you didn't like The Clash......what camp were you in?

The Rise and Fall of The Clash is a new documentary that tells the story of the fall of one of the most influential bands of the 77 UK explosion from the inside.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Daft Punk - Da Funk

Why Daft Punk's "Da Funk" ?

Why Not?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

D-Sisive "The Busker"


         New track from D-Sisive "The Busker", it's from his upcoming release Run With the Creeps (The D-Luxe Edition) which you can get on April the 10th.....D just can do no wrong

Below is the video for the track directed by the multi talented Daniel Jardine

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS