In the spirit of romance and courtship, we’re happy to share with you this free download from David Myles (just right click on the above free download link to save or you can stream in the audio player below).
Might we suggest you hang on to this track a couple of days to set the mood, on say, this coming Tuesday? Even if you’re not the Valentine type…have a listen. Whatever you’re doing, we hope you enjoy it.
John Mellencamp (Wednesday and Thursday): These concerts are going to be pretty special. At 7pm they start with the screening of the documentary film It’s About You, about the making of Mellencamp’s latest album No Better Than This, produced by T Bone Burnett. If you don’t already know, his album is steeped in the rich history of American music, recorded at Savannah’s First African Baptist Church, Sun Studio, and San Antonio’s Gunter Hotel in the very room where Robert Johnson recorded in 1936 (listen to Robert Johnson in the video above). Doors for the show are at 6:30pm; the film starts at 7pm and Mellencamp takes the stage at 8:20pm.
Maceo Parker (Thursday): Maceo Parker hits the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in what promises to be a funky good time. Just yesterday, we posted our favourite Maceo Parker videos including some pretty incredible collaborations. The man worked with none other than James Brown and George Clinton and has been known to make music with Ray Charles, James Taylor, Prince, and Ani Difranco. Talk about keeping good company. See the man – the legend – for yourself this Thursday.
Heart (Friday): The legendary Heart perform this Friday. It’s perfect really, a band called Heart playing just shy of Valentine’s Day. CONTINUE READING >
Every Valentine’s Day is a problem. In the past, it was usually men who had to present something to their wives or girlfriends, but thankfully, with equality of the sexes it is now more of a two-way street. But what? Chocolates, flowers or lingerie for the women? They seem so tired. And you know the old saying – “If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?” And for the men? Tickets to a Leafs game? Too expensive – and cold. A bottle of Scotch? Better, but probably not something that both partners can enjoy together. The answer is the first of the Roy Thomson Hall International Vocal Recitals for 2010, featuring Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin and pianist Michael McMahon. CONTINUE READING >
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