The Bee Side

"If the world is so wrong, then you can take it on with one song."

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St. Dave delivers

The last several months have been a blur of summer trips, birthdays, returns to the curling rink and BARFING FLU and have all conspired to keep me from writing (thankfully, I’m still listening).

And then this morning, a little note on Facebook from the Foo Fighters, a gift from the rock gods, some musical salvation as I reeled from cleaning up after my stomach flu-stricken teenager and dealing with a tween lunch-and-outfit-related meltdown before she stormed off to her school bus, while our first snow fell miserably to the ground.

A free EP for download!

Saint Cecilia is not just the song that kicks off this five-song treat from the Foos, or the name of the hotel in Austin where it was recorded: the gal was a legit saint, the patroness of musicians, at that. The official release date of November 22nd is also no coincidence: the feast of Saint Cecilia is traditionally celebrated on November 22nd. Continue reading


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Yes, Wilco is giving their new album away*

*for a limited time

kittyIf you don’t mind submitting your email address to subscribe to Wilco World, and a creepy blinking white cat, you can enjoy a free download of Wilco’s new studio album Star Wars. 

I’ve only sampled the first few tracks so far, but they seem delightfully messed-up in true Wilco style. “Random Name Generator” feels like it’s going to be an early favourite.

Free music by good bands doesn’t bounce into your lap every day, demanding attention and leaving hair all over your black slacks. So head on over to Wilco World as soon as you can.