As I pondered the various things I wanted to blog about this month, I finally found inspiration from my co-host Jamie. There is an incredible music scene in Vancouver that I love being apart of and want you to be apart of to! My inspiration came in the form of a music blog that does a bang-up job of covering the indie scene in Vancouver: FromÂ Blown Speakers. Check it out for reviews, recaps and a comprehensive list of upcoming shows. Through the extensive blogosphere network I discovered another great music/pop culture blog calledÂ Winnie Cooper, which I also suggest you check out.
If you’re a music lover like me, your tastes vary and sometimes you want to venture out from the Vancouver indie scene. I frequent two great music sites that will help you do just that!DeezerÂ is a collection of playlists by genre, plus some great French stuff that I can’t understand but listen to anyways. Another site, Stereo Mood, is dedicated to creating playlists that “follow your feelings”.
Not only do I get to interview talented musicians on Y7 but I also make a point of hitting up shows every few weeks. Don’t expect to ever see me with an instrument or mic in my hand because I don’t have any musical talents of my own, but you can always find me in the audience appreciating every sound coming from the stage. I spend many Thursdays at the Media Club looking out for possible music guests for the show but this week was a little different.Â Jasper Sloan Yip, a past music guest, was headliningÂ Shera Kelly’sÂ cd release party. Shera is a self-proclaimed bike lover who is supporting the new bike lanes in Vancouver by donating 10% of her cd sales to the cause. Jasper and his band played a beautiful set that incorporated various string instruments and a brief harmonic appearance. The vibe throughout the night was a mix of mellow vocals and positive energy. Overall, it was a worthwhile night to be supporting local youth artists in our city.
Currently Listening To:Â The Ruffled Feathers – “Novy Mir”
There’s a fire starting in my heart,
Reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the darkÂ - Adele, Rolling in the Deep