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Boss Man John brought this record to our music meeting yesterday and after a day to let ferment, I think I like.

Rock & roll duo The Generationals put out a record back in April called Actor-Caster.  It garnered some favourable reviews and a little press in the right places.

Their style definitely borrows from the vintage pop rock sounds of the 60s.  Boss Man seemed to think it would make for a great radio single because of the vibe it would set as the soundtrack to whatever you’re getting up to.  I’d imagine that an instrumental version of this song could be a future music bed for Pol’s show.

Because they are so darned happy, you can bet your bottom dollar that their music has been used to sell us things… but yummy things like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (mmm I love those).

I found a free download for you… so have a listen to this!

The Generationals – “Ten-Twenty-Ten”

Download MP3 >> ten twenty ten

…because one is never enough I also tracked this older jam (which I might like better?)

The Generationals – “When They Fight, They Fight”

Download MP3 >> Generationals – When They Fight They Fight

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In other music loving news…

I am a mega Damien Rice fan.  Never heard of the guy before I started dating Coral back in 2006.  She used to put this record on when I was at her place and through osmosis it stuck.  They used to also play it at Starbucks pretty heavy around the time I worked at the Shelbourne shop (the second time).

9 Crimes is a magical record and side-one/track-one is the single “9 Crimes.”

All these years, I never bothered to learn that there is a “hidden” song.  A demo of the single.  I was listening to KCRW yesterday and this weird version of the song came on the mix.  When the jock came on he said that this demo is featured on the True Blood soundtrack volume 3… of course it is.

Damien Rice – “9 Crimes (demo)

Poking around the net I found out the they pressed the single on a 7 inch clear vinyl.  Oh I want that!

Go with yourself.

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Floating woman balloon head on a string?  check… cue up Damien Rice.

oh c’est dommage, those bloody kids sling shotted her!

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In another life I used to sling coffee for the Starbucks corporation.  Oddly, one of my favourite, favourite things about the gig was the music.  Man, I wanted to work for Hear music so badly.  I used to send email after email to the Seattle office to some senior vice president chick trying to get a gig and god bless her, she returned every email and did her best to steer me in some sort of direction.

Of course, you know the story, I never got some radical music programming job in Seattle picking the coffee shop tracks for Starbucks compilation CDs but I did discover a whole world of music that I had not been introduced to before hand.

Now here I am, years later and I got a gig picking music for a restro-pub here in town.  In a round about way, living the dream.

The manager and owner gave me some direction in the style they want for the different day parts which is groovy and I am almost done, but then I stumbled on Damien Rice and I want to make a coffee shop inspired list.

I have a fond place in my heart for Damien.  When Coral and I started dating, she turned me on the man and that was about the time I went back to Starbucks (for the third time in life!) and Damien’s latest record was in rotation at the cafe.  Every morning, being up at 5:30 AM grinding the coffee of the day, jamming out some Damien Rice.  Good Times.

Maybe I’ll make one anyways, might be too mellow for the restro-pub but I’ll have the playlist for me.  It’ll have Damien Rice for sure… some Frames, Sia cuz she’s adorable… The Black Ghosts (its from the Twilight Soundrack… right at the beginning of the movie… I know I know, but its a really great song).  hmmm… what else?

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