Posts Tagged ‘Hey Rosetta!’

Our cover song freakout continues on this perfect sunny Thursday with a song originally made famous by Paul Simon.

James Sutton posted a youtube clip of Newfoundlanders Hey Rosetta in Chicago.  They were at a place called Music Exchange (is that store?) and they did this gem of “Graceland” live off the floor.

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Nothing  like a popular modern rock power ballad to get your emotions flowing on Wednesday afternoon.

Biffy Clyro is an esteemed rock band from Scotland.  The lead singer has a beard, a Scottish accent and they use strings… must be good.

The song “Many of Horror” is by no means new… but its new for us here at the Zone.  I jammed this song out during the Modern Rock Inbox today and really enjoyed it.

I think Coldplay wrote this same song like 12 times… but… no beard.

Biffy Clyro – “Many of Horror”


I am a sentimental being.  I’ll never deny that.

Hey Rosetta‘s new single is “Welcome.” It was a song I always enjoyed on the Zone, but it wasn’t till I heard Pol Plastino’s interview with the band on M0nday and then re-listened to the song that it all made sense.

The song is about one of the band member’s god-child.  Its a young girl named Madelyn and she lives in Victoria.


I know right?  Fucked up.

So now I listen to the song as a song written for a new-born baby girl and the “welcome” part of “Welcome” makes so much sense.

Hey Rosetta! – “Welcome”


Yeesh, Switchfoot is never a good idea to me… well until just the other day.

I’ve been playing Switchfoot singles on the radio for a lotta years but this is a song that I never really heard before last weekend at the Inn Love Wedding event.

I DJ’d the fashion shows and the final cut they wanted was a string cover of “Dare You To Move.” <– click the link its a pretty song.

Getting that string version brought me into the original from Switchfoot and listening to that cut, I thought what a neat wedding song. (I am obviosly not the first to think that… that String band covers great wedding songs so brides can walk down the aisle).

Chatting up Ceara from Kool FM, she said that “Dare You To Move” would be the only Switchfoot song she’d ever recognize… and I was “huh, that is like the one song by them I’ve never heard.”  I read too much Pitchfork or something.

Switchfoot – “Dare You To Move”

Well… there we go, a power ballady freakout on a Wednesday.  if you’re getting married or having a baby, some songs to think about.

Go with yourself.

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Damn, I am always cold lately.  My bones are cold.  weird…

Download: Capital Rock City #51

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DJ Notes:

01) Johnny Galactic – “Pink Coat”
02) Vince Vaccaro – “Costa Rica”
03) Something Better – “She Said”
04) Hey Rosetta! – “Red Heart (live)”
05) Bosma – “My Self Removed”
06) Archon Legion – “Saviors of the Faith”

My friend Chucky sent me the music video last week for local rockers Johnny Galactic.  Catchy track, video is wonderfully DIY and who’s that on the bass gee-tar?  oh Aran from the Armchair Cynics.  neat.

Vince, god bless him… straight off some glorious reviews for his Juno Showcase in Vancouver last week… finds four seconds to read my drivel on this here blog and read that I wished I’d played “Costa Rica” on best of 2009 (so far) episode… so he emails me the track!  Thanks Vince!  My sister Andrea is not so much the indie rocker type, but she loves the track.

A couple episodes ago, I talked to a record engineer named Wynn Gogol about his studio One Ton.  One of his recent project was working with the band Something Better.  This week, the fruits of the labour.

Hey Rosetta! was out west last week for a Zone Show at Sugar Nightclub.  before the rock show, the boys stopped by my show and laid down this delectable gem, “Red Heart.”

Bosma writes in to the show; ” hey jeremy, here’s a tune for your podcast.  its a from a solo project of mine which can be found at myspace.com/bosmatunes.  its called “my self removed”.  kind of a garage-y sound but this is what i do when i’m not jammin with the 7 Year Old Poets. cheers mate.”

Reading my Monday Mag last week (the one about the Renovictions… featuring my old landlord! awesome.) and I came across a review for local metallers, Archon Legion.  I have been neglecting metal on ye ole podcast so I sent an email to the boys looking for  some songs to feature.  I am not as metal as Brodie for The Metal Observer, he has  a better review where he says:  “Overall, ARCHON LEGION sound like an incredibly inspired, and energetic band, but a young one at that. This means that “March Of The Inquisitors” is a very exciting album, if a few of the songs don’t hold up as well as others. The album is definitely worth it on the base of the stand out tracks though, and I personally can’t wait to see what else these guys have to offer on future albums.

Next week will either be:

Some more metal plus this band from Vancouver that Sara P found and likes or,

I *might* try and track down some old Morning After Show tapes and fave songs and create some sort of Morning After Show ten year somethingorother.  We’ll see how my work load shapes up next week.

That’s all I got, please download my show and share the link with a friend.

Go with yourself.

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Yesterday afternoon the boys from the band Hey Rosetta! stopped by the Zone Afternoon show for a chit-chat and live performance.  Have a listen.

Download: Hey Rosetta! LIVE on The Zone @ 91-3
Song: Red Heart
Song: Red Song

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Sam Roberts’ beard and The Stills added to Juno Awards.  Wait a minute, whoa deja-vu.

Prince sells his records at Vancityrockgirl’s favourite store!

WTF? Sublime have a new singer?

Those East Coasters recognize Hey Rosetta!  3 ECMAs.

Matthew “Abs” McConaughy jumps into the record business. SHOCKER!  Champions uplifting reggae artist.

Hey everyone a Twitter Fight between rock stars!

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