Posts Tagged ‘The Green Arrows’

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It feels like a long time ago now….and it probably was along time ago…but back in time, Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene was in Victoria and we thought it would be fun if we handed the radio over to him for an hour of vinyl record Disc Jockery. It was a cool hour and one song he played has stayed with me to this day and I still find excuses to play it (currently as a music bed at CFOX).

The band was called The Green Arrows and they are from Zimbabwe. I think he said he found the record while shopping on his tour in Winnipeg. (maybe I’m making that part up?)

Go with yourself.

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Stream from Mixcloud: Mixtape >> When its sunny in December

A playlist that began to take shape after I heard a few interesting songs. The first couple of jazz numbers I heard when I read one of my favourite male fashion blogs (yes I have a favourite male fashion blog).


I also tracked down Ben Kweller after watching the movie “The Change-Up.” (don’t make fun of me, I already feel like a weirdo jiving on Ben Kweller… and to discover the song on a Jason Bateman film… shameful… but thus is fate)

Then it became a matter of trying to draw some parallels and connecting some dots and this is the playlist I sported.

I little melancholy, but at times erotic or desperate. Sprinkled in the forlorn… I heard brightness and rounded out the little set with some Afrobeat.

The idea of December came from Vampire Weekend drinking horchata in the winter. And The Green Arrows are an African band from the 70s. There style reminds me winter holidays in sunny places.

I hope you enjoy the mix.

The flip to this playlist…. when its raining in December is coming soon….

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