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Neko Case and the hungry unknown

Neko Case.  She has a long, mournful voice.  Her songs jangle in your head, weird and passionate, heavy and alive in your chest when you sing along. When I moved to Seattle a few years ago, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood had just come out. I bought it on a Saturday in March and twisted my ankle walking home from the record shop.  I had to crawl out of the street, crying.  A kind stranger and his... read more

Love for a Hurtin’ Albertan

Corb Lund’s “Truck got Stuck” was on a mix CD my friend Badger made for a road trip we took from Vancouver to Calgary a few years ago. I’d never heard of him before, but Badger, you should know, picks excellent music. (Magnetic Fields’ incomparable ukelele opus “Queen of the Savages” was also on this mix.) We were all Alberta bound, in the words of the immortal... read more