Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 048)

Good music often provokes thoughts of the past within to bring us back in time to places, faces and atmosphere of moments we hold in our memories…and While our minds are carried away by the music, we also process thoughts and moments to help make sense of where we were, where we are and where we are going in life. Today’s episode offers an awesome lineup of artists with songs that examine some of those thoughts and some of our questions to life, featuring; Old Sea Brigade, Lonely Robot, Parker BOMBSHELL, Dave Kerzner, John Palmer, Hiromitsu Agatsuma, Roger Waters, Darrel Treece-Birch, First Aid Kit, Raise Hell Over the Summer, Black out Mechanics, and James Harker.

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SET: 01

Atlanta raised and Nashville based singer songwriter Ben Cramer is “Old Sea Brigade” who starts off this week’s episode with the title track to his January 2017 EP “Wash Me Away”. A song that questions our living in the fast lane and how we might view our lives 20 years down the road when we begin to look back at what once seemed important to us.

UK’s John Mitchell is the “Lonely Robot” who follows with “In Floral Green” taken from his April 2017 album “The Big Dream”. A captivating song that examines our disconnectedness with each other and our feelings of isolation in these modern times.

Parker BOMBSHELL follows with “Dust taken from their 2014 EP “Hours Down”. “Dust” is our origin and our destiny yet while we live on the Earth we are conscious beings trying to stave off our own destruction in our everyday existence. A great tune and one of my favourites by Parker BOMBSHELL.

Dave Kerzner follows with “My Old Friend” taken from his brilliant 2014 album “New World”

My Old Friend comes to us in quiet moments, where our thoughts and beliefs sometimes cross over to a conscious realm where those no longer among us dwell and connect in our minds...sometimes, those thoughts may also be an older copy of oneself...My Old friend is that intimate conversation.

And so, its time for more music to reflect on, as the waves Wash us away in floral green dust to visit old friends, on the Minstral show.

SET: 02

Sculpter, artist and musician John Palmer kicks off the second set of music with “Clotchley Road” a single he released in Dec 2015. The song looks back in time to a comforting place packed with memories that most of us can certainly identify with in our own past…for John Palmer it is “Clotchley Road” for me it’s St. Catherine Street in Montreal.

There are many Genres present in this really great blend of music that should appeal to New Wave, Dream Pop, Club Dance, Alternative Rock and Psychedelic rock fans alike as the song captivates the senses and takes us on a trip down memory lane.

Japanese artist, Hiromitsu Agatsuma follows with “Yuudachi” taken from his 2001 album “Agatsuma” This song captures the determination and urgency felt within as we look back on reality and life spinning away from us. A brilliant instrumental brimming with energy and the rose called life.

Roger Waters follows with a live performance of “Comfortably Numb” taken from his 2015 Live performance of “The Wall”…a masterpiece from the past that reconnects to the present day with a guitar solo that is out of this world…simply stunning and very relevant.

Darrel Treece-Birch continues the journey with “Riding the Waves” taken from his 2016 album “No More Time”. In short, this upbeat progressive rock Instrumental takes the listener to a place of reassurance and positive reflection. A reminder to us that all that life is a gift and a blessing, so why not ride the waves while you’re here on Earth.

And so, we ride the waves and our memories…to process life with all its lessons, good and bad on the minstral show.

SET: 03

Sweden’s “First Aid Kit” starts off the final set with “Wolf” taken from their 2012 album "The Lion's Roar". The Duo is made up of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg who remind me a little of Moma Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips of the Moma’s and Popa’s. Certainly, their vocals are very close as their song “Wolf” will attest. I’d love to hear these girls cover one of the Moma’s & Popa’s songs just to see how vocally close they really are…

New York, NY’s Curtis Williams, Kenny Woodson, Mark Brown, and Nic Bucholtz are “Raise Hell Over the Summer” or RHOTS for short with an infectious Psychedelic dark wave rock tune “High School Weight” taken from their 2017 EP, Songs from YouTube. Hey, schools out and so, “Raise Hell Over the Summer”

Alternative Rock Duo Hugo Legrand & Raphael Coville from Vannes France are the “Black Out Mechanic’s” with their song “Stay on the Top” taken from their 2014 - 3 song EP “Unplugged”. “Stay on the Top” is a hypnotic track that seemingly rides out of a stormy dream state into safety and asylum…A solid tune by Black Out Mechanics.

The UK’s James Harker closes the set with “Swanbourne” taken from his 2015 album The Ebb & Flow. Swanbourne is a very deep meaning and poetic song that wonders and asks, are we all hidden in time amongst the billions of actors on the stage, all vying for unique meaning and prescience in our linear history? A very fitting song to close the set…of course everyone is unique and capable of great deeds, just go out and be yourself and don’t worry what others think…
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And so, music becomes an old friend when processing past moments to help build a stronger foundation that continues our journey on firmer ground…just remember, you are significant and an important connection to the many people you touch…have a great week everyone!

The Minstral Show – (Episode 048)


SET 01
Old Sea Brigade – Wash Me Away
Lonely Robot – In Floral Green
Parker BOMBSHELL – Dust
Dave Kerzner – My Old Friend

SET 02
John Palmer – Cloudesley Road
Hiromitsu Agatsuma – Yuudachi
Roger Waters – Comfortably Numb
Darrel Treece-Birch – Riding the Waves

SET 03
First Aid Kit – Wolf
Raise Hell Over the Summer – High School Weight
Black out Mechanics – Stay on the Top
James Harker - Swanbourne


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