Nov 20, 2011

I Wish...

I wish I was on the beach today. 

A Rare Example

It's fair to say that in most cases, the original is better than the remake. This can almost always be said for music, anyway. However, once in awhile you come across a cover so awesome that it blows any other version out of the water. Sorry to turn my back on a good classic this way, but Reigning Sound's cover of the song, 'Stormy Weather' nails it. Originally written for Ethel Waters in 1933 it has been covered by Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday as well as R&B group The Five Sharps. My guess is that Reigning Sound tried to channel the more upbeat Spaniels in their version, however it is way more garage rock than doo wop but I'll let you decide for yourself. I'm posting the original as sung by Ethel Waters, The Spaniels 1958 version, and of course, Reigning Sound's take. Which one do you prefer?

Nov 14, 2011

MIXTAPE MONDAY: Big Freak 45 Mix

This week I'm doing Mixtape Monday a lil' different. The most recent musician to pop into my radar is the amazing, Nick Waterhouse. At only 24 years of age, Mr. Waterhouse is an old soul where music is concerned...kind of like yours truly. Another avid 45 collector, he has put this mix up on his sound cloud site and damn. Give it a listen for big tunes by artists like Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Mitty Collier, Ike & Tina as well as a favourite of mine, Richard Berry. 

Also check out Nick Waterhouse's Soundcloud page where you can hear his own tracks that are obviously influenced by the greats in his mix. 

Nov 6, 2011


If you're a gamer...this is your post. The blog that I write for ( has been working with the awesome new game trading site, WAYGOZ and you may have even seen us on the news (if you haven't, the video is posted below, check it out)! But now with the launch of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 happening TOMORROW NIGHT, you can enter to win big at waygoz and pick up your game (with a 20% discount) in person not at a lame store but at a cool bar with great tunes, drinks and the babes of G33KPRON.  Here's how to come to the party and get free stuff.

WAYGOZ.COM on CTV National News

1. RSVP and get party details at (there will be no admittance w/o signing up at that link. If the page is down and you still wanna come, email misty(at)g33kpron(dot)com and I'll sort you out). The Facebook event (for more info) is RIGHT HERE.

2. SHOW UP for a chance to win awesome door prizes including Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call Of Duty merch & swag.

3. PRE ORDER Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $49.99 (20% less than any other game store!) w/ Waygoz on the link you'll get in your email after you RSVP to the launch party.

4.  REGISTER @ WAYGOZ.COM to swap your video games and if you are one of the first 10 people to initiate and complete a swap at the party, you'll get COD:MW3 for free. Cool!

5. Be Our CALL OF DUTY Hero and go to waygoz to find out how you can be their expert on all things Call Of Duty and you'll get yourself a limited edition Call Of Duty XBOX360.

Nov 5, 2011

My (Not So) Secret Identity

I'm getting ready for work and marvelling at the fact that I feel a little bit like a superhero. Well, minus the hero part...but there's no doubt that I wear a few different hats. The biggest contrast comes from when I work at the women's shelter during the day, then go to DJ at night. It's like going from a frumpy baseball cap to a fascinator that would make even the Queen Mum blush.  I can't lie, it's both wonderful and exhausting especially when one bleeds into the other but I always get a burst of energy at the end of my shift, and getting to go DJ is always what I'm in the mood for. Tonight I'm especially excited, I get to play music that is my favourite for dancing...sixties Motown and soul all night long AND I'm not the only DJ which rules. I get to play awesome tunes and dance away as well.  Killer! Here's hoping you'll want to come dance with me tonight but if you do...get there early! The last time I DJ'ed this party I had bummed out pals who didn't get up getting in because they came a little too late to be fashionable and got stuck outside in line all night. Don't let that happen to you! Come before midnight if you wanna get in and let's party, because there ain't no party like a Motown Party!