Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stirred by Music

CBC Radio, Canada's national broadcaster, does a wonderful job of promoting emerging and established Canadian musicians. Right now, the 6th annual 'Searchlight' contest is underway, and voting is intense. The list has been whittled down from an original 3,000 entries to I think 250 as Round 2 of the regional voting gets underway today.

One of the entries from British Columbia is a duo called Dandelion and their song 'Take Me There' - I've linked the music video here because I want to share the music and the incredible scenery of the Columbia River Valley that they set the song to.

The song speaks to me at many levels - as music often does - so I hope you enjoy this one and vote for them!

Might as well plug a few more Canadian musicians you may not have heard of. How about The Wailin' Jennys from Rosebud, AB (close to my home stompin' grounds).

And one more: Delhi 2 Dublin.  Celtic-Bangra fusion. I LOVE their stuff. They have an 'official' video of their song Turn Up The Stereo but the video here shows their stage stuff:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April Morning

It was an absolutely lovely morning heading off to work today.

Pulled over to the side of the highway to take a few pic and show you why I love where I live:

Estekwalen, looking NW from east edge of Falkland.

Salmon River Valley looking SW

And one more photo, to show you why this region sometimes confuses me! This signpost is in Salmon Arm, along Foothills Road. Now, it might make sense where you live but for those raised in Southern Alberta, where towns and cities are laid out in quadrants, it makes no sense whatsoever.

I thought my prairie pals would get a giggle from this:

Friday, April 10, 2015

Challenge Accepted

Mt Begbie

"I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable, beautiful and afraid of nothing
as though I had wings."

~ Mary Oliver

(my poetic hero)