Bday Parodies; Happy Birthday, “Weird Al” Yankovic!

October 23rd, 1959, the parody legend was born. 61 years ago Weird Al, was brought into this world. Since then he’s survived 61 rotations around the sun in this crazy world of ours. Give a round of applause for him and to his 61 more years of parody music mastery. Continue reading Bday Parodies; Happy Birthday, “Weird Al” Yankovic!

Pennywise Covers | It Chapter 2 | Switching Styles

IT Remade Beyond the Movies; Pennywise Cover Songs

It’s been a year since the release of It: Chapter two completing the remake of the It Franchise. Within the It franchise, Pennywise makes a reappearance every 27 years. Granted Switching Styles is bringing you some remakes of our own choice merely a year later. Continue reading IT Remade Beyond the Movies; Pennywise Cover Songs

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn't be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed.

Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

Everyone has their thoughts and worries about the Covid-19 pandemic. Abacus Data and Music Canada surveyed Canadians to learn their worries about the music industry during the pandemic. In may of 2020 was the first survey that found that over half of Canadians are concerned about returning to live music venues and wouldn’t be comfortable until 6 months or more had passed. Continue reading Concerns Elevate Regarding Live Music According to Data

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Introduction to Afternoon Delight

Of all of the afternoon delight musicians, they all have their delightful stage names;  Angel Delight (Tenor), Turkish Delight (Lead), Shepherd’s Delight (Baritone),  Sonny Delight (Bass). All together, their voices create beautiful and hilarious harmonies.

With inspiration (and covers) from artists such as Justin Timberlake, Shaggy, R Kelly, Britney Spears, Color Me Badd, Christina Aguilera, they’ve made quite a name for themselves as a combination of modern and vintage sophistication. Continue reading Introduction to Afternoon Delight

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Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19

The music industry is being hit hard during the pandemic. As musicians rely on live performances for a great deal of their income, isolation and social distancing makes it very difficult to stay afloat at times.

Read more about the financial impacts on musicians here.

There are several avenues for financial aid for musicians during the pandemic. Below is an incomplete list of financial aid for Canadian musicians. Continue reading Financial Supports for Canadian Musicians during Covid-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it's been difficult to do much of anything. This includes making a living.  It's harder for those that rely on groups and in-person connection.

Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey

Covid-19 is a pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of people’s lives. This is especially true for in-person events such as live music. In the case of live music, most audience members are hesitant to return to their music-loving during the pandemic. One in five Canadians has had a live music event postponed while another 20% have had events cancelled due to the pandemic.  Continue reading Covid-19 Negatively Impacts on Music Audience Confidence says National Survey

Switching Styles

Edmonton’s Hyper-Local Music Collections

Edmonton’s music scene is bright and vibrant. Although, it’s not as prominent as Vancouver or Toronto, Edmonton is a hub for music of all genres. Taking Edmonton’s music into their digital collections, the University of Alberta and The Edmonton Public Library each have collections of local music from Edmonton artists.  Continue reading Edmonton’s Hyper-Local Music Collections

Revisiting the Nightmare Revisited Album

The album Nightmare Revisited, is a collection of covers from the soundtrack which started with the additions to film’s 2006 re-release in Disney Digital 3-D. Included in the  13th- anniversary edition DVD was a bonus disc with covers of five of the film’s songs by Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Marilyn Manson, Fiona Apple, and She Wants Revenge.  Continue reading Revisiting the Nightmare Revisited Album

Switching Styles

Covering IT’s Soundtrack

Andy Muschietti did do justice to the work of Stephen King and Tommy Lee Wallace by recreating the story of Pennywise. This goes hand in hand with the musical soundtrack originally by Richard Bellis. Benjamin Wallfisch was responsible for the original motion picture soundtrack of both chapter 1 and chapter 2 of the It remakes. Though it’s not the only horror movie score he’s brought to life. Other horror films that include his compositions include Shrooms (2007), Red Riding Hood (2011), Dracula (2013), Lights Out (2016), A Cure for Wellness (2016),  Annabelle: Creation (2017), The Darkest Minds (2018)  and Hellboy (2019).  Continue reading Covering IT’s Soundtrack

Add in background music, back up vocalists, and instrumental, and it's sometimes hard to hear the lyrics for what they truly are. This leads to misheard lyrics that are often hilarious. 

What did you say?; Misheard Lyrics

This is actually a fairly common occurrence. There’s a phenomenon called mondegreens, It means, “a word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of another word or phrase, especially in a song or poem”.

The phrase came from an American writer by the name of Slyvia Wright, and written about San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll. Mondegreen is inspired by a misheard line in a poem. She misheard “he laid him on the green” as “Lady Mondegreen” from the Scottish ballad “The Bonny Earl o Moray”. Continue reading What did you say?; Misheard Lyrics