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. 

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. 

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). 

Throat Singing Covers

Across the world, this genre of music has been revived by younger generations, and older generations alike bringing the traditions forward again  There are fantastic covers that combine the traditions of throat singing with modern songs.

May the Tunes be with you; A feature on Galactic Empire

Bringing you the orders from the empire itself with metal beauty, Galactic Empire is a metal band made up of Bass Commander (bass), Red Guard (guitar), Dark Vader (lead guitar), Kyle Ren (guitar), and Boba Sett (drums). Together they made a sound that’s out of this world. It all started in 2015 as a mere gag for an opening band. Over the past few years, it’s become much much more than a gag.

Hakuna Matata in different languages.

Even the trailer and advertising for the new film were rather different than the original. In one promotional video, they present Hakuna Matata in different languages. 

Move for your Health; Benefits of Dancing

“Physical inactivity is a major public health issue in which dance could have an important role to play, “comments Burkhardt and Brennan, “Physical activity is an important factor, affecting cardiovascular and all-cause mortality.”

In conclusion, the research of the decade shows that dancing is a beneficial exercise regardless of circumstances. The benefits are not only physical but mental, emotional, and social.

Humour from Chaos; Parodies for the COVID-19 Virus

Although this is a serious pandemic, there is a place for humour in keeping our spirits up. That’s what people do in a time of high stress. There are so many Covid-19 parodies, way more than I thought there would be. I am continuously impressed with the music community and their responses to the crisis….

Mike Massé Q&A

Mike Massé is a classic rock cover musician known around the world for his musical talents with passionate reviews by his audience and artists alike.  Toto, Rush, Sarah McLachlan, Asia, and Toad the Wet Sprocket have all expressed their love of his cover songs and sound in general.

Rubber Chicken Covers

Although they’re meant for comedy, that’s not all they’re used for. Many musicians have taken to using them as an instrument. This creates a genre of music covers made from rubber chickens. Yes, you did read that correctly. And yes, I do have a list of rubber chicken cover songs.