Enjoying spending a quiet morning in a mellow reflective mode with the west coast rain outside, fingers crossed that the weather will clear up for the second ever CBCMusic.ca Festival today at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC. While I ponder moving the heavens to create clear skies for this afternoon and this evening, I’ve been enjoying taking in the tunes of three of the more pondering philosophical artists of the festival. Here is a little tease and a bit thought provoking music from each …
Curious to know the stories of the members of The Belle Game that inspires storytelling such as that above. A beautiful sound and such a bone chilling tale. As described on their website “sweetly haunting soundscape … full of melancholy and symphonic power” certainly rings true in what I have experienced of their music thus far. So who are they? Andrea Lo, Adam Nanji, Katrina Jones, Alex Andrew and Rob Chursinoff.
To discover more, wander over to Deer Lake Park in Burnaby this afternoon. They take to the Courtyard Stage at 5:15 pm.
Choosing a song of Dan’s was difficult for me, so I decided to pick two. The first a song of Dan’s in his earlier days from when Bronwyn Malloy first introduced Dan’s music to me … a bit nostalgia. You see like Hannah Georgas, Dan is also a friend of Bronwyn’s and similarly, although I have enjoyed his music for years, I have yet to see him live, so I’m quite excited!
And the second piece of Dan’s music that I am sharing, I think Felix would quite appreciate in it’s reflection on how war, fighting, and hate seep there way into psyches, yet change is possible. Rather timely, I think.
Dan for those of you who are not aware is another success story from Vancouver’s music scene. A hometown boy done good! (Back off grammar police! That poorly articulated sentence, was purposefully written that way!)
Catch Dan on the Lake Stage at 5:50 pm!
So admittedly I am not quite sure what to make of Chad yet. I quite like his sound, but as I listen to his lyrics they make me feel uncomfortably thoughtful, not to mention what watching some of his cartoon illustrated music videos do to me. Just take a look here on youtube. My one warning though, you may not be able to look at toothbrush the same way, afterwards.
Uncomfortableness aside, I do very much think Chad has some powerful messages and soul searching to share, and I am quite curious to discover more of him, which I suppose I will doing as he hits the Courtyard Stage at 6:35 pm.
Hope to see you at Deer Lake later today!
PS For past #CBCMusicFest teases click here and here, and for what to expect of the day before you go read on with: CBCmusic.ca Festival Ignites this Summer at Deer Lake Park. You can also follow along today and engage with #CBCMusicFest on social media.