Music Moment: “I Wonder” by Rodriguez

I got sick with an early spring cold last week & it has taken a while to get over it.  It hit me hard & I’m still feeling a few effects.  Why is it that the first spring cold is the worst? While I was being sick I discovered the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” on Netflix, which tells the story of a failed American 70’s artists who becomes a huge hit in South Africa, but is an enigma. Nothing is known about him & two fans decide to change that.  That’s all I’m going to say about the documentary as you need to watch it yourself. Re-discover Rodriguez & buy his albums if you love him as much as I do.

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Toronto’s Leonard Cohen Tribute

I developed an appreciation for Leonard Cohen in my teens.  I hadn’t noticed the music of Leonard Cohen in my house earlier, but when my dad bought the album The Future I couldn’t get enough of it.  I am pretty sure I took the album hostage for years.

For me, the death of Leonard Cohen was very personal.  When I found out that Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir!, a none-traditional open choir group, was putting on a Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Christie Pits park on November 16th, I knew I was going.  It was meant to be.

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Music Moment: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

In 2016 we have said goodbye to many great artists souls.  One of those souls was our father, a passionate, artistic man who left too soon.  Yesterday, we said goodbye to him & celebrated his life with others who loved him.

It also was the day on which Leonard Cohen passed, an artists who my father loved.   The coincidence of this holds meaning which we are yet to discover, as I believe all coincidences lead you where you are meant to be.  So this music moment is dedicated to the memory of our father.

Dedicate to the memory of our father, Peter Potrzebowski, Warsaw 1959 – Toronto 2016.

Music Moment: Devil’s Whisper by Raury

I discovered Raury via a Rolling Stones article, 18 Teens Shaking Up Pop Culture, and after listening to his 2014 Mixtape Indigo Child, I knew I had found my first music moment of 2016.

What’s the gender? I don’t think I can classify it.  I can hear some soul, modern R&B (think Kanye West & Kid Cudi), hop-hop, indie rock and folk. Whatever you want to classify Raury’s sound as, it is fresh, unique, and positive but with a bite of insurgence. I like it. I find it inspiring.

Raury’s debut album,  All We Need, was released in October of 2015 and my favourite track is Devil’s Whispers.  Which seems to be a companion song to God’s Whispers from Indigo Child. Check them out below.