Strange and Unusual and Kind of Funny

At work the other day a colleague was telling me about this video someone had done of Michael Buble’s Just Haven’t Met You Yet where they take his video but change the words of the song to other words.

She posted the video on my wall and I found myself shaking my head in disbelief while laughing at the same time.  It’s silly and not very flattering but I enjoyed it anyway.

Have a look and if you have a favourite similar type video you think I should see, tell me about it!

The Return of Great Canadian Music

In the 80’s there were numerous well known Canadian rock and pop bands. Too many to name here, ok not really, I just don’t feel like doing it.

While watching MuchMusic tonight I realized it’s happening again. Excluding Justin Bieber , which I’m only doing because he’s a phenomenon, in a different league than these other acts. Whether or not he’s good isn’t the point here.

There is a plethora of great talent out there that we should be supporting.

The first that comes to mind in Jesse LaBelle. If you haven’t heard of him I’m not surprised but believe me you will. For awhile he was sort of behind the scenes as a song writer. His second album comes out in August and I love his new single. Sadly no matter how hard I try I can not get the video embedded but follow the link, it’s worth it! Someone tell Jesse to get himself a Vevo channel!

Heartbreak Coverup featuring Alyssa Reid

http://www.muchmusic.com/music/playlist/pid/63921/fresh-videos

My favourite song is Perfect Accident off his first album.

Another of the Great Canadian Groups is Marianas Trench. If you haven’t heard of them by now I don’t know why. Not only is their music great but their videos are done incredibly well. Full of pop culture moments that make them really fun to watch!

Marianas Trench has a new video for Desperate Measures

but one of my faves is Celbrity Status

The third band on the list is not one that I listen to a lot.  I have listed them here because they are a big selling act.   Hedley is a band with many fans and even though I am not typically one of them I do really enjoy their song Invincible

Finally, I present to you Shawn Hook, a performer I’ve only recently discovered, again thanks to MuchMusic.

and for everyone who remembers We’re Not Going To Take It or You Gotta Fight For your Right (To Party) listen to Shawn’s song Middle Finger.

I’ve shared some of great Canadian Talent faves with you now it’s your turn to share some with me. Let me knowwhich acts you think I should check out next.

Much Music

I’m sitting here tonight watching Much Music which, I admit,  I don’t do too often because most of the time they don’t play videos, instead they choose  to play tv shows most of which have nothing to do with music. But tonight I am watching and a little earlier Tonight’s Top Ten was classified as British Invasion.

They aired the following video and I have to say I like it. Good driving music. May be my new favourite.

Currently Much Music is airing Video On Trial which is a show that has comedians “judge” different videos. It is hilarious! Especially when Trevor, Deborah and Boomer are on it. This is one of my favourites, having been a teenager in the 80’s, enjoy!

If you need a musical laugh check out Video On Trial on YouTube.   It’s even fun to watch them make fun of songs you like.