Producer and contributor to 2003s Rutherford Creek Collective flood benefit CD project, aspiring to song writing genius.
My top 5 songs right now:
1. So Many Miles Away Stephen Fearing
From So Many Miles recorded live at the Tranzac Club down the street from my old place on Brunswick Ave. in downtown Toronto. This guys songwriting is unbelievably descriptive and mystic. If you follow songwriters, Stephen is a must-see.
2. Calling All Angels Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
In a time of endless pop drivel this trio of raw talent and musicianship is truly refreshing. Tom Wilson (Junkhouse) wrote this one but Colin Linden and Stephen Fearing round it out with awesome rootsy writing.
3. Billy Austin Steve Earle
Earles body of work is so vast its hard to choose. But I have a live version of this in my car right now. This song stirs up the debate over capital punishment.
4. Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings Lucinda Williams
Straight up rock n roll from a kick-ass writer.
5. After the Rain Blue Rodeo
For me Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are one of the top five song-writing duos of all time. Cuddys voice is unmistakable.
"Life is what happens while youre making plans. Make educated choices. And lets get these whining millionaire hockey players back on the ice where they belong. I want my Saturday afternoon ritual back!"