Track Listing: Canada 150


I was literally giddy when I thought of this logo spoof.  That’s probably sad, but c’mon now!

July 1st is not only Canada Day, but Canada’s 150th birthday.  Canada 150 is the branding being used for it, and since it’s such a special milestone, why stop at simply Canadian artists for this “Track Listing”?  Why not do Canadian artists singing about Canadian SUBJECT MATTER!

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My Can-rock upbringing


I probably said that…I don’t know…

Saturday is July 1st, aka Canada Day.  2017 marks the country’s 150th birthday, and many extra special celebrations are planned because of that.  TPS will kick off its part right now by reminiscing about Canada’s contribution to my own musical fandom.

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Weekendcore: The Story So Far – “Empty Space”


Sometimes I am reminded by my fiancée that I can even enjoy the simplicity of using my iPhone’s Bluetooth to listen to music in the car.  This week that happened, and I rocked a bunch of The Story So Far (which led to JOKES YO).  That said, let’s rock ’em here too for “Weekendcore” shall we?

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Some slightly envious thoughts for Go Skateboarding Day


This is supposed to be me as the logo character.  How about that fresh (?) spoofing?

Today is June 21st, aka Go Skateboarding Day.  It’s marked around the world to celebrate the sport/activity, and couples nicely with some of the music we hold dearest.  TPS is all about the culture too, and in this case your old pal Kevin is all about the jealous longing.

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Weekendcore: Yellowcard – “Life of a Salesman”


Happy Father’s Day to all of TPS’ dad readers!  It’s surprisingly hard to find positive songs about dads in our world.  I was thinking about “Father of Mine” and all those, and having trouble sifting through the negative.  Finally, though, Yellowcard came through in the clutch.

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Scenematography: Mauves – “Eh Fille”


I literally was just saying we need more French rock up in this blizog, so this makes a lot of sense.  (It’s almost as if I can choose what we talk about!!)  Quebec City indie rockers Mauves have released a new video, so whooooaaaa desired content!

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Mashup Thoughts: Wednesday, June 14th


In the midst of a musical book

I just started reading The Art of Asking, the 2014 memoir of Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer.  It details her use of crowdfunding and other ways she’s just asked for help over the years, and it’s pretty interesting.  Once I’m done perhaps it’ll be reviewed right here, much like Scott Weiland’s autobiography.

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Weekendcore: Mix compilations


KB Music in the bottom-right corner!  Teenage me gave my mixes a label don’tcha know.

These days, if people aren’t listening to the radio or proper CDs in their vehicle they’re likely playing music off their phone.  After heading out of town this weekend and listening in that fashion, I got to thinking about how you never hear of the old tried-and-true illegal way people used to put random songs together anymore.

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Liner Notes: Wednesday, June 7th


Allie & Ivy has released new single “MONEY”, a sarcastic ode to today’s materialistic society.  You can even grab it via the handy iTunes box on the right-hand side of the page because TP$. *wink and gun*

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Rodney Bingenheimer ROQs


Dude loves him some Canter’s.

Sunday night was the end of an era in the world of alternative music.  Rodney Bingenheimer did his final show on legendary Los Angeles radio station KROQ, which has that status in large part due to him.  I didn’t even realize that was gonna be the case until after the fact, but it’s one that certainly deserves a post.

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