6: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage

Road trip! It’s a common and very welcome battle cry, even if we’re just taking a journey by ourselves. The best and most memorable road trips are very often, if not always, accompanied by a great soundtrack. For Graeme, that soundtrack was Indigo Girls’ 1992 offering Rites of Passage, an album that he took with Read more about 6: Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage[…]

Deeper Cuts Spotify Playlist: Week Five

Songs about motion, songs about journeys, songs about destinations, songs about places and people long past… all these things and more can be found in the Indigo Girls’ 1992 album Rites of Passage, the latest addition to our Spotify playlist, which includes almost every album covered on Deeper Cuts. Put on some headphones, put on Read more about Deeper Cuts Spotify Playlist: Week Five[…]

5: XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)

Location, location, location. Sometimes, a record is vivid enough to make you feel as though you’re in one as you listen. Maybe it can even help you make sense of your physical location, too. For Rob Jones, XTC’s eminently pastoral and Anglocentric 1999 album Apple Venus Volume 1 provided both of those things to him Read more about 5: XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)[…]

4: The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving (2000)

Very often, we outgrow the place where we’re from. That can be one of the signs that we’ve come of age. But leaving an old familiar place and finding a home in a new one is rarely simple, especially when you’re young. That’s the subject of our discussion around The Weakerthans’ 2000 album Left and Leaving, a Read more about 4: The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving (2000)[…]

Deeper Cuts Spotify Playlist: Week Three

Songs of living in Winnipeg, being awkward, dealing with the hard work of relationships and evaluating your life choices through a garage sale are among those being examined this week when the Weakerthans’ 2000 album Left and Leaving joins our Spotify playlist. Give it, and the songs on albums covered on previous episodes, a listen. You Read more about Deeper Cuts Spotify Playlist: Week Three[…]

Bonus Content: The Sesame Street Record’s deleted final track

If you listened carefully to our “3 minutes more or less” summary of The Sesame Street Record, you might notice that there was one final track in that that’s not in our Spotify Playlist. That’s because the original release of The Sesame Street Record was an LP, on a vinyl record with two sides. The Read more about Bonus Content: The Sesame Street Record’s deleted final track[…]

3: The Sesame Street Record (1970)

Chances are, our first encounters with music was that which was aimed right at our hungry little learning minds and dancing little feet. For generations of kids, including our own Graeme Burk, a heavyweight in this department was the original cast recording The Sesame Street Record, released in 1970. Like the groundbreaking TV show it was Read more about 3: The Sesame Street Record (1970)[…]

2: Ani DiFranco – Not a Pretty Girl (1995)

Everyone needs a role model. This is true even for those who become role models themselves later on including Shannon Dohar. At one time, Ani DiFranco’s 1995 album Not A Pretty Girl served as her template, including the cover art that informed her ideal wardrobe! Shannon, Graeme, and Rob discuss the album that explores the complexity of Read more about 2: Ani DiFranco – Not a Pretty Girl (1995)[…]