a week of valentines: beloved canadian music

Today marks the second post in my new mini-series, A Week of Valentines! Yesterday I showed you how to craft a homemade pillow that is appropriate for all ages and genders. Today we will be discussing music. Tomorrow, food.

While more than half of my readers are American, I must admit that as Canadians, we have some pretty amazing musicians that come from our country. This includes The Guess Who, Five Man Electrical Band, Joni Mitchell, The Band, The Stampeders, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Steppenwolf, just to name a few of my favourites. Yours, too, probably.

One of the most renowned Canadian artists is Neil Young. Just last week, he collaborated with Jimmy Fallon on his classic song “Old Man.” The results were pure genius, in my opinion. The skit was funny in a way that I never would have expected. Anyway, take a look for yourselves if you haven’t already seen it.

For Valentine’s Day, I’ve created this YouTube playlist with one or two songs from each of these artists. The total length is 50 solid minutes of pure listening gold. So, why not put on some soulful oldies to invoke feelings of love, relaxation, and nostalgia? Nothing helps set the mood for fantastic lovin’ more than music does. 

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Emory

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all about that bass

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From about the year 2000 until 2006, I was obsessed with watching Jimmy Fallon on SNL, and SNL re-runs. I will be the first to admit that I had the biggest crush on him. After all, I was only fifteen years old. Well fifteen to twenty-one. Hey, I like dark-haired, pale, nerdy guys, ok? I thought that he and Tina Fey were brilliant news anchors. I also loved the way that he could almost never successfully get through a skit. His stifled giggles made my young heart go pitter-patter. Sometimes I would even pretend that I knew Jimmy personally, and for a few years my phone contacts would hear him instead of me when they got my voicemail. Some were confused, some got annoyed, and some just knew that was me in all my weird glory. 

You may be wondering where I am going with this post? Ok, I’ll tell you. Every morning I log on to the ole inter-web and check out the highlights from The Tonight Show from the night before. They’re usually only a couple of minutes long, and always help me begin my day laughing at senseless skits. Once in awhile, they will actually be pretty amazing. I’m referring to his music, and his own talents as a musician.

I never gave much thought to the song “All About That Bass.” It plays every time that I am at the gym, so I had always regarded it as popular music and thus wrote it off before I even knew anything about the singer herself. While I still don’t know much about her, I am totally loving her ability to actually sing live. The fact that she did it with my main man, Fallon, gives her an instant awesome status in my books. I even think that their version is better than her video (although it is pretty damn cute, too). 

Check out both vids, and let me know what you think!

<3

Emory

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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