Category Archives: Music

Copilots Are Musical Friends For The Ear

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image of the Members of Copilots in their native habitat
Members of Copilots in their native habitat

I had the opportunity to listen to the latest album from the Canadian group Copilots. Sunstroke is an odd title for an album because none of the songs are painful to the touch but might make you delirious as some jangly trippy music washes over you.
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Revisiting Sia And Zero 7’s Simple Things

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screencap of Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001
Zero 7 with Sia and Sophie Barker singing Destiny 2001

The other day, while doing some research on the singer Sia, I discovered she worked with Zero 7. Their album ‘Simple Things’ is one of my favorite albums and it gave me an excuse to give it another listen. Sia’s vocals prove how great she is and she deserves all the acclaim she is getting now.
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If You Want To Support Your Favorite Band, Buy Their Album

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Logo for the Spotify streaming serviceStreaming services like Spotify and iTunes are so convenient that you might be able to hear ALL your favorite music anytime and anywhere you want. However, those streaming services aren’t very good for the people who actually create the music. If you really want to support your favorite band, buy the album, just don’t stream it.
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Kathleen Hanna Should Be Everyone’s Heroine

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image of the poster for The Punk Singer (2013)The other night I watched the 2013 documentary ‘The Punk Singer’ about the life and times of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of bands such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin. The film blew me away and gave me a huge appreciation of Hanna’s music and point of view. I know I’m not the usual demographic for Hanna’s music but her music and lyrics just seem so honest and real. She is a heroine of the 1st degree. Check out the film on Netflix.
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