How do you listen to Canadian music?
With your ears, eh? Silly…
Sorry, must have been the feminist jokes post from earlier today that inspired that one.
Anyways, we are indeed heading to the Far North for today’s B-sides as we rock out with Nova Scotian and lady tune-weaver Leslie Feist.
Performing as Feist, the woman who made counting fun again (“1,2,3,4”…) has been on hiatus since her last album, “The Reminder” came out in May 2007. Come back!? Please?!
Her happy jams may not be the most controversial, but these days I think it’s especially lovely to have something fun and rather danceable pouring into your ear occasionally. And leave us not forget that her early career involved a sock puppet named Bitch Lap Lap and Spanish raps….
Back to the task at hand though, convincing you to explore (or rekindle) your adoration of Feist bops. These days, I live in a basement and one of the tenets in the house above me is a very young baby who becomes *occasionally* a little fussy. When the fuss breaks loose, a tried-and-true technique of his parental units involves putting “I Feel it All” on the stereo and engaging in this crazy, rhythmic jump-dance ‘til he laughs his cares away. It’s odd, but even in the middle of hours of work, or an interrupted, much-needed quiet moment, when those notes begin to issue in through the vent in my ceiling and the clomping begins, I just can’t get mad.
Actually, I usually have to get up and dance along, which then invariably leads to my going and finding Feist’s YouTube channel and listening to another 3 or 4 songs before getting back to my quiet moment.
In fact, if you want an awesome music video recommendation, check out “Mushaboom.”
Flying toast away!