The Eagles – Take it Easy

This is the prototypical rock song. Catchy, upbeat and melodic, with sing-a-long lyrics that have surprising depth. I have played this song way too many times, but somehow someway it maintains its integrity. This performance is also stellar, and you bet your bottom dollar that if I was at that show in 1977 I would be clapping my hands off, grooving out with the best of them.

This song was actually written by Jackson Browne, but Glenn Frey heard him playing it and the two agreed that he should finish it, complimenting Browne’s more sombre verses with Frey’s uplifting ones. It’s this combination that lends the song it’s unique lyrical tone that is both deep and uplifting.

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Studio Jams #1

So here’s this tasty little youtube channel I found that brings together excellent musicians for loose improvisational jams. This number in particular is a pure crunch fest. So deep in the pocket they’re finding lint!

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Tears for Fears – Mad World

 

Believe it.

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Drake – Back to Back live at Ryerson

Meek better watch his back every time he steps onto Ryerson campus

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Hey Mama – Grammys 2008

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A Ho New Way – Rory’s Basement Band ft. Harry Cryder, Landon Smellson and Charlie the Goatee

 

 

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Music in Film – Part 1: One Band, One Sound

This is Part 1 of a new series where we will be showcasing moments in film where music really shines.   Whether it’s in films about bands/music, specific scenes, soundtracks, etc.  The two certainly compliment each other and we want to show you just how well.

Drumline takes the first spot in this series,  take a look at the last scene where the two rival colleges go head-to-head in an epic battle.  There is such skill and finesse in this scene you have to applaud the choreographer and the real musicians playing.   This is quality stuff here guys, you only wish you were this good in college.

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