She became one of my closest friends for a while, and it breaks my heart that they never had a shot together. Mark had a great sense for people, and everyone he liked turned out to be wonderful. So when Kevin told me what had happened to Mark, nothing else mattered but finding my way north. And yet, this was before ride-sharing. My car had barely made it home after my mishap. I ran to my parking spot, hoping against hope, but between the crash and all the bad luck in the world, the Jeep wouldn't start.
As Sachin was taken to the hospital, as Mark was declared dead, as his family got the news and made frenzied arrangements to fly down from Michigan, I stood still, trapped by the aftermath of a bad split-second decision by a driver who had no idea what he was about to unleash on my life. It's almost comical how different this would be in I could have taken a Lyft the 80 miles north. Could I have done anything to ease the pain of the parents who had just lost their son?
Could I have helped with the unforeseen tasks that come with a friend being hospitalized? Bowser Junior's Package! Black Yoshi The Assistant! Bowser Junior's Curse! Bowser Junior Kinda Goes Camping! The Baby Project! The Dead Body! Drawing Jeffy! Jeffy's Fidget Spinner! Jeffy's Brain! Jeffy Gets Bullied! Black Yoshi's Mistake! Chef Pee Pee's Bucket List! Friday The 13th! Jeffy's Dog! Black Yoshi's Black Friday! Jeffy Plays Minecraft! Jeffy's Taco Tuesday!
The Competition! Finders Keepers! Black Yoshi's Job Interview! Cody's Mistake! Bowser Junior's Bodyguard! The Switch! The Costume Contest! Bowser Junior's 10th Birthday! How Black Yoshi Stole Christmas! Jeffy's Drone! In March , the band made a few changes by recruited powerhouse Toronto drummer Chris Lesso and returned to the power trio format minus the keyboards. In the band introduced new drummer Murad Gunduz, who adds a big groove to the band.
Murad hails from St. Catherines, ON Canada and is a veteran of Ontario music scene. He also holds down the drum duties for 3 time Grammy winner Walter Ostenak.
The combination of blistering guitar blues-rock, stellar musicianship, soulful melodies and super jams, have made their fans in North America and Europe go crazy for there live concerts! Yes, we have some days off but weather is very bad. Still, have a great Let's hope it's a good one! Hey man, how good is this?
Never heard of the guy before but definitely going to check out more Thanks for the post. Post a Comment. C recommends Mizar6 Get this crazy baby off my head! We are still getting the odd gig for that. However it got here, you should get one. The fact that Tony is right-handed is an obstacle, of course. The recorded sound is of demonstration quality. The album covers the whole spectrum with blistering guitar ripping' blues rock, soulful melodies and psychedelic super jams a la Jimi Hendrix, an artist that Springer has emulated on many occasions both in guitar dexterity and appearance.
By early , Split Enz had been dropped by Chrysalis and, unable to get gigs, they were forced to go on the dole. They continued writing new material at a feverish pace and rehearsing constantly. Gillies was fired and Judd rejoined but he found himself unable to fit into the new direction of the band and left the group shortly thereafter; he later found limited success as the leader of the Swingers and as a solo artist.
The New Zealand Arts Council came to the band's aid with a 5,dollar grant. A studio in Luton was booked and the band knocked off 28 songs in under five days. These sessions, known as the "Rootin' Tootin' Luton Tapes," displayed a newfound edge and considerable commercial potential. Around the same time, they recorded a new single with producer David Tickle -- a straight-ahead rocker called "I See Red" -- which charted respectably in Australia.
Split Enz returned to Australia to make their next album, 's Frenzy, re-recording many songs from the Luton tapes. However, the final product paled in comparison to the demos -- the high energy of the original tapes simply wasn't captured and many of the best songs were left on the demos.
The band teamed up again with David Tickle for their next album, True Colours, in The album lacked the excesses of their previous albums and showcased their new pure pop direction.
With Neil Finn's seductive "I Got You," the band finally broke through -- the single and album hit number one in Australia and New Zealand, with the album eventually selling , albums in Australia, the equivalent of one in every ten homes in that country. True Colours performed well in the U.
The band quickly recorded a follow-up during a mid-year break in touring. The result -- called Corroboree in Australia and Waiata internationally -- was released in April of The record was somewhat disappointing, seeming to follow the same formula as its predecessor but with decidedly lesser material.
Mal Green left the band to work on solo projects and Crombie took over on drums. By late , after many months of intensive touring, the band retreated to the studio to record their most personal and creatively satisfying album to date, Time and Tide.
Released in , it immediately topped the Australian and New Zealand charts. The advent of MTV and the channel's commitment to new wave acts helped the band's growing cult status in America -- both "Dirty Creature" and "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" as well as earlier videos saw heavy airplay on the channel -- but the album failed to see much chart action. Early in , Tim took a break from Split Enz to work on a solo album, Escapade.
Conflicting Emotions was finally finished by the fall of Prior to this album, Tim had been the primary contributor, but for this effort, he was overshadowed by brother Neil who had written a considerable majority of songs for the first time.
A new drummer, Paul Hester, was added, demoting Crombie to percussion. Before work was begun on the next album, Tim announced that he was leaving the band. With Neil Finn as the leader, the band carried on for one more album -- 's See Ya Round, an uneven album that was released only in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.
Neil decided to fold the band following a farewell tour, Enz with a Bang! Neil and Paul Hester went on to form the internationally successful Crowded House, Tim continued a sporadic solo career, joining Crowded House for the Woodface album in Tim and Neil Finn reunited for a Finn Brothers album in Split Enz remains an institution in their homeland, occassionally playing reunion gigs.
Labels: Seventies Alt. We are still getting the odd gig for that. However it got here, you should get one. The fact that Tony is right-handed is an obstacle, of course. The recorded sound is of demonstration quality. The album covers the whole spectrum with blistering guitar ripping' blues rock, soulful melodies and psychedelic super jams a la Jimi Hendrix, an artist that Springer has emulated on many occasions both in guitar dexterity and appearance.
The late Jeff Healey used to say "I followed him around like he was the Messiah For having expected some over-cooked post Hendrix fare, 'Fender Bender' offers a surprising depth of variety to the material as well as some fine singing and above all a real band album topped by Tony 'Wild T' Springer's excellent guitar playing. There is of course a core Hendrix vibe to the whole project, but it's the way 'Wild T' searches out new ways to lend expression to his playing that is impressive.
In many respects the title of the album 'Fender Bender' is a tad misleading. For while guitar fans will enjoy the various inspired guitar workouts, there are enough strong songs here to set the band ahead of most of their contemporaries. The story of 'Wild T' is that of a Trinidadian native Tony Springer who has made a name for himself in his adopted Canada and who aside from being championed by Jeff Healey now finds himself signed to the prestigious German Jazzhaus label.
Throw in recorded appearances for the likes of Davis Bowie and you quickly realise this is a guitarist of some substance. But perhaps the biggest accolade that can be extended to this album is that 'Wild T' stamps his own personality on proceedings.
Perhaps the two contrasting ends of his expansive style are best exemplified by the juxtaposition of the lovely mellifluous groove of 'Keepin' It Real' with the altogether brasher psychedelic wah wah of 'The Hard Way'. Overall the material is strong and refreshing and the band is anchored by the well marshalled rhythm section of Guenther Kapolei on sumptuous bass and the deft touch of Chris Lesso on drums. On this CD he works chiefly in a power trio format — there are some guest keyboards players but they are very much in supporting roles — and the overall sound is sometimes similar to Jimi Hendrix, sometimes to Led Zeppelin, and sometimes very original.
Tony Springer a. Wild T is a dread-locked Trinidadian raised in Canada who was inspired to take up the guitar after hearing Steve Howe from progressive rock superstars Yes.
Hardly the stereotypical background for a powerhouse blues-rocker but listen carefully and you will hear slight traces of jazz, funk and even reggae, giving this a little different twist from the norm.
Very interesting indeed. The band has released 5 Cd's and is currently touring all over Canada and Europe. Jeff Healey said, "I followed him around like he was the Messiah Tony has been my idol for years!
However, frustrated with the lack of effort by his record company at the time, Tony decided not to renew his contract. Tony then left for Chicago, USA where he continued gigging as a sideman with many great blues bands. The band then began a relentless tour schedule of Canada and Europe with drummer Andre Tellier and keyboardist Robert Angelow, playing in all sorts of venues and at some of the largest festivals.
But in March , the band made a few changes by recruited powerhouse Toronto drummer Chris Lesso and returned to the power trio format minus the keyboards. The combination of blistering guitar blues-rock, stellar musicianship, soulfulmelodies and psychedelic super jams, have made their fans in North America and Europe go crazy for there live concerts! Wild T is originally from Tunapuna, Trinidad.
Though one may find similarities to Jimi Hendrix, ironically it was T's first exposure to Steve Howe and classic Yes that inspired him to take up guitar. Moving to Toronto, Canada, T quickly gained a reputation on the local club circuit. He has been playing the bass for over 20 years. He has recorded and performed with blues artists Jimmy O and Code Blue. Chris Lesso - Chris began to study music on the piano at the age of 7, and received his Grade 8 in classical piano through the Royal Conservatory at age He began drumming at 9, and has never looked back.
Can - Can - - Harvest, EMI Electrola GmbH The final studio effort from the first decade run of Can signifies not only a changing of the guard for the progressive Krautrock icons, but a nod to the shifting tastes of the times. Percussionist Rebop and Gee both coming off stints with Traffic buoyed the band and modified Can's sound as they collectively continued exploring amplified and processed experimentation.
Electric guitarist Michael Karoli continued expanding his horizons and sound palate, Irmin Schmidt dug deeper into keyboard sounds running parallel to fellow countrymen from the bands Passport, Cluster and Kraftwerk, while Jaki Liebezeit, simply put, remained one of the more consistent and steady rock drummers of the era.
But disco beats, on the way out in , remained a part of Can's appeal, and a precursor for the acid-jazz dance music to come. At their best "All Gates Open" whips space blues harmonica, buried vocals, and Robert Fripp inspired guitar into a clean and simple jam. The exotic influence of African music infused into the instrumental "Sunday Jam" suggests strains of the famous jazz standard "Caravan. While Can emerged in ensuing years with different lineups and further sub-developments, this last vestige of the initial band holds firm in resolve, and is at the least an intriguing aside to their more potent earlier albums.
Even without bassist Holger Czukay and the incredible vocalist, Damo Suzuki, there is no mistaking Can's unique sound on this album.Jan 09, · Destroy Unconscious Blockages and Negativity, hz Solfeggio, Binaural Beats - Duration: Music for body and spirit - Meditation music Recommended for you.