Do you remember this guy? His name is David Usher and he used to be in this band called Moist that had its heyday in 1996 (best year ever!).  Well, I saw him in my 'hood on Sunday afternoon and he looks better than ever! Since seeing him I've been nostalgic for all of that angst ridden mid '90s music that I pined over. Here are a few hits to spark your memory and bring out the joys of what Much Music used to be so good for.

1. Leave it Alone, Moist

2. Glycerine, Bush

3. Disarm, Smashing Pumpkins

4. Zombie, The Cranberries

5. Wonderwall, Oasis

6. Killing me Softly, The Fugees

7. No Rain, Blind Melon

8. Heart Shaped Box, Nirvana

9. Big Bang Baby, Stone Temple Pilots

10. Undone the Sweater Song, Weezer

I could go on, but I digress. Hope I've brought up some good memories for you on this blustery and cold night. Any others to add to the list?

Happy listening!

music monday jr.

I just had to share this adorable little prodigy with y'all. Couldn't have conducted it better myself!

Jonathan has several videos of him conducting various symphonies (incredible!) and he also plays the violin. I see a bright future for this one (Ellen will be calling soon son).

November 29, 2010 — Alanna Banks

music monday

I'm nursing a cold and feel like I only have a few brain cells so...

Rich Aucoin straight from Halifax, NS. Check him out!

Hope you like!

November 08, 2010 — Alanna Banks

and repeat...

When I fall in love with a band I listen to their album over and over and over until I can't listen anymore (sorry hubs). The one I've got on repeat these days is The Black Keys latest album Brothers. At first I wasn't so sure but now I can't get enough.

I know I'm a bit late to the party but whatevah. Listen!

November 01, 2010 — Alanna Banks


Arcade Fire - Rococo

I am loving this song (repeat please)! Earlier this summer we went to the island to see Arcade Fire (to my dismay I wasn't that familiar with their latest album) and everyone was freaking out to this song. Now I know why they were so into it!

It's catchy right?

October 04, 2010 — Alanna Banks

stillness is the move

I love Dirty Projectors and they're going to be here in Toronto this Wednesday (yay!).

Will I see you at the Opera House? 8pm!

September 13, 2010 — Alanna Banks

one of those days

Delicate by Damien Rice

Ever have those days? You know the ones where you wonder what on earth you're doing with your life?  It seems I always question things around this time of year (don't worry about me, I'll be over it by tomorrow). September is the start of my personal New Year and this one will be filled with lots of change (I hope!).

I'm off to wallow in my thoughts, but first this song.

When's your New Year?

August 30, 2010 — Alanna Banks

you've got the love

This Music Monday post is brought to you by Florence + The Machine (LOVE). This is a very new love for me (like less than 48 hours) but we're definitely into eachother.

I spent the weekend at my BFF's cottage and since it was a crappy weekend we all just cozied up inside and played countless hours of board games (Carcassonne anyone? YES we're nerds) and listened to music (Florence + The Machine being one of them).

Watch the video I promise you'll be hooked.

August 23, 2010 — Alanna Banks

first day of spring

I just had a major nostalgic music moment! Do you remember these guys? If you and I are in the same age range/anything alike we both likely spent the majority of the mid 90s pining away in our bedrooms listening to a lot of Canadian new rock radio and making mix tapes (sob!).

This song just brouht me back. Enjoy fellow 80s babies. 


July 20, 2010 — Alanna Banks

check your head

Here's a throw-back to '92 and man did I love these guys! This time of year (first day of summer!) always brings me back to summers in Btown, driving around and blaring the Beastie Boys.

This is my all time fave Beastie Boys song from Check Your Head. Please just have a listen. It will take you back.

Happy summer nights!

June 21, 2010 — Alanna Banks