Breakup ouch such as Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors for the Clippers. So here is the fresh new track Breakup by singer songwriter Megan Bonnell from Toronto the day before the finals in Lyon USA against the Netherlands. on the day Toronto got the bad news of the breakup changing the face of the NBA. Have a listen to the full track Breakup and you may want to add this to your playlist.
Welcome to Canada and if you are traveling by train, car, bus, air, or just walking around the circuit here is a all Canadian music playlist for you to enjoy and discover some Canadian talent. The playlist has mellow start and goes from there. While there is so much talent out there, I just put this together of friends of mine or those musicians my friends know.
Megan Bonnell her recent album was fully crowd funded, from my home town Toronto, not only can she sing she can also make a mean banana bread.
Alannah Myles I used to spend a lot of time on the road with my buddy Kevin Jones who was tour manager for his brother Mick Jones of the band Foreigner, and Alannah was always around Ca Va is mellow start to the playlist.
Serena Ryder – born in my hometown of Toronto and she kicks ass.
Anna Cyzon – Is a dear friend of mine and she totally rocks she has also been a great help to me for my film on fans of David Bowie.
Armando Scarlato Jr. One day walked into a jam session of the David Bowie film started to sing and blew everyone away.
Alanis Morissette – I first met Alanis on my birthday dinner in Los Angeles with my buddy Tim Thorney she had come to shop her album Jagged Little Pill.
Drake – Also from my hometown of Toronto (the 6) and a friend of my buddy Sammy. I don’t need to say more it’s Drake.
Virgina Storey she just rocks, and put new twist to her music she is a big fan of Bowie and if he was still with us he would like her music.
Gang Signs – My friend Karen Hood owns a music label File Under Music and this band is signed to her label.
Bend Sinister – Also signed to my friends label File Under Music of Vancouver.
Francesco Yates – I first met Francesco at a fashion show his big influence was Prince and Michael Jackson.
Justin Bieber – Well who does not know this dude, Lewis Hamilton been hanging with him of late and my mom loves him.
Sarah Fisher – Super cool friend another multi talented Canadian.
The Weekend – This dude from my home town been killing it, working real hard and has collaborated with my friend Hill Kourkoutis also on this play list.
Tim Thorney – A very talented friend of mine who is a record producer, singer songwriter and owner of Villa Sound a very cool recording studio, he has his fingers on the pulse of talent in Canada.
In My Coma – This band not only rocks they can party and we have done it they have a new album coming out this fall.
Mandy Bo – She just followed her dream and works really hard, I really like her and she has a crowd funding project on the go, check it out on her website.
NJ Taylor – From Montreal a big fan of Red Bull Racing, she is one very talented friend who is always working at her craft.
Brian Asha lives in Vancouver and just likes good music.
It has been said that a women can fully make herself into a brilliant musician only when she learns to transform tragedy into art. In the case of Megan Bonnell this simply need not apply.
My fortunate encounter came by accident and one can argue that nothing in life happens by accident. The very first time I met Megan, there was a relaxed easy going manner about her that is natural, soulful, warm, comforting and her laughter instantly let’s you know that she is the real deal. Her lyrics composed come from a connection with nature that is magical.
Megan Bonnell’s song The Wind transports me to place on this earth that I guard with all the illusion that I can trow at you, Big Sur. Big Sur, California to me is my most treasured place, the surf, the waves, the trees and the untouched coastline where the tunes of Megan Bonnell can dance in your head while you await the wave on your board sitting as if grafted as one.
South Korea by Megan Bonnell is the perfect song to have dancing in your head if your surfing in Australia and are in the barrell in a space all of your own, hoping that there are no men in grey suits around, in harmony with nature like the singer songwriter herself.
More on Megan Bonnell after the Australian Grand Prix. This talented Canadian is currently working on her new album and will be performing at the famed El Mocombo and I will be returning to this historic landmark where I first met the band The Rolling Stones, to listen and watch Megan Bonnell live. Till then have a listen to Megan Bonnell.
Hitting the ground running, and running hard was the order of the day. Arriving to Beverly Hilton to only discover that Whitney Houston had died, the media surrounded you, the party that you came for hosted by Clive Davis was an uncertainty then on, and the buzz all over the place was about Whitney Houston.
The evening no one really eat, for me it was back to my stomping ground Mr. Chow and again this was a light affair. Richard Branson was in full party mode, and while a serious attempt to get the party going everyone was still reeling from the shock.
The Grammys was all about running around catching up with old friends. The Foo Fighters had been with me in Toronto at the Ritz Carlton one night so it was time to talk it up with them, my friend who looks after McLaren car which run you $750,000 base price, was putting on her Pucci dress and ready to hit the party of home town man Deadmau5 needless to say no food was consumed, but everything else was. Sleep, who needs sleep. After all will do plenty of sleep when I am dead so why bother, it’s over-rated anyway.
Jumping on the flight at crazy mad early hour, all I can now think of is home Toronto and grabbing a burger at Burger’s Priest in my old hood on Yonge and Lawrence where I grew up, made my first black and white movie and organized concerts.
The crew at Burger’s Priest is also cool, Alex there plays drums and is working on getting his band together, and it’s a spot where I always run into someone who’s gone to my high school Lawrence Park, not to mention that Shant Mardirosian, who started it is a cool dude. The food well, it’s simple and the burger’s are the best in town. Recording artist Jessica Mitchell who I interviewed prior to the Grammys say’s the bruger’s are great and soon you will meet another recording artist Megan Bonnell on My Name is Khan thinks these burgers are the bomb. The only time to sit is on the plane flight back catch up on some sleep and dream of landing and chowing the burger voted third best spot to eat a burger.