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TORONTO
FEATURES: SHUFFLE BETTER: CHILL:
Shuffle Better: Sharing a track a week in various categories that I hope you might enjoy, and that will improve (I hope) your ipod shuffling.

TORONTO
FEATURES: A LIFE IN SONG: ROCK N ROLL SUICIDE
Although Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album was released when I was only about a year old, I would discover it later, at about 15. In my small basement bedroom in our duplex home deep, deep in the painfully straight, white, and conservative suburbs of Calgary

TORONTO
FEATURES: YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN: CANADIANA SUITE BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
In the world of jazz, Oscar Peterson is such a towering figure that he isn’t considered a Canadian pianist but rather one of the greatest pianists in history from any place.

TORONTO
FEATURES: CRIMINALLY UNDERAPPRECIATED: DANIEL LANOIS
That Lanois isn’t generally a household name is even more incomprehensible than the fact I only seem to think of his music in passing, every couple of months – especially when you consider the scope of his achievements.

TORONTO
FEATURES: BLUE RODEO
Greg Keelor still isn't quite ready to acknowledge Blue Rodeo as much more than something he likes doing "very very much."

OTTAWA
FEATURES: FIVE CANADIAN SONGS ABOUT WINTER
Canada. True north strong and free. Land of the beaver, poutine and maple syrup. Lumberjacks. From Gordon Lightfoot to Malajube, the Canadian winter has been a source of inspiration (and despair) for many.

TORONTO
FEATURES: SMALL SINS' BIG IDEAS
There's a divide between bands whose meaning is intentionally ambiguous and bands that have something to say. Thomas D'Arcy and his band Small Sins land soundly in the former camp

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