I’m of the opinion that not ALL good music has to be really deep and thoughtful. Sometimes you just need a good pop anthem in your life, and I’m not ashamed to say that I sometimes stumble upon musicians I REALLY like via Perez Hilton. (Ok, maybe marginally ashamed.) This particular East Coaster is one such Perez-promoted success story. Her name is Kay (ey ey ey ey ey).
When I first heard this song I liked it a lot. So much so that I wished my name started with the letter K so the song would apply more to my life. (Put a choir and some clapping in a song and I’m pretty much in.) Then when I got to the part of the song where she references her Nova Scotia roots (Kay is originally from Cape Breton), I was all…
Yes. She did.
Anyway… this is the video.
I think the song is intended to be kind of silly, so some of the word choices I can take or leave. But I really enjoy the lyric(s):
“You just keep on talking,
don’t know what my name is,
ever since you walked in
acting like your famous.”
Kay also has a fun blog, and does a great cover/remix of Nancy Sinatra’s Bang Bang. I like her.
On Thursday, the long list was announced for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The list of 40 will be whittled down to a short list of 10 on July 17th, with the best Canadian album of 2012 being declared on September 24th after a “secret jury Hunger Games-style argument to the death.” (That’s a direct quote from the Polaris website. I love it.)
There’s a mixed bag of artists on the list, including heavy-hitters Leonard Cohen, Drake, Feist, and the Juno Award Winner for Alternative Album of the Year – Dan Mangan, but the east coast has also snagged a few nominations:
Rich Aucoin – “We’re All Dying to Live”
Rose Cousins – “We Have Made a Spark”
Joel Plaskett Emergency – “Scrappy Happiness”
Our east coast nominees
So who do I think will make the short list? It’s tough to say. The Polaris Committee doesn’t really fuck around when it comes to picking the cream of the crop. Ideally, I’d love to see all three in the top 10, but if I had to pick one I think I’d go with Rich. “We’re All Dying to Live” features over 500 musicians, including fellow nominees Joel Plaskett and Dan Mangan, so a win for Rich would really be a win for a lot of artists. We’ll see what happens in July when we get down to 10 albums.