Tara-Michelle Ziniuk Best of 2009 Playlist
I’ve been thinking of doing a hybrid country and hip hop show, which is not well reflected in this particular mix of mostly suicide sad chair dancing songs.
2009 in Review
Another great year in music has come and gone, Time to take a look back, take stock, remember the good, try to get past the over-rated, highlight some over-looked gems. But first we have some playlists the capture the year in music (from a personal viewpoint)...
Best of 2009 Playlists
Picks and Pans 2009
Jazz on the Rocks
Grandfathers In The Ground/Locket Full of Losing/Inter-provincial Pen Pals
My 2009 Playlist
Who wants to go to a shitty show? No one.
90% of what I had to say about Liz Phair last decade I have to say about Julie Doiron now. She’s poppier than I usually enjoy, she’s rockier now than she was in her earlier releases, I don’t want to be endeared by choppy or obvious and I totally am.
Not even joking, my grandfather died while I was listening to this song. Deep? True.
Clues put on a good show even after being hit by lightening. Thanks Montreal.
Sarah Mangle is able to tell 14 stories in about 5 sentences in any given one of her songs.
Easily most under-attended to release of the year was Newfoundland’s Jon Janes, backed up by the Valleys & Seas Orchestra.
This is likely one of my top 3 songs of the year, were we going chronologically.
I wish my father had written this song. It’s important to have faith in simple songs.
I searched “deep + dark + whiskey + gin” one night after a show in a dive bar in Guelph and am saving you all this unfruitful work.
Richard released a country album and a rock album this year. I narrowed my picks to 6 tracks but that was as far as I got.
Beautiful bedroom-made protest music.
I want to write a perfect sentence here which includes the words “consistent” and “solid.” I don’t have one, so that’s going to have to do.
There is summer in Canada!
On one road trip we wanted to stay awake…
I thought this song was about a dream actually being darned, like a sock. Billie Holiday made this one popular. I’ve been dying to write about it for the sake of titling the piece Pity Party. And because Partytime is awesome and totally worthy. One of the most gut-death depressing albums of the year for sure.
Maybe Weird Weather wrote this song for Cousins.