Wildflowers Forever

Yesterday was one of the saddest days for probably everyone. But, I wasn’t expecting such a sudden goodbye from one of the men that helped shape my life with his music, his wisdom, and his southern kindness.

Tom Petty

Tom Petty passed away, surrounded by his family and love ones, last night.

Music was and still is my savior. Growing up, his songs, along with my ultimate song goddess, Stevie Nicks, helped give me the feeling of being a free spirited little girl, when really I was more of an introvert, an outsider to my peers.

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Tom was part of my musical therapy, especially in the magical band The Traveling Wilburys.

the Traveling Wilburys

The world seems a little more helpless without Tom in it. He was always “gently sweeping his guitar” in a beautiful way.

Tom and his guitar

He made it okay to be wild and free.

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This is my favorite quote from him:

Tom Petty and his words of wisdom

http://www.tompetty.com/

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison and Prince

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En parallèle avec Dhani Harrison

L’album tant attendu de Dhani Harrison frappera très bientôt à nos portes.

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Juste à écouter la chanson Admiral of Upside Down, vous vous sentez transportés dans le passé de Abbey Road et vous faites également un voyage dans le futur.

Dhani a le don de marier l’influence paternelle et son propre son à lui.

Il fait preuve d’une imagination psychédélique contagieuse.

Sa voix, ses riffs de guitare et ses textes sont une pure réflexion de son père. Mais il nous fait voir qu’il est capable de marier plusieurs sonorités et de styles qui rendent unique.

Dhani Harrison

J’ai vraiment découvert Dhani en écoutant l’album posthume de son père “Brainwashed”. Il a co-réalisé l’album avec le grand Jeff Lynne. J’ai aimé la simplicité de l’album et même un peu sa fragilité.

Neuf ans plus tard, dès que j’ai écouté une de leur chanson sur une station de radio universitaire, je suis tombée amoureuse du groupe TheNewNo2.

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Leur album The Fear of Missing Out reste un incontournable pour moi. J’ai été conquise dès la première chanson de l’album qui s’intitule ”Station”.

En étant une fan incontournable de George Harrison, le fait que je retrouve ce même réconfort quand j’écoute les chansons de Dhani est un beau cadeau de la vie.

Je peux vous garantir que son nouvel album sera un succès. Les mélomanes de ce monde auront beaucoup de plaisir à entrer dans son monde.

Il débutera sa tournée américaine en novembre prochain avec un premier spectacle à New York.

Dhani

En espérant qu’il donnera un concert dans notre belle métropole. Si l’occasion s’y présente, j’y serai à ce spectacle et je vous réserverai quelques surprises.

Dans ce monde qui ressemble à un drôle de tourbillon par des artistes superficielles, c’est rafraîchissant d’écouter un artiste comme Dhani Harrison.

 

À travers l’album Parallel, l’artiste semble être dans une quête qui donne envie de l’accompagner.

Admiral of Upside Down Audio

http://dhaniharrison.com/Dhani Harrison new album

Beautiful Olivia

I remember the first time I saw Olivia Harrison and it’s seem it was like yesterday… It was when I first saw the videoclip ”Real Love ”from The Fab Four on tv.

 

I saw how lovingly she was looking at her husband. The kindness of this look was a beautiful thing to witness.

To me, Olivia is a warrior. A warrior of her husband’s legacy. A warrior of bringing light into the hearts of many people with The Material World Foundation.

Olivia Harrison and Shankar Family

I really admire her humility. If you haven’t had the chance to watch ”The Leaving in a Material World” documentary she co-produced with Martin Scorsese, it really is one of the best documentaries you will see. Especially if you are a fan of George Harrison or even if you are a fan of watching documentaries.

She was blunt but delicate. There is no bullshit with Olivia and I love it when someone doesn’t take any crap. In 1999, she was clearly was a fearless warrior when that horrible home invasion happened.

This week, the Thursday Maestro goes to this wonderful lady who is contributing, in her own way, to making the world a better place with her philanthropy, her spirituality, and her gentle soul.

 

 

Peace.

One of my favorite song

ARCADE

Ladies and gentleman, the undisputed champion Arcade Fire.

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Let’s get ready to rumble!

And we were sure ready to start. Win and the gang were as much ready as we were.

Sometimes in life, you know that in the exact moment you are witnessing one of the most magical moment of your life.

Last night was one of those. It was one of the very best concert this city as never seen.

At first to be quiet honest, the sound was a Big Bang and it was sometimes hard to hear Sarah Neufeld violin or Stuart Bogie saxophone but it wasn’t a deal breaker for one of coolest show alive.

You could feel the love story between Arcade and Montreal.

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Régine Chassagne was divine last night. When she sang Haiti, I was just so happy and I was thinking about my family and this beautiful country that is so resilient.

This band pure energy is so contagious.

For me since I’m a 80 kid, last night was my The Wall concert from Pink Floyd. During the show, I was saying to myself wow they are my Pink Floyd.

They have this very imaginative way with a dose of unpretentious vibe to bring you  inside their world.

They were David Bowie chosen one and when REFLEKTOR started, I look into the Bell Center sky and I was thinking about our favorite Starman. When I came back on earth, I look into the screen and they did a really nice nod to him. It was really beautiful, understated and nicely done.

David Bowie

It’s actually a pretty world to be in with everything that is going on in planet earth.

Everything was clearly now yesterday at the Bell Center.

I’m pretty sure their legion of fans will enjoy this amazing big house party but it won’t be our house party because Montreal is Arcade Fire country.

Are you ready to start?

Statuette with Emily Haines

She is back!

My rock chick attitude is in full bloom and Emily Haines is a source of inspiration for this kick ass attitude that I usually got after drinking my hot chocolate in the morning.

Talking about the talented Miss Haines, the Santa Teresa Festival will present us on December 4th 2017 The Choir of The Mind Tour 2017 of Ms. Haines at the Sainte-Thérèse d’Avila church at Sainte-Thérèse in the north shore of Montreal.

Can I get a amen to that? AMEN!

And of course, I will cover this show and many more surprise for you guys.

Earlier this year, I wrote a nice Chronicle about this legendary indie band that Emily is the lead singer.

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Now, she will giving us this amazing show and her brand new album Statuette will out really soon. Please visit her website to have a small sneak peak of probably one of the best album of 2017. On the Chronicle list, it will be one of them for sure.

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Listening to Statuette bring me into this cool Sunday vibe you always get while relaxing at home. I sense a little bit of Morcheeba, of Washed Out and a lot of Emily’s own signature sound.

The nice featured image of Emily was taken by the talented Justin Broadbent. It’s a nice cool hip picture!

Emily Haines

What I really admire with Emily is her philanthropy nature. Of course, her rock and roll attitude is something really closer from home but her kind heart and the fact that she want to fight the good fight. She is gladly supporting the Global Citizen that are supporting issues such as girls and women health, education, sanitation and clean water. I really enjoy reading this nice interview by Karen Bliss from Billboard Magazine and Emily Haines. You can feel the chemistry between the two of them and the authenticity of this nice interview. You can read it by clicking on the link below:

Karen Bliss interview with Emily Haines from Billboard Magazine

I will leave you with some words of wisdom:

With a feather in your cap
Another jewel in your crown
Another notch in your belt
You’re the captain at the helm
The statuette on your shelf
Says you’re better than me
Better than me

Statuette lyrics from Emily Haines!

https://www.emilyhaines.com

Un ciel rempli d’étoiles au Centre Bell

Il y a des spectacles qui vous marqueront pour toute votre vie.

Hier soir, nous étions des milliers Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Pas un moment que la foule n’était pas en délire. Montréal est reconnu pour être un public des plus intenses. On est très fier n’est ce pas les Montréalais.

Ce soir sera le “round two”. Je ne veux pas dévoiler la playlist mais on a eu le droit à tout un voyage multicolore à travers la discographie de ce groupe digne de la royauté musicale.


Le travail exceptionnelle de la conception visuelle éblouira votre iris.

Ayant eu la chance de les voir pour la cinquième fois, j’ai été émue de voir sur le visage par exemple d’un père et d’un fils vivre ce beau moment si magique pour la première fois.

Chris nous a jasé en français malgré qu’il a dit en riant que son français était de la merde et ce n’était pas du tout le cas. Son énergie contagieux et son charisme de Front Man m’ont fait penser à un jeune David Bowie.

Coldplay a ce même don que Les Beatles et U2. Ce sont des frères et un de peut pas fonctionner sans l’autre.

Ils nous ont invité dans leur belle complicité.

Ma copine Rebecca fut ma complice dans une autre section du Centre Bell. Elle a pris des beaux clichés et avec les miennes. J’ai hâte de lui parler du spectacle pendant des heures et des heures.

Ce groupe dégage tellement d’optimiste qu’on en ressort tellement joyeux.

Je n’ai jamais eu aussi chaud dans un concert dans tout le sens du mot que celui de hier (malgré qu’au spectacle de Paul McCartney je pensais qu’il me restait plus de cheveux sur la tête quand Live and Let Die jouait).

Dire que la première fois que j’ai entendu à la station 99.9 Shiver en 1999 fait déjà 18 ans et j’étais complètement éblouie, ma grande histoire d’amour et d’amitié continue avec Coldplay.

Pour ceux et celles qui vivront toute une belle expérience ce soir, vous allez vous sentir “drunken high”.

Préparez-vous à toute une tempête au Centre Bell ce soir.

Je m’en remets à peine de celle de hier soir.

Coldplay is here

We are Diamonds taking shape.

My fifth time with the boys in the city of a thousand church.

I won’t go tonight as The Chronicle but I will enjoy the show as a die-hard fan since 1999.

The first time I heard the song Shiver from their debut album Parachutes on a college radio station, the guitar riffs of Jonny Buckland, my mind definitely had an adventure of a lifetime.

Being part of this beautiful journey (I’m still talking about the concert) is so magical. I was never disappointed in 17 years ( whattttt already).

It will be this big colourful party and in Montreal, we know how to party like rock legends. So much that the band cannot get enough of us. They will playing tomorrow night.

Lucky us!

I can hear the next question you will ask me. What is your top 10 favorite Coldplay song?

It will be a hard list to do but here we go:

10) High Speed (Parachutes album)

We’ve been like inside a bubble. Confidence in you is confidence in me
It’s confidence in high speed

9) God Put A Smile upon Your Face ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

8) A Whisper ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

7) Warning Sign ( A Rush of Blood to the Head Album)

6) Twisted Logik ( X&Y album)

5) Fix you ( X &Y album)

4) Cemetaries of London ( Viva la Vida album)

3) Shiver (Parachutes album)

2) Death and All His Friends ( Viva la Vida Album)

1) Square one (X&Y album)

Probably, you will read tomorrow Chronicle and I will write on and on and on about tonight show.

I’m more a fan of their earlier work as you may see it but I do enjoy the news stuff they are doing but I wish they could be more daredevil like The Beatles or even Arcade Fire. They did it on the Viva La Vida Album and I was like ohhh yeah.

And with the 2 last albums, they went more popish and collaborated more with the RockaFella family.

Please guys, take the same road you were walking on Viva la Vida with Lanois and Eno.

They are still one of the best band of our generation and they won’t disappoint us tonight at all. I even wear my running shoes because I know you will hear about a tall black girl jumping à la Phoebe Bouffet everywhere. You’ve have been warned.

Stay tuned at the same Chronicle Channel, same Chronicle time (hmm maybe not).

http://coldplay.com