Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear – A band from the Rock (no, not that guy).


There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.


Quick. What’s the most famous band that has come out of Newfoundland? If you are Canadian, then you are asking, “Don’t you mean Newfoundland & Labrador?”. If you are not one of those lovely, polite Canadians, you’re probably saying, “Newfa-what? Labrador? Isn’t that a big dog?”

Newfoundland was part of England until a referendum voted in favor of joining Canada in 1949 because the commute was about 2000 km less. Labrador, on the other hand, attached to Quebec, was torn between the sexy French accent, and the unintelligible Newfoundland dialect, but the tipping point was that Newfoundlanders smoked less.

Finally, in 2001, the hyphenated their names, creating a province that just rolls off the tongue.

On a side note: France still holds on tightly to St. Pierre and Miquelon even though it’s just a stone’s throw (Well, a short ferry ride) from the south coast of Newfoundland.

Now that you are all caught up with some Canadian history, and we haven’t answered the original question, let’s dive into a tune, shall we?

Keeping with the theme of bands you will never see live (because they broke up), here is one of my favorite songs:


Hey Rosetta! is (was) a Canadian seven-piece indie rock band from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

I hope you enjoyed my selection today.

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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3 thoughts on “Music Monday: Songs You Might Want to Hear – A band from the Rock (no, not that guy).

  1. Nice group! They kind of remind me of Lifehouse. I’ve found some great bands on YouTube, who have been around for a long while or broken up, and I had just come across them, The Civil Wars, Larkin Poe, Chris Stapleton, to name a few.

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  2. Pingback: Music Monday: Songs you might want to hear – Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case (and then some) | Lines by Leon

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