New East Coast Music

This is so great! If you are on the hunt for new east coast music to discover here’s a fantastic tool. The ECMA app available free on iTunes. It’s been out for quite some time but I just found it recently.

Here’s the description: “Connect with your favourite East Coast artists and discover new ones with the East Coast Music Association app. Listen to new tracks, watch videos and keep up with what’s happening in the music scene on Twitter. ”

I’ve already found some great new-to-me artists.

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The ocean is calling

The ocean is calling

Seven days. I have seven days left in Toronto before I head back to Nova Scotia for two months. Just writing that scares me a bit because of all that I have to get done in those days but never mind.

Maritimers are sometimes ridiculed for wanting to go home so often. Why is that? Why wouldn’t you want to go to the Maritimes? Especially in the summer.

Here are just five of the reasons any sane person would want to high-tail it back to Nova Scotia:

  1. The natural beauty. National Geographic has said that the Cabot Trail is a “must see”. Any list of top drives in the world will list the Cabot Trail as one of the most beautiful.
  2. Golf. Canada’s only true links golf course is in Nova Scotia.
  3. Music. It’s an integral part of life and kitchen parties so many great east coast artists.
  4. Pride in culture. English/gaelic road signs, anyone?
  5. Donairs, blueberries, lobster. Enough said.

Seven days is too long.

10 Song Choices for a Mellow Christmas

mellow christmas

When I’ve compiled playlists in the past I have made a point to list only East Coast Canadian artists but for this list I’m featuring my favourite smooth and mellow Christmas music. If you’re having a quiet evening at home and don’t want any soaring choirs or dance-along songs this is the list for you. I made an East Coast Christmas playlist last year here.

I’ve Got the Blues for Christmas Russell deCarle Find it here

The Christmas Waltz She and Him Find it here

Christmas Lights Coldplay Find it Here

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Dave Koz Find it Here

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow David Ian Find it Here

Angels We Have Heard on High Doug Smith Find it Here

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Jack Johnson Find it Here

Merry Christmas Baby K-Ci and JoJo Find it Here

Auld Lang Syne Matt Anderson Find it Here

The Christmas Waltz She and Him Find it Here

Grab a glass of wine, light the fire and add these to a playlist to mellow out the season.

 

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