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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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.


Best Road Trip Podcasts | podcasts

road trip podcasts

You’re three or four hours into your road trip and you’ve exhausted all musical and conversational options. What do you do? Plug in to a podcast and time will fly by. There are so many hours of listening here you can take that epic road trip with ease.

  1. Serial; This American Life WBEZ Chicago
  2. Vinyl Cafe Stories; Stuart McLean CBC Radio
  3. M 24; Monocle Radio
  4. The Current; Anna Maria Tremonti CBC Radio
  5. James O’Brien’s Mystery Hour; LBC
  6. Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin; New York Public Radio
  7. Under the Influence; CBC Radio
  8. Ask Me Another; NPR
  9. Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me; NPR
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