HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ DON VAIL

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ DON VAIL

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is    Don Vail   — an alternative band from Ontario (and not some guy named ‘Don’) whose    latest album ‘Stand of Tide’ is out on Bandcamp now    (and you can catch the track ‘On The Wire’ in the HI54 Mix CD ‘   EH CANADA   ’). // [band photo by Mitch Barnes]

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is Don Vail— an alternative band from Ontario (and not some guy named ‘Don’) whose latest album ‘Stand of Tide’ is out on Bandcamp now (and you can catch the track ‘On The Wire’ in the HI54 Mix CD ‘EH CANADA’). // [band photo by Mitch Barnes]

#1 - WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

Sharon Van Etten - Comeback Kid. Anthem.

I freaked out when I first heard this song. Produced by the inimitable John Congleton.

#2 - WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

I Think You Should Leave. Ok, lots of toilet humour here. But who doesn't love that?

#3. I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

The last book I got was Sylvia Massy's "Recording Unhinged".

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I don't read much fiction and I'm a huge nerd for stuff like this. She's brilliant.

#4 - WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

radiooooo.com. You can just a pick a decade, click on the map, and it spits out a song from that era and part of the world.

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Currently grooving on some 60's stuff from West Pakistan!

#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

Be humble. Take care of the people around you. Get off instagram for a bit and live your life.

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OK folks, there you have it. Things that Don Vail thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and go be humble with your friends off Instagram, make sure to follow Don Vail on the Facebook / Instagram / Twitter and then also give ‘On The Wire’ a listen below…

…and if you like what you’re hearing, go do some further don-vail-flavoured audio exploring over on the Bandcamp / Spotify.


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