Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Skeletons and Spirits from Allison Crowe & Dr H Guy

The Mysterious Dr H Guy beckons from the shadows... on All Hallow's Eve. It's The Great Pun'kin mix of Allison Crowe's "Skeletons and Spirits".


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Brush of Hope 2011 ~ October 20 - 30

Each year The Kidney Foundation of Canada mounts an unique fundraiser for kidney research - "A Brush of Hope". Canadians from many walks of life pick up paint and brushes to create one-of-a-kind works which are then auctioned on eBay.

Allison Crowe is part of this tradition, and this year she joins: fellow Canuck musicians Leonard Cohen, Susan Aglurkark, Alex Lifeson (of Rush), Hawksley Workman; comedians Mike Myers and Elvira Kurt; representing the political spectrum, MPs Elizabeth May (Saanich-Gulf Islands - and Federal Green Party Leader), Justin Trudeau (Papineau), and New Brunswick Premier David Alward; alongside figure-skater, Kurt Browning, NHLer John Tavares, and a score of others lending an artistic hand to the cause.

This image links directly to Allison's painting:

You can visit the entire "A Brush of Hope" gallery - here

For the next 10 days, until October 30, the Foundation’s eBay gallery displays more than 100 paintings - all proceeds from the sale of which benefit kidney research in Canada.

p.s. The 2011 eBay auction for "A Brush of Hope" is a wrap!! Congratulations and thanks to the successful bidder who purchased Allison's painting this year!! Thanks, too, to everyone, who's supported the auction, bidding on Allison's painting, and all the other artworks - this time out, and in prior years!! The Kidney Foundation of Canada reports that almost $24,000 has been raised for the cause of kidney research!!

Hooray!! :)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coverville 809: The Eurythmics Cover Story

For lovers of Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart - Brian Ibbott, conductor of Coverville, delivers "The Eurythmics Cover Story". One hour of musical treats from The Rubinoos, Martha Wainwright, The Watson Twins and more... including Annie herself. Allison Crowe represents with "Why" - I believe it's the favourite version of "Spiral" producer and string arranger Kayla Schmah. Time to download and listen!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just came upon another thougtful post from boyhowdy on his Cover Lay Down blog - this one celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with a bounty of Canadiana music - including Allison Crowe's cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You". Have a good one, eh!

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Allison Crowe Lands on MarsBands

The universal appeal of Allison Crowe now includes Mars - the founder of - which launches its web station today with this entertaining interview. On this well-read planet it's reigning cats and dog. ack! ack!

More exploration of MarsBands turns up this fun profile - which describes Allison Crowe as "the best thing to come out of Canada since hockey." High praise, indeed :)

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