I asked our team to tell me what they’re listening to, while there are no live events.
Hello, and welcome to another weekend; the first of May, and it is starting to look like spring is finally going to stick around.
It has been great watching all the snow melting out of our yard and comparing it with our friends in other parts of the country. For a while there, I really didn’t like our family in Ontario who kept sending pictures of them out in the green grass while we were waiting for all the icicles to melt. However, last weekend when the final snow pile melted and our iced-in reindeer finally fell over, I knew we had arrived.
Now, before you remind me that “we always get late snow, it’s not over” please know that I am aware of that, but it’s not the type of snow that stays very long, so I’m calling it over. Please let me have this!
By now, I’m sure you have all heard that the COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings will remain in place throughout the summer, so the City had to cancel our Canada Day Celebration. It was disappointing, but we know that the restrictions are in place for everyone’s safety, so we are following the public health orders. The City works very hard on this event, along with many volunteers, and we are shifting gears to investigate options that may allow us to celebrate Canada Day differently this year. We are all learning how to adjust, keeping in mind that we are all doing what we can to keep health and safety our top priority.
This week, I asked our team to tell me what they’re listening to, while there are no live events. Below is a collection of songs, running the gambit from fun and danceable, to introspective and thoughtful; songs that inspire us at this moment in time. If you haven’t heard them, I recommend you look them up – YouTube, Spotify, the artists’ websites, or wherever your music comes from – think of it as a treasure hunt, from us to you. I hope you have some fun and discover some new tunes to keep you going.
First, our songs from Canadian artists:
“Up All Night” – Derina Harvey Band, “The Gift” – Ian Tyson, “Let It Shine On” – John Wort Hannam, “Last Saskatchewan Pirate” – original by the Arrogant Worms and equally good cover by Captain Tractor, “Both Sides Now” – Joni Mitchell, “Everything is Awesome” – Tegan & Sara, “Coming Home Again” – Mike Plume, “Ride Forever” – Paul Gross, “Church” – Don Amero, “Take Me Out Dancing” – Taylor-Rae, “One Voice” – the Wailin’ Jennys, “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” – original by Bruce Cockburn but our team member prefers the Barenaked Ladies cover, “Spin Our Wheels” – Sloan, “Feeling Good” – Michael Buble.
And then, songs from non-Canadian artists:
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons, “Take on Me” – a-ha, “One Man Band” – Old Dominion, “The Princess Who Saved Herself” – Jonathan Colton, “Real Talk” – Angie K, “What the World Needs Now” – the Boston
Conservatory COVID compilation, “When You Awake” – The Band (arguably this band is half-Canadian), “Getting Good” – Lauren Alania.
So there you have it, our playlist from Horizon Stage. We hope you enjoy it, and we’d love for you to share your own songs on our social media – we miss talking with you! Have a great weekend everyone.
Brandi Watson, Theatre Manager