Sometimes I wish there were 25 hours in the day. I’d really want to spend that time getting to all the e-mail in my inbox, which does happen, but not always in a timely manner. For example, I would have liked to have told you about Brasstronaut last week before their show at the Drake in Toronto. For that matter, I would have liked to make their show….

I can always write something about something I like.

Check out your next soundtrack to eating dinner with friends. Here’s Requiem For A Scene by Vancouver’s Brasstronaut. They’re a 4-piece band who use trumpets, flugelhorns, trombones, piano, double-bass and soulful lyrics to get the message across. Influenced by jazz and classical backgrounds, with inclinations towards indie pop music, the band has created an interesting introduction with Old World Lies (out on Unfamiliar Records). People in Canada are starting to take notice with CBC radios 2 and 3 featuring the band, as well as solid opening slots lately for Why?, NOMO and Woodhands.

I don’t hear the trumpet too much with stuff that comes across my desk. Its a nice change.