:: a new music guide by DJ & music supervisor Tricia Halloran ::

Monthly archive June, 2012
Pick Of The Week: Glen Hansard solo album

Pick Of The Week: Glen Hansard solo album

Spectacular Irish band The Frames, heart-stopping duo The Swell Season, and the hugely affecting movie Once have exactly one thing in common – Glen Hansard. He has an almost supernatural gift for live performance that is solidly backed up by first-rate songwriting credentials. A lot of Irishmen, Bono included, think Glen and his band The...
"Birds Fly Away" Closes The Big C Season Finale

“Birds Fly Away” Closes The Big C Season Finale

Ah, another season concluded on The Big C. It went so fast, right? I was told fairly early on that the season would conclude with Cathy diving/escaping into the ocean, so I had some time to find the perfect song. I love this piece by Theresa Andersson, she always has unique and interesting arrangements on...
Pick Of The Week: Patti Smith "Banga"

Pick Of The Week: Patti Smith “Banga”

I’ve listened to this album about eight times in a row now. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t just being nostalgic, or ‘old’, or clinging to the past. But it’s just a damn fine release from one of the greatest artists of all time. Unlike many of her peers, she remains interesting and vibrant...
Adanowsky Soundtracks The Big C's Trip To Puerto Rico

Adanowsky Soundtracks The Big C’s Trip To Puerto Rico

You might be surprised to go to Adanowsky’s twitter page and find out he has 90K followers, more than most artists that I’ve featured in The Big C! Yet it would not be surprising if you’d never heard of him, as he is just becoming known to U.S. audiences. I would tell you more about...
Picks Of The Week: Thieving Irons and Simone Felice

Picks Of The Week: Thieving Irons and Simone Felice

Two easy recommends this week, both from artists I’ve been following for some time. Nate Martinez has always been the secret weapon super-guitarist of Pela, as well as touring with The National and Alexi Murdoch. When Pela broke up, he found his solo voice as Thieving Irons (definitely the silver lining to losing Pela). His...
Picks Of The Week: Sigur Rós and Now, Now

Picks Of The Week: Sigur Rós and Now, Now

I could just skip over this new release because a) you should already know about Sigur Rós, and b) the album is not significantly different than any of their other releases. But it’s a truly wonderful listening experience and it feels like the right time for a gorgeous, dreamy, escapist album. Stuck at work on...
The Big C 308 - We Rock Like Girls Don't

The Big C 308 – We Rock Like Girls Don’t

A quick shout out to the girl duo We Rock Like Girls Don’t – their song “Hip To You” was featured in the opening scene of The Big C Episode 308 as Cathy drives recklessly on a winding mountain road with Dave & Maxine who are pregnant with a baby that Cathy plans to adopt....