ON THE LATEST EDITION OF HIGHLY RECOMMENDED…
Casati—a folk/jazz/pop trio from Winnipeg, who just so happen to be making music at The Heid Out in Cranbrook on April 19th—metaphorically stop by the blog to kindly give us all some recommendations from the top shelf of life's important categories. Because there is no better way to find out if a person is your people than finding out what that person likes, right? Right.
NOW ONWARDS WITH THE LIFE TIPS…
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”?
"Julep" by Punch Brothers would be a favourite song.
The whole album The Phosphorescent Blues is a favourite. All their albums are favourites... we're big Punch Brothers fans!
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)?
Woody Allen's "Sleeper." Sci-fi meets slapstick.
"Bananas" is another Woody Allen gem.
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)?
We play and love Jazz music, and a great book is Downbeat magazine's collection of interviews, which has interviews and articles from the 1930's to present day.
Lots of insight from artists including John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis...plus a very entertaining interview with Tom Waits with the title "Biting the Green Shiboda," whatever that means.
WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, YOUTUBE VIDEO, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?
Grace loves watching cat videos.
Jesse likes drooling over guitars he can't afford on kijiji.
Quintin has never been on the internet (that's not entirely true, but almost).
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 / BEARABLE.
Buying a pasta roller to make homemade noodles. Making the dough only requires flour, eggs and olive oil, and fresh homemade noodles are divine compared to dry store-bought pasta.
OK folks, there you have it. Things that Casati thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you head off to search eBay for a pasta roller, go check out Casati's new album & make sure to follow/like on the Facebook / Twitter / Instagram AND if you are reading this today (and if "today" is April 19th) make sure to catch Casati at The Heid Out tonight!
I'll leave you with a Casati live video above and I guess we'll internet see you all back around these parts for some more HIGHLY RECOMMEND Q&A's with even more people swinging by our little mountain neighbourhood in the very near future. Until then…
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