ON THE LATEST EDITION OF HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Rodney DeCroo—a Vancouver-based singer-songer-poet who is kicking of a Western Canada tour, and who just so happens to be playing at Green Door this Thursday (May the 4th be with you)—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…

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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”?

My friend, Montreal country artist Bobby Dove's latest album Thunderchild is fantastic.

Also Sean Macpherson's Burmis Tree cd BLOOD OF THE LAND.

And of course, my new cd with Tonic Records OLD TENEMENT MAN.

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)?

I'm a baseball fan, so for me  the Netflix documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a must see.

I also just finished watching the series The Fall on Netflix. 

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)?

My new collection of poetry Next Door to the Butcher Shop released by BC based publishers Nightwood Editons this May. You can preorder it online!

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?

I play online baseball ( simulated), so if brokenbat.org went down I'd be very unhappy indeed. And as an recording artist this might seem like sacrilege, but Spotify is a necessary part of my day. 

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.

I have been studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a few years now. I think everyone should do a martial art of some kind.


OK folks, there you have it. Things that Rodney thinks you should maybe consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you turn off your computer to embrace your inner ninja, go have a poke around Rodney's Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp - and don't forget to come by Green Door this Thursday (May 4th) to catch him performing live.

I'll leave you with a video of Rodney performing Radio… and I guess we'll internet see you 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.

Or maybe we'll see you back here for some Q&A's with folks that are already here. Or maybe for a musical coffee or beer or a never ending handful of ear candy. But until then…

FOLLOW / HOLA

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