Today's Saskatchewan-laden playlist was inspired by a few things. The amazingly diverse, cohesive, and stunning music scene we're so fortunate to have here in the province.
But namely, it is an homage Derek Bachman. An icon, cornerstone, and advocate for the Saskatchewan music world. He passed away suddenly yesterday, and on social media channels, it was immediately evident that he touched many lives in the too-short amount of time he was on this earth.
I did not know Derek well, just through other folks. However, I saw him around at shows and at local coffee shops, and I wish I would have taken the opportunity to chat with him much more. I knew he was an awesome guy, always on the go. The glowing words about him - and the wonderful work that SaskMusic does - have always been generously spoken among those involved in the ever-changing, constantly evolving musical arena in the province. He, along with a collection of fellow devotees, have been dedicated champions of Sask-bred musicians for a number of years.
Life is so short. I cannot even come close to feeling the impact of this loss as some others, like his family close friends. Many heartfelt tributes have already been composed, and this most recent one by Craig Silliphant encapsulates the feeling well.
This one's for you, Derek. You're missed by many already!
Playlist for Thursday December 11, 2014.
The Day We Hit the Coast - Thrush Hermit
Reluctant Readers - Library Voices*
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
When the Storm Clears - Karpinka Brothers*
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Time Running - Seahags*
Two-Time Loser - Deep Dark Woods*
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Down By the Riverside - Rosie and the Riveters*
Let it Shine on Me - Kacy and Clayton*
Off My Mind - Bloodlines*
Shadows Don't Hide Things - Snake River*
Don't Like What You Do - JUMBO*
Omega Dog - The Dears
Sweet Tart - Belle Plaine*
Drunk on You - The Browntones*
Summer Sun - Slow down, Molasses*
Mother's Daughter - PandaCorn*
Rainy Day - The Moas*
This City - Friends of Foes*
*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.
Until next Thursday, December 18, take good care.