Every record tells a story
From indie rock to metal and blues, Every record tells a story is a blog about vinyl, live performances, and above all: a music lover’s commitment to discovering new artists to explore.
Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.
Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.
Do you think classical music is too complicated, too stodgy, or too boring? Nick is here to open your musical horizons and show you why he loves it. Welcome to the world of Dvorak, Mozart, and Schubert.
How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper
“The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.
The Old Green Singers
Angie recalls her family’s beat-up truck, “Old Green,” which became a concert hall on wheels as she, her mom, and her brothers sang their way through good times and bad.
Dear Summertime Rolls
“The summertime world is languid. It is the snick-snick-snick of sprinklers. It is Perry Ferrell crooning ‘Tag. You are the one.’” Jen writes a thank you note to a pivotal album for her 13-year-old self.
The Tragically Hip
The official site of Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, inducted into the Order of Canada in 2017.
The things I’d do
A poem about music and more:
“it’s out of tune
it’s been a while
but the e isn’t
it all lines up
everywhere I’ve ever played
is right here buzzing”
Fifteen Artists Choose 10 Songs to Celebrate Canada 150
At the Calgary Herald, a playlist that covers wide swaths of Canadian music, from the iconic (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen) to the new and emerging.
All the Famous People, Where Do They All Come From?
The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band just turned fifty — so super-fan Chris Shaw decided to trace the source photo of each person featured on the album’s iconic cover.
“Sometimes, music can communicate in a space uninhabitable by even the most wildly ambitious words,” writes John at Windstrewn. “Lake Ransom” is his latest piece: an original, ambient musical composition.
It’s Not What You Think
“It’s possible that, along with grunge, Generation X’s other great gift to society is depression.” In his tribute to Chris Cornell, Rich Larsen reflects on despair, aging, and his generation’s struggles with mental health.
The Bucket Drummer
From a poem by musician Thomas Brett:
“but the thing about the beat
that cuts through consciousness
is its sameness
which reminds you how here you are too
walking by this corner again”
The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen
“They both came in close, singing into each other’s invisible microphones. Then, they spread their arms wide as the last verse died, their pot bellies kissing for the first and last time.” Writer Benjamin Davis and artist Nikita Klimov share a story, set some years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.