30 Clubs in 30 Songs: Toronto

Aaahh, Toronto. Haven’t been in a while, but I like that city. I’ve never been to that ballpark, either, but most people I’ve talked to seem to hate it, so I guess I’m not missing too much. Either way, this song is about that park… mainly because it was SO FRIGGIN’ COOL when it first opened (“The first baseball stadium with a retractable roof! Awesome!”). I also refer to the place by its original name ’cause they renamed it a few years ago.

I had a vague idea on where this tune should go from a musical standpoint. There have been so many good bands out of Toronto, but Rush is by far their biggest musical export. Sooo… mostly instrumental tune rife with time changes, bad Geddy Lee impression, a drum solo, and some musical morse code? Check, check, check, and check. But then Drew (from the most excellent blog Ghostrunner on First) mentioned Broken Social Scene and my friend Leo mentioned Barenaked Ladies… so I worked hints of both bands into the track. Overall, it was a pain to record… and completely worth the trouble. Enjoy!


Next up: Washington (Tuesday), SECRET HIDDEN THING (Next Friday)

2 responses to “30 Clubs in 30 Songs: Toronto

  1. My favorite thus far. Is that un-American?

    • Ooo… That’s a tough call. But since I’m American (though I live closer to Toronto than any other MLB city), I say it’s not un-American to like this song. I will hold to this answer until the reanimated corpse of Joe McCarthy knocks on my door.

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