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Hiatus Explanation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 18, 2009 by Em Wyllie

I know. It’s been near two months. The hiatus has come from a couple of different places. I’ve been working on some side projects and have recently come in to a new job as well.

First of all – We’re getting our own domain soon. Right now I’m just trying to get a handle on CSS or find someone who has a good handle on it. If you feel like you want to help, email me!! EmWyllie@gmail.com (payment might be applicable depending on the situation)

Secondly – I’ve been working a new full time management job that is taking up 40+ hours of my week.

Thirdly – Matt Wyllie has a website now! http://www.mattwyllie.com is now up and running.

I’ll try to post more often and will let you guys know when the official new URL goes live.

The Baroness Redecorates

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 13, 2008 by Em Wyllie

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Sarah Slean announced today that her new B-side EP will be released on December 9th in stores and online. The EP will be titled The Baroness Redecorates. The official tracklisting, including seven tracks with four previously unreleased, is listed below. 

  1. Parasol
  2. Lonely Side of the Moon
  3. Modern Man I & II
  4. Compatriots 
  5. The Rose
  6. Hear Me Out
  7. The “Disarm” Suite

Unforunately, Sarah’s beautiful rendition of Paul Gross’s song “After The War” from the Canadian War Film Passchendaele is absent from the EP. But Sarah has confirmed that there is a short film being worked on to accompany the track Modern Man. Look for The Baroness Redecorates in stores and online on December 9th!

New Album Alert — Goddess – Emm Gryner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 12, 2008 by Em Wyllie

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Canadian Gem Emm Gryner has announced that she will be releasing a new album in February 2009. The album will be titled Goddess. Emm noted in a recent blog post that the album is a ‘winter album, with it’s minor keys and strings’ which is a contrast to her most recent album, released in 2006, The Summer of High Hopes. 

Jump past the break for a little more insight on the album!

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Beyonce — I Am… Debut Singles

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 17, 2008 by Em Wyllie
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Beyonce is releasing a new album next month entitled I Am… The album will be a double-album, with Disc One entitled I Am… Beyonce and Disc Two entitled I Am… Sascha Fierce. I’m pretty excited for the album. I loved Dangerously in Love but B’Day didn’t really do it for me. 

Beyonce’s new album has a dual-personality theme. The first disc is the Beyonce disc, containing more bluesy and R&B styled songs and the second disc is the Sascha Fierce disc, containing dance and hip-hop styled songs. 

The first single from the album is a double A-Side, If I Were A Boy (from the Beyonce Disc) and Single Ladies (from the Sascha Fierce Disc). Both videos are embedded below.  I enjoy Single Ladies much more. 

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Sarah Slean to release new EP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 3, 2008 by Em Wyllie

The beautiful and talented Canadian songwriter Sarah Slean is set to release an EP of tracks cut from her Fourth Studio Album, The Baroness. No news of a concrete tracklisting has been released yet, but Sarah has confirmed through her official website that an EP will be released. 

Sarah had upwards of 20 songs written for The Baroness ranging from the release of Day One to her recent life in Paris, France. The songs were cut down from above 20 to 18 during the recording process. 

Expected tracks for the EP are

  • Parasol – Confirmed by Sarah herself. An upbeat piano piece based around a classic tune. Available to those who pre-ordered The Baroness from the official Sarah Slean store.
  • The Rose – Speculation. Released as a bonus track on iTunes, written as part of a CBC collaboration of artists adapting classic Schubert pieces. Also published in Sarah’s second book of poetry, also titled, The Baroness. 
  • The Lonely Side of the Moon – Speculation. Released as a bonus track on iTunes and apart of the same CBC collaboration and also published in Sarah’s second book of poetry, also titled, The Baroness. 
  • My Song – Speculation. A song played live at shows since roughly 2005. 
  • Compatriots – Speculation. A song played live at shows in 2007.
  • Modern Man – Speculation. Not much is known about this song. It has been published as a poem in Sarah’s second book of poetry, also titled The Baroness.
  • The Right Words – Speculation. Not much is known of this song. 
So here’s hoping we’ll get a little more information on this such as title, tracklisting, and release date in the near future! 
Thanks to LittleSlean for information on select songs.

New Song up on Myspace – Bitter(Sweet)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 24, 2008 by Em Wyllie

So, I don’t know if I really mentioned it on this blog in the past, but I am a musician. I record under Matt Wyllie. I’m a vocalist (and a vocal teacher), a self-taught pianist, and have been considering learning some guitar to round it out a bit. But, I do have a myspace music account, a page on facebook, a YouTube account, and I do run Twitter. In fact, I’m gonna through those up on the links side bar.

Anyway, I’ve put up a new song on Myspace. It’s a rough demo of a song written about a month ago. It’s a piano-vocal song at the moment, but I think I’m hearing strings. 

Hop on over to Myspace to give it a listen!

Yaoi Fest – Finally, A Canadian Yaoi Con!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 22, 2008 by Em Wyllie

 

I was really excited to hear about Canada’s very first Yaoi Convention being organized. I was even more excited that it’s being set for next year and in Calgary! It’s close enough I could drive if need be! I’m totally going! 

Yaoi Fest is planned sometime for Fall 2009 in Calgary, Alberta. Details are still sketchy and rough, but I’m really hoping this will pull together and go through! I’m definitely excited for this. 

It’s about time we finally got a Yaoi convention in Canada! 

Check out their official website here!