Thursday, October 25, 2007

you gotta sing sing sing sing...

Wow, it's been a busy few weeks. So much to blog about, but no time to do it. I should be able to catch up over the next week so expect to be dazzled with a flurry of blog posts! Okay maybe not dazzled, but expect a flurry.

Now on to today's rant.

I've appreciated Serena Ryder since I first heard "Just Another Day" off her album Unlikely Emergency. But it wasn't until I heard "Weak In The Knees" from If Memory Serves You Well that I finally bought these two albums. Serena is an incredible talent: brilliant songwriter with a killer voice. Her lyrics and style show a maturity far beyond her 24 years. If Memory Serves You Well is made up mostly of covers and her interpretations are fantastic. I recently downloaded her Sony Connect Set, a 6-song acoustic EP, from iTunes. The acoustic version of "Weak In The Knees" is even more heart-wrenching than the original. The whole EP is fantastic.

I was excited to hear that her new EP Told You In A Whispered Song was out and available on iTunes. But I was disappointed to find that it's only available in the US store. I checked HMV and Indigo to find it isn't available there either. WTF?!? She's Canadian! How can her label not release her recording in Canada? Surely I'm not her only Canadian fan? How long do I have to wait to get this recording?

Sadly, Serena's website is in serious need of an update so I have no answers at the moment. But every Tuesday when the new releases come out, I check iTunes in hopes that it will magically appear. For now, I have her previous recordings to enjoy. I just wish I knew why I can't get my hands on the latest CD. You'd think that with all of this new technology, purchasing music would be easier. But I guess the music fan is still at the mercy of the big record labels. And that really sucks!