Check out the #1 release of 2017! Stream the whole album here on YouTube! This album is also the original soundtrack of the Radio Waterloo Documentary that will be out this year!
This album features collaborations by:
Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, The Mounties
Elsa Jayne (local KW)
Parker Bossley of The Gay Nineties, Fur Trade
Ian Somers of Limblifter, Isomers
Sasha Chornyy of Life in Vacuum (local KW)
Ulysses Coppard of Smash Boom Pow
Ryan Stanley of Cursed Arrows (local KW)
Cara Leigh (local KW)
Chelsea McBride of Koopa Troop
Brad Weber, Angus Frasier & Dan Robers of Pick A Piper (local KW)
Colin Fisher & Steve Ward of Caribou
Iuls Dragomir (local KW)
Gary Cain of the Gary Cain Band (local KW)
Brad Merritt of 54-40
Moses Bogart (local KW)
Matt Kras of Cyanide Kiss (local KW)
Adam Kras of the Kras Country Experience (local KW)
Jeff McKenna of Audio Boffins (local KW)
Rob McKenna of McKenna’s All Weather Haulage (local KW)
Jamie My Ghost Videois a self-titled acoustic solo artist from Toronto, Ontario Canada. Most known for his track ‘Becoming’ witch was feature in a film that was televised to over 30 million people worldwide. Langlois is scheduled to release three brand new tracks is Monday.
What inspires your music?
The song ‘my ghost’ is about an ex gf……..most of my songs are about girls………my biggest muse. Most of my friends are women and yeah
What was it like having your song played on national television?
Having my song played on national television was definitely a dream come true. For years I had prayed for something like this to happen. I have watched so many inspirational videos and read so many quotes about success that I was starting to annoy my friends. Everyone said “do not give up” and now I know why. I have given up on music at least five times now but the urge to write kept coming back. I thank you for the opportunity.
What is something most people wouldn’t know about you or your music?
Something most people would not know about my music is that it is mainly centered around one person in my life, a girl. In fact(now you will think I am crazy) I wrote over fifty songs about this girl and one of them was in a film that went global……and now the next song that was on the fabulous CKMS radio was written about her too. Love is love and she was my best muse.
What can we expect to hear on the new tracks? Anything that really stands out from past tracks?
On the new tracks, you can learn to expect more synth as I continue to learn how to mix and explore music. I am envious at the new music that has come out now (especially radiohead and Adele) and how it is mixed.
When did you really know when you wanted to become an artist?
I have always known that I wanted to become an artist. Since I was accepted to an art school in my native city of Toronto for singing. Unfortunately, I did not end up going to the art school and went to the military instead, but that just allowed for more emotion to be placed in my music when I did start to write.
Asides from writing music for a living what do you do?
Asides from being an artist, I am ex-military so all the cool stuff that comes with that shows up in my everyday. I served for a few years in the Canadian Forces and was able to travel a bit. In my spare time I really like to pray and meditate as well as go for nature walks.
What was your favorite show or tour moment?
When you asked what my favorite show or tour was at the moment I felt something snap inside my head and my brain started to overload…..I swear smoke is coming out of my ears because there are so many and I live and breathe music. As it stands right now, anything Sia……..I love her expression in her music. I actually asked a few big name music stars to mentor me but just got rejected but now if I was to have anyone show me the ropes, it would be Sia, she is a trademark from space!!!
If you could be signed by any label who would it be?
If I could be signed by any label, it would be Sia’s label…..or one of them
Re-live it over and over again. Orexin, Monarch Woods, S.O.A.D, some really old Scorpions, all mixed together nicely with dollops of syllables and words from Mr K. A sentence may even have snuck in. Enjoy!
We had such a great show yesterday, we rushed and rushed to get the podcast available. Check out local band Orexin on this edition, some Korn, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, as well as a gut-busting bit by Nick Swardson. Umm, this episode is a little blue. So yeah.
Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album.
Check it out in the podcast below and then go get your face melted off at Cork Hall May 13th at 8:00pm.
The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.
Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.
In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here: