Ottawa’s Writers Festival hosted a wonderful event called Random Play which was hosted by CBC Radio 1’s All in a Day‘s Alan Neal.
The premise for Random Play (in it’s third year) is Alan takes his i-pod, of over 16,000 songs of folk, pop, rap, jazz, rock, soul, showtunes and superhero children’s stories…
And put it on “random”.
He picked the first 10 songs that came up and made it his job to find out everything that he can about how those songs came to be and analyze what messages are in the music.
This year’s edition had Amos the Transparent,Rich Aucoin, Tanika Charles, Hannah Georgas, Kaïa Kater, Lynn Miles and two members of the 1960s group The Children.
Overall it was a wonderful evening of great music and incredible stories about the songs Alan picked out and did some digging and interviewing.
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