Kurt Browning and BNL

Lorraine and I were invited to a box at the Air Canada Centre to see Kurt Browning‘s Gotta Skate VI. Also on the headline were the Barenaked Ladies, now known as BnL.

I wasn’t too keen on the skating but I was really interested in hearing BnL in concert. The band and the material were both great. The sound was just plain awful. I cannot recall the last time I heard a professional sound system come across so poorly. Very disappointing.

BnL has a great website with a very interesting feature. You can download the multitrack stems for some of their songs and remix them. I guess the proliferation of wannabe recording engineers has reached mass market. Or, more likely, the proliferation of PCs with recording software.

For a couple of dollars, you can download 16-bit/44KHz stems and remix their songs. Upload them and they will get judged. Check it out here.

Neat idea.

I like the band. I need to pick up their latest CD. Without the bother of having to remix it myself.


1 reply
  1. Stephen Meyer
    Stephen Meyer says:

    yeah I’ve always really liked those guys. My mom actually went to highschool with the drummer and played in the highschool band with him so she always jokes about them being former ‘bandmates’. There’s something special about Canadian talent 🙂


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