Watching the second Season, you notice it has showcased a lot of established and upcoming Canadian Indie music (and even had one band featuring in Episode 206 – “The Music Video” : Winnipeg’s Paper Moon). From the Opening Theme song (Holly McNarland’s Beautiful Blue) on it is full of music (including some people even I’ve heard about: Bedouin Soundclash, Neko Case) and more new stuff. At least some of the music is discovered in a “Calling All Indie Bands” Music Search. Sounds like a win/win for the bands and and the show, since the demographics are bound to be similar.
The Falcon Beach web site (www.falconbeach.ca) has a neat feature. (url’s hidden behind the flash) Under the “Music” header, for each seasons episode it has the music for that episode : what was the song and who is the musician, and some back ground if you click on the “more link” – plus for season one they had a brief intro when the music played (Episode 112 : Tanya spills drinks in the Sunset Bar. The song is “The Young and The Guest List” by San Francisco band The Paradise Boys); in season two they are not doing this but they are linking to the bands wet site. It’s a nice feature to discover music (Nice tune, I wonder who did that…). Question : How many Band Sites are linking back the Falcon Beach, and is the information on the FB site indexed by Google?
It a related move: on Saturday, March 24th, 2007 2-4pm at Sam the Record Man (Toronto) there are band performances by The Bicycles, The Golden Dogs, and The Miniatures, and autograph sessions with Falcon Beach cast members : Steve Byers (Jason), Jennifer Kydd (Page), Jeananne Goossen (Courtney), Morgan Kelly (Lane), and Peter Mooney(Dr. Adrian). (Press Release)
I wonder if I could start a cat fight if I asked for “Page’s” autograph?