Imagine the music of a John Hughes film if it had been written by Bowie, remixed by Johnny Jewel, and fronted by a female Prince, and you?ll start to get the idea. Rounding out the sound is an impressive roster of guests (Metric’s Jimmy Shaw, Blondie’s Tommy Kessler, Liam O’Neil from the Stills, Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene, and Drake?s Adrian Eccleston). It?s at once dark and light, serious and fun, melancholic and euphoric. Ask David Hodge and Leah Siegel about their sound and process, and the answer sounds a lot like what happiness researchers call flow. “We weren?t trying to emulate anything,” Hodge says. “We were just making music.”
Maybe it was fate; maybe the music of Leisure Cruise can, just a little bit, help to inspire change in this humbling post-Sandy world. “We want people to be happy and dance and enjoy music,” says Hodge. “I feel like when you?re happy and positive, that?s when you?re in the best frame of mind to help other people, and also do something to help the planet.”
A pair of tickets to see Leisure Cruise at the Media Club on March 1, 2015 at the Media Club at 7 p.m.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes February 23, 2015 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
What year did Hodge and Segel create Leisure Music? For a hint, go here: http://www.themediaclub.ca/shows/sunday-march-1