Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"You got a secret now honey and though you'd never sink as low as him. You could blab it all over the school if you wanted. The label in that sweater said 100% acrylic." Meryn Cadell was a spoken word artist and writer from Toronto who released this song in 1991 on her debut album, Angel Food For Thought. A prominent fixture in Toronto's indie music scene during the early nineties. You could catch performances by her regularly as part of Elvis Monday's at various venues across the city. She now teaches writing at the University of British Columbia. The album, Angel Food For Thought, was recorded with members of the Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics and Blue Rodeo. The song, The Sweater, received quite a bit of play on alternative and college radio at the time. It actually permeated the mainstream somewhat by becoming a Top 40 hit in Canada. The album, Angel Food For Thought, was recently re-released in 2007 on Bongo Beat. You can purchase the album on Itunes and Amazon. You can also watch the video for the song, The Sweater, on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHQFDf96yrw). As always, you can hear this song and others that I blog about each day on Live 365 (www.live365.com/stations/raisedoncndnradio). Thanks for reading and enjoy!