Posted February 5, 2009
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Long, long ago, I was a student in the Literary Arts program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa. Actually, to be precise, I was in the first Literary Arts class (we were beta testing the idea, I believe). One of my classmates was Richard Parry, who is a genius writer but apparently a genius-er musician (if the popularity of Arcade Fire is anything to go by). Who’da thunk writers could play song-stuff, right?
Another Literary Arts student (younger, but still beta testing) was Jehan Khoorshed. Jehan has always had a good history with music, having written the truly magnificent “In Walks God” song for my thankfully-lost student movie “Deep Regrets”. Jehan has a way with words, and a way with notes. And with flaming cocktail napkins, but that’s another story.
Anyway, the point of this is: Jehan has a new CD out. Actually, it’s his first CD. And it’s good. It’s a mix of styles (country and pop, I heard mentioned), wrapped in his typical wry humour. As our teacher, Mr Fitzpatrick, would have said: “11/10, witty!” It’s a really good album, and I don’t just say that because we know each other. It’s honestly very good.
So if you’re looking for something new to listen to, head on over to iTunes or CD Baby or Jehan’s official site (I’m going to be giving it a graphical overhaul soon, I swear!) and get a copy. Because one day, you’ll be able to hold up your beat up old jewel case (or iTunes receipt) and say “I bought this back before anyone else knew he was a star.”
I mean, aside from me. I get first dibs on that. But you can embrace your second-fiddle status.
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