Music Buddy

Tim Vesely - Part 2: All Ears

January 18, 2023 Tim Vesely Season 1 Episode 22
Music Buddy
Tim Vesely - Part 2: All Ears
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Tim Vesely is a bassist, guitarist, songwriter, composer, and sound engineer. Best-known as a co-founder of the Canadian art-rock band Rheostatics, Tim also performs with his own band The Violet Archers.  When not performing and writing songs, Tim is the house engineer at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed Studio,  which he refers to as his "dream job". In that role, he has engineered and mixed albums with artists such as Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy Band, Serena Ryder, The Sadies and Gord Downie, Bobby Dove, Kathleen Edwards, Whitehorse, and The Strumbellas.

Tim and Jane pick up from their previous conversation (EP 15: Tim Vesely - The Songwriter). In this session, they turn to the art of recording: techniques methods, and tricks; creating a good studio vibe, and capturing the magic of the sound. In between, Tim talks about some of his favourite songs of all time, why he loves them, and how they influenced him.

Written by Tim Vesely
Performed by Tim Vesely and Jane Gowan. Listen at 54:50


LIST OF SONG SAMPLES (in order of appearance):

  • "I Will Wait for You" - Blue Rodeo, Many a Mile (2021)
  • "Mean to Me" - Chris Houston, Hazards of Glitter (2019)
  • "Introducing Happiness" - Rheostatics, Introducing Happiness (1995)
  • "The Big Country" - Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)
  • "Steppin' Out" - Joe Jackson, Night and Day (1982)
  • "Path of Least" - The Violet Archers, The End of Part One (2007)
  • "Bring It On Home to Me" - Sam Cooke, (Single, 1962)
  • "Little Voice" - Great Aunt Ida, How They Fly (2006)
  • "Gravity of the Situation" - Vic Chesnutt, Is The Actor Happy? (1995)
  • "The Light of Day" - Oliver Schroer, Camino (2006)
  • "Smith and Jones Forever" - Silver Jews, American Water (1998)
  • "Hopeless Romantic" - Bobby Dove, Hopeless Romantic (2021)
  • "Living For the City" - Stevie Wonder, Innervisions (1973)

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Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor)
Tim Vesely (co-producer/co-host)

The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk

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