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"ron hynes" Discussed on Welcome To The Music
"Music is first and then when i got married and had kids my mom i remember. My mom. mom died when my children were young. My mom on her Went in the hospital room. She said to me know. I've never seen anybody how the passion like you have a passion for music. She said it's amazing. But she said. I just want to say one thing she said. I think that your heart and your mind is big enough to have music and family and she said you know you've got a wife and two young kids and it'd be really cool if the passion was equal thought about it and for the first time in my life i yeah. Something else was equal with music and ever since. Then it's just that's what it is. I was really lucky to meet the watchman. I had a great time with them for a long time that led to thornley in big wreck shit and all that stuff ron hynes afterwards i. I've been blessed to play with amazing decisions. And i've been blessed to have great opportunities. What does it mean now. I don't know i. I still do the same thing every day. This food is always milk in the fridge. I don't live in extravagant life. I moved to the country when we had kids. Because i knew. I couldn't be musician and stay in toronto so we moved two hours outside. It's toronto farmhouse. That had room in it for a studio Just everything about my life is really geared to how can i get up tomorrow and just spend all day either being with family. We're making music. And that's that's this far as my planning kind of goes a lot of time greg interesting you know. Conversations over the past couple of years as we've chided with musicians You know about the whole business model around music and recognize chatted independently about musicians that are now real estate agents or they're they're just doing other things. I remember our no. Maybe five years ago maybe longer I was at a event for a vendor event. So twitter is one of the companies that we buy media from and i got introduced to this guy. Sammy sammy nice to meet you. And it was like deja weeks later. You met sammy do you. He's the drummer from the watchman. I go. He's my twitter rep. What are you. What are you talking about.
"ron hynes" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ron Hynes and listen, I'm familiar with mainlanders singing, You know, Sonny's dream or, you know, no change in me or something like that, like very well known round nine songs. This isn't even one that are far as I know that Ron put on a record of his own. Where did you come across this song? Well, it was such a blast to suddenly make it real ization of the man of 1000 songs never got around to recording the one song. Grievous angels used to play. We used to play this in country bars all across Whenever we toward Canada, any of the working class bars we played, We learnt it. From kitchen party cassette. That our accordion is Peter Gerard. He's really deeply meshed in the traditional, you know, music scene and he brought us this kitchen party cassette and it was wrong singing iron working man and we learnt it. And so it was just something we always well. We thought it was a really famous Ron Hind song, because how could it not be? If we knew it? Everyone must know it and I was in ST John's and someone said, What are you talking about? Iron working, and that's not on any record, and we learned that yet He wrote it for the play High Steel about the guys who left Conception Bay to build the world trade centers and it's such a beautiful song. And when we had a blast recording because we asked Andy Maze from the sky diggers to come in and join us, and we have AH new band member Janet Mercy, A Who's a bluegrass singer with a thick scouser acts and she's from Liverpool. And the second she heard it. Her accent got 1000 times bigger because again, the Liverpudlian tradition of like songs of the sea. There's just such a beauty to the song, and we really wanted to do run. Uh, proud and we got Billy McInnis, who'd played with Ron and plays with my bass player, Tim Hadley. Tim played with stomping Tom for a long time. So Billy put a great and there are times fiddle on it, and it was our tribute to run. When did you first realize Because you were a songwriter before you were a politician? When did you first? When did you first start realizing you could sing about things like workers right? You could start thinking about working families social issues through through singing. I've always my songs you know, back. You know, I could school when I was 17 when on the road with the punk band later on J and we were political. Then with Andrew Cash was our singer. Uh, um I grew up my family or expat Cakebread owners and went to work in the mines. So Saturday nights was Ryan's fancy. It was John Allen Cameron, if you could sing You got to stay up. If you ran out of songs you got sent to bed. So those songs even as I was in punk rock and touring, I was still listening to Thekla Ansi brothers, and we go to ST John's will be to try and find Ryan's fancy vinyl because to me that was that was the gold. So that music that folk music the music of ordinary people, I mean, That was our That's that's the working classes. CNN. That's the only way we get stories doubt about people, and I realized moving back to northern Ontario. Where you know I live in an incredible mining town, the culture here so Distinct and no offense to singer songwriters. But man, I'm not interested in hearing about myself and my own feelings. I find the stories of working people in their struggles way more interested, so that's it's in all the grievous angel songs that's always been there. It's that tradition of telling people stories and And and having fun having lots of fun doing it. Well, you but but punk rock, I mean, you you mentioned you start out electron J in Andrew Cash was also also became a politician. You know, it's such unorthodox form in some ways, you know, like if a punk rock singer ends up government singing a pop song, it's screams of sell out, and people are freaking out What happens when it when a punk rocker or a folk singer country singer in your case? Becomes a politician. Well, you know, that was a really, That's a that's a dynamite question. Nobody's ever asked me, but I've actually thought about it. It was the whole class thing of being a sell out of getting a record deal. And and I never thought ever become a politician. I just It wasn't something was on my radar. Actually, Jack Clayton talked me into it. And he said you could do politics with integrity. And I thought, Yeah, maybe we can. And when I got elected, I put my staff together the way I'd put a band together the way a bad works together. I didn't need you know a bunch of brilliant guitar players. I needed people who listened and work and really cared about. Project and I said to my staff, Ah good band could go 2000, kilometers and a band without killing each other and come out stronger. That's what our team needs to be. So I took a lot of those d I y influences. I learned because you know, we weren't very good as musicians ever. We just had a huge passion for it if you're gonna survive in Canada Traveling the country plan music You've got a really, really, really, you know, knuckle down. You have to really have your stuff together. So I bring that same attitude to politics is still very d I y still punk rock. I just wear a suit now, if you just turning in, my guess is Charlie Angus. Lead singer and songwriter of the Grievous Angels. His day job is NDP member of parliament representing the writing of Timmons, James Bay Since 2004. I got to do a bit of work here on your day job now. I mean, given that Canadian artists and musicians are are struggling during the pandemic, you know tours. Can't happen. Venues are shutting down venues that you might have played a some point in your life publicists, managers, not to mention road crews, not to mention you know, entire industry a very lucrative industry. Really hurting right now. What's your reaction?.