Published Jan 11, 2013As an eccentric singer-songwriter, former Blue Rodeo member and filmmaker, Bob Wiseman has his name attached to myriad projects. The list will get longer later this month, too, when Wiseman returns with a new solo album.
Called Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying, the record sees Wiseman teaming up with guests like Mary Margaret O'Hara, Basia Bulat, Serena Ryder and jazz artist Mark Hundevad.
As a press release observes, the album is packed with references:
Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying is, at its bare essence, a document of death and deceit. The songs bring forward stories and musings about the late Toronto actress Tracy Wright, Haiti's first democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Phillip Guberman, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Scottsboro Boys, Bo Diddley and, of course (the reference in the album title), the great filmmaker Federico Fellini.
The tracklisting alone demonstrates that, with tracks pointing to Parliament, Neil Young, Burning Man, the Junos and Yahoo.ca, among others.
Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying will be available on January 24 via Blocks Recording Club/God Finds Cats. The song "Neil Young at the Junos" can be streamed below.
Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying:
1. Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying
2. Lobbyists at Parliament
3. Mothface @ yahoo.ca
4. The Reform Party at Burning Man
5. Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver Airport
6. Children at Play
7. Aristide at the Press Conference
8. Neil Young at the Junos
9. Portrait of Phil at Various Times in a Closet
10. Ruby Bates at School