Photos–Bob Wiseman at the Tranzac Club, Toronto, Jan 24 2013
– photos by Ariana Gillrie
Bob Wiseman took to the stage of the Tranzac Club in Toronto Thursday night to premiere his new album,Â Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying (Blocks Recording Club/God Finds Cats).
The album’s subject matter includes the late Toronto actressÂ Tracy Wright, Haiti’s first democratically elected PresidentÂ Jean-Bertrand Aristide,Â Phillip Guberman,Â Prime Minister Stephen Harper,Â The Scottsboro Boys,Â Bo DidleyÂ and the great filmmakerÂ Frederico Fellini (Giulietta Masina was Fellini’s wife, and starred in the director’s La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, both of which won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 1956 and 1957, respectively.
Album guests includeÂ Mary Margaret O’Hara,Â Basia Bulat,Â Serena RyderÂ and jazzÂ playerÂ Mark Hundevad. Guests scheduled for the show includedÂ Mary Margaret O’Hara,Â Aidan Closs,Â Drew Smith,Â Steve Caston,Â Dwayne Gretzky,Â Ronley Tepler,Â Magali Meagher,Â Jim Guthrie,Â Mamabolo,Â Garrett Jamieson,Â John Southworth,Â AnneBourne,Â Mark HundevadÂ and more.
Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying tracklisting:
1. Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying
2. Lobbyists at Parliament
3. MothfaceÂ @ yahooÂ . 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 (download)
9. Portrait of Phil at Various Times in a Closet
10. Ruby Bates at School