PhotosĖBob 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,¬†Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying (Blocks Recording Club/God Finds Cats).
The album’s subject matter includes 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 Didley¬†and the great filmmaker¬†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 include¬†Mary Margaret O’Hara,¬†Basia Bulat,¬†Serena Ryder¬†and jazz¬†player¬†Mark Hundevad. Guests scheduled for the show included¬†Mary Margaret O’Hara,¬†Aidan Closs,¬†Drew Smith,¬†Steve Caston,¬†Dwayne Gretzky,¬†Ronley Tepler,¬†Magali Meagher,¬†Jim Guthrie,¬†Mamabolo,¬†Garrett Jamieson,¬†John Southworth,¬†AnneBourne,¬†Mark Hundevad¬†and more.
Giulietta Masina at the Oscars Crying tracklisting:
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 (download)
9. Portrait of Phil at Various Times in a Closet
10. Ruby Bates at School