Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Patria - My Rules (1999)

Patria was one of a wave of pop-R&B acts that emerged in Canada in the late 1990's and early 2000's (previous postee Jazmin and likely future postee Jodie Resther were also among them). None had great success, and Toronto resident Patria was no exception. She was the premiere act on Black Market Records, a label founded by former member of Canadian classic rock band The Guess Who, Dominic Troiano. His belief was that Patria would be a great launchpad as her appeal was universal. Much was made of her Filipino heritage and pop-soul voice, and an Asian audience was also pursued. A deal was struck with a Japanese indie label and the album was launched both in Japan and Canada. Troiano co-produced the album with another Canadian music vet Howard Ayee. The first single "Baby Feel My..." had some club presence, but the follow-ups "Good Love" and "My Rules" failed to ignite the clubs or radio. There is no sign of Patria currently, though like Jazmin, she may holed up elsewhere, orchestrating her return as a pop force to be reckoned with.

Download My Rules

My Rules
Baby Feel My
First Love
My Flow
My Wish
I've Missed You
One More Chance
Good Love
Heart 2 Heart
One Door Closes

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