Saturday, December 31, 2011

it was a very good year


*top of the p(r)ops to kaewonder (cratery, toronto)!!!


ok, gonna spit some sh!t...


had BIG fun doing a best of 2010 list for light in the attic last year. looking back over 2011, i don't have the same list-crazy zeal. there were rewarding music projects (our lives are shaped by what we love: motown's mowest story 1971-73, beautiful rivers and mountains: the psychedelic rock sound of shin joong hyun 1958-74, kim jung mi-now), lots of DJ'ing (the waldorf hotel, blackberry festival, ANZA club, interurban gallery), trips (sunshine coast, interior B.C., calgary, winnipeg, toronto), but overall, i guess i'm simply stoked to be rolling into 2012 w/ good health, tight friends, and ever expanding family... looking forward to more love (wink, wink maj!), learning, hard work (super hype to see some upcoming LITA reissues come to fruition), and much fun!@#$%!!!

resolutions??? listen to more "classic" rock albums that i've yet to fully immerse myself in. records by black sabbath, pink floyd, soft machine, king crimson, etc...

the rest, i suppose, shall come from deep within... i know what must be done.

will report revelations, some progress, and of course, any finished work that's suitable for print...

this blog is a reflection of the soul of i, sipreano
 
PEACE

Friday, December 30, 2011

blue


*WHAM!@#$%!!! peep http://theeyeofladyhawk.blogspot.com/ for more madness, deep thoughts (!@#$%!!!), and assorted cultural curios...

Friday, December 23, 2011

box of delights


*you can watch the entirety of this UK children's holiday epic on youtube if you do a lil' digging. highly recommended... PEACE

Saturday, December 17, 2011

the beat


















L-R (everett morton, david steele, andy cox, ranking roger, saxa, dave wakeling)

*pound-for-pound, the (english) beat could very well be my favourite musical combo. hailing from birmingham, england, in the late 1970s, they combined age, race, and musical genres to create a unique, fluid, and moving sound, which evolved over the course of 3 LPs and a series of 7" and 12" singles. post-beat, vocalists wakeling and roger formed general public while steele and cox soldiered on w/ singer roland gift to develop a fresh take on classic soul and R&B w/ fine young cannibals. highly recommended.

jiro dreams of sushi

Thursday, December 15, 2011

chalet sauce


*if white men can't jump, they can DEFINITELY dunk!@#$%!!!

fantastic planet

*just got back from a week in toronto, ontario, my sometime home and source of great inspiration. it was amazing to see so many familiar faces, all vibing out and doing great things. the cratery cats, for one, two, and three, are definitely brewing up some tasty concoctions (and i'm not even talking 'bout the JD tennessee arcee). here's a pic from the mighty kaewonder as we set up to record at cratery HQ. watch this space for a link to an upcoming vinyl freak-out session w/ yours truly. thanks for the epic good times fellows!@#$%!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

more parking

the winds restaurant

November 21/04

The Winds Restaurant

Take the alley entrance
Nothing has changed
You are seated and disappear
Into the menu
Snacks are put on the table
Piece by piece the meal comes together
And is consumed… Steady and easy
Crisp fried noodles, jasmine tea, and sliced beef with seasonal vegetable soup
Are washed down with the falling Sunday sun
A campus is near
It's a still meal, filled with comforting home-style peace
There’s more tea
A fortune cookie offers a ripped fortune
“Prosperity is coming”
Around me, employees eat their late afternoon meal in advance of another evening’s work
The light is now dim, the Chinese horoscope placemats are for the taking

*The Winds Restaurant can be found at 59 Four Winds Drive, North York, Ontario. Phone: 416-736-4646

ronnie lane on the brain

the mighty pope





















what can i say about the mighty pope that hasn't already been said? he lives his life to the fullest, has made some great music along the way (w/ the sheiks, hitch-hikers, ram, and as a solo artist), and continues to spread love everywhere he goes... hope to see and hear much more from this jamaican-canadian soul/R&B/disco legend in the not too distant future!@#$%!!! BIG ups to the musical pope!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

never surrender (subtitulado)

all you can eat


*"Was watching Krush Groove this evening and got a crazy flashback. I remember you dropped this tune at Dynamo [Hastings Art Collective] before we all got some late night grub...this was when our crew was doin that all u can eat 9.99 after 10pm in Richmond." - Decaf (WZRDRY)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

phase II

abbott & cordova, 7 august 1971 (2008)

dennis/christine






















*i've been reading a book about the beach boys. sort of a bummer actually. there's lots of betrayal, drugs, mental/physical abuse, ego blow-outs, poor decisions, infighting, and even tie-ins w/ the manson family... hard to reconcile against the california/summer imagery of the group. another case of too much too young? maybe too much information. anyways, here's a nice pic of dennis wilson and christine mcvie from fleetwood mac, a one-time couple in the 1970s...

there's a boat leaving soon for new york

Sunday, November 20, 2011

over and over


*BIG shouts to the grade 9 (in 1989) rude boys and girls at brother andre catholic high school in markham, ontario, who turned me on to the (english) beat back in the day... wha'appen?

mckinneys december 3 (powell river)

Friday, November 18, 2011

REWIND

morning cap'n!





















*nothing like a BIG bowl of cap'n crunch to start yer day, eh???

"time..."

"is flowing like a river... to the sea..." where is alan parson's when you need him? only a youtube link away (surf on soldiers). does anybody out there remember the episode of 21 jump street that uses his song "time" to great effect? the one w/ johnny depp walking down the beach after an especially tough case? would dig to peep that one again. "your friends will be there, when your back is to the wall." sing holly, sing...

i've got a feeling


*apple records. take a bite...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

THE SANDINISTAS
















i've worked w/ tokyo-based clothing company sandinista/2step for over 10 years now, creating a handful of japan-only mix CDs, world-wide blends for the net, and general music consulting on a variety of sound/image related needs (in collaboration w/ graphic designer and sndnst guru, vincent cook)... starting w/ "super reggae & soul" (w/ deejay ryan lee) in the late-90s, the sounds have run the gamut from jamaican music (a formative inspiration for the label in terms of concept/branding), soul, rap, jazz, psychedelic folk/rock, canadian rarities, and original sample-based material to the vinyl 12" singles heard on CITY LIMITS (recorded november 7 at voluntary in nature HQ in vancouver). wanna give a BIG shout-out to the stunt man, who helped w/ mastering at his suite sound labs facility (also in vancouver). hope to share more of this lengthy partnership in future posts, but for now... kampai!!!

how to clone a big mac

Sunday, October 30, 2011

return of the farmer's son


currently writing a special set of liner notes for an upcoming light in the attic records release... it's a total f@cking honour (sorry, there's no other way to describe it) and i promise to give it my all!@#$%!!! until then, listen to philip, eric, and brian KILL IT on "return of the farmer's son"!@#$%!!! just think, if thin lizzy can make your computer speakers rip this HARD, imagine what the vinyl will do to your stereo??? have mercy!@#$%!!! peace out