Friday, March 15, 2013

fresh grapes

*really nice to see the OG grapes of wrath return w/ a new album (high road) after a 22-year absence from the canadian rock and roll landscape. stream the kelowna-bred group's latest on CBC until march 20th!@#$%!!! thanks to RB for the head's up!!! PEACE

henry young

wow!!! was driving east down hastings this morning and very stoked to see a sign outside pat's pub advertising a henry young gig (sunday, march 17, 1-4 pm). what!@#$%??? i first heard of the vancouver-based guitarist through a rare CBC broadcast LP from the mid-1970s, but young's career dates back to the 1960s where he worked both locally and internationally w/ artists ranging from nina simone to ray charles. really look fwd to hearing him play LIVE!

FYI: this is a FREE event!@#$%!!!

*below is a video featuring highlights from the career of henry young...

VivaVinilo D.F.

VivaVinilo DF is a sonic gathering of musicians - researchers - selectors and djs who had dug deep into the roots of recording music made in the americas in the specific form of seven inch 45 rpm records. VivaVinilo DF is taking place for the first time in the heart of México City this saturday march 16th and 17th, inside a neo gothic church from late ninetieth century.

In this first edition we will pay tribute to the great Lalo Duarte, a survivor of the sixties local underground music scene who was heavy censored after the Avandaro Festival, the mexican Woodstock, happened in september, 1971. His songs were censored by the goverment and he had to quit the music scene since then. he was also the first one who did Jamaican toasting style here, with his much celebrated version of Dave and Ansell Collins "Double Barrel"

After Lalo´s homage we will have all-45´s sets by local host Tropicaza, Carlos Reinoso from Chile (La noche de los discos vivientes), Colombian head of Frente Cumbiero and OndaTrópica´s Mario Galeano, marvellous Brittish all-around gentleman Will Holland aka Quantic, Keith Scott all the way from Kingston, spinning his unique acetates he cutted during his time as the soundman behind ska & rocksteady classic labels Merritone and Federal,  and last but not least straight from Japan the great Tommy Far-East, from Rock-a-Shacka records fame, top jamaican music dj and collector.

This will happen on March 16th on Museo Britanico-Americano de México. Next day, same place  we will have a talk with al the djs involved about their work and the importance of music archaeology.

here, the blog with updated info and directions.

'ere he is...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

thoughts + words = thoughts + words

it's raining, it's (f#cking) pouring, this old man is (almost) snoring...
i heart brackets!!!
the eye spy game (REWIND!@#$%!!!): i spy w/ my little eye, a "tuxedo junction" LP...
bird got the text up and running again. broadcasting from a 1970s regina hotel bar.
toque in the flight case lid
i choose tap water
aquarius is still rising...
the creature from the black lagoon keeps staring deep into my eyes...
mentally profitable
rasta belts
the paradox of norval morrisseau
happy mondays on the fridge, the roses on my mind!@#$%!!!
ring fling sting ting (thanks AS!!!)
one exclusive cratery mix coming up!@#$%!!!
i am low, she is high. we are not touching.
a recipe from TJH: fish in crazy water
neil, eat more fish (filet???)...
eat what you want!!!
8:01 pm is 7 minutes away from 8:08 (state)
dishes done.
PEACE, i'm out!@#$%!!!



Thursday, March 7, 2013

HASH ROCK, etc...

*fresh cowbell radio from a man like kamandi. throwing down a lil' taste of hash rock for the people... what is hash rock??? i'm not sayin' just yet, but i will tell you it's a little more panago than corned beef, potatoes, and onion. some people eat their 'za w/ their hands. we use knives!!! hang tight brothers and sisters... ALL WILL BE REVEALED!@#$%!!!

children R the future

sorry stompin' tom...

i intended a day of blog silence after your passing (anybody who hasn't seen across this land w/ stompin' tom connors, watch it NOW!@#$%!!!), but this NME article got me laughing out LOUD this morning!!!

Ex-Oasis honcho Noel Gallagher on the Brits Awards:

"There are no characters left in the music business. When we first started going there was a healthy percentage of people, and we were all dirt-kickers from council estates, and we all couldn’t believe our luck that we were at the Brits. You go in now and everybody is a careerist. It’s very corporate, and you know what I’ve actually seen people doing at the Brits? Eating. I saw the drummer from Muse smoking an electronic cigarette. A cigarette with a battery in. I had to say to him: ‘Really? Really? Is that where you are at? Do me a favour mate, either have a proper one outside, or don’t have one.’ It lit up green when he had a drag of it. Nonsense. He said that immortal line – ‘Oh you know how it is mate’. And I said ‘I’m sorry mate, I actually don’t.’

Gallagher continued his outspoken views on the ceremony, calling the night "instantly forgettable" and rallying against young people who wear hats. "It was an instantly forgettable night," said Gallagher. "There was nothing going on at the Brits, there was nothing going on at the aftershow parties. There seemed to be a lot of young people in hats, with iPhones. They’re either all involved in some massive video game that they’re all hooked up to, or they’re just texting each other saying ‘Where are you, what are you doing?’ And they’ve all got hats. Where did the hat come from? We’re going back to some Dickensian nightmare. I don’t understand it. People with hats and Blackberrys under the age of 30 should be shot. Or stoned to death."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

across this land with stompin' tom connors

a motion to stillness



We are excited to present for this weeks weekly mix installment a special 3 part performance by SKRSINTL, WZRDRY A/V, and SEGUE.
A Motion to Stillness - was a performance that took place on December 21, 2012. In partnership with the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues and Silent Season Records, the evening was filled with modern meditative dub and ambient music.

abundance to revolution


bonus plus

*dedicated to the man kaeweezy (and a BIG shout to WS for the tip!@#$%!!!)

Monday, March 4, 2013


*props to weird seance for the turn on!@#$%!!!


*it's been a BLAST having arcee in town!@#$%!!! he passed the litmus test at H.K. BBQ and enjoys standing beside BIG blue doors for kicks. the man knows how to DIG, a little too well perhaps!@#$%??? he may be forced to leave this province a little early if you know what i mean (rec@rd related)!!! actually, i take that back, so nice to have a new/old friend on the coast for an extended stay... PEACE

Sunday, March 3, 2013

come the sun

*hey son, what you know about can con??? flossin' "1 copy known" poppycock like a big daddy subscriber. lol... i remember biz sayin' something in that mag like there's always some dude in the shadows who nobody knows that has ALL the heat (and more)... TRUE NORTH


*sunny winter morning in van. spring is coming soon!@#$%!!!