Saturday, June 29, 2013


*i hope it's obvious to any readers of this blog, but "my canada" includes people from all backgrounds, cultures, and persuasions (aka the wonderful folks who make up this great country, except for "those" people, and for a day, we'll forget about them...). from our aboriginal population to the various immigrants and settlers who have made canada their home over the years, it is clearly a land of much diversity and depth, something i cherish dearly. one thing our various cultures share in common is MUSIC and it's been a great passion of mine to learn more about this eclectic breadth of sounds. from country to folk, reggae to pop, jazz, soul, rock and roll, and beyond, the output (and quest to find them) is E-N-D-L-E-S-S... this coming monday (july 1st), the stunt man and i will share a special hand-picked selection of canadian 7" vinyl singles for your listening pleasure. the hitch??? you have to make your way down to save on meats (43 w. hastings street) in vancouver, B.C.!@#$%!!! and while this night is sponsored by stiegl, you may catch this player sipping on something a little more suited to such a special day!@#$%!!! what do you think, should i finally crack the seal on that bottle of schramm organic gin!@#$%???


Thursday, June 27, 2013

willie dunn

*a few months back, i had the ultimate privilege of spending time w/ singer-songwriter, poet, filmmaker, and activist willie dunn. he is a true original and inspiration to countless people world-wide, an artist whose body of work measures up to that of fellow canadian cultural icons like gordon lightfoot, joni mitchell, and leonard cohen... in co-operation w/ seattle/L.A.-based light in the attic records, we are working hard to bring some of dunn's music back into circulation (where it belongs). his message is as pertinent in 2013 as it was at the time of creation. more to come soon. watch this space... PEACE

dance with me

Sunday, June 23, 2013


*shit got pretty craze at SAVE ON MEATS last monday. TSM had me down for another 7" session (i'd say "45," but i've been banned from playing 12" 45 rpm records)!@#$%!!! this live mix was from earlier in the night. wanna give a BIG shout out to FIVER who i drop at the end of the set (*new album coming out SOON on triple crown audio)!@#$%!!! it's SICK!!! later that eve i got a little cosmic (tape does exist), inspired no doubt by a lil' sipreano TRUTH IS LIGHT re-edit megamix. shouts to jason lev out there in LA LA land!@#$%!!! PEACE

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

the announcement

COMING SOON (but for now, just SAMPLE!@#$%!!!)

*the sadies are the shit and back w/ a new album (come september)!@#$%!!! in the meantime, they've dropped "the first 5 minutes" for us to peep. not much more to say right now (other than "TF5M" is hella dope!@#$%!!!), but mighty stoked for their october 24 gig in vancouver!@#$%!!! PEACE

Monday, June 17, 2013

there's something i like about that

where's yer mama now???

last week, i was hobbling down broadway and felt a whoosh of wind, a flutter of action, and a sharp peck on my head. it took a second to realize i'd been attacked by a crow. was this personal??? the caws in the background felt like mocking. not wanting a repeat, i pepped up my step only to see the bird swoop down for another go... thankfully, my tormentor was jilted by my quickening pace and waving arms, but it persisted in pursuit, following me 2 city blocks until i safely reached home... freaked out, i hit to net to look up "crow attack." hmm... apparently mother crows do this each spring in an attempt to protect their babies. they even do it in japan. "LOOK CROW, i have NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in your child!!!"

yesterday, ash/i were walking through our backyard and saw a little black creature perched on the patio deck. it was a baby crow, too young for flight. it looked a little odd, a little confused, and nothing like the aggressive winged beast that went for my dome a few days prior (or the ones who gave me a 5 am wake up call the day before, maybe a cat or squirrel were innocently in the vicinity???). i looked up in the trees and listened for it's mother??? hmm... silence. nowhere to be seen. i quickly went inside, grabbed a slingshot, and smoked that little critter right in the kisser. "WHERE'S YOUR MAMA NOW, CROW???"

Saturday, June 15, 2013

look inside

the stunt man and i had the privilege of looking through 20,000 LPs the other day. while they'd already been combed through by local stores, collectors, and dealers, i knew i'd be able to find a gem or two in the mix. ya know, one person's treasure... everyone likes/knows different stuff, right??? any which way, the price was .50 a record, so nothing but time to loose. after a full 8-hour day digging through almost every portion of the crumbling collection (yes, there were some shots in there), i came away w/ 101 discs. they ranged from greek soundtracks to local country and western. while the next day was spent at suite sound labs doing the final analogue-digital transfer for native north america, TSM and i decided to chill w/ a few beers afterwards and finally go through some of the wax we'd uncovered. linda lewis' lark was sounding pretty dope to my tired ears, an early 70s british LP i'd heard about, but never listened to. next came a few private press canadian titles. as w/ all of the records we'd listened to, i opened each sleeve and peeped inside, looking for bugs, dirt (bad) or even a little treasure like a note, picture, or random memento (well, good). buried in a hand painted jacket i noticed some folded paper. my heart fluttered for a second when i realized what it was. i widened the sleeve's opening as wide as it would go and shook the pieces out... on the floor lay two late 60s-era canadian notes (damn, the queen is looking young, eh!@#$%!!!). did someone leave $25 in an album for such a fortuitous surprise??? perhaps stashing it for a rainy day that never came??? a simple mistake??? in my many years of collecting vinyl, i've never found cash inside a record, so for the time being i've kept it right where it belongs... here's to more mystery and magic ahead. don't forget to look inside!!! you never know what you may find!@#$%!!!

for trev

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


*more from offerations 2!@#$%!!!


*newly leaked, "vintage" piece...

neighbourhood cosmology

*i can't say enough positive things about offerations vol. 2. hosted by the richmond art gallery (performance hall) as part of asian heritage month, the multi-artist event showcased a range of visual mediums (painting, sculpture, video) in addition to a selection of pre-recorded sound. culture by and for the inquisitive... TRANSMOLECULAR


hearts to cry