Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

halloween at the acorn

EQ - swellsville (1991, vancouver)

"Much could be said about the potential impact of this missing classic, and what could have been. To hear it is to understand. No Hip House or love songs. No clumsy attempts at pop accessibility. Hard beats, fresh rhymes and scratching. The sort of thing that heads in 1991 would have latched onto gratefully."

 - Birdapres

re-posted from it takes a nation of millions to hold this sac blog...
check the full article and DL link here!@#$%$!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

up w/ people

thinking about ty...


SCAMMELL, Ty (Anthony John) passed peacefully away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 28th, 2004 at the Vancouver General Hospital. Ty was born on August 3rd, 1950, in Kelowna, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Marjorie. He is survived by his loving brother, Peter, sister-in-law Lois and nephew Roger of Cornwall, Ontario. Ty spent his early years in White Rock, and after graduating from Semiahmoo High, moved to Vancouver. There he became a freelance photographer. His love and in-depth knowledge of music, particularly psychedelic, led to a career in the record business, where he became extremely well respected in his field. He could be found most weekends at his stall at the flea market on Terminal Ave. and at other times roaming the lower mainland searching for records. He also developed a love for the game of golf and played frequently at either the Queen Elizabeth or Rupert courses. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends and acquaintances. A celebration of Ty's life will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 2:00pm at the Vancouver Memorial Crematorium Chapel, 5505 Fraser St. (inside grounds of Mt. View Cemetery) 604-325-8251. In lieu of flowers, Ty would wish that donations be made to the Food Bank. Sincere thanks to the staff at the Palliative Care unit of VGH.

yer twistin' my melon man...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

sexcula screening (oct. 25)

man, i wanted to peep sexcula (a rare-as-fuck vancouver-shot film from the early 1970s) around the turn of the millennium so bad. NOBODY had this shit back then (or did they???). aficionados thought the flick was either lost for good or in some sort of celluloid purgatory waiting for a final shot at achieving full-fledged cult immortality!@#$%@!!! well, over a dozen years later, the latter it is. one of the most notorious underground canadian movies ever has recently been unearthed for the masses (are we ready???), available on DVD for all to see. looking at a series of screen captures from this budget looking flick (described by legendary website/resource canuxploitation as an "adult horror comedy"), can't say i'm too titillated (*flashbacks of the disappointing cannibal girls spring to mind). maybe some things are best left up to the imagination??? still, the chance to see a 16mm print of a one-time cinematic holy grail may be too tempting to pass up, even for this jaded hack. hmm... let me think about it. OK (FOR NOW)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

the fall

whole lotta RIPs going on, eh??? have mercy!@#$%!!! lots of births as well!!! the cycle of life i suppose... BIG shout out to all the little ones and dearly departed out there!@#$%!!!

hit the road recently and it always feels good to rev up the ol' c-rolla and get on down... there's def been some deep digging excursions in the mix (!!!) and lots of good food and people too!!! thanks to everyone for their open hospitality!@#$%!!!

back on the coast, the main priority is a M-A-S-S-I-V-E archival project for LITA, my most ambitious yet!@#$%!!! i think/hope it's gonna blow some minds, it's certainly blown mine!@#$%!!!

VIN blog will take a backseat for now. more to come soon...

*just got added to the sadies gig at the rickshaw on october 24th (*see below). no opening act so it'll be yers truly dropping some hardcore vinyl insanity between two sets from the hottest country-rock act in the universe tearing shit up in their unique style!@#$%!!! WATCH OUT VANCOUVER!@#$%!!!

ok for now good peoples, just wanted to spit a few words out there...

until next time...


Thursday, October 3, 2013

rostarr mix

i first met NYC-based artist rostarr through the sandinista hommies in tokyo at the dawn of the millennium. we bonded over steaming bowls of late-night ramen, a bar in yutenji, and of course, music (the beatles, bilal, and the beta band come to mind)... just got a music link from the man i wanna re-post... PEACE

Dear friends, 
Greetings and Salutations to the coming of Fall and Winter, but...
in hopes of keeping the Summer vibes going a bit longer
I want to share a weblink to musical mix I made recently for
our friends at RECESS NEW YORK 'INTERMISSION' Series
Please Play LOUD! 

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"  -Berthold Auerbach                                    "I can't live without my Radio" -LL Cool J