Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Remo Four

I first came across the Remo Four in the mid-1990s during my 6-year spell at HMV #852 in Coquitlam Centre. It may have been through their connection to George Harrison and his 1968 Wonderwall Music soundtrack (which they played on) or through a back issue of Record Collector or MOJO magazine or maybe even a regular customer named Rolf who owned a record store in Germany back in the 1970s and hipped me to TONS of incredible music (and even dubbed Beat Club VHS tape compilations way before Youtube made such material accessible at one's fingertips, thanks again Rolf!!!). Any which way, the Remo Four resonated w/ me deeply back then as a young pseudo-mod and still do today as an old pseudo-hippie... Originally from Liverpool, the group were known for their live fortitude and found themselves tearing it up in Hamburg at the same Reeperbahn clubs as the Beatles and many other 1960s UK and American greats. They played tough jazz, R&B, and beat music with ultimate feeling and soul. Here's a couple vids to check the technique...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


I like to write in the morning when it's raining outside. When the words are flowing, I feel as if I'm in synchronicity with the precipitation falling from the sky. I'm thinking about my day, the past, and what's to come—all at the same time—but I'm about to hit the pavement. I've been jogging for a while now and today, even though it's pouring, will be no exception. It clears my head, strengthens my body, and enriches my soul. I know that I will get soaking wet, but that's just fine. It's only a little water in the grand scheme of life. You see, we need it to g-r-O-W!!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Would You Believe

There Are Too Many of Us

I listened to Blur a LOT in the 1990s, A LOT!!! In fact,  listened to them so much that I couldn't bear the sound of Damon Albarn's voice for much of the 2000s. It became so grating to me that I missed out on Gorillaz, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, and whatever else Albarn and co. were doing musically at the time (bar the Albarn's involvement w/ the crucial Honest Jon's record label)... Overkill? Changing tastes? Drummer Dave Rowntree's appalling treatment of Nardwuar? I have no fucking clue. That being said, it's nice to hear Blur return w/ such strong material in 2015 that is true to the band's original spirit, but doesn't cash in on mere nostalgia or pander to current trends. Any which way, my ears are open again! I am listening. PEACE

RADIO CHONGQING Re-post from Super Invincible Records

Kevin ‘Sipreano’ Howes,加拿大音樂史學家, DJ,Reissue 製作人
我們很高興得到了音樂史學家和Light in the Attic唱片再版音樂監製  Kevin ‘Sipreano’ Howes 與RADIO CHONGQING 180-gram reissue的合照. Kevin在溫哥華奠定了世上所有樂團最想洗耳恭聽, 最狠準及最酷的專輯樂評。 “真是令人激賞的RADIO CHONGQING!!!” Kevin讚賞著。而我們也欽佩Sip對音樂事業的企圖心以及讓人動容的說故事的力量。
故 事和歷史以及讓人難以捉摸的魅力語氣魄一起傳達著vinyl再版運動的精髓。我們注意到Kevin ‘Sipreano’ Howes在Light in the Attic震撼的的 Rodriguez及Thin Lizzy 再版裡的優秀音樂評論 , 並至今鼓舞著人心一起跟隨他音樂腳步。從誘人的牙買加多倫多系列裡重鉉的迷幻吉他和Monks的離奇非凡電音,我們生活在不斷令人興奮的音樂新發現, 這都要感謝Kevin的埋頭致力的才華和熱情!
Kevin在Voluntary in Nature部落格裡有爬文,我們無法再推薦任何更有抱負精神的crate-o-logist的website- —只要是由他在Light in the Attic策劃與製作的再版音樂珍品。在Discogs裡也看得到優秀Sip的音樂略傳。


Thursday, March 19, 2015

The (Roots) Boots Are Made for Walkin'

*FINALLY busted out my second pair of Roots Chukka boots that I had on ice for almost 4 years (while I wore the first)... "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," right??? Peep the patina!!! PEACE

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Voluntary Tees (NNA V1 and Sweet Grass Music)

*VIN is testing the t-shirt waters w/ a small batch of NNA and Sweet Grass Music tees (currently S, M, L, XL sizes only, colours as pictured). My initial goal is to raise enough funds to send t-shirt care packages to any interested NNA V1 artists (*we'll be in touch!). Email address on above pic(s) for orders and any additional info required (price, shipping rates, availability, etc...). Please follow up there!
Voluntary Tees

When Dance Was Nice (w/ Sipreano)

*Excited to spin some tunes (like the jam above!!!) at the Dunlevy Snackbar tomorrow night (March 11) w/ resident selector Joda C... When Dance Was Nice!!! PEACE