Wow what a week.
Thank you, Toronto (our beloved hometown) for being so fucking amazing and supportive. We got to play not one but two great CMF/CMW showcases this year. The first was at the Hardluck Bar (a first for us) and we were thrilled to see you in such great numbers. Our second showcase was a last-minute add to the amazing CMW finale at Rancho Relaxo. We were proud to be the last band to play this year’s festival and to such an enthusiastic bunch – kudos to all who stayed behind for last, last call! We also got to meet some great bands, like the amazing Royal Canoe and Topanga and got to catch up with some good friends like the Elwins. All and all, a good time.
See you next time, Toronto!
Meanwhile, we have our sights set on you, Ottawa: Zaphod’s this Friday (30th) w/ Fire and Neon & Aardwolf.
Maybe we’ll crash the Juno Fest while we’re at it!
Posted: March 26th, 2012 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance, Papermaps | Tags: CMF, CMW, Hard Luck Bar, Juno Fest, Ottawa, Rancho Relaxo, Royal Canoe, The Elwins, Topanga, Toronto, Zaphod's | Comments Off
It’s that time of the year again and we’ll be making the CMW rounds this week.
On the exciting agenda are:
An upcoming interview with Raina Douris for Rain’s World blog
An upcoming interview with Tiana for Ride the Tempo blog
An upcoming interview with Patrick and Drew for local London ON TV show, London Calling
… (probably regarding our April 13th show in London) …
A upcoming phoner interview with Joe Reilly from CKCU FM Ottawa
An interview with Emma Godmere for “Now Playing” on CHUO in Ottawa
… ( both probably regarding our March 30th show in Ottawa) …
And our SHOWCASE on SATURDAY March 24 at the HARD LUCK BAR, 10PM!!!
We’ll be playing a mixture of new and old material: 5 songs from our forthcoming album and 4 songs from our current self-titled album .
We hope to see you there!
Posted: March 21st, 2012 | Author: dean | Filed under: Live Appearance | Tags: CHUO, CKCU, CMW, Hard Luck Bar, London Calling, Rain's World, Ride the Tempo | Comments Off
My latest installment for CMAL (hosted by theindiemachine.com) is about subversion in music. Here’s an excerpt:
There’s something freaky about the Joker. Not necessarily the character from the Batman franchise, but the actual playing card. You know that image has been in our collective consciousness for a very long time. He’s in Shakespeare (King Lear), countless songs, poems and countless creepy medieval woodcut prints.
It’s unsettling – the way he smirks at us, knowingly.
Carl Jung declared the Trickster (or the Fox, Jester, Clown, Fool, Joker or whatever you want to call him) an archetype found throughout human culture. He is both stupid and observant, foolish but wise – a rebel.
Frank Zappa (1940-1993) believed that stupidity is so prevalent in society that it ought to be examined, in his autobiography, The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989) he proclaimed:
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it’s so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe…I say there’s more stupidity than hydrogen and that that is the basic building block of the universe.”
[Click here to read the rest of this installment]
Posted: March 7th, 2012 | Author: dean | Filed under: website | Tags: Can't Make a Living, theindiemachine | Comments Off