Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"...were songwriters first, human beings second."
-jimmy webb

Saturday, June 26, 2010

mingle sothers

as i mentioned before, im in this band called Single Mothers. i cant express how much it rules right now. were recording with my buddy kenny meehan and ian romano from attack in black next month in welland ont.
so stoked.
here are some photos from a show we played in windsor. it was my friend simonas 18th birthday party, kinda jokes, but really kinda awesome. photo cred: rachel marie.


NXNE said and done

me and my neighbour jeff bro'd down hard at NXNE festival in toronto and probably got the most out of it we could of. We arrived wednesday night for Eagles Of Death Metal to open our nxne festivities, they ruled beyond belief, and I respect them as rocknroll sunofabitches even more so than i did prior. Aside from scrambling to find a place to stay the first couple of nights, we had a pretty comfortable system by Friday night, staying at my friends up in bayview village. But yeah, i cant really sum up nxne at the moment, it was just all too overwhelming. so ill just make a list..

NXNE highlights included:
-WARPAINT: an all female ambient stoner rock four piece who melted my face. me and jeff went behind the horseshoe tavern to pee and ended up meeting these (unbelievably good looking) girls who were just about to go on. we went, watched, and didnt want it to end.
-LITTLE GIRLS: we thought we could catch the Mockingbird Wish Me Luck set at the bovine, but were a sliver too late, so we ended hoping on a bus to the drake hotel, went downstairs and caught this young blitzed out post punk band ownnnnnnn their set. was happy to have landed in on that one.
- ATTACK IN BLACK: aside from hanging out with Shad in the lineup outside, AIB ruled as always. They played these weird sorta mashups of new/older material and im not sure if it went over everyones head or not, but it was cool.
- IGGY AND THE STOOGES: mike-fukn-watt
- BEST COAST/SOFT PACK: jeff was getting me super high the whole week and when we went to this show, best coast made vivian girls sound like s club seven. on that note, i was even so high, that when watching the soft pack, i caught myself making all the punk rock faces the guitarist was making and thought "wow..."

all in all, good trip. stoked i got my nxne wristband for free from 94.9 CHRW. listen to our radio show every thursday afternoon from 3:30-6pm!!!

currently listening too... WARPAINT - Exquisite Corpses

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

actually though...

"there are only two kinds of music - good and bad."

- Arthur Fieldler, Boston Pops Orchestra

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

dont look back

yeah so that mini-tour i did with H&A couldnt have been any funner. the first couple shows were pretty much an example of a band still "working out the kinks", but no regrets. by the time we played london everything was tight, and by the time we had played windsor it was unreal. not to gush, but i luh dat shit hard. windsor was hands down good times. me and jordan drank absinthe ($13.50/shot) and went to CHEETAHS, this crazy strip club across the street from the venue. i dont want to brag about being a dude-ouchebag, but it was voted as canadas #1 club by playboy... that being said, we stayed for one beer and just talked about how crazy/fuckedup these girls lives were. who has the time to practice upside down splits? anyway, we all had a really great time im sure. i definately dont want it to stop.
that being said againnnnnnnn:
i just joined this really mint london band called SINGLE MOTHERS last week and played a show with them at the bovine sex club on friday night, it was the most unreal thing to ever happen. i think i got too drunk to focus on having fun and playing the right bass lines, but it was still a good show. we trashed the stage afterwards. and it was funny bc all the bands were playin the same gear, so we had to set it all back up again, haha. the ex-cain and abel'ers the Teenage Kicks, were way too good and should prlly expect big things from them. but it seems as though im going to be a fulltime single mother, and it couldnt be any better. we have like a dozen shows booked over the next few weeks and are still booking hard for the summer.
pressure from the mom is harder than ever for getting a "real job", but im harder than ever for writing rocknroll tunes.
never gunna get real.

currently listening too ... THRUSH HERMIT, seen them awhile back with justis, ross, and sheldon on their reunion tour. joel plaskett is a kanadian king.