My computer crashed last week. Not much blogging or mixing music going on in my life right now. Let's hope the old guy gets better soon.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
This ever happened to anybody? Would I really ever say any of this shit?
Harmless, and of such a small following but I can't help but cringe reading people posting on this page thinking it's me writing broken english with liberal use of the exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!! Just curious who this is and kindly cease and desist.
go go luke lalonde
no no luke lalonde
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Some of you may know them as Airick and Daniel of Spiral Beach. Since that band dissolved they've split off into new projects Doldrums and Moon King, respectively. Anyone who trolls around blogs will be familiar with Doldrums me thinks. If you're late to the party like me then go get caught up:
Check out "Cold Sunday" collaboration with Dan and April of Hooded Fang, and "Euphoria" wicked song, actually just listen to the entire Endless Mix Tape if you haven't all ready. "I'm Homesick Sittin' Up Here In My Satellite" might be the song of the year.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It's weird when one of the largest television events in the world puts on some Comedy at Club 54 caliber shit. Who gave the green light for this to open the show? I guess I don't expect the world of the VMAs, it's not like they are the benchmark of entertainment but this would have fit in well at my high school's talent show, and I went to a public high school. This, I'm pretty certain, is one of Michael Scott's improv characters. I squirmed in my seat trying to watch this. Somebody, pull in the reins.
UPDATE: And then Brian May showed up and she fell off the piano. Double-you-tee-ef.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Unrelated to Charlie (below) or Jack, I'd like to salute another friend.
The first taste of the record I'm putting together. Needless to say the recorded version has a lot more going on arrangement-wise.
It's an imagined eulogy for a dear friend I never had.
Taken from HumbleMania performance - 6.22.11 at the Ossington.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 22nd 2011 I'm playing my friends' Humblemania XXII at The Ossington in Toronto.
In other news I'm in the studio working on my record. Things are coming together. No plans for a release or when I can show anyone the material but hopefully I'll have something to report soon.
As far as non-sequiturs go, I've been listening to this score lately.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I think Neil has the power to make anything seem like something. Here's a good test to try it yourself. Play this song (see video below) and do anything. Some suggestions would be to scroll through photos in iPhoto or what have you, check your email, look out the window. If you feel like crying at any point than you too feel the Neil.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Anyone who can make it through this video without:
a) shitting your pants
b) feeling all encompassing rage and confusion
c) writing an angry comment underneath
Loses. Because you've just watched the entire video and, like me, I have to assume you hate your life now.
Monday, March 14, 2011
More songs that I think are...
TRACK LIST BY ARTIST:
P.S. I took some more liberties than I usually do with edits and even mashing up a couple artists at one point. Forgive me if I changed or compromised the integrity of one of your favourite songs.
love - ll
Sunday, March 13, 2011
This past July I had the opportunity to see the Strokes play for the third time in my life. It was in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and the set consisted entirely of their back catalogue, no hints at any of the new material. What I saw on stage though was promising, they seemed to be having fun and, more importantly, they sounded better than ever. I met Julian after the show, suppressing fan-boy urges I tried my darnedest to play it cool and told him earnestly that I eagerly awaited the release of their next record. The "conversation" went something, if not exactly, like this. Oh and I should tell you first that we were waiting in line for toilets, he went into a locked V.I.P. porto-potty and I caught him on the way out. I should also add that he was very pleasant and happy to talk to me...
LL: Hey that was great.
LL: Yeah it sounded great. You guys looked and sounded like you were really having fun.
JC: I'm glad you believed the illusion.
JC: I have this key to the porto john, I don't know who to give it to though.
LL: Oh that's okay I'll just wait for the regular one, I don't know if I can do a V.I.Pee pee.
LL: Nice meeting you man, have a good night.
JC: You too, thanks!
I have to admit when they finally flung the first taste of new material our way with "Under Cover of Darkness" I was disappointed. A band I've loved since I was 16, I hung on their every word and bended string, but what I heard was a watered down, vacant, sterile Strokes. I subsequently lowered my standards for the rest of Angles.
Skip ahead a few weeks to this evening as I lay in bed searching the internet for any leaked copies (don't steal music - I will certainly be buying a copy of the LP next week when it is officially released). Well let's just say I wasn't laying very long. I was absolutely delighted. I heard a band embracing everything they'd hinted at over the past ten years. Welcoming slick rock sounds with strong leanings on 80s fun. I heard Queen, I heard the Cars, I heard Tom Petty and Blondie and I heard something entirely new. This is a fun, rejuvenated and ambitious Strokes. They're using synths. They're doubling, tripling, even quadrupling vocals. Julian is experimenting and pushing the boundaries of the music even further at times than he did with his solo effort (which I enjoyed) but one thing is for sure: these guys function best when they're all together.
Anyways, I hate record reviews and I didn't want to write one. I just wanted to gush a bit about one of my favourite bands releasing something new that I am genuinely excited to listen to over and over and over again.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
P.S. visit THE SOUNDCLOUD PAGE for the rest of the remixes, including:
...My Death-Samba-wop version of Young Rival
...My 90s Altrock version of The Acorn
...Much more amateur remix shit.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Only after 20+ years did I bother to find out what's behind my favourite preset on my little Casio Tone keyboard - glass harmonica.
A twelve to eighteen month weight, prices start around $7 thousand. If only. Pick one of these up and an Ondes Martenot and call up Jonny Greenwood to jam.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I am told now you can stream my mix of "Favourite Colour" by TPC over at their facebook.
More to come. Maybe a new playlist. I'm in Australia right now feeling like I should be in trouble for taking a double summer time. I'll try to squeeze something into the spaces left on the internet via this blog while I'm here.