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Friend-of-the-show Jason sent over a couple song that him and his wife Ash are jamming on.

The first one is a newer song from Charles Fauna called “Abandon.” Chill….dark electro indie rock song.

Their other selection is an oldie but a goodie from 90s LA alt-rock band Failure and their cover of “Enjoy The Silence.”

Pretty cool!
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Last night we went out for Meredith’s birthday! She normally hosts a music bingo night at the Butcher and Bullock on Wednesdays…but it was pretty dead so she got to sit and drink with us instead.  Neat.

Good times drinking promo keg #BlueBucks on @meredithgeddes' BIRTHDAY! 🎈 📷 @j_mang_

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Sens in 7.

Go with yourself.

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I haven’t heard a Passion Pit remix in “Sleepyhead” in awhile…so when Two Friends sent one over I was like, “huh?”

They said they covering a “classic” form their highschool days which makes me feel old as dirt. Whatever, I hit play.

Neato!

Go with yourself.

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This Dashboard Confessional meme came up on my instagram feed, so I’ll revisiting 2001 The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most.

But I *feel* like there was a different version of that “Screaming Infidelities” music video from an old Vagrant music video compilation DVD.

Whatever, it was a bunch of years ago…I might be confusing videos.

Happy Friday!

starbenders

Atlanta’s Starbenders popped up on my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify today (after MONA…nice).

The band reminds me a little of Ottawa’s The Balconies. Mostly because you’re getting the powerful front woman belting out a style of power pop-rock with a vintage 80s bend to it.

Starbenders put a little more of a glam rock sheen on it. They even remind me of 70s Brit glam rockers The Sweet.

This might be a sound you can get into if you’re looking for a new sound that built on some traditional foundation of classic rock.

And lets punch one of from The Balconies. The title track from their album Rhonda which came out last fall.

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I’ve been on a bit of Dungeons & Dragons kick lately. Bought the start box set to play a game with 9-year-old and teach her. The quest that comes with the box set is set in the Forgotten Realms on the Sword Coast….so I had to buy the source book of that too. Had to. Then read on an article in Rolling Stone of all places about a new graphic novel about the co-founder of D&D Gary Gygax.

And here we are. Someone needs to take my credit car away from me.

Go with yourself.

888

I first heard the 888‘s “Seattle Rain” and had to hit play on the song…as geographically I can relate.

The Denver band has a few other decent songs….

track one from their Critical Mistakes ep.

and track 2.

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Now I don’t live in Seattle…. I live 229 kms north in Vancouver. And it doesn’t rain all the time… just most the time.

We're actually lost right now. 📷 @jesuiscoral

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coastal blackouts

Call me old fashioned, but I only trust surf rock from sunny places. Melbourne is sunny enough eh?

Paste magazine posted their “20 Best Songs of the Year (so far)” listicle…. A bunch of favourites made their cut, a reminder of a few I maybe skipped, a few new to me jammers….like Sub Pop’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

The song Paste featured is called “French Press.” They said, “at it’s core, “French Press” is a surf rock jam, but vastly different from what we’ve accepted as such on the American mainland.”

I like how Australia is an Island to America. But wouldn’t it be the mainland to like Tasmania? I dunno…maps, how do they even work?

Paste also said they were “stand outs” at SXSW back in March. I’m not cool enough to go to those things, so I have to take their word.

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Hey it’s Tuesday, let me share a cocktail with you.

It was a drink I first had in Victoria when I DJ’d at Veneto made by Simon Ogden. It’s a gin based cocktail called the 20th Century.  The drink is named after an express train they chugged between New York City and Chicago during the first half of the 20th Century. It was a red-eye from NYC and could get you to Chicago in 16 hours!

You’re classic recipe says,

  • 112 ounces (1/3 gill, 4.5 cl) gin
  • 3/4 ounce (1/6 gill, 2 cl) Kina Lillet
  • 1/2 (or less, depending on taste) ounce (1/8 gill, 1.5 cl) light creme de cacao
  • 3/4 ounce (1/6 gill, 2 cl) fresh lemon juice

Shake in an iced cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist

Simon makes it…. equal parts (an ounce)

Shake shake shake with ice, strain…. and no twist? Simon you’re crazy! You could screw around with a garnish or presentation. Don’t be shy.

Go with yourself.

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I have another for you from BLU J. The Toronto production duo has a song for us called “Light.”

Catch BLU J in a nightclub or festival.

5/13/17 – Fireflower Festival – Hayfork, CA
5/21/17 – Soundwave – Edmonton, AB
5/28/17 – Bal en Blanc – Montreal, QC
8/11/17 – Summer Set Music & Camping Festival – Somerset, WI
9/8/17 – No Vacancy Lounge – Portland, OR

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It’s Provincial election day today in British Columbia. Get after it.

Future voter. TWO future voters! #ivoted #vote #bcpoli

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