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Weather: Doesn’t get much better than sunny and warm in September. Sun and 20s all week. –> https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html Above average temps tomorrow and Thursday –> https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/metro-vancouver-special-weather-statement-heat-september-2020

Haze is from US wildfires –> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/smoky-skies-bc-washington-state-fires-1.5715806

Here We Go: Remember how we all used to hacky sack? Fuck we were cool in the 90s. –>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ENXvZ9YRjbo

429 new COVID-19 cases detected in BC over the long weekend. Dr. Bonnie Henry orders all nightclubs and banquet halls closed.

In addition, all liquor sales in all bars, pubs and restaurants in the province must cease by 10 p.m. and must close by 11 p.m. unless full meal service is still being provided. If full meal service is still being provided past 11 p.m. that may continue but alcohol is not allowed to be served.

Music or other background sounds, such as televisions, must be no louder than the volume of normal conversation to avoid patrons having to yell close to other people to be heard.

This goes into effect immediately. –> https://globalnews.ca/news/7322698/covid-19-bc-nightclubs-banquet-halls-ordered-closed-again/

Ozzy has no interest in a Black Sabbath Reunion…. “Not for me. It’s done. The only thing I do regret is not doing the last farewell show in Birmingham with [drummer] Bill Ward. I felt really bad about that,” he said.

Black Sabbath ended their multi-decade run with a series of concerts in Birmingham in 2017.

It would have been so nice. I don’t know what the circumstances behind it were, but it would have been nice,” he said. –> https://etcanada.com/news/688241/ozzy-osbourne-doesnt-have-the-slightest-interest-in-a-black-sabbath-reunion-show/

My wife jumped back on the Canucks bandwagon, now she is all in on free agency and salary cap armchair GMing! –>  https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/nhl-draft-free-agency-2020-dates

Milk was a bad choice, Paul Rudd shares his favourite scene from Anchorman –> https://etcanada.com/news/688079/paul-rudd-reveals-his-favourite-scene-from-anchorman/

Lambo in a car rally over the weekend crashed into oncoming traffic on the Sea-To-Sky! –>  https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/diamond-hublot-sea-to-sky-highway-crash-rcmp
NFL starts on Thursday (Chiefs vs Texans) and they appear to have the COVID thing dialed in. –> https://brobible.com/sports/article/nfl-positive-test-numbers/

a Dramatic and modern spin on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? OK, I’ll watch that. –> https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/08/will-smith-shopping-dramatic-reimagining-of-the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air/

Plastic food wrappers surpass cigarette butts for most common beach trash –> https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/plastic-food-packaging-outpaces-cigarette-butts-most-abundant-beach-trash/?

Keep searching guys…the truth is out there –> https://brobible.com/culture/article/astronomers-search-aliens-seti/

It’s all my daughter ever wanted… a Billie Eilish signature ukulele…but fufffff $300? –> https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/09/fender-billie-eilish-signature-ukulele/

Gorillaz and Robert Smith of the Cure team up for a new song –> https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/09/gorillaz-new-song-machine-robert-smith/

the Pandemic has been good for: checks notes… ROBOT WORKERS! –> https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/how-pandemic-is-good-for-robots/

Outdoor learning is the future for school, and I am here for it! Get those kids some rain jackets and get them outside. –> https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pandemic-education-school-outdoors-1.5535039

Orca that mourned dead calf had a another baby! –> https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/southern-resident-whales-new-calf-1.5714424


Fresh Produce on Mars is possible…. Wait, we’re not talking poop potatoes like The Martian are we? –> https://thetakeout.com/fresh-produce-can-likely-be-grown-on-mars-if-it-ever-c-1844982386


I guess I need to get back into the habit of actually waking up in the morning and sorting out something mildly nutritious for my kids to eat. March is coming to an end and school fires back up on Thursday!

This blink-182 song came on while writing this afternoon. Sounded pretty good.


Thank you for being part of the CFOX. Go with yourself.

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Machine Gun Kelly’s fifth album Tickets to my Downfallis coming September 25th (Interscope).

We’ve heard a couple jams so far including “Bloody Valentine” and “concert for aliens.” Today we’re checking out the third listen called “my ex’s best friend.”

The song features singer/songwriter/producer blackbear and the album is executive produced by Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Real good.

The song’s themes don’t stray too far from the title. The press release says, “here, MGK and blackbear gloomily ruminate about a messy entanglement with their exes’ closest confidant. Instead of wallowing in depression, the Ohio titan finds solace in his ex-lover’s best friend to rediscover love.”

Happy Friday. Go with yourself.

Aussie punks Stand Atlantic will release their sophomore album Pink Elephants tomorrow (Hopeless Records).

The band shared a new single today called “Blurry.” Today they shared a music video.

Lead singer Bonnie Fraser grew up with a musician father and started learning guitar at age 5. The advice her father shared with her sounds pretty funny now, via Kerrang!,  “Mostly he’d just tell me, ‘Don’t be in a band, you’ll do drugs and you’ll die.’”

The pop punk band’s new record is out tomorrow. NME likes it..I am sure I will too. I am interested in checking out the song called “Shh” which NME describes as ‘a giddy mashup of modern-day Fall Out Boy and Bring Me The Horizon’s pop-metal.’

Looks like I have something to listen to tomorrow morning at 4AM when I’m sitting in the radio studio writing.

Go with yourself.

Photo Credit Callum Harrison

Beabadoobee shared a second song off her upcoming Fake It Flowers album (October 16th, Dirty Hit). The song is called “Sorry” and leans into a vintage grunge sounding dream pop style.

Beabadoobee’s fame has skyrocket after the viral success of her confessional bedroom jam “Coffee” was remixed and sampled by Powfu and became a staple on TikTok. Bea Kristi, the London raised and based performer says that “Sorry” is a personal song; “confessing my mistakes in a friendship and watching someone who I love break down and fade away as a person. It’s the idea of dismissing something because it felt too close to home and a personal reminder to never take for granted what that person could have had.”

Being an older guy, I am loving the quiet/loud/quiet throwback to the 90s rock that I still enjoy.

“Sorry” follows up the first single “Care.”

I remember the first time I heard “Care.” I was surprised by the sound as my only contact with Beabadoobee had been that “Coffee” Death bed remix and it sounds quite different compared to her guitar driven music.

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Go with yourself.

Took me some time to get into Brisbane 20 year-old alternate pop singer Mallrat. Her new catchy single “Groceries,” about wanting to pick up a few things with a crush, has been banging around on Sirius XM Alt-Nation for a few days and sure enough I went back on my emails…and there she was.

Her name is Grace Shaw and she started making music maybe when she was 16. She started getting buzz straight away and stepped it up after graduation.

Her rise is hurtling upward right now. In a Fader interview she basically throws down vibes from The Secret. If you wish it to be true, it will come true. And I guess in her life, so far, it’s working. “Anything is possible if you just say that you’re going to do it. That’s honestly such a lifehack.”

Things are happening for her now. She toured with Post Malone. Sound like she is LA now. And continuing to work on writing and learning the craft.

and how cool is this? She’ll be at Osheaga in Montreal this summer. fun attack!

Times have been pretty good in Vancouver lately. Sun is out now. Kids are on Spring Break. And I’ve been rocking the morning show for Jeff, Scotty, and Karen as they are off on holiday.

The other day we went out Fort Langley and wandered a trail along the Fraser River.

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Hey Fort Langley, you’re alright.

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Go with yourself.


Photo by: Paulina Isaak

Abbotsford producer, Jamison Isaak shared a song off his upcoming sixth Teen Daze album, BIOLUMINESCENCE. The record comes out on April 26th.

The song is called “Longing” and they created a music video to go along with it. Isaak says of the video: “The video was conceptualized by myself, Casey Kowalchuk and Mitch Huttema, and was filmed in the Fraser Valley, in British Columbia. The story of the inventor, working in a deep routine, only to finally create something that slips away from him, is something that I feel like I experience every time I release an album.”

Beautiful music video. Teen Daze throws down some fine, dreamy downtempo layered in synth and fuzz.

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Go with yourself.

Anna of the North shared her first new songs since her debut album Lover came out in 2017. She has been busy. the title track single end up on the Netflix show To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The placement helped drive over 27 million streams on Spotify. She has lent her vocals to Tyler the Creator and The Chainsmokers and today we have “Leaning On Myself.”

Anna of the North spent time in LA. Her press release shared this quote form her time in southern California.


I’ve been writing a lot of music the past year. ‘Leaning On Myself” is one of the songs that came out of it, maybe one of my favourite songs. I remember flying home from the States where we wrote it and I started crying. I kind of realized I’d written the soundtrack of my life one year ago. There was a point where I went through a lot of shit and I wasn’t feeling very well. I had one big break down where I called my mom and just knew I had to change my ways. I had to cut some people out of my life, people I loved but I knew weren’t really good for me. It was tough. But I’m good now. Every time I listen to this song it takes me back to that moment. It’s fucking sad but also powerful. I’m very grateful for where I am today. In the end you only have yourself, you know, and I guess that’s ok.

I took a couple days of last week which was nice. Originally I took the days for my wife Coral’s birthday! But then she got terribly sick, so then I spent the days helping to look after our baby Elliot. Last Friday had the Arkells in Vancouver. They performed a pop-up show at a donut shop on Main Street so I brought the baby. Here we are with the boys in the band.

Go with yourself.

Chachi sent over his club banging remix of the 80s classic, “Your Love.” And I love.

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It is my wife Coral’s birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday to her.

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Pies and coffee at @gabiandjules. #PortMoody

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LA punks FIDLAR shared a new song today called “By Myself.”  Song will be part of their new album, Almost Free, which will be out on January 25th on Dine Alone.

“Well I’m cracking one open with the boys, by myself”

Lead singer Zac Carper says of the song which he wrote in Hawaii, “I called up all my homies to have a drink with me and no one showed up. What a bunch of kooks.”

Those boys….

A lot of the vibe was, ‘Well, why can’t we do that? Why can’t we have horns? Why can’t we have key changes? Why can’t we have a harmonica loop?‘,” Zac Carper said. “It was about taking the ceiling off. Having it be limitless. Ain’t no rules.” Elvis Kuehn added, “Almost Free feels like a step forward for us in a lot of ways. We tried to be true to ourselves and let the music come out naturally, without fear of how people would receive it.”

Remember that time FIDLAR covered Nirvana?

Go with yourself.

Austin rocking duo Black Pistol Fire shared a new song the other day called “Level.”

Guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen are originally from Toronto but relocated to the Texas capitol. BPF have a big 2019 lined up with new music and festival dates.

“Keep on trying / bring me down/ down on your level, baby/ down on your level”

Dig it.

Go with yourself.