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Thank you for finding Capital Rock City #80.  I hope you like my weekly indie rocker podcast so much you’ll consider sharing it with a friend, subscribing and rating/commenting on iTunes and of course, coming back next week for CRC 81 LIVE from the Black Stilt Coffee House.

Download: Capital Rock City #80

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DJ Notes

01) Acres of Lions – “Dance Sequence”
02) Said the Whale – “Goodnight Moon”
03) Hannah Georgas – “The national”
04) Missing Starla – “Girlfriend in a Coma (III)”
05) Porchlife – “Who Are You”

The show starts with AOL’s new music video song “Dance Sequence.”  What a groovy video, if you haven’t seen it click here.

Acres of Lions are in action locally on Saturday the 14th when they support the Armchair Cynics.

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I tell the story on the podcast about my daughter Madelyn’s current obsession with book the “Goodnight Moon.”  She is not the only one, Said the Whale wrote a song inspired by the book (and its not the only literarialy inspired song on the podcast this week… how smart).

Hannah Georgas wrote a song about The National!  I *heart* The National so I had to hear this song.  So pretty.  what a gem.

Twitter: Said the Whale
Twitter: Hannah Georgas

Missing Starla finally heard an old podcast I did where I told the story about their name.  Victor sent me an email:

(…) The first is a slow mellow song called Girlfriend in a Coma Part III. It’s a song inspired by Douglas Coupland’s Book called, Girlfriend in Coma, which was inspired by the Smiths song: Girlfriend in a Coma(hence the part III). What’s also interesting about this song is that it is in a contest on ourstage.com and is riding in 15th out of 593 entries. So, if people want to go and vote for it or other independent artists they can do so at http://www.ourstage.com (…) Awhile back on your show you talked about the band Missing Starla and how they got their name. It seems we share a link: Irene and Derrick have come to some of our earlier shows ha!. We wanted to thank you for mentioning us on your show. Sorry, it took so long we recently got word that there was a blurb about us at the Zone through Franco.

If you are interested we would love to do a feature with you or be involved somehow with your show. Here is a link to our webpage: http://www.missingstarla.com

Presently, we are playing a show in Langley on the 12th, back in Vancouver for the 28th at the Yale and real soon going to start working on a new record.

Once again, thank you so much for that blurb, we appreciated it and I hope we can work together one day soon.

All the best,

Missing Starla

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and show ends with a classic Vic indie rocker, Porchlife.  Wow, my email from Nick the Viking sums this up best:

Hey man – I’m sending you 6 files via yousend it – 2 demo tracks and 4 lives tracks from Porchlifewe found em in an old pizza pops box haha

 

the sound on the demos is ok, i’m sure you’ll cringe at the live stuff though.

the band was made up of Steve Baker, vocals (still doing music, just not publicly much unfortunately – has a killer voice!) – Ted Gowans, guitar (now Tegan and Sara)- Dono Rush, bass (now hitting the charts on Kool FM with Santa Clara) – Cory Monteith, drums (some actor or something I think…haha)

it was recorded in 2001 and I think the demo tracks were done by Adam Sutherland back when he was in Limestone! crazy.

enjoy man.

-nick

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Good times.  Thank you for downloading my show and I hope you’ll take the time to share the link with a friend.  Talk to you next week.

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Time to discover four more great indie rocker gems on this week’s Capital Rock City!

Download and Share: Capital Rock City #64

Thank you for taking the time to find out the fine music of Victoria.  If you like the show please share this link with a friend.

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DJ Notes:

01) Said the Whale – “Camilo (The Magician)”
02) A Trophy Life – “Conversation Sucks”
03) Maurice – “Kerosene”
04) Franco – “Forever”

I knew the leader of Said the Whale way back in the olden days when he was just a 15 year old ponker kid in a band called My Buddy Dave.  Today, Tyler is an ex-UVic’er jamming out his new band based out of Vancouver called Said The Whale.  The band is starting to get some love and radio play.  You might hear Said the Whale on the Modern Rock Inbox with David Eleanor, or on The Peak in Vancouver.  Good times.

A Trophy Life commutes between Victoria and Vancouver.  Their song “Conversation Sucks” is from the new EP called “Go On Tour” ep.  “Conversation Sucks”  is titled after the former Zone Band of the Month Conversation.  The title is just a tongue in cheek reference, the bands are friends.  Tim of Conversation sings and plays keys/samples for A Trophy Life.

Former ZBOTM Maurice needs a trophy for their creative album title, ‘Young People With Faces.’  Don’t we all have faces?  Profound.

Maurice is on tour playing all sorts of groovy cities.

16 Jul 2009 21:00
The Gateway – SAIT w/ Vince Vaccaro Calgary, Alberta
17 Jul 2009 20:00
Brixx Bar and Grill w/ Vince Vaccaro Edmonton, Alberta
18 Jul 2009 21:00
TBA Canmore, Alberta
21 Jul 2009 21:00
The Habitat w/ Vince Vaccaro Kelowna, British Columbia
22 Jul 2009 21:00
The Media Club w/ Vince Vaccaro Vancouver, British Columbia
23 Jul 2009 21:00
GLC w/ Vince Vaccaro Whistler, British Columbia
3 Aug 2009 12:00
St Anne’s Academy (Outdoors) Victoria, British Columbia

Hang on a second, I’ll be in Edmonton the day Maurice is in own… should I go see Victoria bands in Edmonton?

Finally, a song from yet another former ZBOTM, Franco.  Franco used the Spinal Tap thing for their ep title, ‘This Is Franco.’  The song I featured, “Forever” was selected by the CBC Radio’s BC Almanac as a theme song.  How cultured of them.

Thank you for downloading the show, I hope you love it (or at least enjoy it) and share the link for the podcast on your blog or with your friends.

Go with yourself.

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Its Tuesday, so that means time for another poignant episode of Capital Rock City from me and your friends at The Zone @ 91-3.

Come Get Some: Capital Rock City #62

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DJ Notes

01) Franco – “Date With Destiny”
02) Oh Snap – “Involuntary”
03) Blue Violets – “You Said”
04) Jets Overhead – “Heading For Nowhere”

I didn’t get too much new music this week, so instead of scraping something together I decided to reflect on some of the ZBOTM’s from 2009 (so far).

I started with February’s band, Franco.  Cruising their MySpace page, I saw they played a CD release show last week in Vancouver… in support?  The band Missing Starla!  SWA?

Now I hope I don’t tell this story wrong, Irene or Derrick or Paul or whoever knows it can correct it but the gist is this:

Many moons ago, my Buddhist friend Irene had a cat named Starla.  She (or the cat at least) lived in the West End of Vancouver.  Somehow Starla JUMPED off the balcony as cats are wont to do and went missing.

Irene was sad.  She had a graphic designer friend make up some visually stunning “Missing Starla” posters and Irene went to work covering the city in missing cat posters.  By all accounts, the posters were very eye catching and you could not live in the West End at the time and miss them.

Weeks later, a sickly but living Starla was found and nursed back to health.

Time marches on, and Irene sees posters up around the West End advertising an upcoming indie rocker show featuring, “Missing Starla!”

That is where the Vancouver band Missing Starla got their name.

And part of me thinks Irene named the cat Starla after a Smashing Pumpkins song?  hmmm

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Listen: Capital Rock City #43

or subscribe on iTunes.  Actually please do subscribe on iTunes.  Go into the iTiunes store and search for ‘Capital Rock City’ and it’ll shoot up.

01) No-Fi Soul Rebellion – “Lets Pretend”
originally from Alaska, now calling one of my fave towns home, Bellingham USA!  Thank you Brandon for sharing this band with me!
02) Justin Hewitt – “Close Your Eyes”

03) Franco – “Date with Destiny”
February Zone Band of the Month.
04) Luna Riot – “Song of the Rising Stars”
Luna Riot review in the Province.
05) The British Columbians – “In the Leaves”
Folky rock that sounds pretty from the Terminal City.  Thank you to Todd for sharing this song with CRC.
06) Langdon Auger – “Too Many Dudes”

Couple things went down for this weeks Capital Rock City.  Tuesday, The Clubhouse booked a big party of convention people.  Great for business, but I couldn’t record my first live-to-tape Capital Rock City with Acres of Lions.

It will still happen, but the first one will have to be with a different band?  Anyone want to volunteer?

Tyson said they’d be down to record one for me in April.

The other plan was to have Miranda and Ryan of the Paper Cranes on the show.  But on Monday (when I record the show) I ended up at the Victoria Film Festival.  Miranda and Ryan will be next week for CRC 42.

The film festival was very fun.  I saw 14 short films!  It is too bad that there is no place on this planet for easier consumption of this great art.  My favourite films I couldn’t even find websites for, let alone streamed on Youtube.  Hey film makers… if you make a film and want people to actually watch it, you have to distribute it.  (shakes head).

There used to be a TV show on the CBC called Zed.  Do you remember that show?  It must have been on TV around 2000?  I was living with Paul in Burncouver (or was it Vanaby?) and we smoked a lot of pot.  The show was basically a film fest every night.  Then it stopped.  WTF CBC… Stoners are Canadian tax payers too you know.  I like Strombo… but I’d have a nighty time explosion in my pants if my evening went Strombo at 11P then Zed at midnight… or who knows, maybe Zed is still on?  I can’t find it and have never seen an ad for it.  Anyways… the show was basically a collection of short films, animations,  and avant-garde music videos presented for an hour or two every night from mostly Canadian but also world film makers.

The only issue I had with the film fest is a personal one… I was tired and it was along night.  I went from The Zone directly to the film fest and sat on a hard chair for 4 hours.  Great films… but long night.  Like longer than Titanic!

During intermission I was hungry as shit.  So  I left to find some food, but in the end all I wanted was a coffee.

I wander back into the film fest and the lady taking tickets turns to me and says, “do you know where to get any food around here?  I am starving!  I had to rush from work to the film fest and I ate no dinner.”

“Me too!” I reply, “I just found this coffee.”

“Did you know coffee is an appetite suppressant?”

“No I did not.”  Then I related the story to her about the time time I ate an apple.

“one time when I was doing my show I said on the air that was very hungry and during the commercials I was going to eat an apple because I love apples.

“this lady phones my show and says to me, ‘Jeremy did you know that apples are appetite suppressants?’ and I said really?  when I am hungry and I eat some food my appetite is suppressed? who’d have thought of that?”

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That’s all I got, if you like podcasts check out Pol’s fantastic audio adventure The Polcast.

Go with yourlsef.

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