Posts Tagged ‘James Sutton’

I like making mixtapes… I guess its almost the same rush as someone who plays fantasy baseball or something.  I go through my collection and build a setlist.

With some help from Pitchfork, iTunes Genius and my friend James… I found a set of fuzzy electronic off-kilter beats split up by some adorable indie pop.

The set begins with an ominous song from How To Dress Well. A song that is also side 1, track 1 from their album. It rises with some mellow and enjoyable beats, then bogs down with crackling distortion of Hudson Mohawke. Maybe the most most interesting of the songs I included, if only for its spooky weirdness.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow has some of that ethereal-ness of Hudson. Then I jammed out new music from Alexander, aka Alex Ebert aka the dude from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Something delightful from Kelowna band We Are The City and its a wrap.

Thank you for listening to my set.

Stream it from my Mixcloud: Sometimes beside, never next to


DJ Notes

01) How to Dress Well – “You Hold The Water”
02) Baths – “Plea”
03) Gold Panda – “Back Home”
04) Teen Daze – “Neon”
05) Bibio – “Ambivalence Avenue”
06) Hannah Georgas – “the national”
07) Hudson Mohawke – “Star Crackout”
08) A Sunny Day in Glasgow – “Nitetime Rainbows”
09) Alexander – “Trust”
10) We Are The City – “Time, Wasted”

Go with yourself.

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A day late a buck short… I’m writing the report… oh wow, Blink 182?  really?

Capital Rock City #71 is a couple days late, and I apologize to you passionate CRCers out there who wait breathlessly each and every week for your fix of some fine BC rock & roll.  Corj and I took Mads on a trip of the interior, then yesterday was just way too busy and I was sick and blah blah blah… yeah.

Today is the day, and I thank you for finding Capital Rock City and downloading the show.

Download: Capital Rock City #71


DJ Notes:

01) Vince Vaccaro – “Costa Rica (acoustic)”
02) A Trophy Life – “Samonite (I was Way Off)”
03) TV Heart Attack – “A/O”
04) Daniel Wesley – “Pilgramidge (live on The ZAS)”

Vince Vaccaro crafted a video for an alternate recording of one my favourite VV cuts, “Costa Rica.”  Whenever I play this song for someone they become a Vince fan.  Both my sister and Coral love the song.  The video is an excellent DIY creation and well worth about 3 minutes of your time.

The only thing Vince… I noticed a shot of Vancouver radio station The Peak 100.5, but no clips of The Zone?  next video I’m sure.

Our September Band of the Month ’round these parts is a group called A Trophy Life.  You can hit the Band of the Month PAGE on THEZONEDOTFM and download some songs for totally free man.

TV Heart Attack is a Vancouver band that I have featured on the show before.  Peak (and former Zone) music director James Sutton turned me on to the group.  They recently competed in the Peak’s Performance Project where they were a finalist.

TVHA’s new record is called Lost in the Sway and is available now at finer record stores or on iTunes.

On October 20th I will have been married for 9 days AND I’ll be able to get my paws on the brand spanking new Daniel Wesley record.  Before taking off on holidays last week, Daniel came by the Zone and recorded a song called “Pilgrimage.”

The shows today starts with a fine taste of the group Holy Fuck.  I love this group with features the dude from the band By Devine Right!  remember them?

Holy Fuck is going to be in Victoria for the Rifflandia Festival and as luck would have it, they are playing on the only night I have free that weekend to hit a rock show!  Rifflandia looks amazing this year and I wish I could check out more shows… I know a few Morning After Show readers would be interested in Sam Bradley yup, he’s playing too all you R Pattinson fans.

Next week on CRC 72 I am hoping to have the boys of Saul in the studio.  Steve of the band Rotterdam and his set of Vic metal for CRC 73 and then maybe Two and I will be ready for the special live acoustic CRC 74?  maybe?

That’s all I got, thank you for downloading Capital Rock City and if you like the show, please share it with a friend.

Go with yourself.

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Mongol was pretty good.  Tells the story of Genghis Khan in his early life.  Follows him as a boy that kinda gets the short end of the stick.  Then as a young man fighting to first regain his freedom, and later to rescue his wife, and later still he fights for freedom (he gets captured again and put in a Zoo… SWA?).  then he unites all the Mongols into a glorious fighting forces and heads West to Russia.  End of epic film.

Part 2 is supposed to come out in 2010.  hmmm, Olympics or Genghis Khan laying into some Christian Knights?

The thing with the movie that sorta irked me is, how come Genghis Khan was such a rad warrior.  When I watched Batman, it made sense… Christian Bale goes off to some secret monastery of shadowy ninjas and beats the shit out of Liam Neeson and swims in ice water.

Granted, Genghis Khan did swim in ice water and live… but the fighting doesn’t make sense.  In the early part of the story, he is little more than a slave or hobo.  Then they fast forward and he’s Heath Ledger in a Knight’s Tale.  They don’t connect the lines.


Oh man… I just watched the Knight’s Tale trailer again and it brought the LOLz.


In G n’ R news, this story made me giggle.


Prodigy are putting out a new record, and my man Dave Grohl is drumming.  Like me, he is a Dad and rocks the facial hair.  We’re like twins.


James posted this video on his Facebook. Some dude dancing to Beyonce’s “Put a Ring on it.”

I am not too sure if James does a whole heck of a lot of programming at The Peak, or just watches quirky videos all day.


This commercial got sent to me from a Zoner named Gina.  It is four minutes long, but I think worth it.

In the Doghouse


I do spend a lot of time of Facebook, but I am not member of no Facebook army.  WTF is wrong with society?

Facebook Hooligans Trash Brit Ad Exec’s Home

That story is reason #25 why Madelyn is NEVER going on the internet.


Nine Inch Nails is tomorrow night!

Coral and I got a babysitter and are jazzed on the show.


Thank you for hitting my Purevolume site.  I posted some audio there the other day and put the link on my blog and I got a few hits.  Thank you for taking the time.

Go with yourself.

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After my stinging loss last night in the municipal election … I finally felt empathy for all those Leaf fans out there.

I get it, losing, badly, all.the.time, to ANY team, for years… its not so fun.

I did enjoy running in the election.  I learned about Esquimalt.  Met some people.  Researched.  I hoped to place but didn’t really think I would win this time around, but it did sting coming in last.

This is the third time I have run in a municipal election.  You do get what you put in.  You need time, energy and money to win an election and pretty much energy was the only thing this time around I had to offer.  Three years from now, I will be that much more connected to my community and have a more organized and focused message to communicate.

What success I did have, I can thank my boss Johnny for.  He encouraged me to run, sent me some campaign money to buy posters.  He helped with the platform and debating the ideas till they took some shape.  He is a long time resident of Esquimalt and his wisdom and perspective on many of the issues was invaluable.  Thank you.

Coral and Madelyn were out there with me hammering up posters and shaking hands and generally being cute to offset my creepy moustache factor.  Coral kicked my ass to answer all my emails even when I was tired and didn’t want to.  She generally listened to me whine and cry about “unfair” things that the Lizard People were orchestrating to ruin my political campaign and she gave me a Popsicle when I found out I had finished last.

Razer helped my get something on the internets with http://www.jeremybaker.ca .

Steve at Metropol gave me a rad rate on posters and Evan did a fantastic job on the design.

Mom sent me $100 to help with costs and Dad said, “fuck Esquimalt if they don’t want to vote for you,” when, uhhh, they didn’t (he might not have said exactly that).  Then we went for a nice walk around the E-town waterfront on Sunday morning and ate a sandwich.

A couple of my favourite candidates did win.  I liked Ali Gaul (she actually did VERY well and crushed almost everyone) and Meagan Brame (mostly because a Zoner works for her).  They placed 2nd and 5th respectively.

I am not going to hang in Losertown for too long.  Time to take on some new challenges, as Zone Ranger Ally would say, “I need to peace that scene.”


I was researching Root Beer brewing the other day.  Did you know that the main ingredient in Root Beer, Sassafras, causes cancer?  neat.  The root beer we drink from the store today uses artificial sassafras to get the root beer taste.  We are so conditioned to this “fake” sassafras that if you tasted “real” root beer, you might not like or recognize it.

Now I want to brew some.  sounds dangerous.

I am having a hard time tracking down sassafras, it being a cancer causing controlled substance that is also found in Ecstasy or some dealio.  Apparently the stuff grows like a weed back East… in Maple Leaf territory.  Sadness.


Corj and I went to Port Angeles last week for a little holiday.  I had never been so we decided ot hop the ferry.  I did take a few pictures, but I have not uploaded them, so maybe I’ll yap about Port Angeles after I get some pictures up.


James Sutton sent me a bizarre link today.

James, you’ve only been rocking the Peak in Vancouver for like what?  a month?  stop smoking marijuana.

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