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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.

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

Go with yourself.

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