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Friend of the blog, Pol Plastino, joins the Modern Rock Countdown to help us get to know the Nanuqsaurus hoglundi.

Thanks Pol! – Go with yourself.

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Some things I heard on the radio!

I wonder why we decorate Christmas Trees?  I know, I’ll ask Pol!

Jon Williams raps a rap about eating chocolate. Mmmmmm festive treats.

I tried to make Jadekins feel my Laptop bag…. she would have none of it.

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In other news….

I really want to go to here.

Tash Rabat!

Go with yourself.

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One of my favourite ways a band can cut through some bullshit and earn some positive hype is to get involved with a charity. I know at the Peak Performance Project in Vancouver, one thing they have the bands do in Bootcamp is to align your band brand with a charity that fits for your vision and community. The Peak rolls 20 bands through bootcamp every year and only one wins the prize… BUT 20 charities get a brand ambassador and in many cases, that relationship lasts longer than the PPP.

This fall… Victoria band Handsome Distraction are growing mustaches (awesome) but more importantly, raising money for Movember.

We’ll see you Thursday, November 22nd at Lucky Bar.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

3 bands… Warbuck, Citizen Joy and headliners Handsome Distraction.  I’ll DJ after the music for those party people taking it to 2AM.

And hey… if you are feeling giving today… homeboy Pol Plastino is raising money too.

Go with yourself.

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I love mail, but I hate bills.

And most mail is bills.  That is the worst.

Every so often, my Uncle Visa will allow it, I like to order something online and then it gets mailed to me!

At the end of summer it was announced that Conan O’Brien recorded a spoken word single with Jack White at his Third Man Records (home of the Triple Decker!) in Nashville.

Pol Plastino was excited because Conan is his hero.  I was excited because… well it was being pressed on 7-inch vinyl!  Then the best… it was just $5 to order ($6 something after shipping and tax).

After ordering online, then it is the waiting game.  Pol and I pre-ordered so we knew it would be weeks before shipping.

At the end of August it was time to ship and by early September Pol had his.  FUN!

Mine will probably come in a tomorrow.

And I waited by the mail box.  And I chatted up every mailman. And it did not come.

I sent a sad sack email.  The reply (which came quickly) said I should exercise patience.

And fortunately, before the first record club meeting… it came!

Conan’s single is part of Third Man’s ‘Green Series.’  The green label records are their spoken word records and I think Conan is their second.  The point is to have random people come into the studio and tell their story.

Conan and Jack White have a little history and when his stand-up rolled through the South, jack had him in.

Side A features Conan doing a spin on the Frankenstein saga.  Its funny, starts strong but panders out a bit.  I might have heard in an interview with the producer that it is improved.  Which makes sense.  Its funny… but not well structured or written.  And doesn’t really have a strong punchline, conclusion or ending.

Side B is more interesting to a Conan fan as it is a back-and-forth between Conan and Jack.  There were more than a couple lolz on buried in there for the listening fan.

I love owning this interesting single as Jack White is one of my rock & roll heroes and Conan is a comedy great.

It was pressed at a weird time in entertainment history and does make some mention of the whole Leno/Tonight Show debacle.

I’d love to read Pol’s take on the record has he is a true Conan fan and might have some more insight into the performance.

Go with yourself.

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I don’t want to get all Pol Plastino on you here… but I was sitting on the toilet this afternoon… dreaming as I do when I do… and I looked down at my boxer shorts/ginch/underwear and noticed that they have both maple leaves and skulls on them.

What a fucked up print.  Is this what nationalist goths wear?  I think this underwear is from Old Navy… some sort of Canada Day, national spirit series.  Some pride to wrap my balls in.  But what about the skulls?  Why?  Why did I buy this?  Why am I wearing it still to this day? (probably because most my underwear is even more tragic and holy… or hole-y… as in riddles with holes, not religious)

I’ll have to chalk this up to; something my mom would buy me.

Go with yourself.

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Who would have guessed that?  not this guy.  Check out his blog.

Pirate Pick

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I NEED YOU!

Thank you for downloading and finding Capital Rock City… what I need now more than ever is an increase of downloads.  In fact, the goal is to multiply the audience by a factor of 10!  ahhh.  Scary goal, but required for the life of CRC to continue.  Please help me achieve this by sharing the Capital Rock City podcast with a friend.

Here is the Show: Capital Rock City 54

And remember folks, my march to 1,000 CRC downloads begins when you subscribe Capital Rock City from the iTunes music store, a free download in their podcast section, or RSS this baby direct from The Zone dot FM.

And while subscribing… the Polcast is marching to 1,000 side-by-side with CRC so please discover Pol Plastino’s most excellant and hilarious weekly.

DJ Notes:

01) Armchair Cynics – “Ablaze”
02) The Februarys – “Rock and Roll’s Enemy”
03) Fake Shark – Real Zombie! – “Angel Lust”
04) Hollydene – “Brick By Brick”
05) Closer to Four – “The Start of Our Decent”
06) Stephen Gittens One Lavish Intro – “Slap Oooooh!”

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Double R (drums) and Adam (guitars) from the Armchair Cynics stopped by my show on Monday afternoon to share their brand spanking new single “Ablaze.”  You’ll hear it lots on the Zone and I think our friends at CFOX in Vancouver playing it too and Jimmy James at the Peak in Van is playing a new song… but a different single.. I think….  I better email him and find out which song he’s playing.  The point is, you’ll be hearing lots of new Armchair Cynics this summer and hopefully the boys will elevate their career this year! gooooooooo 2009!

When Coral and I first started dating in 2006, we went to a show at the Fernwood Community Center (or whatever that all-ager barn is called) and saw a band called The Februarys.  The band has continued to grow and now is signed by Wind-Up Records.  The new song is called “Rock and Roll’s Enemy” and you can see The Februarys this Friday with theset at The White Eagle Hall.

Pol Plastino turned me on to his friend’s band outta Langley called Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  I think these guys are fantastic and the story of their band name is well worth the price of admission.  I very groovy modern sound.

Hollydene dropped a record off at the Zone for Dave Sawchuk… I was intrigued so I stole it off his desk and had a listen.  Really good.  Wow, I was impressed.  I choose the song “Brick By Brick” for this week’s podcast, but next week I think there are some other songs worth your time.  I like.

Jess has a blog that I follow here at the Morning After Show and she shared an artist who she is championing.  read the story and enjoy the sounds.

Closer to Fours record chronicles his relationship with Jess (I think that is how the story goes).  They have since separated but remain close.  The first song is called “The Start of our Decent” which foreshadows how the relationship ends.  The song has a glorious build.  I love how this song ends.

Sara P’s better half? Mr. Stephen Gittens (ex Conversation) has been playing with some beat making and having some fun with his friend MC Lavish.  Um yeah…  The song is as it is.

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Want to see the wondrous video I was watching during CRC 54? This clip inspired the band name for Fake Shark-Real Zombie!  here it is:

That’s all I got.  Today I begin my quest for 1,000.  please help me reach my goal and share this link with a friend…. or friends.

Go with yourself.

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Brandon and Brody from the Evergreen State invited me on their Vodcast Throwing Lemons for a Q&A.

We talk about all sorts of fun things like Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, Friday Night Lights (ok we talk about TV shows a bunch), Vanilla Pepsi, Pol Plastino, Coldplay vs. Radiohead vs. Oasis, Politics, some radio broadcasting slips in there… good times.

A the five minute mark Brandon says, “OK, final question”… and then the tape rolls like 7 more minutes, so good times.

The boys will post the video of the show on their site later tonight, but if you have the time and/or care, here is the audio from the interview.

Have a Listen: Throwing Lemons with Me

Go with yourself.

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I do watch me lots of morning television but I can not always be up first thing to see it, especially after a night of DJing at the Clubhouse, and I missed Erick’s coffee snafu!  Astrid’s reaction is well worth the price of admission.  Oh live television…

no worries Erick, despite your lubberly moment, our bromance lives on.

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Thank you for taking the time to download Capital Rock City.  I am chit-chatting with a band and a venue to create the first live-to-tape Capital Rock City.  If you like CRC you might also jive on Pol’s Polcast.

Have a listen: Oh, Fluffernutters!

If you dig it, maybe consider subscribing to the Polcast on Itunes in the podcast section.

and also for your downloading please, direct from The Zone dot F-M, some live Nine Inch Nail tracks from their Victoria show.  Some gooders too, like:

Closer
and Only
and even The Hand that Feeds

plus so much more.  Go get some.

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Go with yourself

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