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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.

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