Posts Tagged ‘Terminal Rock City’


Vancouver rock & rollers The Matinee announced they’ll be releasing their second full-length record in early 2017. The record will be called Dancing on Your Grave. The title and lead single talks about the passing of lead singer Matt Layzell’s grandfather who had recently passed. The song is a celebration on life well lived.

The band members have been friends and making music for many year sin the Lower Mainland. This record comes after some time off from the group. Members of the band celebrated marriages, the births of children and in Matt Layzell’s case, the death of his grandfather and a breakup.

Matt says, “we were all going through big life changes. After a difficult split, I found myself disappearing on solo road trips into the wild with my dog, trying to clear my head.”

Their song focuses on the rootsy side of rock & roll and with an 80s indie jangly guitar sound. Maybe that comes from their producer Jamie Candiloro who has worked in the past with Ryan Adams and R.E.M.

Here’s some praise for the new song from my buddy Dave.

New record Dancing on Your Grave is out on February 17th, 2017 on Vancouver’s Light Organ Records.

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Go with yourself.

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Jack is one

Happy Holidays blog nation. Enjoyed a nice Christmas with my family in Coquitlam. Now the tribe is back on the Island for New Year’s and today is my son’s first birthday.

Happy Birthday Jack Baker. One year old today!

He is a funny little gremlin. Very active. Climbs up on and then off of everything. Remarkably happy by daylight hours. But get him wet or feed him after midnight, and look out.

His hobbies include watching sports played on natural grass, Madelyn’s toys, eating things off the floor (five second rule HOLLA!), going for hikes, and smashing the phone.

Happy Birthday!


Hmm, a song. I have been off the computer and I’m between radio jobs right now so to be honest, I haven’t been listening to too much. I fired up my sound cloud today and I noticed a new post from JP Maurice.

“That Day” is another cut from 2013’s The Arborist. Bright guitars, breezy vibes.


I am moving to Vancouver in 2015. I’ll be presenting a radio show on CFOX. As it stands, my first show will be January 7th. Make a date with your radio!

I wanted to share one of my favourite radio memories. This is a clip of a story I shared on the Zone back in the fall of 2008 when my daughter Madelyn was just a wee bee-bee. I always liked it.


Looking forward to getting back in the new music exploration business with you in 2015. Thank you for checking out my blog.

Go with yourself.

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