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Spin 45s jams out some recent finds from Talk’s Cheap Record store on Pandora Street in historic Victoria, British Columbia.

I love the old 80s alt. rock, so the XTC was a good find… even if it has a skip on it. sad panda face.

Arctic Monkeys add something a little more contemporary to the mix before sliding into arena rock and Van Halen‘s anthem, “Jump.” The owner of Talk’s Cheap gave me this 45 for free! Said no would buy it anyways. It had a sticker price of $3!

The show ends with some local Victoria music. First a band still pressing vinyl, The Laudronauts. “hard Water” comes on a rad white vinyl platter.

The last song is a classic bit of Victorian modern rock history… 1996’s Santo. On green vinyl! Nice. Thank you Jess!

Have a Listen: Spin 45s >> One Two Three Four Five

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my selections.

Go with yourself.

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On Sunday night, Pol Plastino and I were invited down to a dojo/Kung-Fu club in Chinatown to take part in The Laundronauts new music video for “Stop, Drop, Fluff-N-Fold” from their album Come Clean.

Que Banh was there taking pictures; Skit For Brains provided the direction (and one of the hot Dragonettes… and uhhh, Guido).  Pol got a little speaking role and I got to be audience member #17.  Fun times.

Chucky punching out Laundronaut Gareth Wynne.

I am at the far left doing my best at being Audience Member #17.

Cheering on the Ultra Violence!

We did it! Pol Plastino.

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And just in case you missed The Laundronauts last clip, here is “Stain” >> Youtube.

Go with yourself.

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It has been almost a week since the last time I blogged!  Zoinks, sorry for that.  Lets get this thing back on track with this week’s Capital Rock City podcast.

Download: Capital Rock City #74

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DJ Notes

01) The O’Darling – “Venture Song”
02) Steph MacPherson – “Best of Us”
03) Forestry – “Owls”
04) The Laudronauts – “Stain”

The podcast starts with a fantastic song serving as my intro music/bed from Edmonton artist The Artisan Loyalist.

Aiden Knight is performing this Friday as part of Rifflandia at the Alix Goolden Hall.  I hope I don’t this story too wrong, but my understanding is that he will be playing with The O’Darling from the center of the Universe, Canada, Toronto.

I thought the O’Darling have a very pretty sound.

Steph Macpherson has been working on her new music from quite sometime.  I know this because I’ve been bugging her to send me music for what seems like an entirety.  It obviously is not an eternity, that would be a long time… but it was awhile.  Worth the wait?  You bet, she sent me four songs in total and a couple truly stood out.  I played one of my faves this week, “Best of Us.”  Take the time to have a listen and make you’re own judgment.  Reminds me a bit of Sarah Harmer.  If I had any critique, its the songs are too short!  I want more Steph… Gawd, I am a demanding  radio talker eh?  I get the songs for free and its not enough.

A gentleman named Peter Gardener turned me on to his new project Forestry.  He warned me the band is still in its infancy but I enjoyed the style.  Lo-fi indie pop done well.  I played “Owl” which I found to be the more interesting of the two cuts sent over.  Reminded me of another song but I can’t place it, so maybe that is its strength?… it reminds you of things you like.

The show ends with a chit chat with Gareth and Stephen from The Laundronauts.  We know and love the Laundronauts as that band that still presses their find music on vinyl.  For their new album they took it to level 17.  They traveled to Detroit Rock City to record in an analog studio with some famous mucky muck.  Then they went about pressing their full length ‘Come Clean’ on white vinyl!  Who does that anymore.  This week I played their feature song “Stain.”  They are working on a music video which is coming soon and I’ll be sure to post on my blog when its done.   There are more than a few songs I love off the record (and its just plain fun firing up the record player in the Capital Rock City studio) so you’ll be hearing more off their LP in the coming weeks.

the boys say its funny.  When they are at show they will have the CD master for $12 and the LP on vinyl right beside it for $15 and when someone comes up to buy the music and they see to the two products side-by-side, they almost always spring for the vinyl LP.  Better value.

That’s all I got for you today.  Thank you for downloading the show.  If you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoy making it, please share the link with a friend and help spread the word.

Talk at you next week.

Go with yourself.

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Had a lot of fun crafting this weeks local rocker show for TheZone dot F-M.  I had to wheel out the record player and even used the old Denon CD cart machine.  My mic sounds off, I think someone came into the studio the other day and fiddled with the EQ.  BWOAR Stupid gremlins! I didn’t catch it till after we were done, and this is the one take special, so it had to fly.

Please Listen to: Capital Rock City #47

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Let the name dropping begin!

DJ Notes:

01) The Laundronauts – “Hard water”
02) The Laundronauts – “That Kind of Laundry”
03) The Laundronauts – “Outta My Head”
04) The Racoons – “Tangiers”
05) The Racoons – “Secret Song”
06) Saul – “Open Your Eyes

The Laundronauts are my new fave band strictly because they released their single on white vinyl.  How hipster.  I had so much fun cracking out the record player and listening to the music.

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Matt from the Racoons was back in town visiting his Mom and sister Jane.  Jane (and Alix) came over on the weekend and helped Corj and I sort out the bedroom and closet for some spring cleaning.  She had in her hot little hand the new racoons EP.  I had to have one.  So I asked Matt on his way to the 3PM ferry to hop into the Capital Rock City studio.

We talk about nerdy music stuff, The national and how great they are AND it is committed to tape, Matt said he’d perform at Coral and my wedding.

oh, and it turns out I was sharing emails with Dave from Saul.  Dave from the band emailed me needing some radio jibber jabber for a song on their upcoming album. Fun.  So you’ll hear a wee taste of the Zone Afternoon Show on the new Saul when it comes out.

That’s a podcast.  I hope you like it.  I want to drag JP Maurice into the studio sometime and I got a Facebook message from Katie Sly the other day.  She has a new band and I’d love to invite her down when they have a demo to share.  Word on the street is that Jets Overhead have a new record out in the Spring too!

Still hammering By A Thread for an interview and my lead on Chixdiggit ran cold.. sadness.  What else?  Maybe some more music from Edmonton?  Adam Thompson might make a future appearanc on the show with a group called The Faunts and I have been talking to Lindsay in Winnipeg about a contribution from her, so we’ll see.

Go with yourself.

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