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My man Ryan from The Paper Cranes left a comment on my blog from the other day about which computer program might help me master the beat production.  he recommended the Mac program Logic.

Ryan Awram from The Q! also rocks Logic so what I would like about that is that we can share knowledge at work.  I think Logic also has some similar attributes to Garageband which comes standard on the Mac.  That might allow me to learn the Garageband as I already have it, then graduate to Logic if/when I get the hang of it.

I went down to Simply Computers on Quadra, where I normally go to stare at Apple stuff, to look at Logic.

I asked the sales rep about Logic and he steered me toward Ableton… again.  Always with the Ableton.

Ableton is expensive, BUT the sales rep said I don’t need the super duper version… the basic $500 package would be good for me.  And he said that Ableton is working with Rane (they make Serato mixers) to be compatible with Serato DJ software (and I hope my Numark???).

yeesh.  brain hurts.

Its all pretty amateur for me right now and will one day require me to make a decision and jump in.  The issue I mainly have is money.  Coral is hoping to go to University or college in the fall and will need tuition/computer/earn less money for the family.  I’ll need close to $1,000 to rock the wedding fair in the fall and that has to be the priority as success there will guarantee me the opportunity to earn the money I need for fun toys (and to pay the mortgage).  Fun toys now… wasted chance at future business.

man, being an adult sucks.  Garageband for now.

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In other news, my set for the party Friday Night is taking shape and I like the direction.  I am stressing about it as I don’t really know what people will want to hear.  But I think if I play what I like, I’m opening… no harm no foul and like any performer… all I can do is what I do.

I’ll practice it tonight before bed and if its a good hour, its gold for Friday at Sugar. It’ll be some Brooklyn meets Ibiza chillwave and blisscore beats with some classic soul/funk/R&B.  Might be a trainwreck, but last night at 2AM… it sounded good.  I’ll try it again on the decks tonight, if I can mix it together and the story makes sense in my brain, it’ll be what you hear as you file into Sugar. if this mix that is my head doesn’t come together I was also feeling a modern rocky/remix/local beats set.  Maybe I can do both… a side A and a side B kinda dealio?

Details >> – Well Served – @ Suagr Nightclub

Lastly… I still love Four Tet.

Go with yourself.

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This week’s CRC dives into some Kuba Oms. A man making some waves in Vancouver on The Peak 100.5FM and every Wednesday at Darcy’s Pub. Blue Violets got a great review in Exclaim magazine, talk about that, then go into MTV’s Peak Season. A recent episode featured Victoria rockers The Paper Cranes on the soundtrack.  Show ends with a new artist to tuck into.  Eric Harper, singing about something we Garden City kids know lots about: RAIN. Thank you for finding my show, tell a friend about it and help spread the word.

Download: Capital Rock City #82

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DJ Notes

01) Kuba Oms – “Ride On”
02) The Blue Violets – “You Said”
03) The Paper Cranes – Telephone”
04) Eric Harper – “Rain”

Thank you for finding my show.  Go with yourself.

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Funny story, I am out at The Station House pub on a Friday night.  Meet a couple rad Zoners and we get to talking about the “podcast where I lay down some sick beats.”  Oh Capital Rock City?

That’s the one.  The one guy tells me he downloaded it once and loved the music bed I used… OK, nice and the other guys says he follows it every week… but has never heard it!  He reads about it from my blog, Facebook, The Zone dot FM.

I wonder, are there others out there that follow Capital Rock City from the blog/facebook but don’t actually download the show?  Hey!  You’re the guy I need the MOST to take the next step in our relationship, I’m ready, you’re ready, let’s take this to second base and actually download Capital Rock City.

Slide your hand inside the bra of radio and download: Capital Rock City #72

And since we’re both feeling really sexy tonight, maybe you’ll consider subscribing using this handy dandy RSS feed or searching ‘Capital Rock City’ on iTunes and having the podcast delivered to your computer every week.

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DJ Notes

01) The Paper Cranes – “Telephone”
02) Dan Kosub – “Blue and Gray”
03) Said the Whale – “Camilo (The Magician)”
04) We Are Seven – “Soul Fever”

Right, so this week I was supposed to have Saul on the show… pushed them back to next week.  This week I start by saying “Said the Wheel” instead of “Said the Whale.”  Ha, I talk for a living.

Miranda of The Paper Cranes comes on CRC 72 chit-chatting about the BREAKING NEWS that the pride of Esquimalt will now be a duo.  whoa.

Uh oh, I have to fire another fact checker here at Capital Rock City.  I asked for bands on Facebook and Jessica McCool sent me a link to one of her faves.  I assumed the dude was from Vic (or maybe Van or something) and included his music, which I thought was pretty good.  Turns out the man is from Toronto!  Zoinks, not very 100 mile audio diet of me.  My bad.  Talented song writer, very cordial in the emails we exchanged, so whatever.  Free song on a podcast.

* fun fact * Jessica McCool used to be a weekend announcer on The Zone circa… hmmm, 2003?  2004?



*UPDATES*

Daniel Kosub

by the by, I am actually from Victoria. I just live in Toronto at the moment.

3 minutes ago

Daniel Kosub

Said the Whale are great stuff…we did a show in the Sault! All the great West Coast music is making it really tempting for me to move back west.
4 minutes ago

Tyler from Said the Whale came on the show to talk about the character in his song “Camilo.”  He is a real dude and he performs magic card tricks at parties.

Look for Said the Whale in Victoria on September 24th playing in Element as part of the Rifflandia Festival.

We call CRC 72 a podcast with an acoustic ditty from We Are Seven.  cool band name, based on an olden days poem.

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that’s all I got… oh, you know that band The Dudes?  Yeah check out their song “Connected.” They do a shout out to Victoria!  True story.

“I’ve been alive/2005 Victoria/I laid a lot of high fives”

I remember that!  The guys have always had a special place in their heart(s) for our Island city because they do some of their biggest crowds outside of Calgary here.  They too will be part of Rifflandia.  A Zoner called into the show letting me know about that.  thank you mystery Zoner person.

That’s all I got.  If you like the podcast or think maybe someone you know might, please share the link with a friend and I’ll talk at you next week.

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The march to 1,000 weekly downloads of Capital Rock City continues with… uh, you downloading my podcast?  But it really kicks into gear when you unleash the social media revolution and share my work with your friends and ex-boyfriends.

Be groovy, download: Capital Rock City #69 TODAY!

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DJ Notes:

01) Saul – “Wasteland Anthem”
02) The Paper Cranes – “The Cavalier
03) Lizzie and Simon – “Mermaids and Kings”
04) Cage The Elephant – “Back Against The Wall (live)”

The more I listen to Saul’s latest work, the more I am impressed by the chunky fullness of the sounds.  I do have a soft spot in my heart for riff-rock (I grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver jamming out CFOX) and this music kinda reminds me of Chevelle.  I don’t know what will propel Saul to an opening slot of a Hinder concert, being a “rock” band can be a hard row to sow with a song about cheating on your girlfriend or drugs (of hopefully both).  I am not sure if I’ve heard that break-out single from Saul yet… but maybe after a couple more listens.  A few weeks back I jammed out a track called “Never Enough” and that song had a nice hook, so maybe I’ll need to revisit that cut or maybe a couple cuts for CRC #70.  If you have some thoughts, I’d always love to hear them, in the comment section of my blog (or http://www.thezone.fm/jeremy readers can email me jeremy@thezone.fm).

I have a minor obsession with the CBC show The Tudors.  I just discovered the program recently, and outside of the news and hockey, its the only reason I visit the Ceeb these days.  The King in The Tudors is such a dick, but all the lady’s of the court are smoking hot, so I can see why the dude was always fucking anything in a dress and not managing his realm very effectively.

This attitude would eventually… well a century later, boil over to the First English Civil War. Supporters of the then King Charles would be called cavaliers.  A cavalier is either, depending on which end of the pike you were standing, bold, dashing, religious, loyal, Calvary men of the King or… godless, drinking, frivolous men. I’ll need to have another listen to the Paper Cranes cut to hear who Ryan is singing about.  I did like the prayer of one Cavalier before battle: “O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me.”

Liz Beattie sent me a track to feature on my podcast this week, “Mermaids and Kings.”  its alright, I like “Wherever You Go” from last week’s show so much better.

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*photo courtesy of Two

The show ends with a clip from chit-chat/live performance with Cage The Elephant.  The song they played is called “Back Against The Wall.”

That’s all I got, thank you for downloading my podcast and please take a moment to find it in iTunes music store.  You could rate it (highly I hope) leave a comment, subscribe to it… sure.  And if you liked the show, maybe you’ll tell a friend about it.

Go with yourself.

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Please do the right thing, download: Capital Rock City #66

This crazy fun summertime is doing a number on my blog hits which I can only imagine is damaging my March to 1,000 weekly CRC downloads… that said, if you are one of the fine few finding this website when really you should be at the beach, thank you and maybe take a second to subscribe to the podcast on either iTunes or by RSS feed.

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DJ Notes

01) The Paper Cranes – “Chivalry’s Dead”
02) Japandroids – “Crazy/Forever”
03) Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – “Albatross, Albatross, Albatross”
04) Current Swell – “Red Shag Carpet”

No better way to get right to it, then to go to Paper Cranes female half, Miranda’s blog:

The gist of it: our label Unfamiliar Records has called out Factor for giving grant money to only successful bands who don’t “need” it. Large amounts of money going to groups like Nickleback and Metric.
While I agree with the sentiment and have been frustratingly rejected for multiple video and recording grants (written by professionals) we have also been approved for and relied on a couple travel grants in the past to play festivals.

I am a little worried that we will now never be able to get a grant as a result of this. It is pretty entertaining though…..

The letter has been picked up by thedailyswarm, exclaim news and the national post.

the national post
the original letter
response from metric’s manager

oh the dramz. i hope we have not been fully alienated.

I hope not either Miranda!  But I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  Grants are free money, if you get one, score, if not… then you do like countless others and work for yours.  Ryan and you are hard workers that make great music.

Huzzah!  Japandroids are making up the canceled show in Victoria. This mighty Vancouver fuzz rock group is playing Lucky Bar on Saturday, September 5th.  And they’re bringing with them, Seattle group the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band.  I had a chance to see these guys (I think) at Sasquatch!

Finally on this weeks CRC, Zone Band of the Month, Current Swell.  Some fine summer music that is perfect for the patio.  CS is a great example of a band that makes music people like and work hard showing it.  These guys don’t really “need” a band of the month showcase, but we’re happy non-the-less here at the Zone for the chance to share their fantastic music with our audience.  The showcase tomorrow (July 30th) at Evolution Nightclub promises to be packed!  So make sure you meet up with Pol early at 9PM.

That will do it for this week…. thank you for downloading my podcast and I hope you discovered some great new music.

Go with yourself.

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Thank you for finding my blog.  If this is your first time visiting I would like to invite you to check out my weekly podcast called Capital Rock City.  Capital Rock City is a weekly audio podcast I create that features some of the fine music of Victoria and points in and around the capital.

Please Download: Capital Rock City #63

If you enjoy the show, please consider sharing the link with a friend and subscribing to the podcast.  You can subscribe by using this RSS feed or by searching ‘capital rock city’ in the iTunes store.

Now lets get to it.

DJ Notes

01) Mother Mother – “Hay Loft”
02) Paper Cranes – “Black Centipedes”
03) Great White Shark – “Long to Tell You”
04) Everybody Left – “Get Used”

The show begins with a taste of an interview I did with Mother Mother lead sing Ryan Guldemon.  We’ll get a couple chances to see this Quadra Island native (now living in Vancouver) on August 15th at Cumberland’s Big Time Out Festival and then here in the city in late September at Rifflandia.  Ryan and I mostly talk about how I completely fail at interpreting their music.  good times.

The Paper Cranes have a new record called ‘Chivalry’s Dead’ and they be celebrating its release with a pair of CD release parties.  July 17th here in Victoria at Lucky Bar (Racoons in support) and then the following night, July 18th in Vancouver at The Biltmore.

I got an email from my man crush Eric Thompson at A TV.  Eric has a son and he is the drummer in the band Great White Shark.  AND it turns out I know the lead singer.  He was in the band Something Better which I have featured before on Capital Rock City (I thinkon the podcast I make a mistake and confused my notes.  I said that Great White Shark was Everybody Left… and that is wrong, they were Something Better).

Finally, a song from the band Everybody Left.  What a groovy track.

That’ll do it for this week’s Capital Rock City.  Thank you for spending your time exploring new indie rock with me and I hope you’ll not be a stranger and introduce yourself in the comment section and make a point to subscribe to the podcast.

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Please Download and Subscribe to: Capital Rock City #55

Thank you for taking a moment to find my podcast.  if you like the show, please subscribe to the podcast from the iTunes podcast section or use the RSS feed.  And most importantly, please share the link with a friend.

DJ Notes:

01) Jets Overhead – “No Nations”
02) Way to Go Einstein – “Insensate”
03) Immaculate Machine – “Sound the Alarms”
04) Japandroids – “Young Hearts Spark Fires”
05) Flawed By Design – “Exit Strategy”
06) Hollydene – “Enemy”

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That’s all I got for now… I’ll flesh out the notes later with some commentary and links when I have more time.  Right now I have to hop on the radio and do my show.

Jets Overhead are likely somewhere in China right now spreading the Canadian Rock and Rock ethos to a billion people.  New Jets record is called No Nations and we’ll get our chance at it on June 2nd.

Way to Go Einstein messaged me on Facebook after noticing Fake Shark – Real Zombie on CRC 54.  This band is also from the lower mainland but I was like, yup…send me some music!  They have a bit of a Radiohead thing going on.  I find the song to be very melodic and pleasant to listen to.

Trolling around Pitchfork, I read a review of Victoria’s Immaculate Machine that was not great.  Pitchfork was rather “meh” on the whole High on Jackson Hill which would be fighting words of Shaynebo Bright reads the review (he LOVES Immaculate Machine).

Read: Pitchfork’s Review of Immaculate Machine
The Read: Pitchfork’s Review of Japandroids

Pitchfork might not like their accessible Victorian pop, but they lurves them some Terminal City fuzzy lo-fi rock.  Japandroids have an interesting sound that maybe reminds me of Vic due Bloody Wilma?  Maybe a little?  I should get some Bloody Wilma for the podcast.  They also remind me a bit of that band Fucked Up.  Right, the song I picked for CRC 55 was the one the reviewer in Pitchfork highlighted as the best… so if you didn’t “get it” then maybe Japandroids are not for you… and in the 6 degrees of the Paper Cranes which CRC has turned into… Japandroids are on the same record label as The Paper Cranes.  neat.

Japandroids
May 20th @ Lucky Bar

I met one of the guys in Flawed By Design a couple Tuesdays ago at The Clubhouse.  He was friends with this guy I know named Brenden.  We jibber jabbered… one thing leads to another and it turns out as is generally the case… he’s in a band, I have a radio show, we should be friends.  An MP3 was sent and I really like it.  Maybe a *little* dated with the screamo style, but i miss screamo so I’ll let it slide and give the song a thumb up!

Ended the show this week with another strong cut from Hollydene.  Still don’t know too much abouyt the kids in t he Hollydene, we recently became BFF on Facebook, so maybe over time… I’ll learn their 5 favourite records on a desert island and their ABCs off Facebook notes and it’ll be like we went to high school together and used to party every week down by the river (no really, in high school, I used to party down by the river).

The march to 1,000 continues so please take a moment to help me and share a link for the podcast with a friend.  Subscribing on iTunes or by RSS feed is huge too.  Thank you so much for finding the show.  And I am always looking for new music so if you’re in a band or have a favourite indie rocker you want to share, please email me at jeremy@thezone.fm .

OK, good talk.

Go with yourself.

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