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Hey That was fun. This morning I was invited down to the Global BC morning news program to yap Grammys. Neat.

Listening to the new Zolas single “Swooner” today.  Great fun song from a record by the same name that comes out on March 4th.

Go with yourself.

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credit Todd Weaver

credit Todd Weaver

Islands are coming to Victoria for a show on April 1st at Lucky Bar.

I *think* I saw The Unicorns years ago (and maybe The Islands too?)… I’d be into seeing these guys again. In fact, i better as I can’t really remember if I’ve seen them before.

also THIS! Nicholas Thorburn trips out the WORLD1

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Credit Kirsten Berlie

Credit Kirsten Berlie

The Zolas will also be checking out the Pacific Buffet and floating across the Salish Sea to Victoria for a show on April 16th at Club 9one9.  I HAVE seen these guys a few times before and even remember it.

This song is MEGA on the radio right now.

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And I will leave you with magic that is Buttercream.  I had a chance to yap with D’Arcy, the owner of Sugarboy Bakery.  He shared with me his recipe for Espresso Mocha buttercream icing.

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Go with yourself.

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Vancouver pop due The Zolas have created a music video for the song  “Escape Artist” off the 2012 album Ancient Mars.  Their album which we’ll find on Light Organ Records, is a pretty solid listen.  “Escape Artist” is a stand out.

Zach Gray talks to NPR about the song: “I was writing about the feeling of having a more vivid version of yourself suppressed inside you. There’s a version of us that says ‘yes’ to everything and seeks out little adventures and has a healthy disregard for dumb rules, and every time that person gets close to the skin, the other part of us goes “Whoa, whoa. Can’t we just chill out tonight?”

The music video is an interesting drama that unfolds over the quick 2:48 of the song.  The lyrics of the song are interpreted in a way that maybe is not fully apparent at first, the but the song fits the narrative so perfectly.

OK, The Zolas didn’t make Spin’s 40 MUST SEE artists to check out at this year’s SXSW, but they would be on my top 40!

I asked Zach about the title of the record Ancient Mars.  Great name right?  And he referred me to YouThink Magazine: “I think Ancient Mars is a bit of a nerdy metaphor that I’ve always liked. We’re getting all of these pictures from the Mars Curiosity rover, and so scientists have been saying that there was a good chance there was water or vegetation at some point. Now we’re getting photographs of rounded pebbles that look like they’ve been in a riverbed on Mars. It’s interesting to think that Mars had its hay day, but two billion years later there’s next to no evidence of any of that ever happening; there was life, there was water, there were canyons, and now there’s nothing. It kind of reminds me of the quick intentional relationships we have when we’re young. At some point that person was the most exciting, most optimistic part of your life, and then you switch schools, or move away or maybe they just drift apart. Then two years later you run into that friend, ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend at that store somewhere and it’s just barren – there’s nothing there between you. In my mind, Ancient Mars is that beautiful place you can’t go back to once you’ve left.”

Go with yourself.

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Tomorrow (Thursday, July 22nd) Billy Bishop Goes To War opens at the Belfry Theatre.

Actor Ryan Beil stars as Billy Bishop who… goes off to war.  First as a Calvary Officer but then later, as one of the greatest flying aces of the epic ordeal.

Many of us know Ryan as “that guy from the A&W commercials.” But there is so much more to this Vancouver actor!

Zach Gray is from Vancouver band The ZolasHis father wrote the original musical!  Nice.

Have a listen>> Interview with Ryan Beil and Zach Gray

Thank you for making the time to check out this interview.

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thank you Tyson for the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tysonelder/

Vancouver’s Mother Mother came to the Capital City for a pair of Zone shows yesterday and Tuesday.  Like any quality rockers, they were sure to visit The Zone Afternoon Show… our time together was recorded and now it is time for sharing.

Interview >> Mother Mother

Ryan Guldemond and I briefly chatted about their work on some new music and a follow up to 2008’s O My Heart.  Then, they played a couple songs, both their radio hits, “O My Heart” and “Body of Years.”

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Next up, it was time for Tom and Zach of Terminal City progressive rockers, The Zolas!  I like the Zolas because Zach listens to my radio show and I’m easy like that.

Interview >> The Zolas
Read >> The Zolas in Monday Magazine

Go with yourself.

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