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Triple Word Score
Feels like a life time ago… back in the old CiTR days, the Morning After Show used to come on after a show called The Shit Mix hosted by a dude named Jamaal. Me and Jamaal got along all right and I looked up to him….generally because he was a pretty groovy Vancouverite. Always wore great pants.  We were both in bands and his band was called Triple Word Score.  They played a bratty style of punk which was popular at the time and they managed to get themselves signed to Long Beach Records!

We used to play shows together when we could sort it out.  Here is a radio spot I made to promote one of our shows.  I think this is for a March 2001 concert.

What do you thrash?  What do you got?

Go with yourself.

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Neat. I grabbed some old boxes form David Eleanor’s basement.  Sitting on the top of one was a couple burned CDs of old Morning After Show audio bits.

Driving around I popped the CDs in.  One just had an old commercial I made for a Smut Peddling Sam show at the Cobalt.  The other had an Amen song? and few live recordings and some hi-jinks from the original Morning After Show days at CiTR.

One of the live cuts was from a guy I used to know and love the music of, Joel Tong.  he performed acoustic music while also fronting a band called Black Rice in the early 2000s.  I used to play his music on my show all the time or fanboy him at local dives when he performed.  It didn’t hurt that Alex may have had a little crush on him too…

Popping in the CD… I hit “skip” on Amen and track two was this old cut.

Joel – “Straight From Hell” (live from the Morning After Show)

Download MP3 >> 02 Straight From Hell

Shit… I remember seeing his band Black Rice with S.T.R.E.E.T.S. and 3 Inches of Blood at the Cobalt many moons ago.  There was a gong on stage?  yeah.

Here is a commercial I made for CiTR to promote a show my band was playing with Your Funeral and my pals in Triple Word Score.  Voiced by QMFM news guy John Hadley!

CiTR Commercial – Your Funeral, Triple Word Score, Smut Peddling Sam

Download MP3 >> 01 Smut Pedlding Sam Concert Commerc 1

That was one of my early Pro-tools adventures.  Good times.

Go with yourself.

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A monthly article I never miss is Resonant Frequency.

Its written by one of the editors at Pitchfork, Mark Richardson, and he waxes on about his personal relationship to music and what it means and all this 30-year-old white guy non-sense.  His tastes are were far more eclectic than mine ever were, or will ever be.

But his themes are so interesting.

He talks this week about about the albums that were our favourites at a time.  And when this record meant so much to you; you thought, “I will always love this record.”

Then, one day, years later you wake up and its not your favourite.  In fact, you haven’t listened to it in years and if you did now… heck you might not really care for it all that much.

He then talks about a group called Piano Magic.  I wanted to check it out to try and hear what he might have back in 1999 when Mark thought Low Birth Weight was destined to be a great record.  Wow, it is spooky.  Wikipedia called it ghost rock and I think, listening I might have found my perfect Steam Punk sound!

He then goes on to think about the internet and how stuff lives forever.  I found Piano Magic’s music pretty easy on Youtube.  <– This song was crazy real.  Reminded me of this old British movie I watched years ago with some of the most awkward and authentic sex scenes I have ever seen in a movie.  I wish I could remember the title.

Music lives on forever with the internet.  Last night I was telling Coral about my dream to press a 7 inch single of my old band, Smut Peddling Sam.  She didn’t get it.  Said it was silly and childish and that no-one would care.

Maybe she is right… maybe not?  I’d care, so that is at least one.  I googled Smut Peddling Sam.  Everything lives on the internet, even Smut Peddling Sam!

Our old friends were in a group called Triple Word Score and they got signed by a record label called Long Beach records outta California. They mentioned us in their bio and that bio still takes up a few bits of internet code.

SPS used to play at the Cobalt in the early days of that old punk rock bar… and I found an old page of WENDYTHIRTEEN that mentions us.

My brother Matt’s Myspace mentions us. (remember MySpace awww).

WHAT? the original Smut Peddling Sam website?

Crazy… silly internet has a long memory!

***if you care to hear some of our uhhh, unique? style on speed punk, click on my –> MixCloud page. ***

Go with yourself.

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