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things i like:
rock'n'roll, country, punk & metal.
bands that combine all four successfully.
design, graphic & interior.
the intersection of philosophy & sociology.
ampersands.
andrew wk.
emergent gameplay, of the videogaming variety.
cursing.
beards.
beer.
bbq.
cjlo.
deep fried everything.
americana.
making lists
, including this one of my life's ambitions, and these of things on my mind at the time.

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i took a trip! read about it here.

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Fans of rock’n’roll tend to value one thing above all else: consistency. You will never hear an AC/DC fan complaining that their latest record sounds just like their last one… if anything, the fact that those Aussies have been recording the same album over and over since the 80s is almost a point of pride. A KISS fan will never say “man, I just wish they had experimented with their sound on that last record, you know?”. When these bands branch out, as they occasionally do, they know they’re best off keeping it brief, like the odd country song that Motörhead has released over the last decade.  Bottom line? The unofficial motto of rock’n’roll fans everywhere may as well be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and the groups they worship know this well.  (via CJLO)
Click through the photo to read the rest of my review of last week’s Nashville Pussy / The Supersuckers show in the CJLO Magazine, and tune in to BVST tonight from 7 to 9pm ET on CJLO.com, where I’ll be playing some ass-kicking new music from the mighty Chainsaw Hookers!!
Fans of rock’n’roll tend to value one thing above all else: consistency. You will never hear an AC/DC fan complaining that their latest record sounds just like their last one… if anything, the fact that those Aussies have been recording the same album over and over since the 80s is almost a point of pride. A KISS fan will never say “man, I just wish they had experimented with their sound on that last record, you know?”. When these bands branch out, as they occasionally do, they know they’re best off keeping it brief, like the odd country song that Motörhead has released over the last decade.  Bottom line? The unofficial motto of rock’n’roll fans everywhere may as well be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and the groups they worship know this well.  (via CJLO)

Click through the photo to read the rest of my review of last week’s Nashville Pussy / The Supersuckers show in the CJLO Magazine, and tune in to BVST tonight from 7 to 9pm ET on CJLO.com, where I’ll be playing some ass-kicking new music from the mighty Chainsaw Hookers!!

BVST goes back in time… that’s gotta be worth 5$, right?
Yesterday, when I offered up the details of the CJLO Funding Drive going on right now, I mentioned that I was planning something a little particular for the show tonight, and I’m finally ready to reveal the details. I have been digging through the official BVST archives (a.k.a. a stash of dusty CDs and several troves of digital files) to bring you some highlights from the 11 years of BVST.
I won’t only be playing vintage goodies, but you can expect bits of old interviews (remember that time I interviewed Blaine from Nashville Pussy in his van? How about the time I asked Johnny Knoxville about his junk?), songs pulled from amazing sessions (including the one we recorded with The Vibrators way back in May of 2005) and some other surprises! Cabanabot* will also be taking your phone calls, so please call in and pledge to get goodies and be in the running for some awesome prizes!
Tune in tonight at 7pm ET on CJLO 1690 AM in Montréal, and at www.cjlo.com elsewhere around the world! 
*Who’s Cabanabot, you may ask? All will be revealed tonight, on BVST!

BVST goes back in time… that’s gotta be worth 5$, right?

Yesterday, when I offered up the details of the CJLO Funding Drive going on right now, I mentioned that I was planning something a little particular for the show tonight, and I’m finally ready to reveal the details. I have been digging through the official BVST archives (a.k.a. a stash of dusty CDs and several troves of digital files) to bring you some highlights from the 11 years of BVST.

I won’t only be playing vintage goodies, but you can expect bits of old interviews (remember that time I interviewed Blaine from Nashville Pussy in his van? How about the time I asked Johnny Knoxville about his junk?), songs pulled from amazing sessions (including the one we recorded with The Vibrators way back in May of 2005) and some other surprises! Cabanabot* will also be taking your phone calls, so please call in and pledge to get goodies and be in the running for some awesome prizes!

Tune in tonight at 7pm ET on CJLO 1690 AM in Montréal, and at www.cjlo.com elsewhere around the world! 

*Who’s Cabanabot, you may ask? All will be revealed tonight, on BVST!

The Hookers - Behold God’s Candy
from Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom

This is one of my all time favorite songs. Fronted by Adam Neal (who drummed with Nine Pound Hammer, and went on to form the earliest incarnation of Nashville Pussy with NPH member Blaine Cartwright), the Hookers are still active, and released a 7” I have yet to hear at the end of 2009. Maybe they’ll tour? A girl can wish.

CJLO Punk Night: June 2010 playlist

Here’s what you missed, sucker:

Raised Fist - Breaking Me Up
The Hookers - Behold God’s Candy
Maximum RnR - Stormfront
The Dictators - Faster & Louder
The Vibrators - Whips & Furs
Fucked Up - Vivian Girls
The Stooges - T.V. Eye
The Daggers - You’re So Pretty
Motörhead - I’m So Bad (Baby I Don’t Care)
Nashville Pussy - Piece of Ass
Chainsaw Hookers - Ride The Venom
Chainsaw Hookers - Nazi Werewolf
Chainsaw Hookers - Christine
Chainsaw Hookers - Black Christmas
Chainsaw Hookers - Death Curse
New York Dolls - Jet Boy
Nine Pound Hammer - Devil’s Playground
Peter Pan Speedrock - Hellalujah!
Agriculture Club - The Horse Always Gets It First
The Supersuckers - Drink & Complain
Scissorfight - Planet of Ass
Zeke - Ride to Live
Cobra Noir - White Eyes
Cursed - Head of the Baptist
Trigger Effect - Flight of the Heliocraft/Goodbye

In case you were wondering, yes, I did interrupt my set halfway to play all of First Blood by the Chainsaw Hookers. I figured the powers that be wouldn’t take too kindly to me playing it over and over, so this was a healthy compromise.