#370 with John Di Marco|
Friday, September 04 2015
Here are some songs that have been rocking my
garage door off its hinges. New stuff from Old Vices, LeBarons and School Damage,
and a bunch of old stuff from Canada.
Let's do the time warp again!
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Los Canadians, "The Song That Confused Bill" (This Here)
Wonk Unit, "Guts" (Drunken Sailor)
School Damage, "See You Next Tuesday" (My Fingers! My Brain!)
Chronic Submission "Kill The Press/Pantyhose/Plastic Punk/Streetcar
Windows/Baby Killer” (Equalizing X Distort)
M Blanket, "Fonz" (Fans Of Bad Productions)
Autonomy, "Library Of Alexandria"
Minnow, "Drizzle" (Fans Of Bad Productions)
The Tim Version "November [J Church]"
Hammerhead, "Anemia" (Amphetamine Reptile)
Alan Mills, "Anti Confederation Song [Canada]" (Smithsonian
Beex, "(My Heart Goes) Beat Beat"
Constantines, "Trans Canada" (Arts & Crafts)
Fifth Hour Hero, "A Map Within" (Yo-Yo)
International Dipshit, "Internal Dumbass"
Enablers, "Tomorrow" (Newest Industry)
Ninja Gun, "Purification Ritual" (Barracuda Sound)
Dillinger Four, "A Pyre Laid For Image And Frame" (Fat)
Bayonettes, "Dead End Kids" (Art Of The Underground)
Old Vices, "Let The White Noise In"
Drunken Boat, "Poison Whisper" (Snuffy Smile)
Vexx, "Strength" (M'Lady)
Here is a bit about each song:
Bill: I played in a band where every
song felt like this, all fun and games until I got hurt.
Guts: Hanging out online helping
Juice Man from England
(who had been awake travelling for twenty-four hours) find a hotel after a cancelled
flight on his way to Ottawa Explosion. He then ends up at my local in Toronto for four hours!
City people, if you hate asshole transit riders, please watch the video for
"Elbows." Alex Wonk plays a right bastard and comes very close to
perfectly emulating the "Toronto Subway Leprechaun" Pales in
comparison to the Toronto Ikea monkey, but not ZANTA.
Tuesday: Last time I hung out with
School Damage, we commentated a dart tournament, exploded fireworks, then I
broke my best man Cactus Vella's glasses to show him how much I love him.
Chronic: I missed the reunion shows,
thankfully Equalizing X Distort on
CIUT every Sunday night at 10 PM diligently documents the scene in their
awesome studio sessions and archived shows.
M Blanket: I thought I didn't really
know any M Blanket but it turns out that that I just don't know the names of
songs and sometimes don't even know the bands that perform them. Maxell C120
tapes hold a lot of songs, and we're talking decades ago here.
Autonomy: Christine's Mom is from Alexandria.
Minnow: This was the sound at the
time kids, and the groove has returned. Can you remember when absolutely
nothing sounded like "Waiting Room"?
November: For years I didn't know
this was a J Church cover. I once sang in a one night only Cringer cover band
with some old friends and was very comfortable singing all those lyrics, though
I almost passed out at the end of “Two Friends,” and I can even rap, bro.
….still waiting for the Tim Version secret tour to the north (oh yes I did!)
Anemia: This is a dark ride, love
became a Canadian province in 1949, now the Newfoundland
youth go out to Alberta
to work the Tar Sands. Except for Brutal Youth, they came to Toronto instead and this one is dedicated to
the one and only Mark Harpur.
Beex: Somewhere after the program Seven Second Delay on WFMU, this song
kicks off the next show so I heard it in the background of my life for months
before I tracked it down. Feels like a classic, brand new to me. Almost willing
to shell out thirty big ones for the 7”. I'll bet Discogs ruins record nerds'
Trans Canada: The name of the highway
that runs across our vast country doubles as a pride anthem for the Toronto
Map Within: An amazing band I got to
see several times during their run. I considered them and the Sainte Catherines
to be the perfect tandem.
International Dipshit: That's it,
free hugs for everyone!
Trains: Chris and Meg are on a
mission to Gonerfest and the LeBaron tape deck plays only Steve Earle, The
Sadies, The Constantines, and Exit Condition.
Tomorrow: I think I sang this to the
neighborhood the other night with a bunch of cats on the roof.
Ritual: I need a new purification
ritual! Ninja Gun drove to Canada
in a Baptist church van, amazing how the years pass. I meant to play a Worthwhile Way song
about that that goes "When can we see each other next in our lives?"
because I get sentimental. Jacob plays in Made Ready and I have never seen a
southern rock’n’roll band destroy a set at Fest like they did. But then again,
I have never seen Billy Reese Peters.
Dillinger Four: After I bought a
shirt at their Toronto
gig and stupidly “moshed” and soaked it, Billy gave me a second dry t-shirt,
enabling me to ride home in sub zero temperatures. I truly believe he saved my
life that night as I was too stinko for common sense. To top it off, Frankie
Stubbs made a surprise appearance that night and played “Not Superstitious.”
Bayonettes: Zoe is kicking Toronto slumlords asses
straight up and down. Who the hell can afford to live here anymore?
Old Vices: The Dukes are not the
Dukes without Travis, thankfully Dan Padilla the man brings his howl and fat
bottom end to the sound of the defunct Tampa
legends. Yep, now I'm a music writer, see that shit?
Whispers: There are so many things I
love about this hypnotic track. I also loved Jane's Addiction when I was 14 and
had pro skater Marc Ricciardelli sign my Ritual De Lo Habitual tape. He wrote “I
don't really like Jane's Addiction.” I was such a grom.
Strength: I'm almost forty, and when
I see bands I've never heard of in an all ages, DIY, safe space that is two
blocks away from my home, I know the kids are alright. I am constantly
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