Archive for May, 2013

The Most Loyal + 2 Choirs_1 BBQ!

May 30, 2013

I’ve confirmed a new band for the 159 Manning BBQ lineup, featuring a couple of friends I’ve met through Shape Note Singing at Bloor Street United, Sarah Davignon and Andrew Patten ( gf+bf who both happen to be professional piano tuners ). They’re a 7 piece band called the Most Loyal and they’ll be performing on the backyard stage at the 5th Annual 159 Manning BBQ @ 6:45pm. I took this picture of them with my phone at the Horseshoe last month.

Watch this video for their song Shrinking Violet.

I think the plan is for Choir! Choir! Choir! to sing 4 or 5 songs at 6pm. This past Tuesday was Smiths night, and we sang Bigmouth Strikes Again, one of my all time favorite songs, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out! It’s strange how happy and free I felt singing “And if a double-decker bus crashes into us, to die by your side, is such a heavenly way to dieeeeee…and if a 10-ton truck, kills the both of ussss….”

Most Loyal will play at 6:45pm, and DJ OMGBLOG.COM (who happens to be a Shape Note Singing WIZARD) is doing a set in the backyard at 8pm , so I think I’m going to try and squeeze in a few songs from the Sacred Harp in at 7:30pm, either in the backyard or living room. As long as I can wrangle at least another 8 or 10 Shape Note Singers we should be able to pull it off, especially if we know which 5 songs we’re singing in advance. We’d deinitely do #159 Wondrous Love, and Idumea. I guess we should sing in the living room as a throwback to the old days:
I recorded the group at Bloor Street United singing Idumea at our singing earlier this month. Side note; Frank sets the beginning notes in both the video above and the audio below. The audio below is what the song is supposed to sound like.

I like the idea of having 2 different choirs singing at my BBQ.

Joseph and the Mercurials will play the backyard stage at 3:30pm, Biblical at 5:30pm. Young Mother in the living room stage at 6:15pm. Greys will play the basement stage at 8pm. Buck 65 from 9pm to 10pm in the backyard! Other set times will be announced soon.

I Make Music To Numb Your Brain + Dyscontrol live @ Parts & Labour

May 27, 2013

This is my favorite song today:

Here’s some pictures I took of Halifax’s Dyscontrol at Parts & Labour on Friday night.

I recorded their set. Here’s one of the songs I recorded and mixed. There’s a catchy little guitar breakdown at 1:37, and then Lachie starts screeching/bellowing like a banshee at 1:51!

The song is called Gain/Loss, and is from their 2012 cassette Mo’ai Melodies which you can download from their bandcamp for free/PWYC.

Pow Wows live @ P&L May 24th 2013

May 26, 2013

Here’s some photos I took and a recording of the Pow Wows last song from their set at Parts & Labour on Friday night.

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May 22, 2013

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Psyche Tongues @ P&L

May 9, 2013

Here’s a recording I did of the first song of Psyche Tongues set at P&L this past Tuesday, May 7th.

Here’s a picture of them I lifted from their Facebook page.

Because of the show on Tuesday, I had to miss Choir!Choir!Choir! practice, and they were singing Love Bites by Def Lepard! I was a huge fan of their album Hysteria when I was in 6th grade, so I was bummed to miss it but luckily we sang it again at C2 at the Monarch last night!

We have a new contender for my favorite C!C!C! song ever! My only complaint about this recording is we need at least double that number of highs.

Still amazing. It MUST be sung as earnestly as possible, just like I heard it when I was 10 years old. Shaking downward facing elbow clenched fists are essential!

Gun Oufit @ P&L

May 8, 2013

Gun Outfit played at P&L last night. I recorded their set through the board onto my computuer; 7 tracks, 1 for each mic. Here’s a mix of one of their songs I did this morning.

I’ve been playing with it all afternoon, but for now I’ll stick with what I got this morning.