Archive for February, 2017

Yes I’m Changing

February 5, 2017

I’ve decided to add lite weight training to my routine, to go along with my daily 5km runs, so I set up my weight bench in the spare bedroom upstairs.

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Good Enough LIVE Karaoke played at Doogie’s in Guelph on Friday night, and to a sold out crowd at Junction City Music Hall on Saturday night which was our 12th show of 2017!

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Next Friday we’re up at Heartwood Concert Hall in Owen Sound for the 3rd time, and playing a private party at a curling club in Sarnia on Saturday Feb 11th.

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It feels like playing 3 or 4 hours a night (2 or 3x a week) ain’t no thang anymore. + “What song are we playing next?” OR “Hmm, that’s not on our song-list is it? You guys heard it before? Whatever, let’s wing it” It’s what we do. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Now if I can just add 2 or 3 hours/day of practicing and reviewing songs on keys and guitar then we’ll really be in business.

New Rose

February 1, 2017

I’m back from Las Vegas! I lost $200 or $300 (who’s counting) playing blackjack this year which totally sucked, but what can you do? Stop playing blackjack? Here’s a picture Nobu took of me bug-eyed and shitfaced after 4 tiki drinks at Frankie’s. Getting some sun for a few days did me some good.

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Tonight we’re launching Good Enough PUNK Karaoke at the Baby G. It’ll happen the first Wednesday of every month. I’ve got a total of 9 shows currently scheduled for this month (including shows in Guelph, Owen Sound and Sarnia), but the song-list for tonight is totally separate from our regular Good Enough LIVE Karaoke repertoire. Our working definition of “punk” for the night has as much to do with the era it was made as it does with how it sounds. It’s my personal definition, I’ve got my reasons, and nobody else has to agree with me. We’ve tried to stick between 1969 to 1985…because that’s what we’re doing. Here’s the song-list:

Bad Brains – Pay To Cum
Bauhaus – Bela Legosi’s Dead
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
Black Flag – Drinking and Driving
Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown
Black Flag – Rise Above
Black Flag – TV Party
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
Blondie – Call Me
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
Blondie – One Way Or Another
Blondie – Tide Is High
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
The Clash – I Fought The Law
The Clash – London Calling
The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Cramps – Bikini Girls With Machine Guns
Cramps – Fever
Cramps – Goo Goo Muck
Cramps – Human Fly
Crass – Do They Owe Us A Living?
Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Damned – Neat Neat Neat
Damned – New Rose
David Bowie – Jean Genie
David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
David Bowie – Suffragette City
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Dead Boys – Sonic Reducer
Dead Kennedys – California Uber Alles
Dead Kennedys – Too Drunk To Fuck
Dead Milkmen – Nutrition
Descendents – Bikage
Devo – Mongoloid
English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
Exploited – Punks Not Dead
Fear – I Don’t Care About You
Fear – New Yorks Alright If You Like Saxophones
Flipper – Sex Bomb
Flipper – Way Of The World
Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods
Generation X – Dancing With Myself
GG Allin – Bite It You Scum
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
Joan Jett – I Love Rock And Roll
Joy Division – Love will tear us apart
Joy Division – Control
Joy Division – Transmission
Joy Division – Atmosphere
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
Minor Threat – Filler
Misfits – Hybrid Moments
Misfits – Last Caress
Misfits – She
Misfits – Where Eagles Dare
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
Lou Reed – Perfect Day
Lou Reed – Vicious
Patti Smith – Because The Night
Patti Smith – Frederick
Patti Smith – Gloria
Ramones – Blitzkreig Bop
Ramones – I wanna be sedated
Ramones – rock and roll high school
Ramones – do you wanna dance
Ramones – Judy Is A Punk
Ramones – I wanna be your boyfriend
Ramones – pet cemetery
Replacements – Androgynous
Replacements – Bastards Of Young
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation
Runaways – Cherry Bomb
Runaways – Roadrunner
Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the UK
Sex Pistols – EMI
Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
Sex Pistols – Holiday In The Sun
Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
Stooges – No Fun
Stooges – Search and Destroy
Stooges – TV Eye
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
Suicide – Ghost Rider
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere
Teenage Head – Picture My Face
Television – Marquee Moon
T Rex – 20th Century Boy
T Rex – Children Of The Revolution
T Rex – Get It On (Bang A Gong)
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Velvet Underground – Run Run Run
Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane
Velvet Underground – Waiting For My Man
Violent Femmes – Add It Up
Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun
X-Ray Spex – Oh Bondage Up Yours
XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
Wipers – Telepathic Love
Wire – Ex-Lion Tamer