Sunday, December 31, 2006

Here it is , New Years Eve ,just like we knew it would . The all ages show last night was block-rockin' , hot and sweaty . Tonight it's the turn of the old schoolies . Get there early to see the Golden Dogs , you'll be glad you did .
Here's a couple of 'weird scenes inside the gold mine' from last night .

Friday, December 22, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

In honour of Keith Richards birthday , the best song by the best episode , ever . If there is anything scarier than Bill Wyman in drag it would probably be Charlie Watts in drag . Also , my new side project is gonna be called Mick Jaggers coldsore ...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Joel laying down some bono vox on ' Nothng More to Say to You ' , this week , at Phase One Studios in TO . The new recording is shaping up nicely and will present itself early in 07 . Rumoured titles include , Ash Dre Rok , Soundcheck for Advice , Lord Snowden , and Heart to Heart with Larkin pt.2 . Appearing at the start of this surreptitious vid are producer Gordie Johnson and uber engineer Mark Renner .

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

'tis the season ...
And so say all of us !

l to r ; mr. Tim Brennan , Senator Al Tuck , Paul ' fair dues ' Summers , Dr. Vic Syperek phd , Ol' Joel Plaskett , David Alfred Marsh , Dr . ' no ,really ' Yamada

Work on the new bass drum skin was difficult and dangerous , but it had to be done right ... and was , as some of you may have have noticed on the latest round of Ontario shows . And ,of course ,we don't have an actual picture of the finished product . Anyone ?

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Vote now . It's got nothing to do with democracy .

Honestly , what happened ?

Gwen Stefani used to be like everyone else . Like one of us , only better . The great white haired hope . Everybody knew someone just like her , only not as good .You were like , yup , I get it ... No doubt , so-cal ska , bubbly not fizzy .... probably loves the Stones and Tom Waits too . God Bless her .

But now ? She's like some freezed dried , robo - trollop , sucked into the same infotainment machine that spits out the same ol ' insider crap . You know what I'm talking about . No need to name names . And what 's with the songs ? And those lil' oompahs that follow her around ? It's not glam , it's tack . Call the cops , they've stolen her brain . It's like Rod Stewart never happened .
Cool still shots from Emergency alumni Ian McGettigan's latest video opus . Also seen is collaborator and former Thrush Hermit , Rob Benvie . Buy his novel at all good novel shops .

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

New album update # 16

( incomplete )

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Hamilton ;

you never let yourselves down, Hamilton . Another raucous affair at the Casbah . Thanks to everybody for showing up on a monday night , like . Joel was up against Two film crews , and the poor ol Emergency had to leg it over to the bar and hold court with the likes of Pete Elkas , Super friend Drew Yamada , Matt McQuaid and Keiran Adams of the Union Dues and super tech Paul Babiak ( of Pauls Boutique , the leading Toronto purveyor of vintage instruments and hockey gear storage ) .Special shout to auter Joe Cunningham and his own film project , " The Road To Plaskett " .

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Toronto ,25th Nathan Phillips Square
Hope everyone had a good time at the Calvalcade of Lights last night . We did . It was short but sweet -leaf . How ' bout that Nina Simone song ? The last one ...Born in Bethlehem ? We may have been reborn .
But probably not .

London , Call the Office ... SOLD OUT . You guys were great . One hot little affair with not a lot of air in there , but three encores later , who cared ?
p.s . we want our harmonica back . Cheeky bastard .

Waterloo , the Starlight....Sold OUT . Always a pleasure at Bernard's oasis . Another great crowd , well into it . The night also bore witness to a first as Joel took to the drums for newbie ' Fashionable People ' , with Dave rocking the git . Chris maintained his usual position of low master and Tambo king .
Can Openers , Two Hours Traffic lit it up nicely . Good work boys , don't stay in TO too long .The folks back home miss you and look what happened to all the others .

See everyone at the Casbah in Hamilton Monday night . Respect .

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Mucho gracias to everybody down Liverpool this weekend . Thanks for the memories . Jenn Grant , Classified , Mary Jane , those exotic flamenco cats and all the other performers on sunday night at the Astor theatre .

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Bit of the live debut of new tune ' Penny for Your Thoughts "

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Gemma Ray Ritual
* LIVE *
with special guest openers ...?

Tribeca ,Granville ,Hfx.
Monday Oct.23.

* If you were there last week you'll know what all the fuss is about .
* Last show of North American tour !
* Unemployable Welsh Scum twin birthday and DJ show !( real 45's , real fucking DJ's !!) y' know ....Slade , Quo , Rory Gallagher , Faces , Oasis , goodness gracious !
* Special guests .........................................The Joel Plastic Energy Band

* Get In Amongst It !!!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Iggy Pop = Minature Tim

Mike Campbell ;
Hey Dave,
I asked Mike Rhodes about that clip ('cause I was pretty sure he was working on the Gzowski show then - he was) and this is what he had to say...
Yeah, in fact I was there that night, I met Iggy and mentioned it to him the night we met Iggy and he remembered it. The real reason that the band didn't get to play was because of problems with the British Musicians Union and the AFM, they refused their keyboardist who happened to be David Bowie, I met him too that night. Yeah that is an infamous piece John Martin booked Iggy Pop for that show.( Did he get shit for that after the interview)
Fucking AF of M :')

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Joel Plaskett Emergency show tour and musical review continues @...

Acadia University , friday Oct .13 . Spooky .

Mr .Howard Dill and his Atlantic Giant pumpkin .

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

And it's back to the basement ; with the water heaters and the wife beaters . Where , if we don't all accidently exchange our heads with that of a house fly , new songs will happen now .

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

see you in Montreal , thursday ; Waterloo , friday ; and in Toronto , sunday Oct .1

A good little trip completed ( you can still smoke in CBC Montreal , Waterloo University has a nice volleyball pit , and check out Les Breastfeeders from Quebec who stole the show at the Kool Haus )and now back in Halifax for Thursdays Keithsfest at the Alderney Landing with Matt and the Torpedoes . It may rain so bring your Stones gear .

Friday, September 22, 2006

Charlie's coming to town !!

The EMERGENCY will be opening

... several cans of lager in celebration

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chris ( the Elk ) puts the bass in Joels' basement thursday , 21st.
The Emergency are in rehearsals day and night for the imminent recording of the new album/cd/wax cylinder.

Gordie Johnson ( not pictured )will produce once again .
Rumoured titles include ; Fashionable People , Drunk Teenagers ,and Snowed Inn .

Monday, September 18, 2006

Status Quo

Pictures of Matchstick Men

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Fredericton , N.B.
Friday 5 pm
Joel solo

Saturday 12:30
Joel Plaskett Emergency

Thursday, September 07, 2006

September 9
St.Francis Xavier University
Antigonish , Nova Scotia

hells ditch rocks on ...

September 8
Breezeway , Memorial University
St.Johns , Newfoundland

four encores of the apocalypse...

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


charter members of the Emergency 10-outta-10 club

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Currently tops on the EMERGENCY pantomime .
Allan Rich vs Colby Donaldson
this is an audio post - click to play
from Curb yr Enthusiasm

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Joel comes by it honestly ; here is a pic of his own dad's swinging London combo circa ' 63

Monday, August 21, 2006

Joel Plaskett Emergency
ToROntO ,
Wednesday , 7:15
Many thanks to the sweethearts of the Blue Rodeo for a real good time .True gents .
Great nosh too !

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Joel Plaskett solo mio with BLUE RODEO friday Aug .18th , Montreal , PQ

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

See the Joel Plaskett Emergency opening cans of Molsons for

...................... BlUE RoDEo
7 pm sharp , Wed. Aug . 23 , Toronto Molson Amphitheatre

then everyone back to the hotel pool ... lac Ontario

Monday, August 14, 2006


Good times all round at the Evandale Ferry and The Ceilidh Melee for Floodstock 6 . Thanks to Del and crew for the fireworks and everybody else for an insanely loud and spirited crowd .

Saturday , Aug .19 , 10:15 pm

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Donstock 1 crew shot

from left ; His Worship The Mayor of all the Hootervilles Don Marsh , Danny , Clyde , Gordie , Darryl , Gussie , RT , Billy Hawk , Joel

East River St. Marys , Pictou County , NS

video of the after gig fire ;

Friday, August 11, 2006

Donstock 1

back to the country

See Joel @

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Saturday 9:45 pm

a non-emergency event

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

New Glasgow Jubilee , here we come , Thursday , Aug. 3 , 11 pm .

and thence to ... Donstock
friday 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
No Water Under the Bridgewater Showdown

The Ox
1600 lbs
pro record - undefeated

The Elk

6'4" ,

210 lbs , no professional record

...who has more pull ??

Find out Friday at the Southshore EX , 9:30 pm

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bridgewater Exhibition

Friday , July 29

9:30 pm

Ox Pull 7 pm

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The night the lights went out at Shoreline
Grab yr wineskin , a pup tent and Get Down and Get With It ... at the Shoreline Festival , Rollo Bay , PEI ... this friday , midnight . After raising the dead and melting the faces we plan on sticking around for Saturdays party and telling the Sadies about Madies ... and , oh yes , De La Soul are playing ...Matt Mays and the El Torpedoes , 2 Hours Traffic and a whole didgereedoo of fine musical talent to rock the beaches and put the oysters and mussels to bed .

Sunday, July 23, 7;30 pm ,Granville Green ,
Port Hawkesbury
Free concert !! So take advantage and invite all your family and friends , let them think it's your treat and , voila , instant reputation as swell guy/gal .

Monday, July 17, 2006

sunset on the sunrise trail
or the cover of Love Beach

pei 05

photo Pat Dooley

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Saint John has many fine stone cold and brick houses .
thanks to everyone at Salty Jam fer the good times

Saturday, July 15, 2006

For See Emily Play if nothing else . Nice one , Syd .

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Saint John

here we come
See you friday night
in the waterfront tent

elGreco yo

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Congratulations to Emergency alumni Tim Brennan and Emily Falencki on the birth of their son , John Patrick , in NYC .

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Ian McLagan plays keys on the three new tracks offa the DVD .
( seen here lighting a wheeze with Rod the Mod in the background )

Ian McLagan .

More about that face melting rock and roll fact after Portugal get their Iberian asses justifiably kicked .

Ian , effing , McLagan . Ha , it's a funny old world .

Monday, July 03, 2006
Alderney Landing , Dartmouth

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