Monday, December 24, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
PHOLLOP WILLING - orphan baby 7" MINIMAL SYNTH punk KBD
mega rare canadian fantastic electro punk song! LISTEN! Item number: 120178771403
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Not since the Dutch went mad over tulips and bankrupted the country has anything like this gone down in the Low Countries . Halifax electro pioneer Phollop Willing is finally getting the recognition he's deserved since the time he walked into the Brunswick Street Church on a sunday in 1982 and asked nobody in particular , " Has anybody heard the new Michael Oldfield album ?". We knew then and there it was only a matter of time .
Good on ya Phil !
up for auction here is the "orphan baby" 7" by canada's PHOLLOP WILLING this track is a great electro punk song! listed this a little over a year ago at $75.00 starting bid & it ended with no bids because nobody had heard it before.i can now (finally) add sound samples so here we go again.have yourself a listen to a partial sound sample below.a friend from seattle that runs a record shop there was visting here a year ago & i played this for him,he was so positive about this that he said "don't sell for less than $275.00!" well,i'm starting this at my usual $9.99.have a listen & make up your mind what it's worth to you.b-side (sea cruise blues) is something totally different.since i tried to sell this i have'nt seen one offered,this is a VERY rare super limited private pressing so i advise if you have the interest to take your chance now!this was released on NERVE RECORDS (SR66) in canada back in 1981.cover is just 2 zeroxed pages back to back,this came that way originally.cover has a slight corner bend so i'd call it EX-. wax on "orphan baby" is EX.there's one slightly audible tic that you can hear on sound sample about 20 secs into the song. b-side is EX- due to storage marks (not surface marks) that do not affect play.payment with PAYPAL only.thanks for l@@king & good luck on what i call a demented,infectious,electro punk-dark wave classic.this should be on a compilation for sure.
don't be shy with early bids on this one because if not enough interest is shown i may end auction just before the last 12 hours of it's listing & then wait over a year again to re-list.not in a big hurry to sell this one.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
And some of us drove straight through , 20 hours ; down the blue and white 401 to Kingston and Cornwall , past Reals truckstop and on to Montreal . Thankfully going against the traffic on the 40 . We motor under the St. Lawrence , and up to Quebec in darkness . Adjusting the leather jacket at the small of yer back and covering the glaring lunacy of the stereo lights with a scarf draped over the dash. Radio Australia . It's dark and cold betwixt Cubano and Edmunston. But also peacefull . It is the crest of the journey and it's all down home from here . Northern New Brunswick may feel like home but it's still 8 or so hours to the MacDonald Bridge . No traffic here , though , just snaking wisps of blowing snow in the dull headlights and the dark shoulders of the wooded hills under the cold bright night . Mezmerizing . Leaning forward on the wheel , yer eyes constantly rebooting for moose , maybe deer , the windshield fluid soothes like industrial visine . It's quiet now , the others are dozing .
We follow a giant star or planet that doesn't move all the way to Halifax and are kept busy making up new wishes for the many shooting stars along the way . Silently smoking .
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Two Hours Traffic are opening tonight.
Once more into the breach and that'll be six .
Friday ; McGetts ...say no more . Also , Mr. Chill heated things up nicely with the sax and harp .It were a proper airing of Ashtray Rock for the all ages . Great to see Mike Campbell and Jordie Morgan bring a bit of class to the whole debauch .
Thursday ; La De Da : Infinite thanks to Gord Downie and Sarah Harmer and Bill Plaskett. Delicate to near destruction . Not one but two Brennan brothers and a nice bit of brass from Doug Friesen . A great night .
Thursday, December 13, 2007
But for this correspondent it had to be the appearance of our old bandmate , Sloan's , Andrew Scott , whom rocked the tubs through the first -ever performance of Heart to Heart with Lionel followed by a bittersweet rendition of the star-crossed and out of tune True Love Rules .
Tonight is La De Da , and it's another sellout for the old madam of Queen street . Get there early so as not to miss Pete Elkas and the Elkaholics, crooning through a smooth soulful glass of rum punch . Look for more Sonic Johnsonianisms and Joel's dad , Bill Plaskett . Also , a special trip from the Hip , the uniquely personable , Gord Downie , with his ode , 'Christmastime in Toronto ' . We learned it at soundcheck and it's positively frigging festivus .
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
The band has been rehearsing like never before and fully expect to almost know nearly every tune in the catalogue by monday ( In Need of Medical Attention ) . Many tunes have not been played in a looong time ... and some have NEVER BEEN PERFORMED LIVE BEFORE ... OR SINCE .
Also we gonna be having guests . Every night . Anyone is possible ( except maybe anyone having portrayed/betrayed Bob Dylan in I'm Not There ) . C'mon Cate , make an exception for us .
So , we will see you there , at least once right ? There will be a full banquet of merch including every album /cd/dvd/ in the JP and JPE canon , including David Alfred Marsh's new 3 song EP , as yet untitled . And unprinted come to think of it . We remain hopeful.
See you soon .
Friday, November 23, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Some great shows in Ontario with 2 Hours Traffic to bring us back home .
It's been a long road with many adventures . And outta the digital darkroom tour pics will now be retro-actively posted back through the blag , bleat , Blog .
Leaving California ....................
Friday, November 09, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
One of the things about touring is local radio . Like the John Riggins show in DC . The ex Washington running back figured the Skins could actually hold their own against the Pats . Never been beaten by more than 14, he says . Time for an upset , he says . The points spread today was 16 .5 . Maybe this is the kind of inside info a feller needs to win the Tragically Hip football pool . Pay $20 and win a few per diems back .
52-7 . If we are ever listening to radio again and the local shell shocked jock starts talking ' I got a feelin' ' , get yr Ipod out .
Friday, October 26, 2007
It's been awhile since we found the time , about thousand miles or more , to update the tour archives .So let us say this ... Nashville has the best anti pasto going . Still , Tennesee came and went with nary a spit in the Mississippi or a sniff of Memphis . Kentucky too . West Virginia was an autumnal blur that faded into the Virginia dusk . Did we stop ? Did we nuts . On we travelled .Playing ketchup with the Hip Bus , but it was a losing battle , and we ate their dust and watched their tail lights fading , headed for New Orleans .
Haggardsburg , Maryland kept us for a night , and then , we was off .Up the seaboard .
New York was New York and not another place .
The punters downstairs are starting the Hip chant , so's it's time to go . This one,s for Gus the polar bear .
Jeeze , How about dem Red Fox ?
From our man in Havana , Paul Sutton ;
At a time when all around in sound and vision were into SAHB, Thin Lizzy, Slade, Hells Angel chicks and disco (as in diss goes 'ere, diss goes der) and the power of denim & leather, Party Sevens, and Norton Commando's, someone (a mate, a girlfriend, John Peel?) played me a 7" single with some whiny Irish git whining about his cousin named Kevin who always beat him at Subbuteo 'cause he flicked to kick and the Bogsider didn't know. Well, fuck him, thought I, anyone could beat that fucker. After eyeballing the singer in a silly jumper on the telly I knew I could. Alex Harvey would have stomped his arse back to Belfast and saved the bits for Delilah. Aye, the boys were back in town. What town? Deffo wasn't the town of Whine. I heard The Buzzcocks and thought - Ayup, same shite, different town, same sheep. Then, said pal got me drunk on Snakebites (Guinness & Woodpecker cider mixed up in a bucket) and as I lay dying played me Complete Control by the Clash. I fell asleep laughing, and when I awoke to sign on - it was a Thursday, I remember it well - I hummed White Riot, puked, laughed again, donned my double-soled blue suede Hush Puppy boots like what Alex wore - and hit the road that ended in Dole.
What the fuck was going on, thought I, as another bus driver attempted to drown me, my Daily Mirror, and a sausage-roll & HP Sauce with the over-spray from another abyss in the road. It took a while, but finally, as by time I'd signed my name on the dotted line and admitted no income, it dawned on me that these fuckers were singing about me.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Not a bad set from the JPE , rife with technical foul ups and some agression ensueing . Joel is off to Halifax before dawn and we'll see him in New York . The monkeys head out early and first stop may be Nashville . Good oppo to pick up a Nudies . At least a cufflink .
Travelling from Austin to Dallas we made sure to stop again at UP IN SMOKE for brunch . Authentic heart bustin' Bar B Q . Spicy please . Hall of fame included Earnest Tubb and Joe Perry . But the best thing was the arrival of the Boozefighters MC . All decked out in colours and roarin' hogs . Great patches . Funny how outlaws always have style . Some of the ladies had patches with names like Snowy Flakes and Lady Trouble . Pics will arrive . Very surreptitious pics .
Fireworks is tearing the crowd to pieces .Heard there may be some Dallas Stars here . I wish Dallas Good was here . All the Sadies , especially Jeets . Uh oh , Hundreth Meridian , the fists are pumping and hockey jerseys swaying . Strange mix , The Hip Nation , beeer league hockey and literary at the same time . It's got dimension .
How about them Red Sox ? And who the hell let's Joe Torre go ?
I'm off to find Dealy plaza .
ps Go Habs Go
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Saw a pile of dead locusts and tonight is the Zona Rosa . Too bad Ian McLagan ( keys on Nowhere with You , Million Dollars , Ashtray Rock ... Also did some playing around in the 60's and 70's , I heard ) is gigging hisself , would have been cool to invite him up .
The Red Sox / Indians is starting . Sianora , BeanTown .
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Last night in Boulder was right on . Nice theatre , great audience , kitty corner from the Shambala centre , which actually made us feel closer to home , if not closer to our inner chakras , in some weird way . Gord Downie once again giving the people all their moneys worth and more .
It's 7 am , some of the lads have gone to Dennys , and we have 1100 MILES 'til Austin . Stay in school kids , get a trade .
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Joel is in Aspen having flown from San Diego . Damn shame about the San Diego gig , but I'm proposing the band take up residence in southern California just long enough to get one of them orange tans . George Hamilton , like .
Rockies game is on . Big sports day all round , Pats beat Boys , England beat France @ rugby world cup , and they even showed the Bombers vs Stampeders game .
Tomorrow night , raspin' in Aspen .......right , that's our cue .
Friday, October 12, 2007
The HIP were in fine form and the crowd was festooned with hockey paraphernalia of all sorts .
We played a cracking set complete with technical gremlins and two minor injuries. It was a great crowd . We even went for a dip in the see- ment pond .
In room 1221 , down the hall , is the room where Al Jolson died in1950 .Playing cards , waiting to go on the Bing Crosby radio show . Way back in the blog there are pics of Joel and Dave at Jolson's enormous , waterfalled , domed mausoleum in LA .
Also in room 1221 is where Hollywood superstar Fatty Arbuckle saw his career go down in flames following the death of a young woman at one of his parties.
The gig at the Warfield with the HIP was great . Beatiful old theatre , with a warren of dressing rooms down in the bowels . And Dundee Alistair and I shared stories of GBH and Conflict until the wee hours , we did .
tell you about the pint I had with Lemmy some time .
Monday, October 08, 2007
' Screaming Eagle of Freedom Tour 07 '
The studio gets put on hold until November when the band return from the US tour with the Hip . First show is this Wednesday ,the 10th in San Francisco . That is if The Elk made it there with the ol' suburban and gear wagon . He's young and strong , we're confident .
Meanwhile Plaskett and Austin have been hard at it trying to capture Marsh's mercurial sound and sometimes bleary vision . We remain confident .
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Coast to coast , starting off in San Francisco at the Warfirld , Oct .10th . LA , House of Blues next night . Then down to San Diego where , with luck , we'll hook up with Steve Poltz in his native habitat and the Padres in the MLB playoffs .
Check out the complete tour on the mainpage of the website .
Saturday, September 29, 2007
STEVE POLTZ played a mesmerizing entertaining two sets tonight to a sold out TIKI panel of expats and wine cona - sirs . He will be playing tomorrow ( saturday ) night at Gingers in Halifax . Cash in your rookie cards and vintage bake-alite ( sp ? ) bracelets because you do not want to deprive yourself of this entertainment machine .
Turn off the fucking TV and fill the cats feed bowl . Get down and gt with it . You'll kiss yourself in the bathroom mirror .
Steve Poltz , writer of Jewel's big hit song will save your soul with humour and rare talent .
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Well , not much to say about that one . Thanks to such a big turnout of the JPE army for our short , confused ,opening spot . Good times .
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Also cheers , The Tom Fun Orchestra , Aaron MacDonald , Pascal Picarde Band .
Sunday, September 09, 2007
The group has split up for the day with Joel heading to Halifax for tea with his mum and dropping Pete Elkas off at the airport for his proper gig in TO at the Drake .
But we are in Mabou , Cape Breton , on a warm and sunny september day . Bloody magnificent . Time for a guiness on the lawn , I reckon .
See everyone at Cape Breton Uni tomorrow , monday , night .
peace, love , Bobby Sherman .
Monday, September 03, 2007
say no more .
Thanks to all at Mount Pearl Arena and all the Great Big Seas for a proper rant and roar . George Street never looked so fuzzy .
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Like monarchs from Mexico.
The coolers were opened , closed and sat upon .
Yes , it was
Friday, August 10, 2007
My God but we partied in Sydney ,eh ? Glasses were raised , and then glassses took spills ; patrons sang between mouthfuls and still got pissed to the gills ; and that was just the dressing room .
Cheers to everyone incl . Jay ,Bette ,Bryden ,Kelly, Meredith,Pat Dooley ...
Thursday, August 09, 2007
The blueberries can wait ..........................................................................................
Stop the truck and start the party . Saturday , August 11 ............... DonStock II ..........
A GreenBrier Sucks Production
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Thanks to everyone for coming out and partying with JPE for their 4th anniversary Jubilee gig . Hope you stuck around for Alert The Medic .
PETERBOROUGH , SATURDAY NIGHT . fESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.
any local roch starz up ther coming oot to party .......? Openers The Spades delivered in ... well , complete with hearts , diamonds and clubs .
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Dartmouth rocks .
Thanks to Jenn Grant and her band , brother Pete Elkas and the Elkaholics , and Gordy ' Tex ' Johnson for making friday night a real gas . Also thanks to Pat ' Partick ' Dooley for wrangling the hellacious cacophony let loose on the stage . And Phil , for bringing his lovely sister .
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Q ; Who likes football ( soccer ) ? A ; Who doesn't !
Exactly . Well , now is the time to join the JPE sanctioned fantasy football league , The Glorious Life . Thrilling saturday mornings spent wondering what the hell's going on 5000 kilometres away . In far off , exotic places like , Bolton , Fulham , and , the wind whispers her name .... Sunderland . Bring in your friends and choose and trade players with Joel Plaskett Emergency punning names . Like .... my manager is Tottenham's Martin Jol . Y' know , clever shit like that .
End of the year winner gets something , anything . But everyone will be a winner because they don't call it the Beautiful Game for nothing ( except those dreary tuesday night second leg Inter toto cup replays , we hate them ) . Don't worry if you don't know your Liverpools from your Evertons , just close your eyes and pick the dudes with the funniest name . Or click ' auto pick ' .
Ok , so go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ > > > Once you have logged in and entered your team, click on the 'Leagues' link you can find on the the right of the page. Now enter the code 177623-66030 to join the private league: The Glorious Life.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Have no fear though , these three tools here are bringing the rock and roll party to the people at an un secret location on the Dartmouth waterfront this friday @ 10 pm . Also appearing will be the sultry PETE ELKAS and the ELKAHOLICS and the lovely Jenn Grant plus various party crashers . So get out yer Jethro Clampett outfits and spike that Red Bull you bought at Needs , there's a party going on around here .
ALDERNEY LANDING , Darkness , N.S. , 10 pm
Friday, July 13, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Here we see Joel in a scene from Otto Premingers classic 1947 film , " Where The Hell is Everyone ? " .
Check out JOEL solo today , Friday July 6 , and three shows tomorrow Sat . July 7 , at the WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL .
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Kingfest Music Festival , Seneca College , this Friday , June 22 ( we fly up , play the show , and fly home that night . In for last call by 2 ) ..... In reality , the flight was delayed , we landed spongily at Halifax around 2:30 am and thence home to crash . Good times none the less ; always a gas gas gas to hang with the Sloan crew and The terrible Trews ( forget about solar , harness Colin's energy ) , and good to see some Golden Dogs including Taylor , above . ; thanks Kingfest at Seneca.
Burlington , Ontario ; this Saturday , June 16