Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The lovely and always game ladies of Skank Williams . Tribeca ,Dec.29th .


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tribeca , on a Monday night and the mood was right ; openers Skank Williams set a beautiful tone for the night resplendent in grass skirts and sandals , complete with bubble machine and even some hula dancing . Music fans included Cliff Gibb and Angie Fenwick , Mike Lewis and Mel , The Croatian Sensation , G and Annie , Johnny ' moon dog ' Chisholm ; Hfx/Dart. Ferries : Rossy , Hugh and Steph , Rolly , ... plus , the lovely Lynette Gillis , of Plumtree fame . Highlights also include a Cool Blue Halo 3 song set with Barry , Booze and Philly .

Bo Diddley signed my fishing license .
A rockin' good time had by all at the mighty Carleton Boxing Day show and shine . the Three sets in three hours included a Joel Plaskett Emergency rave up with 5 percussionists and three piano players . Stand by for more of the same at Tribeca monday night with the stellar SKANK WILLIAMS . Theme ; M*A*S*H* goes south pacific . Santa says Don Ho Ho Ho .
Happy birthday Keith Richards .

Monday, December 01, 2008


Discs of the year: Playing by ear

Doug Taylor's high fives

Dave Marsh, The True Love Rules (New Scotland) Bursting from behind the Emergency skins, Marsh reveals mad guitar chops and a kinship with everyone from Jimmy Webb to Slade. This mature and reflective album morphs into a colossal stomper live, as on Natal Day weekend at Alderney Landing.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Myles Goodwyn get well soon . Congrats to the Henman boys and April Wine .
Rockin' show by The Matt Mays and El Torpedo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lucky the Moose visits Doug McAvoy daily


Saturday, November 15, 2008

God Bless you Jimmy Tumblin
Rest In Peace
xo

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Show , Joel Plaskett Emergency ;
The show is to take place at 8pm on Wednesday November 12th at the Grawood on the Dalhousie University campus. Admission is free on a first come, first serve basis. The show is wet/dry with a maximum of 120 people under 19. All attendees under 19 must be Dalhousie students.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OBAMA ; congratulations United States . Here's a fantastic tune to celebrate .

John Cale and Lou Reed with

Style It Takes

Friday, October 24, 2008



Patti Smith

memo to self ;

Do yourself a favour and listen to Horses , again .http://www.last.fm/music/Patti+Smith/Horses

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Democracy 250 , Bridgewater , 3 pm .

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sailors Eyes ,

Sault Ste. Marie

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rock and Roll Show with the JPE
Sault Ste. Marie , Algoma Fall Festival , this sat . Oct. 18 .
The glamour begins with a 4:15 am shocker and a city wide round up to get to the airport for a 6:20 bastard to Montreal . But it doesn't take long to set into road mode , a little Tim's Tea , and the next thing you are in Montreal , and the fiery sunrise taking off from Trudeau was all glory . At Pearson the whole gang meets down at 124 where the Dash 8 's depart for the north . The little planes are better than the jets . They take a little longer but the advantages are more leg room and lower, slower views . And for all the trouble , I want propellers .
Sault Ste Marie was 5 flights and no sleep for two days . And I guess that's the way we like it .

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


More props for The Joel Plaskett Emergency from celebrity blog rocket Perez Hilton . The lad has taste buds . http://perezhilton.com/2008-10-09-listen-to-this-6PerezHilton.com -- Celebrity Gossip From the Queen of All Media">
EXCLAIM! Review
Dave Marsh The True Love Rules
By Vish Khanna

Dave Marsh is a gifted songwriter and his fixation on edgy pop rock has yielded the best record from Halifax’s over-30 set in years. Sitting behind the Super Friendz and the Joel Plaskett Emergency as a solidly inventive drummer, Marsh is more than an unsung sideman and, on rare occasions, his distinctive compositions have snuck onto records by these aforementioned bands. The True Love Rules is Marsh’s first opportunity to stretch out and explore a crossroads that finds punk, glam rock, new wave and folk colliding beautifully. He invites past and present collaborators to help his shape infectious compositions, many of which celebrate Halifax. The big rock of “Backstreets Thread” is a fun roll call for local cronies, while traces of ’70s era Bowie are all over “Darling You, Nothing Else Matters” and “Move You Around.” There’s a cool kind of passion on The True Love Rules, a thoughtfully layered bit of cocky rock’n’roll by Dave Marsh. (New Scotland)http://www.reverbnation.com/davemarsh

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A gig ; this sunday evening , at Tribeca , Halifax ; with The True Love Rules , Realiser and the fabulous Skank Williams .

http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=37397294866

Friday, September 19, 2008

The True Love Rules and Yellow Jacket Avenger gigs this weekend ;

...congrats to everyone at the fundraiser . Great performances by the superfantastics , windom earle , Doug Mason , rad Rat etc... Also congrats to Mr Mullane and Just Barelys for the not at all dubious ' victory ' on the ice .

2008-09-19 20:00 Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules
The Seahorse Tavern , Halifax, NS, CA
With Yellow Jacket AvengerAge Limit: 19+ $8 about 10;30 pm

2008-09-20 17:00 Dave Marsh and the True Love Rules
Mayflower Curling Club ,Halifax, NS, CA
With Mitchell Wiebe , superfantastics, Windom Earle, Doug Mason &more
Age Limit: All ages Tickets: $9 from 6pm 'til 12 am
Details: Fundraiser for CKDU .3000 Monaghan Drive , Halifax

Monday, September 08, 2008

Gig in PEI ; Satyrday , Sept. 13th , Vista Bay , Summerset Music Festival , with Headliner , Allow Us More Request , or I'll Land This Moving Chest , or A Less is More Is Best , ... I mean , of course , the lovely Alanis Morrisette . Somewhere near Charlottetown . The Joel Plaskett Emergency will be on early , as in 3 ish , so set yr alarm clocks ..... because we're coming in sans rehearsing .......and get set to rock the afternoon more than Dr. Fill and a family of smoking chimps .

You can stick around for the corporate gas guzzlers after that .

Speaking of disgust with the way we live today , check out the righteous Bob Lefsetz on the horror show called the VMA's ; http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2008/09/08/the-vmas/
Jerry Reed , and Mr. Chet Atkins .......... alright .


Friday, September 05, 2008

I'll Let them Know You Were Here ..........Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The new album is out ! Produced by Joel Plaskett and Dave Marsh .
Buy it here ,

://www.maplemusic.com/product.asp?dept%5Fid=5691&pf%5Fid=5690%2D01&lang=ENThe True Love Rules

Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Banff , Saskatoon ;
Man alive , Banff had a cold ; s'like Chebucto Head in November . Warm hearts made up for it all though , rockin ' mainstreet at midday .
A romantic 7 am call and down to Calgary and the flights to Saskatoon .
Ta to everyone friday night at the We Are Many festival , outrageous half moon and a great PA . Thanks for finding Bluey , too .

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


St.John's , Newfoundland , here we come !
Friday night at The Arts and Cultural Centre . We may even stick around for a day or two ...
...and so we did , some of us may still be there . Usual rockin good time with great people . New friends from near and far ( Andrew , Louise , London , UK ) ( Gerald ,Tanya , townies ) and a nice contingent from Marystown, Mr. pittman and the enchanting Bailey .Thanks to The Arts and Cultural Centre and the afm local on friday and to Molson and MUN , saturday . Also , to the Battery for putting up with us and giving us the Dildo room .Cheers !

Saturday, August 09, 2008

The new album is out ! Produced by Joel Plaskett and Dave Marsh .
Buy it here ,

Monday, August 04, 2008

Marystown , Nfld ; Holy good night , what a time in Marystown . Come Home week was in full effect , people from all over .Two 8 am mornings in a row ? Dang , we almost enjoyed ourselves right out the window . Nearly missed the bus .
Big shout out to Jeff Pittman and Jenna for all their hard work and the fabulous bar b q dinner at the home Mr and Mrs . Pittman , made a lot of new friends ... hope we get asked back .
Alderney Landing in Dartmouth may have even topped last year .

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rock drummers 'are top athletes'

Blondie's Clem Burke took part in the study
Playing the drums for a rock band requires the stamina of a Premiership footballer, research suggests.
Tests on Clem Burke, the veteran Blondie drummer, revealed that 90 minutes of drumming could raise his heart rate to 190 beats a minute.
Despite rock's reputation for unhealthy living, Dr Marcus Smith, from Chichester University, said drummers needed "extraordinary stamina".
A hour in concert could burn between 400 and 600 calories, he said.
Clem Burke, who provided the beat for hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Atomic" and "Call Me" was invited to take part in the eight-year project by Blondie fan Dr Smith.
It is hoped that the results could help develop outreach programmes for overweight children who are not interested in sport.
It is clear that their fitness levels need to be outstanding
Dr Marcus SmithChichester University
Burke was connected to equipment to measure his heart rate and oxygen uptake, and the levels of lactic acid in his blood.
He found that during a performance, his heart averaged between 140 and 150 beats a minute, peaking at 190, levels comparable to other top athletes.
However, Dr Smith said that while top footballers were expected to perform once or twice a week, drummers on tour would be doing it every night at a different venue.

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Drummers burn 4-600 calories per hour
He said: "Footballers can normally expect to play 40 to 50 games a year - but in one 12 month period, Clem played 90-minute sets at 100 concerts.
"Footballer find playing a Champions League game once every two weeks a drain, but these guys are doing it every day when they are on tour.
"It is clear that their fitness levels need to be outstanding - through monitoring Clem's performance in controlled conditions, we have been able to map the extraordinary stamina required by professional drummers."
The project was conducted jointly by the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Chichester.
A dedicated "drumming laboratory" is now being built at the Gloucester campus and it is hoped that other professional drummers will be tested.
Dr Steve Draper, from Gloucestershire University, said: "This is the first facility of its kind in the world."
Professor Edward Winter, a specialist in the physiology of exercise at Sheffield University, said that the challenge of playing the drums should not be underestimated.
He said that at 190 beats per minute Clem Burke was probably exceeding the maximum heart rate predicted for a man of his age.
"Rock drumming in particular is very energetic, and to add to this, these guys are playing in a hot environment - you'll see them literally dripping with sweat."

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Coast ...

Gay Drug Addict claims to “know nothing” ” Interview on Larry King tonight and watch live footage from his backyard on Youtube.- Reuters

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Joel on the radio ; today Thursday , July 24 , on Q104 in Halifax ., promoting the Aug. 1 show ... and maybe playing a new song or two .

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

largehearted boy , is a hip indie blog with free daily downloads and has posted a couple of songs from the forthcoming Dave Marsh album The True Love Rules . Check it out at http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2008/07/daily_downloads_1624.html

Monday, July 21, 2008

DUB SABBATH , SUNDAY NIGHTS AT TRIBECA , HALIFAX . If you likes yr Iommi riffs in a Dubby Style , this is the place for you . Sweet leaf indeed .

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Heads up ! Sydney , Cape friggin' Breton , friday night . Smooth Hermans ..............
........squid squirmin'...... voracious vermin............not discerning .....book learning ... stomaches turning ....tires burnin' ....Nat Shermans ....oxycotin and drunk germans ....

gonna be awesome .
Remember that night in Quebec city ?

Moose, Joel Plaskett and Quebec City
Posted by josephyarmush on May 08, 2007
last thursday, a few members of kill the lights had to quit the band. not due to infighting or artistic differences. that's shit. but due to the fact that yann and joseph hit a moose and almost died. that's a real reason. it was thursday last, and we were driving to quebec with a few friends to party and see a joel plaskett concert. you don't need a good reason to either of those, because they both are usually good times. we're making good time, eating chips or whatever, and we drive through Trois Rivieres, the industrious town between Montreal and Quebec. The stars are out, we're surrounded by spruce trees and Neil Young comes on the radio. Its almost too Canadian. But, no. More Canadian would be a moose running across the highway! Yep, the scariest thing a motorist who's doing 120 km/hr could see 50 meters in front of him. So I start slowly saying, "moose, moose" because I'm a little surprised at the Farley Mowatt novel unfolding in front of my eyes. As we rapidly approach the 7 ft Yoko, I'm yelling, "MOOSE!!!". The brakes screech, I duck and there's a very loud "smack". We don't know if we're alive, injured or what. It's too early to tell. I hear, "are you alright?", everyone responds "yeah" with a holy-fuck-did-that-just-happen?! tone in their voices. We get out of the car, there's a sedan in the ditch across the highway, and the moose is on the shoulder of the road with it's legs going every way. There are hugs all around, then stares, then wide eyed gawking at the moose, the car in the ditch and ourselves. It was weird. So the cops shot the moose, we got towed to Quebec and walked in to the Joel Plaskett concert during "Snowed In". Caught his last 5 songs, drank 6000 shots of whiskey and danced all night in the old town. It was great. Kill the Lights will fortunately stick around and look out this summer for shows and we can tell the story in person.joe

Friday, July 11, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Toronto , Molson Amphitheatre , Saturday July 12

with Great Big Sea
Hopefully a good a time as it was playing with the Oliver Jones Trio at Parliment Hill , Canada Day . Man , them cats can swing !



Thursday, July 03, 2008

There's two ?

From: Fan - M38574638 0 (Go to Page)
Subject: A&E Biography
Status: Pending
Date: 2008-06-20 13:49
Dear Dave,
My name is M&%^%#@ and I'm a Producer working on an A&E Biography about Bruce Springsteen. I contacted your Record Company and a woman named (^$& *^)%#^ said she would forward my info. along to you but in order to save time, I thought I'd contact you directly. I'd love to interview you for the Biography and was wondering if you'd be interested and available. We're shooting our interviews in July in the New York City area. The interview for the Biography would be 30 minutes in length. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you. I can be reached at my office at (212) 4..-.... or via email at ...
M*%$*&$^

Friday, June 27, 2008

Holy Parliment Hill ! Ottawa , July 1 , Joel Plaskett Emergency celebrate CANADA DAY ( or Dominion Day for you classic rockers ) .

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tommy Saxondale ( aka Steve Coogan , aka Alan Partridge , aka Tony Wilson from 24 Hour Party People ) on DJ's .

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Queens Of the Stone Age ; the Cunard shed , on the waterfront . Good times .

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Hank Snow ; Happy Birthday Hank ! Genius .

Thursday, May 08, 2008

A special treat for all you rock and roll fans able to make it to the True Love Rules gig tonight at Tribeca . Crossing the water with 12 strings like saturns rings will be some kid named Plaskett . To join the band for a few numbers , like . Get yr rubber boots on , it's gonna be a damp evening .

Monday, May 05, 2008

Gig ; Dave Marsh and The True Love Rules ... at Tribeca , Granville Street , Halifax . Thursday May 8 , somewhere between 10:30 and 11 pm . Followed by the Tribe house outfit Gloryhound and The Skyhawks . Opening , from Toronto , the legendary Lonnie James .
Hockey game will be on . Sound ( possibly shirts ) will be off .

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

The Seahorse , tonight . 10:30 pm sharp . The True Love Rules Ancient Order of Water Buffaloes Show Band presents ; The True Love Rules , The Album , debut .

We're planning on 9 tunes in 30 minutes as the openers . Stick around for Down With The Butterfly and The Yellow Jacket Avenger ... if your mind hasn't been blown or your face melted ..

For those of you in Calgary . See if you can spot Joel Plaskett in your town this weekend . Go up and say hello , he's very approachable .

Caribou by Burgeo Hwy . Nfld .

Friday, March 28, 2008


There is a JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY show SATURDAY NIGHT . And so ... The Weekend Starts Here !!! FRIDAYS upload from Dave Marsh's new album The True Love Rules ( co -produced by Joel Plaskett ) is The Smoke Easy . check it out at http://www.reverbnation.com/davemarsh ... and dig Joel's riffy gitbox solo .

The Velvet Underground and Nico .

... femme fatale ................

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


@ The Seahorse Tavern , Halifax , friday April 4th .

Monday, March 24, 2008

Exclaim! Hootenanny 2008

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; It was a scene out of hell . On stage The Halifax-Dartmouth Ferries peeled through their set like a well oiled sea bird . Down front were 20 , 30 , who knows , maybe a hundred , ageing teenage zombie punks . Dressed in black satin jackets , and running flick combs through their jet black duck tails , it could only be one posse , The Drinky Birds . A rougue dance squad outta the Ottawa Bytown Billionairs Hockey Club with a thirst for Keiths beer and mock violence .
The Ferries held the high ground , the stage , for 5 or 6 tunes . We was honouring ( guilty , Your Honour ) Doo Wop . It was noisy to be sure .Cacophonous , would be kind . The one hour of rehearsal was NOT ENOUGH REHEARSAL . But none of that mattered now , because the stage was set , and the rumble was on . The Drinky Birds came looking for trouble and that's exactly what they got . They stormed the stage like so many sore old men digging in the back of a pick up truck for a crowbar . Eventually they made it up . Knife - combs were produced , wrists were tied together and to the unfunkiest Beat It imaginable , white T's blossomed crimson red with blood . ( fake blood mind , something the Billionaires concocted involving creme da cassis and urine ) . The horror ; Ferry Hilliard was tossed from the stage as if he was some dude wearing a skin tight gold lame sock hop suit . Which he was . Rob Pierce and Carl Gosine tried to dance for peace but were pushed too far . Carls giant afro wig serving as a rallying point for agro . Murph took a thirty tooth comb to the generous belly . Rolly was swinging for the fences . Microphone stands swung in all directions and may have displaced a tooth or two . From the drums it was a terrible / hilarious sight .During Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay , and led by that evil little bastard elf , Blake Jacobs , all hell broke loose . There was much shoving , hurling of insults and some of the most jive turkey dancing you never wanted to see . Pure anarchy . Watch for youtube scenes that will Shock .

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Well ,the Ferries played their final game of the 2008 Exclaim !Cup this afternoon and finished with a hard fought 4-4 tie vs the gd Ottawa Billionaires . Holding the lead late into the third , and like salmon returning to the very stream they were spawned out of , The Ferries concocted an 0-2-1 record in a familiar , spectacularly fashioned , collapse . Standout effort from Ryan MacDonald in nets , saving the Ferries from a possible drubbing . Still , best game of the three .
Tonight it's the Hootenanny at the Elmo and the Sha Na Na meltdown .

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


The Exclaim!Hockey Summit of the Arts 08 ...
is here . Booze , hockey and competitive gigging all in the name of charity ( jesus , throw some our way , would ya ? ed. ) . Again this year , our heroes , The HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH FERRIES , max their visas and bivouac at the Delta Chelsea in beautiful downtown Toronto . All weekend , friday and saturday at York University , and Sunday , De La Salle College Arena , the teams will slug it out for Who Has The Most Well Concealed Ringer glory . But that's only the beginning , every evening competive Hootenanny gigs eat whats left of the good will at the El Mocambo . This year The Ferries pay tribute to Sha Na Na , Saturday night 12:30 .Drop by and throw a can of soup .

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

342, 000 hits on Youtube . The video for Fashionable People .

Crikey ! It's a virtual hit !

Dig ;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKDgkcx9ric .

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Two gigs to keep in mind ; The Joel Plaskett Emergency , march 29 ,Marquee club , Halifax . Sold out , but there always seems to be a way . Check the local chat sites for those last minute no-show Jones' .
Also check out Emergency bassist Chris Pennel's other day job , The Yellow Jacket Avenger , as they unleash the new album at the Seahorse Tavern , friday , April 4 . There may be an opener or two as well ...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

New track released online . It's saturday and a storm is a coming , so the omens are right for the online premiere of another song from The True Love Rules album from Dave Marsh . Called Darling You , Nothing Else Matters . Ok , enough of the guff ; Darling You , Nothing Else Matters @ www.reverbnation/davemarsh .

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Arthur ' Killer ' Kane

See the movie , New York Doll . Better than Cats .

Monday, March 03, 2008

A video for True Love Rules by Emergency Dave Marsh .Look what we made for practically nothing ! Because it's in them ....and it's got to come out . Keep ( poke ) an eye out for all your favourite Joel Plaskett Emergency characters .

video
It is with sadness we learn of the death of Jeff Healey . Not sure if it was The Rockin' Pneumonia or the Boogie Woogie Flu , but one thing's for sure , any cat that could play like that and dig the jass music like he did is gonna be missed . Take me home .

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday

to the young Elk , bassist Christopher Lee Pennell .

love , all the gang

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Proper props to everyone at the gig last night in Ottawa . Bit nippy . Couldn't tell if that was stay warm stomping or fancy stomping . Good times had by all , though . Not often you rock it on a frozen Rideau Canal at Winterlude . Nice version of the Dylan tune , too .

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The ECMA are done for another year .
AYE'S THE BY'S , BUT BRAIN CELLS

How else could you explain the surreal pub crawl ; the blackeye WITHIN 6 HOURS of arrival ; delivered by a man in a robins egg blue tuxedo and probable speedo . Everyone knows , " Here , catch ! " , ALWAYS comes first ... then the actual toss . Not at the ECMA . At that yearly baccahnal , grown men lock themselves out of their hotel room , naked , retrieving the paper ( if the newspaper didn't shut down overnight ) and like a Peter Sellers out-take , make their way with all the dignity they can muster to the nearest associate's room , knocking politely but really firmly . Open UP ya bastards ! . Only a pinched tea towel and a cell phone camera seperating them from immortal youtube stardom .;
It could be worse , if it's possible . Because getting T-boned at a major intersection on day one just ain't a lot of laughs . If you are driving . To the rest of us however , after t,he medical clearance , it's fair game . It all was a bit of a game hunt for some .
For us , monday brought sour heads , high winds , blowing snow , and a chance to pile a couple of liquid Aussies in the back of the suburban and head out to Halifax . To the Tiki where we would decamp , assess our assets , and put on the Faces , no doubt . It was not to be .
Somewhere between Fredericton and Nova Scotia , some joker changed the signs and we let it roll down the highway for a good 30 K before noticing a map at the Kings Landing Big Stop . You Are Here, it said, or spelled . Circled in pencil . Several times . As if this had been a topic of incomphehension before . " Isth thet da why ta Howee facks ?" Geoff the Aussie croaked halfway through a mouthful of dorritos and Monster Chaos energy drink . " .... No ", I admitted in all honesty . " We have to turn around and drive through that frigid white , wind tunnel again ... to get to Fredericton . And the Hotel .
Ah , the ECMA .

Thursday, February 07, 2008

ECMA time again already ? Good luck to all the musician types .

Kimmie and Wesley head to Calgary. Take care . Make money . Come Home .
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxx

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The DAVE MARSH album , entitled ,

The True Love Rules ...

A mock up of the scaled down ( imminent ) release .
Co-produced by our boy Joel Plaskett , whom guests on several songs along with a bench full of indie-rocker types .
13 , posssibly 14 , original tracks laid to tape ! Like so many of us before .
Available in fashionably obsolete CD . @www.davemarsh.ca (again with the imminent ) and this site right cheer .


Friday, February 01, 2008

Emergency bassist Chris Pennell will be performing this evening as his alter-ego , Crispen Elk , with his alternate outfit , YELLOW JACKET AVENGER . It's the cd release so check it out , if you can navigate the first class ice storm that has shown up , at Gingers . They're real good .

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


The gig at the Marquee in Halifax on March 29 is apparently very close to selling out ( in more ways than one , eh ... eh ? ) . So if you plan on going , get yr tickets now-ish . See you'se there .


Friday, January 25, 2008


Ned Kelly , meet Peter Kelly . That suit of armour could come in handy crossing the commons some night .



Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Forget Pizza Corner and it's cardboard and ketchup nonsense .





While in Oz , Joel will be treated to all sorts of culinary exotica , and none more colloquial than the mushy peas , taters and gravy composition that the band sampled on the Sydney waterfront one night last year . Beauty .


Tastes like s**t , but some good mind you .

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Donstock II , come back soon








There will be another summer one day soon .
Happy Birthday Mike Campbell;

a host without equal , there is no reprise or sequel .

Stove and PJ @ the Tiki


Afghanistan


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Tim Brennan


Friday, January 04, 2008

Heads up Australia ! Attention , Victoria . Hang about , Queensland . Spare change ? , New South Wales . And , of course , ... show us your map of Tassie . Ahem .
Joel Plaskett is in/ on his way to OZ for a month of shows ( alas solo ) ....( good name for a record , me finks ) all over the east and south . He'll be touring with Tim Freedman , and others we'll figure out soon .

He'll be working hard and will be down under for his third trip within 18 months or so . Almost feel sorry for him . But it's minus 11 today , so I don't .
The band had a great tour last spring with Augie March and you can relive all the excitement in the march , 2007 , archives of this very organ .
Catch him if you can and Canadia will be caught .