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 .

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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 .