I finally took the plunge and got Canadia aggregated a couple weeks back, simply because I realised that sometimes I wanted to browse the iTunes store on my iPod Touch and look at my own music. That is an important part of life.
And so it goes that Canadia now lives on iTunes. And on Amplifier and Digirama. It should be on the Vodafone Music Store soon, and it could already be on the Telecom Music Store (I don’t have a fancy XT phone to find out). Don’t say I don’t provide options!
I had coffee with original rad dude James Gates yesterday, and he reminded me of a video clip we’d worked on back in 2008. A friend of a flatmate need to shoot incidental TV for Go Girls and figured he could get someone to do the work for free by also making a video clip. He was right, and I did it, with James helping out as director Marcus Palmer’s crew.
It was a pretty long day of shooting, and not particularly rewarding, and James and I laughed about it later. When I did eventually see the clip I didn’t like it at all, and kind of forgot about it.
Until yesterday when James told me he’d seen it online.
This is where things get fun, though. In the Related Videos section was a show reel from a YouTube user called theashleynoel (OMG same name!), an actress and host of a show that had Joey Lawrence on a judging panel. Best related video suggestion ever? A bald Joey Lawrence sure ranks up there.
Can anyone say best day ever? Not only am I internected (patent pending) to Joey Russo and D.J. Tanner, but we all get a Candace Cameron movie! No more information yet, but I’ll be sure to follow this one up.
The internet failed me today, or maybe I just didn’t look deeply enough, but I could not find a still or movie of the game over scene from Dune 1. And when you have an itch for a 1992 computer rendering of Kyle MacLachlan dead and becoming a skeleton, well, you’ve just got to scratch it.
I would like to thank the following trusty tools for making this 10 second video a reality:
It bugs me that everyone can’t just got and get iMovie, but it doesn’t bother me a lot because I already have it. Get a flash as Mac, dog!
Raised by were-rabbits, Canadia, Voices and the Sun and Cool Rainbows are as deadly as they are not dead. They’ve been shunning the sun and bathing in the sound of art critics complaining about the demise of culture to prepare for this night.
Lazerbeasts unite, it’s going to be a sweat night.
Doors at 10, the music asplodes at your face from 11pm. Bring $5 because that will get you in the door. Only your wits will get you out.
Tomorrow night Canadia is hitting the Juice Bar in Parnell to support the crap out of Dunedin dudes Julian Temple Band. A few of us have known these cats since they were the JuJu crew, and perhaps even before. They’re from Dunedin, which is where some of us used to be from. Sharing and caring around the country!
So you should be at the Juice Bar by about 9pm to catch Canadia’s first Parnell gig. Will we be run out of the suburb? I just don’t know! Juice Bar is in the Windsor Castle at 144 Parnell Road, Parnell. I think I might get there early and have a picnic dinner down in Fraser Park. Please do not stalk me in a scary way!
I happened across Subterranes making with a soundcheck down in the catacombs of St Kevins Arcade a while back, and suggested we play a gig. None of us ever make it out of the tunnels, so of course the gig is at Whammy Bar. Allure City have been coaxed back to the gigface to join us in raucity (it’s a word, I looked it up).
One of the rules for NaSoAlMo is that one of your songs can be a cover, as the Ramones had a cover on their first album (the gold standard for our purposes). So I opted to include a cover to finish the month off, my only exception, ‘The Only Exception’ by Paramore.
I’m majorly in love with Paramore’s brand new eyes. Just waiting for my one-of-5000 copies of the album on vinyl to arrive in the mail. They’re playing in Auckland next year. Sometimes things just work out.
And just like that NaSoAlMo is over. Kind of an Endless Sky clocked in at 32:51, meaning a win for me on the last day, and a bunch of tracks for you to listen to. The whole thing is up at Bandcamp to download for free. I’ve even worked out a track order.
I may be wrong, but the first time I ever heard my band Gestalt Switch on the Radio was when we were number seven of the Radio One Top 11. Sam and I were driving to band practice and it came on. Of course we pulled over and listened.
I don’t often talk about what my songs are about, but this song is definitely about that, way back in 2002. Good times.
A few times this month I deviated from the plan I’d made and started writing a song before working out where it fit in. This was one of those, and possibly doesn’t fit its intended topic at all. The good news is it’s exactly the kind of song I might have written at the time it’s supposed to be about, so yay.