Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

TI SENTO



the italians- such flair, such passion!

VISITORS



footage of commuter trains + footage of a weird (and frankly awesome) swing dance competition = music video. done.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

YOU DON'T NEED SOMEONE NEW



i've posted this video before, but i just pulled out my 12" single of this song the other day and i've been playing it non-stop. i'm kind of obsessed with the early 80's liverpool music scene and with this wild swans spin-off band in particular. as you may already know, the wild swans were founded by ex-teardrop explodes keyboardist paul simpson in 1980, releasing one excellent ep (the revolutionary spirit) and a radio session recorded for john peel before splintering into the lotus eaters and care (featuring simpson and future lightening seed ian broudie). the lotus eaters released one full length album (no sense of sin) in 1984 that i'm DYING without.
while i'm at it, here's a video of the wild swans from after they re-formed in 1988 (dig the drummer!) and a video of care that i've posted before and am also OBSESSED with...




interesting side note: all three bands continue to be massively popular in the philippines. good taste over there, i guess...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SPEEDWAY



THE FORCE/ZODIAC


JERK DREAMIN'



i had a vivid dream this morning that i was on the hunt for jamaican food with my friend paul (i assume we were in or around toronto). we were looking for some fabled "best jerk chicken spot" deep in the bowels of a dark suburban shopping mall. when we finally found it, the line up of people and the smells of curry and spice wafting from the back signaled that we had indeed found something special. it was one of those dreams where you can never quite get what you want or get where you're trying to go, so in waiting and ordering and waiting some more, the chicken was always just out of reach. at one point a man came out from the back with a huge tray of fresh fried "johnny cakes", which were snatched up in a frenzy by all the people waiting. i have no idea if they were really johnny cakes or what they were, but they looked like large flat donuts with some sort of intoxicating curry gravy oozing out. i woke up soon after, never having tasted my dream chicken. now i have a hunger- nay, LUST- for jamaican spice with no other option but to try and make it myself. i'm venturing off into new kitchen territory here folks, wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BLOCK OF WOOD



"and it doesn't look good
and i'm feeling like a block of wood
so take me away
i know not where..."

Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TWO HEARTS


LET THE MUSIC TAKE CONTROL



i know i've said this many times, but... best video ever?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN



i'm wearing my skin-tight latex outfit and tassle mask and dancing around in my living room right now!

THIS IS THE DAY



well you didn't wake up this morning
because you didn't go to bed
you were watching the whites of your eyes
turn red
the calendar on your wall is ticking the days off
you've been reading some old letters
you smile and think how much you've changed
all the money in the world
couldn't buy back those days
you pull back the curtains and the sun burns into your eyes
you watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
this is the day your life will surely change
this is the day when things fall into place
you could've done anything if you'd wanted
and all your friends and family think that you're lucky
but the side of you they'll never see
is when you're left alone with the memories
that hold your life together like
glue
you pull back the curtains and the sun burns into your eyes
you watch a plane flying across a clear blue sky
this is the day your life will surely change
this is the day when things fall into place
this is the day Your life will surely change

Monday, November 19, 2012

AFTERALL

RETURN OF THE MACK



a club classic, obviously. i've been jamming this track hard in my head for the last week and i've watched the vid easily 20 times. there's just something about british r&b...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

MOON OVER MARIN



The crowded future stings my eyes
I still find time to exercise
In a uniform with two white stripes

Unlock my section of the sand
It's fenced off to the waters edge
I clamp a gasmask on my head
On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight

Another tanker's hit the rocks
Abandoned to spill out its guts
The sand is laced with sticky glops

O' Shimmering moonlight sheen upon
The waves and water clogged with oil
White gases steam up from the soil
On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight

I squish dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home

I slip back through my basement door
Switch off all that I own below
Dive in my scalding wooden tub
My own beach at night
bathe in my moonlight

There will always be a moon over Marin.

Friday, November 16, 2012

OOOPS UP



I'M DOWN



CUTS YOU UP



you know i love a vampire in a mock turtleneck...

MOSCOVET MOSQUITO

MEDUSA



what is the deal with raccoons?
i'm familiar with the "devil may care" attitude of city raccoons and their complete lack of respect for the usual human being/wildlife code of conduct, but what's up with these country fuckers? did you know that raccoons all shit and piss in a communal "latrine"? that's what they're called, latrines. i googled this shit. there is a giant stinking pile of raccoon shit directly behind my house. there's even a small stack of raccoon-related trade journals beside the pile. maybe a little raccoon graffiti on the tree. what made them choose that particular spot? privacy? they just liked the vibe? did they have a meeting about it where they put it to a vote? they also like to hang out on my roof at night, just walking around, doing who the fuck knows what. weirdos.
and what are these dudes eating? seriously, it looks crazy back there.
anyway, seinfeld...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RAINFOREST



maybe every day i become a little bit more like my parents...

FAR TOO FRAIL

TESTURE



i don't wanna sound like a total fucking loser here, but i have some serious mixed feelings about the neil young and crazy horse concert i went to last sunday night. if i can say anything for sure about it it's that i haven't stopped thinking about it since. i am a fan, obviously, and knew going into the concert that a. neil young and crazy horse had just put out a new record and were touring in support of it and b. crazy horse jams it out live. that being said, i guess i just assumed that neil would be playing a few new songs and then doing a greatest hits set of all the songs i love and wanted to hear. well, the set was pretty heavy on new material and frankly, i wasn't feeling it. don't get me wrong, neil's guitar playing was completely insane, his voice was perfect and the band did exactly what they do best, but... the new songs felt weak to me. and unfortunately kind of cheesy. and they jammed them out FOREVER. can i blame neil for being a creative and amazing musician well into his sixties and wanting to showcase new material rather than just "trotting out the hits"? nope. not at all. the problem with the concert was me and my expectations, for sure. truthfully, i don't really know anything off any album after sleeps with angels and he's released probably 15 albums since then. the classic songs were for the most part absolutely incredible, jammy, but that's to be expected. songs like powderfinger, cinnamon girl, mr. soul and my my, hey hey (into the black) were absolutely mind-blowing to me. and i seriously almost shit my pants when the band went into perhaps my all-time favorite (and most self-relatable) crazy horse song fuckin' up. but then they went and jammed it out in the longest, weirdest and most goofball way imaginable, turning it into a bloated grunting viagra sex-fart. i dunno. but after everything, i didn't leave feeling disappointed. i left feeling stoked that a guy like neil young can pack out a huge fucking stadium and do exactly what he wants to do as a creative musician and not have it seem like a "fuck you" to his fans (like me) who just wanted to hear like a hurricane. the whole thing was simultaneously punk as fuck and as completely unpunk as possible. and i respect that, god damn it! plus it was his birthday and getting to sing happy birthday to neil young with fifteen thousand people was pretty special.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

EVIL EYE

LADYHAWK - Evil Eye - 2012 from Jeremy r. Jansen on Vimeo.


here's another vid made by the jer-bear...

RUB ME WRONG

LADYHAWK - Rub Me Wrong - 2012 from Jeremy r. Jansen on Vimeo.


here's a vid our friend jeremy made!

EASY GO



skip the first 30 seconds or so...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'M A WITCH



here's an awesome video our dear friend sipreano made for us. bonus points for naming all the album covers he used...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"LOW-RENT NICKELBACK" COMPLETE TRANS-CANADIAN TOUR




here are a couple new vids for some of the jams on our new album. more coming promptly...

so anyway, we just completed our "big" canadian tour with baby eagle and the proud mothers and it was a blast! good times. thanks to everyone who came out and rocked out and fell over and sang along and cried and sprayed us with beer or champagne or "natural champagne". just kidding. being sprayed with stuff kind of sucks, but i understand and appreciate the spirit behind it. i don't wanna get all ian mackaye about everything.
just sitting here at home listening to the milli vanilli "girl you know it's true" 12" single i picked up in toronto and thinking back over the last couple weeks. it's all such a blur, seems like forever ago that we played that first show in victoria on a quiet tuesday night back in mid-october. all the shows were good in their own way, some were busier than others, but at every one of them the people were there to PARTY (props to the joy road crew for representing and rocking the house at the otherwise zombie-fied kelowna show!). i have made no secret of my overall dislike of touring in the past (and present and future), but it was awesome to see so many stoked people in so many places after not playing there in such a long time. and then there's toronto. for whatever reason, people go completely bonkers at our shows in toronto. it's actually pretty hilarious. very flattering, really. but seriously, we're just an emo band, we're not fucking black flag. ha! looking up and seeing some dude completely upside down and some girl literally flying through the air while geysers of beer erupt in my face and bottles smash against the ceiling is pretty surreal (and actually kind of terrifying). as long as everyone is having a good time and nobody gets hurt it's all good to me. again, i don't wanna get all ian mackaye, i just want the front of our shows to be as inclusive as possible, know what i'm saying? anyway, toronto gets the gold ribbon for rocking the hardest as always. so what's next? who knows? nothing? we shall see...
for now, i gotta get back to dancing around in my sweat pants to this dope-ass kashif record i scored in a bargain bin. more on that to come shortly...
p.s. sorry to any and all ladyhawk fans in the states, we just straight-up ain't coming down there. nothing personal.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PETER GREEN: MAN OF THE WORLD



amazing documentary about the greatest british blues guitarist of all time.

SOMETHING GOOD/SOMETHING GOOD




I'LL FLY FOR YOU



can anyone explain to me what the fuck is going on in this video???

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TRAVELLING RIVERSIDE BLUES



squeeze my lemon? sounds painful...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

SHE'S GONE



uh... best video ever?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ROOMS ON FIRE

STAND BACK

YOU READ MY MIND/THE BEST OF THE BEST



check out this cool video! thanks, todd!
we should have an actual video for this and a few others from our new record coming up quick, so stay tuned...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

LOVE AND POISON

MUST HAVE BEEN THE ROSES

THIN LIZZY - BEHIND THE MUSIC






phil lynott, gone but never forgotten.
be sure to check out the brand new deluxe reissue of thin lizzy's first album out now on light in the attic records. available online or wherever you buy records (duh.)

http://lightintheattic.net/releases/728-thin-lizzy

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE



been jamming on 10cc a bit here, obviously. i've never really gotten into their post-godley/creme era much, but it's interesting that they had some of their biggest hits after the original songwriters left the band. anyway...

THE WALL STREET SHUFFLE

DREADLOCK HOLIDAY



i don't like reggae... I LOVE IT! seriously.

RUBBER BULLETS

Thursday, August 2, 2012

HE BANGS, HE BANGS

MORE THAN THIS... THE ROXY MUSIC STORY



i'm one of the few people out there who thinks that roxy music got better after brian eno left the band...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

NEEDLES//PINS - 12:34

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FINALLY!
stream the whole album here:
http://needlesxpins.bandcamp.com/album/12-34-lp-mammoth-cave-recording-co
then go buy it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

BLUE SKY



well that pretty much sums it all up for me today...

LEARNING TO FLY

Monday, July 9, 2012

THE ROCKER



so amped for this! check it:
http://lightintheattic.net/releases/728-thin-lizzy

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL



off camping for a week! see ya...

MANCS



just a couple classy geezas...

MANCHESTER UNITED



um, last time i checked the pixies were from boston...

WEEKENDER

CUP OF TEA

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

2 PAC - FINAL 24: HIS FINAL HOURS



I WANT YOU



chillin'...

YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM (X2)




i'm not sure if robert palmer's versions of these songs are better than the originals, but i think i might prefer them. maybe it's just his vibe, maybe it's the suit, i dunno...

I DIDN'T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON (X2)




props to time cookie...

Friday, June 15, 2012

GIMME! GIMME! GIMMIE! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)



or before 10:30, been hitting the hay early these days...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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DO WHILE



check the link to the full 24 minute version of this song in the comments if you wanna zone the fuck out...

MODUL

STADT



let's get minimal!
kind of hard to hear the sub-bass on computer speakers...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

EPISODE 89



here's a live all vinyl mix i did recently for my friend the stunt man's radio show.
hope you likey!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

PARTY FEARS TWO




a great documentary about billy mackenzie i got from dangerousminds.net...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A NORTHERN SOUL



unrelated, but apparently the stone roses just played their first show together in 22 years! more to come, hopefully...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE



"flick! bubble bubble bubble... cough! cough!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BOOGALOO

THE MARK OF CAIN (2001)



this is a truly fascinating documentary about the russian prison system (known as "the zone") and the complex and beautiful symbolic language of tattoos used by the prisoners.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

JUST ANOTHER GUY

CAR



anybody remember the fisher-price pixelvision camera? maybe the coolest toy video camera ever. it shot super grainy black and white footage (see above) onto regular audio cassette tapes. i always wanted one, but never got one. and now this emotionally raw early 90's indie rock has stirred up all those old unrequited pixelvision desires/feelings...

SUBMERGE



memories...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SAKE



this dude is INTO it. makes me wanna try more sake...

GET THE MESSAGE

A NEW ENGLAND



props to dj tony x...

GOOD FRIENDS

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

JUST BE DUB TO ME




heavy hits dot com...

HOUSE ARREST



some STYLES!!

DEVOTION



and while i'm still in my early 90's lawnmower rave reverie...

PLASTIC DREAMS



quick! somebody slooooooooooooooooow this one down...

Monday, March 26, 2012

RE-MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN



all raps should be performed shirtless while hanging upside down from trees.
i used to have this tape back in the day and this song will forever be associated with mowing my parents lawn and listening to my yellow sony sports walkman. fuck i used to hate mowing the lawn. my dad had an electric mower that you had to plug in using a series of extension cords. you had to be really careful not to run over the cord (which i did several times) while also being careful to not step in dog shit from the neighbor's dog (which i also did many times). there were also numerous hidden anthills that would erupt when i ran over them, sending streams of furious ants up my legs and over my entire body. the only thing that made the whole process even remotely bearable was blasting early 90's british rave shit (not that i had any real idea what raving was) and trying to drown out the relentless whine of that fucking lawn mower. oh the good ol' days...

MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

FLY LIKE AN EAGLE



i recently listened to this album front to back and i gotta say, i was FEELING IT...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

UNION OF THE SNAKE

SAVE A PRAYER



oh to be on a tropical beach somewhere hanging with simon and the boys...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

EYES WITHOUT A FACE



that's my jam right there...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

STRANGER IN MY HOUSE



just saw this video on cmt "old school videoflow", feeling it...

DOCTORIN' THE TARDIS

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LUXURY

MADAME BUTTERFLY



you know i love a good steam...

TOKYO JOE

YOU CAN'T HIDE (YOUR LOVE FROM ME)



dude, i'm not even gonna try...

BRITISH HUSTLE



where can i get one of those SLICK hi/tension t-shirts!

Monday, March 5, 2012

CATTLE AND CANE



props to kamandi...

Friday, March 2, 2012

ONE OF THE LADS



shit sound quality, but ruling none the less...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TAKE SHELTER (2011)



this is one of the best movies i have seen in a long time, maybe ever. i can't recommend it highly enough.

I WANT MORE



me too!

I'M HIDING MY NIGHTINGALE

Monday, February 27, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

BLACK AND BLUE



dope vest, manfred!

RADIOACTIVE VOMIT



"FUCK YOU! DIE!"

vancouver's finest black/war metal onslaught.
new cassette "witchblood" out now! seek it at your peril...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

DON'T ANSWER ME

LITTLE QUEEN



"nobody knows your melancholy mind..."
i always have this song in my head.

SENSORIA

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CONTROVERSY BETWEEN



moves!

BIG CAR



if you happen to be in toronto this weekend, ladyhawk is playing MATTYFEST 2012 at THE SHOP in the basement of PARTS & LABOUR. gonna be nutso...

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

HORROR HOUSE



dude, you're in your pajamas...

UNCLEAN



indeed...

PERFECT MURDER

EASY TO BE HARD

PLANET OF VAMPIRES



hey, check it out! somebody made this cool little video using my song and the trailer for mario bava's awesome 1965 sci-fi flick PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES. must be somebody i know...
anyway, you can watch the whole film on youtube and i highly recommend you do (for the amazing leather outfits alone!)...

p.s. i think you can still order my album from triple crown audio recordings of canada if you're so inclined...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

JEOPARDY



zombie wedding...

I'M ON FIRE

THE KING



i love this dude.
if you find this as interesting as i do, there are 7 more parts to this talk...

Monday, January 23, 2012

JET BOY JET GIRL



once again, props to the lovely and talented vortex void/melted cross...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

ONE WISH



"holding music"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

EVERYBODY EVERYBODY



i have a vivid memory of hearing this in a clothing store, sitting on a chair near the change rooms while my dad tried on suits...

HEARTBURN



just picked up a dope reissue of scottish factory records band the wake's super gloomy first album today! psyched to go home and put it on while visions of cold post punk britain dance in my head...

MIDNIGHT BLUE

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I WANT A LOVER

BURNING FOR YOU



have i ever expressed to you just how much i FUCKING LOVE blue oyster cult?
i FUCKING LOVE blue oyster cult.
(and charles grodin)

KINETIC

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

PASTELES VERDES



BURNING.