It all started when Laurie Biagini posted a link to a video (Lydia Purple) by The Collectors, a legendary Pac NW band out of British Columbia back in the sixties (and, yes, B.C. is in the Pac NW). My buddy Howie Wahlen followed that up by taking pictures and posting both sides of The Collectors‘ first album jacket and the die was cast.
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Frank Gutch Jr: Randy Cates Talks About Gypsy (and Rico) and Even More Notes (Pop Quiz at Eleven)…..Posted in Opinion with tags Antithesis, Bill Lordan, Dala, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Elephant Revival, Enrico Rosenbaum, Frank Gutch Jr., Green Monkey Records, Green Pajamas, Gypsy, Hardin Burns, In the Garden, Indie Artists, Indie Music, James Walsh, Jim Johnson, Jon Gomm, Kink Ador, Lianne Smith, Minneapolis, music, Randy Cates, Richard Snow, Sean Kelly, The Fire Tapes, Tom House, Unlock the Gates, Zoe Muth on July 25, 2012 by segarini
I was sitting here in front of the computer this past week and wondering about the plethora of deaths amongst musicians, because it seems like musicians are taking a larger hit than normal lately, and Gypsy popped into my head. Gypsy Queen— Part One, to be specific. “Warning… warning…” to be even more specific. Goddamn but I love the beginning of that song and the rest of the song, to boot, and I couldn’t help but wonder what the hell is going on. I can’t turn on the computer anymore without hearing of another musician’s passing and, truth be told, it is starting to get me down.
Frank Gutch Jr: O Canada! You’re Music To My Ears, Part Deux! Another Look at New Canadian Music Really Worth Hearing….. Steve Young and Jubal Lee Young Play Eugene….. Jon Gomm and Canada….. and NOTES!!!Posted in Opinion with tags Buxter Hoot'n, Dala, DBAWIS, Don't Believe a Word I Say, Eric Corne, Frank Gutch Jr., Indie Music, J.D. Souther, Jon Gomm, Jubal Lee Young, Laurie Biagini, Lester Quitzau, Lisbee Stainton, Mena Hardy, Picture The Ocean, Poco, Redgy Blackout, Rheostatics, Sean Kelly, Shade, Steve Young, Susanna Hoffs, Tim Vesely, Violet Archers, Xprime on July 7, 2012 by segarini
A number of months ago I wrote about Canadian music here on DBAWIS. That column included mentions of The Dementians, Laurie Biagini, Lisa O’Neill, Eric Corne, Shade, White Light Machine, Lester Quitzau, and Redgy Blackout. There has been a lot of water under the bridge since then and Canada, like every other country in the musical world, is cranking more music out by the hour, it seems, and good music it is. It is funny, but when I write about music in the States, it seems like (and I know it is only in my head) I am writing about the obvious. Canada, though, is another world and an adventure I so enjoy experiencing that I am going to take a little mental break and update you on a few of those listed the first go-round and break a little ground with a handful of artists from the Far Northlands about which/whom I have not yet written. Much.