Wednesday, June 23, 2010

punk'd x 3 and a half

you know when you have that feeling that you are exactly where you are supposed to be?.....
well, that was this past saturday for me.
my brother calls me and tells me there are 2 free shows of bands from our teenage years, and would i like to go.
less than 24 hours notice, but i feel its necessary to say yes.
the first one is at the sound of music festival in burlington ontario
so i drive 1 1/2 hours to my brothers place, we switch cars and drive maybe 45 mins to burlington.
we get there at 2 minutes to 2, and the show starts at 2.  its late of course so we go to the beer tent for a quick pint

thats my brother.  he looks pretty happy to be there.
the first band is the diodes.   they announced that their first album was released before the sex pistols

the pics arent great.  it was sooooo hot and sunny and its the best i could do in the conditions

"The Diodes are a canadian punk/new wave band formed in 1976. One of the first toronto bands playing that style of music, The Diodes helped foster the scene in the city."
have a listen..... they ROCKED

immediately following them was the new york dolls.  this was a surprise as we didnt have the schedule at all.
take a listen

personality crisis 

and now

i have to admit here... i was humbled at how good they were live.  pure entertainment.
next, drive to toronto, maybe an hour

next was the raveonettes from copenhagen denmark.  .  this is where the half comes in.  they were really good but we had to leave the square to prepare and regroup for the next show.  it was in dundas square toronto, so was quickly filling up with people
listen here

this festival is called the north by north east festival

time for one pint here

and last, iggy pop and the stooges
things were getting crazy by this point of the night.  i could barely see iggy, but if you look closely, there he is.
hes still got it

last time i saw him was maybe late 70s early 80s... i will have to ask my brother

O and, all these shows were FREE
thanks brother, i had an awesome day

~the pooch x

Thursday, June 10, 2010

among the lily pads

if you look carefully, you will see tiny toads.
some still with tails
seriously, they are smaller than my smallest finger nail
youngest pooch and i watched them in our pond today

there are hundreds of them

cutie little dudes

its a beautiful day.  the sun is shining, its warm and i get to have some time with baby pooch ( shes 19, but still my baby)
and the pond is a pretty special place

~all for now, the pooch

Friday, June 4, 2010

remember when...

im back to the concert ticket stubs.  lets see if i can recall anything.... :)

nope, not much..... but heres a quote from wikipedia
"a unique brand of hyperactive pop mixed with funk, punk, ska, reggae, baroque pop and art rock."
 and heres the link

photo is from wikipedia, taken after a show october 3, 1978. toronto
my stub doesnt say what year, but it would have been from around then going by the price
take a listen

next....emerson, lake & palmer

this first clip is not for the timid, but it sure does show how totally CUTE they were, 
o and talented too...

this next one is just greg lake... awesome

this one is classic ELP, more recent ( they look older!)

listening to these brought back memories.  and again, the price will reflect the year
kitchener, ontario canada.... kitchener auditorium


"Frippertronics was a specific tape looping technique used by Robert Fripp. It evolved from a system of tape looping originally developed in the electronic music studios of the early 1960s and made popular through its use in ambient music by composer Brian Eno."

heres a link 
pretty cool stuff...... i wonder what i was doing that night....

that one was toronto, 1979

i love how some of these guys are connected by interchanging between bands

ahhhh, the old days of music.....

~all for now , the pooch