Archive for the ‘Under the Influence’ Category

Scream is playing – get a babysitter!

September 6, 2011

Scream has a new album out and you can hear and download a cool new song called Stopwatch on their website. I was looking at Scream’s website where you can download this hot track and noticed the call to get a babysitter and see them play. I can’t think of a better reason to get a […]

What’s this shit called love?

January 14, 2011

You know the Meatmen but do you know the Pagans?  

American Hardcore: Who’s Missing?

January 9, 2011

Thanks to the free 30 day trial of Netflix (which is awesome so far), I finally got to see American Hardcore, the documentary of hardcore punk in the U.S. The opening took me right back to my youth. There was a lot of interesting content throughout but I found it a bit surprising that it […]

Punk Rock Flyers from Toronto

October 10, 2010

Here’s a bunch of Punk Rock Flyers that I had boxed up! And one of my favourites – these were all local Toronto bands – Hype, Senile Decay, M.S.I., D.O.G. and Sons of Ishmael all playing at the Bridge 🙂 Notice the HardCore Hotline in the bottom left – way back then you could call […]

The Didjits need more people to watch the Top Fuel video

September 10, 2010

Classic intro on this one and boy, is Rick ever a swanky dresser!

Truisms in songs

July 6, 2010

I was reading an article about Jenny Holzer and her truisms. Her truisms are presented artistically, projected over buildings as an example. It struck me how songs are often built around a truism or a truism steps out of the song for a listener creating that special connection to it.  Here are two cool truisms from […]

Fade to Bluegrass

December 13, 2009

This one is for Brett, the Bluegrass Dad – I think the image says it all: I have selected one of the songs for your listening enjoyment:

Pump up the jam

November 8, 2009

I was on the road (for my day job) and heard this cool version of the Technotronic hit – it’s like a cool gypsy journey 🙂 The band is called the Lost Fingers and they are sharp dressers!

The Bad Pixels Help the Beatles in Honor of the Beatles Rock Band

September 12, 2009

In honor of the Beatles Rock Band launch this week, the Bad Pixles would like to offer their Help in making this a successful launch! The Bad Pixels were a lot of fun and now I think I’m repeating the refrain “help me if you can I’m feeling down” as the Bad Pixels are geographically […]

Is Antipop the best Primus album?

August 19, 2009

I woke up kind of early-ish this morning and realized it was a perfect time to listen to some Primus. My better half is not in the Primus fan club. Actually just looking at Les Claypool makes her cringe, much the way Geddy Lee’s singing does. There seems to be a bit of a trend […]