Sunday, 13 December 2015

busy season

Wow, it's been ages since we've posted anything.  So much has gone on, it's funny to realize how little time we've spent online!

The store has been very busy these days, so we've been a bit slack with our music.  However, we do have a couple things coming up that'll be fun.  On Thursday, Dec 17th,  we are hosting the Boutique Empire Xmas Party at Isabelle's store: Isabelle Dunlop Clothing.   On display will be the debut series from Jean Vercoe, the recluse.   Also we are proud to offer a stage to our friends The Population Drops for a mini showcase set (8:45 sharp).   I'm going to be DJing songs to set the festive vibe and a few of our friends shall be providing a complimentary seasonal beverage for us all to enjoy.

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However even amid that we have booked a live show.  We are now sharing the night with Sunset Kids at the Roxy on Tuesday December 22nd - 9PM.   We shall be performing as a duo with a full electronic set.

Also in the background of this week I was shooting four episodes of Records in my Life with Charles Brownstein of northerntransmissions.com .   We interviewed Picture Planes, Health, Saul Williams and Deragonette.   Each one was pretty great, from the esoteric selections of Health, thru the original cast recordings with Saul Williams, or a love of Nick Lowe with Dragonette.  All were fun and entertaining.  I'm really having fun directing this series, it was an honour to chat with Mark Gardener from RIDE as well.

Which is why I've been so remiss with my posts these days.  Lots of things happening simultaneously, each as interesting as the next!

(Oh and I built this today for Isabelle's shop.  A little work bench to hold garments in the manufacturing stage.)  

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So, if you are in the Vancouver area on Thursday night, please come down to the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing Store, 4158 Main St., and say hi.   We'll be having our party from 7-10.   Wine, beer and eggnog!

The Pop Drops play at 8:45.

Happy Xmas and Cheers!
Mark

p.s.  We'll also be on CITR radio 101.9 Tuesday 12:30PM.  Gonna do two acoustic songs!