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    The Wongs w/ Mr. Chi Pig

    by  • 2/8/2009 • music • 15 Comments

    Mr. Chi Pig has been in a couple bands during the frequent breakups of the more famous band, SNFU. One of those bands was The Wongs which mostly played live in Western Canada, and with only one rather rare EP that they sold at shows. I’m not even sure if this is the whole of […]

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    How the mighty…

    by  • 2/1/2009 • music • 0 Comments

    I’m pretty sure I saw them in Vancouver, and it is a bit sad that they’re playing Halifax… Must be because Moncton booked them first. English punks UK Subs are playing in Halifax for one night and one night only: Monday March 30. Tickets are $15 (contact plaguedogproductions@yahoo.ca). Rocking4Dollars is moving to Sunday that week, […]

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    Much too little, and way way too late

    by  • 11/30/2008 • music • 2 Comments

    Last week I had off from work, and I have another week of idolatry idleness ahead. I received a big box of CDs, and what better way to spend an afternoon than ripping and listening to a bunch of new acquisitions? Best addition to my file server was that second DVD drive that I salvaged […]

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    Chancing across a Chi Pig

    by  • 9/18/2008 • live music, Toronto, travel • 0 Comments

    It’s nice being in a real city, even if it’s only for a couple days. There is traffic and construction and people moving around at nine in the morning. I wasn’t able to check in early, so wandered off to find breakfast and take some photos. The streets are alive. There is a vibrancy in […]

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    Toronto Trip

    by  • 9/9/2008 • live music, Toronto, travel • 0 Comments

    The Toronto gigs with SNFU get better, as Mr. Plow will be there in addition to 3tards and Left Spine Down. I thought Plow wasn’t showing up in Ontario until after the Toronto shows, but he popped up on Facebook to tell me otherwise yesterday. The shows are taking place at The Kathedral which reminds […]

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    Pop Montreal

    by  • 8/16/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    Maybe we’ll win some lottery and be able to travel to Montral as well this fall… I can’t see this happening and I can’t imagine Nick Cave and WIRE pulling in to Halifax ever, or Vancouver for years. I stand by my choice to stalk SNFU in September though, but were that not happening, I’d […]

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    Antique Silver Listening Discs

    by  • 6/20/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    $8 each or 7 for $50 for these; some of these are cut-outs or promos, but they’re all fully functional CDs. Shipping will run about $3 in North America for one or two discs with jewel cases or 4-5 without jewel cases. More than that will run about $12 anywhere in Canada or the US […]

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    Better than the original

    by  • 5/28/2008 • music • 0 Comments

    Why did nobody tell me of Devo’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ Head Like A Hole? I prefer its campy creepiness to Trent’s teenage angstiness. I think it’s worth the overhead of the other, relatively uninspired covers it’s shared CD space with, though you can always get just that one track from some electronic source…

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