Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ferry List




Alright, while the rest of the hotmess crew is out covering the RedBull 3styles competition I decided to get away to the Island. We here at the mess are going to get crazy busy so a little calm before the storm can't hurt. Here I sit on the ferry, it's 8pm and dark... and jack all to do except rock my pod so what better reason than to make a nice little playlist.

Serioulsy? I just looked over at the screens and BCFerries is playing a rousing episode of the Cheetah Girls! Look BC Ferries, don't you know that Disney is Shit! And all you over 12 year olds that are wearing your Tinkerbell swearshirts and Goofy hats right now, grow the fuck up, you look like an idiot and your friends are just too nice to tell you!

On to the music, Now as per Jay's request I'm putting out a call to all you DJ's out there he would like a nice remix of Elton Johns' "Island Girl" that way we could add it to our playlist and Awesome Jay would be oh so happy !



I kick off my Ferry playlist with some tracks from Common's latest Album "Universal Mind Contral" I particularily enjoy the title track, along with "Make My Day" which features Cee-Lo. Is the same Cee-Lo that had a rabbit in his hat? Finally I get to listening to "Announcement" it Features Pharell, nuff said.



Next, I got a little Fall Out Boy.. I bet your thinking Fall out Boy? Really? Yes it is true I am 15%emo, 20% Ed Hardy Douchebag, 20% American Apparel Hipster, 15% Gossip Girl watching 13 year old and 30% Eddy so get over it! So the Fall Out Boy track is "Tiffany Blews" off of "Folie A Deux" the songs says please remix me so I sit and listen to the original in anticipation of what some of you musical masterminds out there can do.



NEXT! Robyn, Robyn is great, she has been around for a while and now has a kinda new, album. I'm sure Blondtron is reading this and thinking about 95 reasons the swedish popstar is shite, but it is what it is! I'm listening to a Roger Sanchez remix of "Be Mine" which is actually not that good, but it made me think of the original which is really good so listen to the original, or another remix Im sure there is a good one out there, just not one by Roger Sanchez,thanks 1995!



Ok Almost Done "LMFAO" these guys are gonna rip your face off, but in a good way. There single "I am not a Whoare" Bumps your brain on the sides of your skull, and their live performance is wicked good. There album will be dropping soon, so check em out, and remember you heard it here first on hotmess.org

There you have it a few tracks to listen to when you have a long set of travel ahead of you and nothing else to do.. but again as Mr. Awesome always says
"Talking about Music is like Dancing about Architecture" so buy some music and make your own opinions, hell send them over to us, we might even post them up on here or talk about it in the podcasts.. theshow@hotmess.org

Vintage !

Friday, January 30, 2009

Battle for DJ supremacy!

In the same way that Captain Kirk often battles strange creatures from far away worlds so too will many of Vancouver's top DJ's battle each other tonight at the Commodore Ballroom...to the death. Well maybe not but it will be a BLOODY good time!

Kicking off tonight in the 604, Red Bull 3Style will travel across the country searching for Canada’s most versatile Party-Rock DJ. At each event, 8 local DJ’s will perform for 15 minutes each with only one simple rule in mind: play at least 3 genres of music as 5 judges will evaluate each performer based on creativity, track selection, skills, stage presence, and audience response.

All 10 local market winners will compete at the Red Bull 3Style National Final happening on March 12 in Toronto. http://www.redbull.ca/

Being the krazy kool kats that we are, naturally we had to be there! We'll bring you the results of the Van competition soon right here via video podcast! And who knows, if you're there tonight you might even end up on our show!

Tonight's Competitors:

PLUS Rico Uno, P Luv and Marlon J English


Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Rock Bible: The Word or Blasphemy?

I recently found this book on the bedside table of a rent-by-the-minute room in a third-rate hotel, located on the other side of the tracks in a second-rate city. It was covered with liquor stains, cigarette burns and some of the pages were stuck together.

I couldn't really read it ...cuz I was drunk, but the teenage groupies I was with gave me the gist.
These are the TEN COMMANDMENTS of rock according to some guy who probably has a bald man ponytail or sports a skullet. While I agree with most of what's written in the scripture I have to take issue with Commandments numbers 2 and 3. If you disagree as well and want to tell the "prophet" author Henry Owings to SLAG OFF you can find him here http://www.quirkbooks.com/.
(ABOVE: possibly named Henry Owings)

The Rock Bible Ten Commandments
I. “Do not name your band after another current band’s song or album. Come to think of it, don’t name your band after any song or album. Nobody cares about your ‘good’ taste.”
II. “Turntables are not, nor have they ever been, a musical instrument.” - Uh, hello RUN DMC and Aerosmith.That's the exact moment turntables became a rock instrument. Fuck.
III. “Using your computer on stage means you’re as likely to be checking your e-mail as you are to be performing music.” - Last time I checked NIN rocked and so do many dj's REGARDLESS of the "genre" of music they play you Skynyrd loving fossil fuck face.
IV. “Never personally master your own recordings unless you really don’t want anyone to listen to them.”
V. “Everybody thinks they’re funny. Most people aren’t, especially soundmen.”
VI. “Few singers are allowed to drape scarves on microphone stands. You are not one of them.”
VII. “Rhythm guitar players should always look like they want to be somewhere else.”
VIII. “Those who figure they will play bass because it has two fewer strings than a guitar and is therefore easier to learn should probably just hold cases that hold guitars and basses.”
IX. “Singers who tell the audience to ‘Give it up for yourselves!’ should be attacked by hyenas.”
X. “Never spend more time on your hair than you would eating a modest-sized meal.”

As far as I'm concerned the dinosaur who wrote this is the one being blasphemous. I'm not without sin but I'll cast the first stone your way Owings. Those who agree feel free to join my cult, we're taking name suggestions. WE'LL WRITE OUR OWN BOOK! I promise I won't make you drink the Kool-Aid.

Jay

LAST TIME I CHECKED JACKNIFE LEE ROCKS AND USES COMPUTERS. CHECK THIS.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A little Dark, A Little Wet


We decided as a group to get wet and have sum fun, however we kept our clothes on the whole time. Expect more great fun hotmess pics to come soon !

Vintage

Monday, January 26, 2009

Recession Rock

When Weezer and Oasis start touring together you know times are tough.
http://www.rollingstone.com/blogs/smokingsection/2008/12/weezer-update.php

According to my friend Kheav we will see more and more unlikely double bills in the future and can now refer to this phenomenon as RECESSION ROCK. (Pictured: Me and professional roadie Henri H.M.C. McFuncow)

Big names with completely different sounds combining forces to bring you the concert goer the most bang for your buck.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. Like Oasis and the Black Crowes I could understand but never in my life have I been all "I need to make a mix tape with BUDDY HOLLY on it! Then what I'll do see is I'll put WONDERWALL right after it. I'll play the tape in my '87 Bronco 2 on the way to the concert and my friends will think it's totally sweet. They'll appreciate the time I put into it and I'll blow their minds when they hear the transition from WHAT'S THE STORY ( MORNING GLORY) into HASH PIPE. Maybe we'll roll down the windows and sing along real loud and let the world know that we wished the 90's never died." I miss my Doc Martens.

My WEEZER interview from Urban Rush
video

Peace. Jay

GYM CLASS HEROES AND METRONOMY ON HOTMESS! GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT!

I can't sleep...


I hate it when that happens. Sooooo since Jay has been kicking all our asses on the blogging tip, I thought I would empty my head out onto the blog and hope for a good nights rest!


I had an awesome weekend. Friday night we ended up doing a late night HotMess show with some wicked DJ's that Blondtron brought in... she'll tell you all about that cuz I wasn't there. I was babysitting my 3 year niece, having a gay old time, drinking hot chocolate, listening to Puff the Magic Dragon and coloring in some Dora the Explora coloring books. It was choice.



Now, I know it will be hard to believe that my Saturday night could top my Friday night but it did. Istarted it off interviewing with Matt McGinley, drummer and co-founder of GYM CLASS HEROES. They were here on tour with non other than Lil' Wayne but cancelled their Vancity appearance cuz the lead MC Travis McCoy was ill. Matt was a super rad dude and we will be airing said interview on our next show. So check it out!



Here is their myspace which you should also check out, ya heard?
http://www.myspace.com/gymclassheroes

Following Gym Class Heroes, ON THE SAME DAY... were the lovely chaps from METRONOMY. They had just rolled into vancouver after some minor border issues and after completing their sound check took time out of the precious schedule to have a chat about dope remixes and the "half dance". They're all about internet presence, especially myspace so check this linky dinky out as well.
http://www.myspace.com/metronomy

Super duper cool mothers with great hair and fabulous shoes... I am now a huge metronomy fan. Their show at The Biltmore in Vancouver was packed and off the wagon rails! Check out their interview on our show as well... as soon as Ed fucking posts it.



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