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Ep. #100: Andrew Nathan Hood Interviews Me about Jim Guthrie

Andrew Nathan Hood is a published author who lives in Guelph. He wanted to interview me because he’s working on a book about Jim Guthrie for Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic series and so I said “sure.” For this 100th episode of the show, I present Andrew prying into my life by asking me about why we’re doing this, the band Captain Co-Pilot that I was in with Dallas Wehrle and Steve Lambke before they formed Constantines, people I used to make music with in Cambridge, Ontario, how I got into drumming via road trips in my parents’ car, lying to my parents about owning drums, lying about Superchunk and Tom Robbins, rear-ending my high school principal, storing illegal drums, Steve’s mom likes my drumming, playing the Albion Hotel in 1996, playing music with Jim, seeing Bluetip at 10 Ontario Street, merging hardcore and indie-rock scenes, punk rock, my tiny ex-girlfriend who caught Jim’s eye, the Hubble Bunk and Coby Dowdell, Holocron, Dioctave, Venus Cures All, Plumtree and community, recording a Captain Co-Pilot album with Jim and James Ogilvie, enjoying the Beatles, Justin Stayshyn, Stephen Evans, it got louder, the song “Where Have All The Heroes Gone?” and Jim’s notes on it, 517 the man, Jim might’ve been high, Steve McCuen and speech impediments, the gift of gab and generous humanity, Tim Kingsbury and nice, cool people in Guelph, the beginning of Three Gut Records, Gentleman Reg and his red minivan, Aaron Riches and Royal City and Leslie Feist, Aaron setting up Fugazi shows in Guelph and propelling people like Jim to do stuff, King Cobb Steelie and moving to Toronto, Lisa Moran and Tyler Clark Burke, my road managing Royal City’s first U.S. tour which lasted three weeks, Nick Craine, Feist being in Royal City, when crossing the border was easy, Nathan Lawr, it’s business and it’s personal, when Royal City stopped, the power of Constantines, seeing The Late Show with David Letterman and wearing coveralls for work like Steve Albini, the Constantines song “Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)” and Jim’s notes on it, disbelief about things in The Believer, Andrew’s bare bum, why Jim is influential, Stuart Berman’s This Book is Broken, when Kurt Cobain died and live music venues went disco in the 90s, Arcade Fire, why people like Jim and his music, the fact that Jim wrote the “Hands in my Pocket” ad jingle, McDonald’s, Jim’s genius as a pop songwriter, Jim’s award-winning and lucrative work as a composer of video game soundtracks, Jim knows stuff, Jim O’Rourke, Stewart Gunn and Beethoven, Jim’s open-minded curiosity, making money by doing the thing you love and employing your skillset, the Jesus Lizard and American Express, Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic series, Tom Clancy books, why are we doing this again?, Jim gets surprised because he’s modest, Jim’s Juno nomination and our 2004 trip to Winnipeg, Canada has a small music scene, championing, Jim’s terrible car accident, the song “Before and After” and good lord, it’s done.

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Stay Out of the Mall XI – Fucked Up, King Cobb Steelie, The Magic and more – Van Gogh’s Ear, Dec. 13, 14 & 15


In support of the Canadian Cancer Society towards leukemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall

KYEO + Kazoo! + CFRU 93.3 FM Present

Stay Out of the Mall XI
A Festive Music Festival


Thursday December 13, 2012

The Magic

Gentleman Reg



Friday December 14, 2012

King Cobb Steelie (performing Project Twinkle)


Jenny Omnichord


Saturday December 15, 2012

Fucked Up

Gregory Pepper and His Problems

Brass Attacks


Van Gogh’s Ear (1st floor)

10 Wyndham St. N. Guelph

Doors at 9 PM


$10 with non-perishable item for the Guelph Food Bank (each night)
$15 without (each night)

Tickets Only Available at the Door

Slightly more info to come. Please spread the word.




KYEO & The CSA Present:

Thursday October 8, 2009

Gentleman Reg (Toronto)
Copilots (Vancouver)

Gentleman Reg

Gentleman Reg has been performing in Canada since the turn of the millennium, garnering attention for his two acclaimed full-lengths, 2002’s Make Me Pretty and 2004’s Darby & Joan. With a voice from the heavens and an unforgettable look, Gentleman Reg made his U.S. debut earlier this year on Arts & Crafts with the release of the critically acclaimed Jet Black. Gentleman Reg has made fans of some of Canada’s best talent, performing and touring with such acts as Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, Stars and The Hidden Cameras. In the U.S., Gentleman Reg is best known for being featured in the 2006 John Cameron Mitchell movie, Short Bus, in which he made a brief cameo and contributed to the films soundtrack. Reg used to live in Guelph and he’s coming back to show off just a little bit.


On Escape Through The Trees, their first CD on Drip Audio, Copilots have captured a sound that is familiar, unique, eclectic and cohesive, tapping deep into elements of pop, psychedelic, punk, and classic rock. Escape Through The Trees documents the group moving forward into new sonic territory from its original release, further exploring the talents of the band members’ gifted songwriting and musicianship. Copilots are a five-piece rock band from Vancouver, BC. Formed in 2005, their debut self-titled (2007) CD received glowing reviews across Canada. The band is Skye Brooks – guitar/vocals (Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, Veda Hille, Ndidi Onukwulu), Pete Schmitt – bass/vocals (Inhabitants, Josh Martinez), Chad MacQuarrie – guitar/vocals (DarkBlueWorld, NOW Orchestra, Carol Pope), Karma Sohn – keys/vocals & Dylan Smith – drums. These musicians’ backgrounds are equally rooted in creative/improvised music, as well as the many facets of rock and roll. Their adventurous spirit reveals itself in memorable melodies, propulsive and seamless odd time rhythms, and dream-like lyricism that explores the subconscious, human nature, and the power of wilderness. A restrained intensity simmers throughout their performances, at times boiling over into ecstatic abandon.

Special Guest:

DJ Charless

Thursday October 8, 2009
The Ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph
Doors at 10:00 PM

$8 with non-perishable food item
$10 without

Tickets Available:
The Bookshelf – 41 Quebec St. – Guelph
Orange Monkey – 005 Princess St. – Waterloo
(non-perishable food items will be accepted at ticket outlets)

Proceeds benefit Out on the Shelf
All food items collected will benefit the Guelph Food Bank.
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KYEO & CSA PRESENT: SHAD + I AM ROBOT AND PROUD @ Ebar – 10:00 PM $10 w/food donation /$12 – AA/LIC benefit for: