Sunday, 2 June 2013

VaVa Vol with The Essentials (1980)

Rare 1980 studio recording of The Essentials' song entitled "Can't Afford".  Band members were Mick Lynes, VaVa Vol, Carlos Soria and Richard Lacoste.  Copyright The Essentials 1980.  All rights reserved.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

VaVa Vol (With Xavier de Musin) - Duotang - Very Rare Live Recording of Ribbon Man (1983) © Duotang

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Flyer for Duotang's first live show at
Le Zoobar 1982 which would later become
Les Foufounes Electriques.  Artwork by Louis Daoust
© 1982.  All rights reserved.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

"Le Punk Ne Meurt Pas"



"Le Punk Ne Meurt Pas - Coquettes à Mohawks"  - le 24 mai 2013 - Super article par Sylvie St-Jacques pour La Presse avec commentaires par VaVa et Zilon, Danielle Hubbard et Erik Cimon!  Check it out!

http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/4928-32cc-519d1139-84f7-5d1aac1c606a%7cUawkCOLXJHDN.html


 

Monday, 1 April 2013

Gotta Love ProAudio DVDs

Sometimes when you purchase new gear, the Owner's Manual isn't all it's cracked up to be.  One can get lost in all that technical jargon and even if you go over and over stuff you don't get, occasionally it still doesn't sink in.  It can be pretty frustrating to say the least.  When I happened onto a David Wills' YouTube tutorial, I was impressed with his easy-going presentation style and decided to check out his site.  I found the DVD tutorial I was looking for and since then have ordered a few more.  Check out ProAudioDVDs for reasonably-priced, comprehensive DVDs on everything from home recording to drum machines.  Lots of free tutorials are available too!  Perfect for the DIY musician!

http://proaudiodvds.com/

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Pierre Dorion at the Dalhousie Art Gallery - March 15, 2013 to May 12, 2013

 
 
15 March to 12 May 2013
 
Pierre Dorion
Curated by Mark Lanctôt, MACM Curator
 
Organized and circulated by the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, with the support of the Museums Assistance Program at Canadian Heritage
 
 
Artist and Curator Talk: Thursday 14 March at 7 pm
Reception to follow at 8 pm
 
6010 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4R2
T: 902.494.2403 / E:  artgallery.dal.ca
 
 
 
Front: Pierre Dorion, Stack, 2003.
Collection: Todd and Natalka Sharman.
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay
 
 
 
 


Monday, 21 January 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

It's a Wrap! Out with 2012 - In with 2013


Have a wonderful New 2013 Year everyone! Here’s a recap of VàVàland’s 2012 favourites.

My Favorite 2012 Reads

The Billy Bob Tapes : A Cave Full of Ghosts - Billy Bob Thornton and Kinky Friedman.

Dirty Little Secrets of the Record Business - Why So Much Music You Hear Sucks - Hank Bordowitz.

Pink Noises - Women On Electronic Music and Sound - Tara Rodgers.

SPIN - 20 Years of Alternative Music: Original writing on rock, hip-hop, techno, and beyond - Edited by Will Hermes with Sia Michel.

Health and Healing in Yoga - Selections from the Writings and Talks of The Mother.

My Favorite 2012 Docs

Joy Division (2007) - The True Story of the Meteoric Rise and Fall of One of the Most Influential Bands of Our Time.

Busting the Berlin Wall: Amazing Escape Stories (2009) - Produced by Oliver Halmburger with Loop Film for ZDF Germany.

Night and Fog (1955) - Directed by Alain Resnais and written by Jean Cayrol.

A Wild Combination (2008) - A Portrait of Arthur Russell - A Film by Matt Wolf.

Who Killed Miracle? (2009) - Directed by Scott Renyard.

Lennon NYC (2010) - Written and Directed by Michael Epstein.

Marilyn: Still Life (2006) - American Masters.

The Buddah - The Story of Sudharta (2010) - Directed by David Grubin.

Jack Kerouac King of the Beats (1999) - Produced and Directed by John Antonelli.

About Face - Supermodels Then and Now (2012) - Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

GasLand (2010) - Written and Directed by Josh Fox.

Kingdom of the Blue Whale (2009) - National Geographic - Written by Sue Houghton.

2012 Photos of the Month
 
June
 
July

August


September


October


November

December

 
See what’s in store for you this year at: http://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/year2013/2013horoscope2013.html