Month: April 2017

Episode 038 – Jimmy Eat World, Daniel Raim, CJ Ramone

Sunny Skies!


It’s a smorgasbord of awesome today. Mesa, Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World stop by to chat about their latest album Integrity Blues and how much their life has changed since The Middle came out 15 years ago. How much different is the business? How have they stayed together for 20+ years?

Speaking of enduring legacies, filmmaker Daniel Raim’s documentary Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, chronicles the life and career of people most of us have never heard of: the husband-and-wife team of storyboard artist (and later production designer) Harold Michelson, and film researcher Lillian Michelson. Told through a series of candid interviews with Lillian herself (Harold passed away in 2007) and featuring, among others Francis Ford Coppola and Danny Devito (who also was executive producer), Harold and Lillian tells the tale of Hollywood’s golden era power couple.

CJ Ramone is only one of eight men who can call himself a Ramone. After filling in for Dee Dee in the 1980s, he helped usher the band into the early 90s and is now a bona fide solo artist is in own right. His latest effort is American Beauty. The 12 track album features, among other things, a 90 second ode to Tommy Ramone and a cover of the Tom Waits track, Pony.

PHOTOS
Jimmy Eat World – Listen Harder PR
Daniel Raim – Twitter
CJ Ramone (American Beauty) – Fat Wreck Chords


MUSIC

From Jimmy Eat World’s Integrity Blues
Get Right
Pol Roger

From CJ Ramone’s American Beauty
Tommy’s Gone
Pony

Endeavours 037 – Peter Dickinson, Michael Morimoto, Henry Rollins

Is spring finally here?

 


Peter Dickinson is a Vancouver-based playwright, writer, and educator, whose play Long Division is being put up by Pi Theatre. He also co-organized a symposium on Queer Theatre in Canada – Q2Q. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University.

Michael Morimoto is a saxophone player with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and is featured in their upcoming John Williams tribute concert where he the featured musician in the saxophone concerto from Catch Me If You Can.

Henry Rollins is a punk musician, actor, author, talk show show, spoken word perfomer and activist. He has fronted the bands State of Alert, Black Flag, and The Rollins band.

Episode 036 – Sal Ferreras, Fast Romantics, Henni Alftan

Welcome to the show!

Sal Ferreras is a renowned musician and educator who was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2002. He earned his PhD in 2005 and in 2010 was awarded the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Award for Music. He has also been a lifelong educator including being the Provost at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2013. He has toured all over the world including Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal, Taiwan, China, Australia, and all over the United States and Canada. His annual show, DrumHeat, comes to the Vogue Theatre on April 27th.

Fast Romantics are an indie-rock band based out of Toronto. After going through several line-up changes, they reformed in 2013. The second LP since reformation – American Love – will be released on April 28th.

Henni Alftan is an internationally known Finnish artist currently living and working in Paris. Painting in the traditional medium of Oil & Canvas she has been housed in over 20 Galleries across Europe. She is making her North American debut with Shadows in the Mirror, which focuses on human observations and how we perceive them. It is show at Z Gallery Arts until May 8th.

MUSIC
From Fast Romantics’ American Love
Julia
Why We Fight
Everybody’s Trying To Steal Your
Heart

PHOTOS
Sal Ferreras – courtesy of MPMG
Fast Romantics – courtesy of Listen Harder
Henni Alftan – courtesy of MPMG

Episode 035 – Alex Quade, Jenn Grant, Robert Cuffley

Hurray, Hurrah, say hello to the wind!


Alex Quade is a war reporter and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist who has been embedded with troops during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, including U.S. Special Operations Forces and The Green Berets. She often edits her work into documentary films, the latest of which is Danger Close, which in part is a tribute to the late Staff Sgt. Robert Pirelli.

Robert Cuffley is a writer and director whose films include Turning Paige, Walk All Over Me, and Ferocious. His latest is the surprisingly poignant rom-com Chokeslam starring Chris Marquette, Amanda Crew, Michael Eklund, and WWE legend Mick Foley. It is in Canadian theatres now.

Jenn Grant is a singer-songwriter, whose newest album, Paradise, was released earlier this year. The conversation with Jenn was recorded in 2015.

MUSIC
From Jenn Grant’s Compostela
Bring Me a Rose
No One’s Gonna Love You Like I Do

PHOTOS
Alex Quade – courtesy of Alex Quade & Alex Quade Films
Chokeslam – Courtesy of RedEye Media & A71 Pictures
Jenn Grant – courtesy of jenngrant.com

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