Tag: Original Revue Video Series

The Revue with Orienteers

The Revue with Orienteers

How cool is this? I get to sit with the most amazing people and just shoot the shit about music. All while drinking beer. Best job ever. In today’s episode, I sat down with Ben Wilson and Tom Thompson from Orienteers to hear about their life on the low end. If you’re not familiar, these guys perform a sort of […]

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The Revue with Ninety Pounds of Ugly

The Revue with Ninety Pounds of Ugly

This is a fun one, folks. Ninety Pounds of Ugly are a rootsy-country quartet (though for our purposes, we had 3 of ’em) who sing songs of booze, death and sex. The lyrics can be dark, but the band couldn’t be brighter. I sat with Lefty McRighty (guitar) and Patsy Clash (vocals) for a hilarious chat about how they started […]

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The Revue with John Carroll and the Epic Proportions

The Revue with John Carroll and the Epic Proportions

John Carroll is both enigmatic and down-to-earth. As a Kemptville resident, and as a husband and father, John lives a life that is typical of most in this part of the world. However, he’s a rare breed as he is making his living as a working musician. That’s very rare. He hosts weekly shows at Ottawa’s historic Chateau Lafayette (a […]

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The Revue with Ian Tamblyn

The Revue with Ian Tamblyn

With all due respect to the other guests we’ve had on our first season of The Revue, this interview with Ian Tamblyn ranks as one of my favourites. I’ve long been a fan of his music and songwriting, and I’ve long respected him for being such a unique personality. He’s a traveller, a tour guide, a man of the world, […]

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Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

Open your eyes to Blinker the Star

While it undoubtedly comes across loud and clear in this episode, allow me to offer full disclosure: I am a huge fan of Jordon Zadorozny. His first record as Blinker the Star set the bar high for so-called low-fi music. Those songs are heavy, ethereal, melancholic; brash and youthful, showing a nascent pop genius. The music business, at this point […]

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The Revue with Ana Miura

The Revue with Ana Miura

I’ve long been a fan of Ana Miura, and for about a hundred reasons. She’s an incredible guitar player and has one of those voices that could sing the phonebook and make it sound like poetry. Of course, she’s also the founder of Babes4Breasts (who have their annual concert coming up on October 24 2013). That particular project earned her […]

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The Revue with Gerry Griffin

The Revue with Gerry Griffin

Gerry Griffin (to quote myself) has the kind of life story that would keep many Hollywood screenwriters quite busy for a long time. He has been playing in bands around Ottawa since the mid-1960s, and in that time has watched the scene change, moving from trend to trend. He hasn’t change much, really. He’s a bluesman, through and through. In […]

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