Friday, December 30, 2011

2011……The Music


    I was originally going to write this huge diatribe about how this year really sucked for me…I lost my job, my marriage fell apart you know the whole drill, it was to have 0% musical content, then I thought no one's gonna want to hear me bitch about my problems, and truth be told I have my son who's an amazing little guy right by my side so it can't be all that bad…. onto the music

   So this is the time of year when every Blog/Magazine/Website puts out there year end lists…you know the lists that try to make you feel uncool for not listening to the bands that they like …well here's some inside info..most of the writers have never listened to the records all the way through, they just put them on the list to look as cool as everyone else around them…or to get on the guest list the next time "that band" comes through town.

       I thought I'd take a different route and not put mine in any particular order, this is just a list of records that came out this past year that I really dug , I also won't bore you with long write ups about them, I'll just make it short and sweet….so here we go


David's Town- 11 Original Hits From Byrdesdale Spa, UK! (Fucked Up)

     As most of you already know David's Town was a RSD (Record Store Day) release from our good friends Fucked Up. But if you bought it originally hoping to groove out to my man Damian's planet smashing vocals you was sadly mistaken. The record was all over the place from DIY to post-punk to power pop…to be perfectly honest I have actually listened to this record more than DCTL….it's just such a good fucking record…and I have to say Damm you Ben Cook for the line "Do you wanna go for a curry with me?"  I start singing that line out of nowhere some days….you knows that's a sign of a good song.

D-Sisive – Run With The Creeps

    When Run…the first track on Run With The Creeps drops you get this strange feeling that Derek Christoff has to do thisthis being create, just listen to the lyrics and the beats as they're spread across the landscape of the record, it's DIY, it's PUNK, it's HIP-HOP, it's POETRY…it's beautiful Man….Thanks for giving us one of the best releases in many years.

Wilco-The Whole Love

  This was a record that I could (and still can) put on and let play…nothing to dangerous or adventurous just a great Pop/Rock record, and that's very hard to find with the stuff we have to wade through these days.

Fucked Up-David Comes To Life

No explanation needed…Thank You Damian, Ben, Jonah, Josh, Sandy and Mike

Bjork- Biophilia

   With Bjork you have to be in a certain groove to enjoy her music, it's not a day at the beach soundtrack, or something you throw on while the in-laws are over for dinner….but when the right time strikes Biophilia is one of her best recordings in a very long time.

The Rucksack Willies-Letter to Anne

Roots music with a shot of bluegrass and a female singer that can take on the best of them and win hands down every time best describes Toronto's The Rucksack Willies debut album Letter to Anne.

Kurt Vile-Smoke Ring for My Halo

     This record is the real deal, no phoney bologna for Kurt, he tells stories like he's talking to a good friend he just ran into on the street. If you like your music folksy with a blues tint then Smoke Ring for My Halo is your bag.

Bon Iver-Bon Iver

     I was going to start by saying that you would have to be deaf not to get the beauty and intimacy of Justin Vernon's voice on Bon Iver's S/T record …but even a deaf person could feel this……get it, put it on, and lose yourself.



           Those are the ones that really stuck with me and some part's of them moved me enough to be added into the Playlist that continuously changes in my head.



What do you have for me 2012?


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Roots: ‘Undun’ (Short Film)

     
       I don't want to get into the habit of just posting videos on the blog , but after watching this today I knew it had to be shown. The Roots are one of those rare bands that don't grow stale with age, they continue to push boundaries ...and I and every other music fan thanks them for that. Here is their short film that accompanies their 13th studio album "undun"....enjoy

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Mohawk Lodge - Days When You Die Music Video

 

 

I'm really digging these guys right now...so enjoy


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Fucked Up's David Comes to Life Album of the Year

         It's been quite the year for Fucked Up, besides touring the world over they have also received every accolade under the sun for their Punk Rock Opera Masterpiece David Comes to Life...now comes the news that in SPIN Magazines Year End Best of Issue David Comes to Life has been named Album of the Year.....I still can't believe that, and to top everything off Damian is on the cover!!

So, Congratulations to Sandy, Damian, Ben, Josh, Jonah and Mike and everyone else tied to the band....what a mind blowing accomplishment


Here's the latest video from David Comes to Life "Turn the Season" directed by Scott Cudmore.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

 


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fucked Up and Sloan play Toronto Benefit shows


    Toronto's The Great Hall plays host to a couple of benefit shows on the 20th and 21st of this month. On the 20th Toronto's own Fucked Up will play all 78 minutes of their critically acclaimed punk rock opera David Comes To Life as a benefit concert for the COUNTERfit's drug user's memorial project and The Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund. The Sadies, PS I Love You and Quest for Fire are also on the bill that night…Do not miss this killer show.

  Then the following night Fucked Up present (They are NOT playing that night) a second benefit concert featuring Sloan, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Ohbijou and Bonjay. Sloan have announced they are going to be playing the full One Chord to Another record, now that is one show you will not want to miss (I saw Sloan this summer and they are as good if not even better than when they started 20 years ago). 

Tickets are $20 for both evenings and are now on sale at Fucked Up's webstore. Both shows take place at The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West) and are all ages events with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are also available at Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.) and Soundscapes (572 College St.) in Toronto.    

  At the shows you will be able to pick up a split 7" of Fucked Up and Sloan. Fucked Up cover "Jingle Bells" and Sloan cover the Christmas classic "12 Days of Christmas"…Sloan's version is already available here 

There will also be an After Party...here is the flyer with all of the info:

Below are descriptions of the two charities that will benefit from these two shows:

COUNTERfit's drug user's memorial project was established to acknowledge the high number of drug user deaths due to the drug war. The project will create a permanent outdoor monument to remember and celebrate the lives of drug users who have died in our community. It also aims to strengthen our resolve to end the drug war and the devastating impacts on our friends and family members.

The Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund was set up to support The Algonquins of Barriere Lake, a small First Nations community in Quebec. They have been forced into a costly legal battle with Canada to protect their land rights. The community has been fighting for years to ensure Canada and Quebec honour their Trilateral Agreement, a landmark resource co-management agreement signed in 1991. The governments are determined to quash the agreement and are now trying to seize sensitive community documents supporting the fight for the Trilateral Agreement. These documents include research on traditional land use & occupancy, wildlife habitat studies, and land claims research.




Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Monday, November 28, 2011

First Bookings Announced for Mariposa Folk Festival 2012

     
      The first seven bookings for the renowned Mariposa Folk Festival have been announced. This initial group of performers indicates that an eclectic festival line-up is coming together.
“We are pulling together a diverse artistic presentation with plenty of surprises for our audience this year. The performers announced today are a good indication of the scope of line-up that is coming together” said Mike Hill, Artistic Director.

Performers unveiled today include Old Man Luedecke (Nova Scotia), Julian Fauth (Ontario), Danny Michel (Ontario), The Once (Newfoundland & Labrador), Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (New York), Florent Vollant (Québec), and The Arrogant Worms (Ontario).



Festival tickets are on sale now at the lowest available price. Prices go up January 1st.

 
Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 6-8, 2012, in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.

Here are the performer bios



Old Man Luedecke

An auditioned Mariposa Showcase performer at the 2005 festival, Old Man Luedecke went on to become one of Canada’s best loved and most intriguing roots singer-songwriters. He has earned a 2011 Juno Award for My Hands Are On Fire And Other Love Songs and a 2009 Juno Award for Proof of Love. His performances are exciting and totally entertaining, and his un-clinched banjo playing style sparkles. He’s a young man with an old soul who doesn’t sugar coat his fears, and this lets his songs breathe with bittersweet hopefulness. It’s almost as though Luedecke channels Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, with maybe a hint of Loudon Wainwright III, and the result is modern old-time originality that is pleasing to the ears and the soul.

 
Julian Fauth


With a performer as driven as Julian Fauth, you get the distinct impression he shares his body with an old spirit from the beyond. There’s just no other way to explain his grasp of the pre-war piano blues he so loves to share. Seemingly possessed by his muse, Julian’s mystical and enchanting performance style is beyond bewitching. His enthusiastic and vigorous stage presence rejuvenates his beloved music like few before him ever could. While some musicians wear their influences casually on their sleeves, Julian’s influences are hard-wired into his biological makeup. The result is a joyful musical experience only a fool would miss.

 
Danny Michel


Performer and producer, Danny Michel, slips into any genre with ease, spontaneity and disarming sincerity. A true innovator, he is proof that creativity in the digital age can still build a rich, successful and intimate relationship with fans. For his 2011 album, Sunset Sea, Danny challenged fans from around the world to submit their own tracks, and a few of his own parts were replaced by what he considered "better ones". One of the tracks features a global chorus of fans. In 2008, he made his single, Feather, Fur & Fin, available for his fans to remix, and posted their versions on his website.

 
The Once


From their beginnings as three actors who loved to sing together, The Once has embraced a different vision of Newfoundland music. Their sounds do not come from the noisy pubs and dockside taverns that fuel so much of the Island’s energy. Instead, their music comes from a quieter and more thoughtful place. Geraldine Hollett’s voice is an instrument of rare power. She can still a noisy room and tell a moving story with just a few words. Accompanied by Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki, together they create a perfect, beautiful blend of voice and melody.

 
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams


This crowd pleasing troupe of gifted musicians, armed with great songs and a unique stage gravitas, has affectionately been called "the hillbilly Pink Floyd". This is a particularly apt description, especially if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even a little Frank Zappa. Formed in the late 90's when the ‘Slambovians’ were still in art school, they have toured extensively in North America and abroad, building an ever growing and devoted fan base with their electrifying live performances and strong original music. Something in the water along the Hudson River continues to inspire creative souls, and we believe this thoroughly entertaining act will quench the thirst of even the most musically adventurous folkie.

 
Florent Vollant

 
This Innu writer-composer-performer was half of the duo, Kashtin, one of the most commercially successful musical groups in First Nations history. Kashtin’s three albums earned Florent Vollant 4 Félix Awards, and would take him across Canada and to France, Belgium, South Korea, USA and Bolivia. Florent has collaborated on many musical projects since Kashtin including Robbie Robertson’s The Native Americans album. His serene Christmas album, Nipaiamianan, sung in Innu, earned him his first Juno Award as well as an apostolic blessing from Pope John Paul II. He was also the driving force behind a recording studio that doubles as a training and production centre for young native musicians.

 
The Arrogant Worms


Three quarters of a quarter of a century ago, something magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario. Out of a desperate need for musical comedy, The Arrogant Worms was formed. They began by making fun of a big dumb world, and the world is still dumb so they have plenty to sing about. Their show is fast and furious, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia. Their songs are in school lesson plans, textbooks, and were even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.



Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PRINCE Funks Out Toronto on his Welcome 2 Canada Tour Stop Air Canada Center November the 25th 2011

         
     Finding things wrong with a PRINCE concert is like finding a needle in a haystack, all most impossible…well with last night's first show of a two-night stand at The Air Canada Center in Toronto Prince's Welcome 2 Canada Tour left me and 99.9% of the others that were in attendance with little to complain about..except maybe not playing that certain song, but that's just a fact of life at every show I go to.

   Funky, Sexy, Cool….we got it all and more last night, from D.M.S.R. (Dance, Music, Sex, Romance) through to Take Me with U , onward we were graced with cover versions of The Cars "Let's Go"  to Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" …the hits were fired off left right and center like nobody's business..Let's Go Crazy, Delirious, Little Red Corvette, U Got That Look, and Purple Rain, during which confetti cannons were shot off showered us all in purple and gold.

   "His Royal Badness" treated us to no less than six...yes six encores, he was on fire, just when you thought it was over he was back for more and the audience ate every little bit of it up.

  The first time I experienced Prince live was 27 years ago while he was touring for the album/movie Purple Rain and the 53 year old guy who stood in front of me last night worked longer and harder than his 26 year old self…..the kid was back and badder than ever.


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Below are pictures that I took of the show last night..enjoy















Friday, November 4, 2011

Is Fucked Up Over? The Waiting Game Begins

    
This is from Damian's Twitter account:

Hey everyone: I'M NOT QUITTING FUCKED UP.
web • 11/7/11 2:21 PM


   So according to an interview Melody Lau did with Damian Abraham of Fucked Up on Spinner  the band is taking a long break after  they finish up the gigs that round out this year (They do have a "Bruise Cruise Festival" in the Bahamas in Feb though) …Damian is quoted in the article saying 

  "I can't tour anymore," Abraham says. "I don't want to take that away from them, so I would love to find a way to basically make it into a constantly evolving thing where sometimes F---ed Up can go on tour and other times, it's another band involved with us."

He goes on to say

"I have no idea how it's all going to work out," Abraham says. "I know we're going to take this long break and hopefully we can think about it and figure it out a little more.

Damian speaks about the effect of touring on himself

   "I can be weirdly lonely even though you're surrounded by these five other people," Abraham adds. "But we've been together now 10 years and there's not a lot left to talk about.
"It messes with your head after a while, and I think that's why we need this break. Me especially though, I'm the one losing it the most by far."

      After reading the Spinner article, what I take away from it is Damian is a guy who loves his son and wife more than anything, and if you know anything of the bands touring schedule they just don't play a few shows across the province or a some shows in the U.S., in the last year they have been all over the world and personally speaking I don't know how he does it, I can barely be away from my son for a few days but not seeing him for weeks at a time, that must be torture. 

    But this is also a guy who understands that him picking up and leaving does not only affect him but the other  five members of the band, it all comes back to Damian being one of the nicest guys in music today (Sorry D, you must be sick of reading that by now). 

   So the speculation begins now…is this the end of Fucked Up? Well in numerous interviews over the years Damian has said how far can a band with the name Fucked Up really go? I guess we will soon find out.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS


***Below is a video for "Running On Nothing" from the record David Comes To Life..it was put together by Sandy Miranda***






Fucked Up "Running on Nothing" from Sandy Miranda on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Rucksack Willies
Letter to Anne

                My casual love for Roots/Bluegrass music is a friendship that still rears its head from time to time; I might get that thirst that needs quenched after hearing just a few fretboard notes from a mandolin or catch a commercial that uses some familiar three finger picking that I immediately start tapping my foot too, so when I was first introduced to The Rucksack Willies earlier this year I knew immediately that my casual love affair was about to get serious.

         With little fanfare, the release of The Rucksack Willies debut CD "Letter to Anne" should, nor I mean will further this groups following to include not only the downtown crowds that come to experience their astounding live shows that evoke memories of the Old Time Country and Bluegrass pioneers but new fans from coast to coast seeking out that sound to soothe the heart and burn the soul.

          Front-Woman Angela Hilts leads the charge with a voice that is not only beautiful but forceful; she does not let you down.  I'll put this down in writing, for Angela Hilts not to get a rightful place in the prestigious list of great Canadian Singer/Songwriters would most certainly be a crime. The rest of the band, group of musicians and singers that on any day could take a stage and burn it to the ground with their playing lay the base for a record that after seeing them live captures their live show perfect.

     "Letter to Anne" begins with the haunting tale of love lost "Beautiful Stranger", then moves its way through to tracks like "Higher" that showcases the astounding base vocal range of Lucas Gadke, we then swagger into "Summers Over" where you can picture the leaves falling and the winter air approaching. "Waiting for a Sign" just has this dirty, sexy semblance as it wages its war on our senses; this is one of my favorite tracks off of the record.  The records rounds out with "Take Me down", a tale of sin and consequence that starts with a one two bluegrass punch and never slows down, you can feel it being played in that small cabin deep within the Muskoka woods.

   Wrapping their enticing stories around music that hits you were the soul lives, The Rucksack Willies are a welcome addition to any musical library …I say put nudge them in between some Black Market Clash and Bill Monroe, then you have yourself a party.

The Rucksack Willies are:
Angela Hilts (vocals, guitar, banjo)
Megan Thomas (vocals, washboard)
Galen Pelley (drums)
Lucas Gadke (upright bass, vocals)
Adrian Gross (guitar, mandoline)
Michael Eckert (dobro, pedal steel)

"Letter to Anne" is available on iTunes


The band are currently playing every Monday night from 6 to 8 at The Cameron house in Toronto



Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Sunday, October 23, 2011

D-SISIVE
RUN WITH THE CREEPS






HITTING THE STREETS 
NOVEMBER THE 15TH 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lou Reed & Metallica-It's Not Good News

    
    Metallica and the legendary Lou Reed are set to release their much talked about collaboration titled "Lulu".  I have never had any problems with Metallica, even caught them live a few years ago…killer show (except for Lars, who after a while gets quite annoying). Lou Reed, well without Lou pushing the boundaries from the late sixties on we would not have had any number of musical genres that graced our musical memories. But…and it’s a big But, I know this is supposed to work as maybe a performance piece where Lou reads/sings the lyrics throughout and Metallica provides the musical base for it all and occasionally we hear James scream something…I just can’t seem to get the picture of them as their own individual artists out of my head , they just don't mix together well.

     If you take Lou’s voice tracks and maybe mix them with some different music it might take on another whole life of its own that works, and the same goes for Metallica…..but together in my opinion just does not work, peanut butter and chocolate it is not.


  Lulu is released Oct 31st worldwide and November the 1st in North America, you can check it out now for free as it’s streaming at Lou Reed & Metallica

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore Announce Split

   The couple that a lot of people looked up to as the blueprint in the Rock N' Roll marriage game have done the unimaginable...they have split up (How dare they). Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of the always super cool (my words) band Sonic Youth released a joint statement through their Matador Records rep that reads

"Musicians Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, married in 1984, are announcing they have separated. Sonic Youth, with both Kim and Thurston involved, will proceed with its South American tour dates in November. Plans beyond that tour are uncertain. The couple has requested respect for their personal privacy and does not wish to issue further comment."

   So it seems at this time the future of the band seems up in the air, and here's where I throw my 4 cents in....as a band for 30 years Sonic Youth have managed to stay fresh through their many side projects but I think this will be the time to fade out and let your admirers enjoy what you once were, and give the myriad of musicians that have yet to distorted a guitar follow the pathway to a non-conformist way of life you have created for them.





Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Friday, October 14, 2011

Live recording of Fucked Up at The Mod Club - Toronto - October the 11th 2011

    Most of you already know by now Fucked Up played a killer set this past Tuesday night at The Mod Club in Toronto, besides taking a few good shots I also brought my small digital recorder that I would normally use for interviews, but tonight I decided to record their complete set....so without further ado...for the unlucky few that did not make it to the show...here is Fucked Up LIVE 
     
**click on the link below**



Joe Cornelisse-SSGS
 




Set List
No.1 Queen Of Hearts
No.2 Black Albino Bones
No.3 Remember My Name
No.4 David Comes To Life
No.5 Under My Nose
No.6 I Hate Summer
No.7 The Other Shoe
No.8 A Slanted Tone
No.9 Turn The Season
No.10 Running On Nothing
No.11 The Recursive Girl
No.12 Police
No.13 Son The Father
No.14 Baiting The Public
No.15 Two Snakes

Thursday, October 13, 2011

B-Sides Only


B-Sides Only 










soon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fucked Up with C'Mon, Biblical, Actual Water @ Mod Club - Oct.11

    Toronto's Favorite *Band FUCKED UP are returning home after crisscrossing the globe it seems like many times this year. They are set to play Toronto's Mod Club on October the 11th, now this means there will be no Toronto Halloween show this year so if you have not seen them perform songs from their latest opus David Comes To Life get out and get your tickets now. Advance tickets are $17.00 (plus SC) you can pick them up at Rotate This and Soundscapes , you can also get then online at TicketWeb.

     Other bands that have been added to the bill are C'Mon, Biblical, Actual Water and Wyrd Visions.

       Last week a video got released from Fucked Up's David's Town Record Store Day release called "Do You Feed? (The Curry song)" by the fictional band Animal Man. Here is the video...Ben and Sandy look like they are having alot of fun in it...now if we could just convince Sandy to perform it live and also convince Mike to let them do it.






 * Most writers will add a label to Fucked Up...Hardcore, Punk, Experimental Hardcore..etc, but I know them just as a Band.


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS



 


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

R.E.M. Calls it a Day


     I Just finished reading the news on R.E.M.’s official website that after more than 30 years together as a band they have decided to call it a Day. 

Here is the post from their website

"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."
R.E.M.

    I have always had a place in my musically bombarded life for R.E.M. . I finally got to see them live a few years ago and Michael , Peter and Mike did not disappoint.

  As I end this short note I will go and spin on my turntable a copy of  Lifes Rich Pageant….

Buy the Sky and Sell the Sky and Bleed the Sky and Tell the Sky…Fall on Me

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beirut releases new record “The Rip Tide”


    I have always been a sucker for a good horn section, they just seem to pick up where the strings leave off and almost seem to breathe life into songs where life was lacking, and with the band Beirut you not only get the horns, you get the accordion (a very underrated rock and roll instrument) you are also served up some piano, ukulele, mandolin, glockenspiel, violin, cello, tambourine...the list is endless, but rounding it all out is this mesmerizing voice of Zach Condon , a voice that is an instrument all of its own.  

    Now after two full length releases and a few singles Condon and his band of wildly accomplished musicians are staying the course musically on their latest release “The Rip Tide”. Track by track “The Rip Tide” takes you on journey’s that only music can. East Harlem is a track that has buried itself in my head and will not leave, that is a statement that applies to pretty much every track on this record. Port Of Call takes me away from my daily troubles and places me far away where they cannot find me, with lyrics like: you’re the face in stone, through the land I own, you never found it home, you’re not the girl I used to know from the track Goshen .It’s not hard to see why Zach Condon is not only a gifted songwriter but storyteller, one that we have been waiting for to grace our turntables for some time. 

  I will be the first one to admit it that after the first 6 seconds or so of A Candle’s Fire the lead off track from Beirut’s third full length album “The Rip Tide” I wanted to clap, and I mean clap in that flamenco dancer style, then by about half way through I was reflecting on everything that is good and bad in my life….this record weaves moods and tales from beginning to end.


The Rip Tide Track Listing

A Candle’s Fire
Santa Fe
East Harlem
Goshen
Payne’s Bay
The Rip Tide
Vagabond
The Peacock
Port Of Call

LABEL: Ba Da Bing Records/Pompeii Records

 Check out the track "East Harlem"

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS



PS I LOVE YOU + DIAMOND RINGS-"LEFTOVERS"

     Every once in awhile I come across a track that sticks in my head and won't leave, this track by PS I LOVE YOU featuring Diamond Rings called "Leftovers" is one of those tracks. I really can't go into too much detail why it's won me over because I really don't know, maybe it's because I really dig both of the artists and for them to come together and put something out that's this good is just a real treat for all of us.

"Leftovers" is from a 7" released by Paper Bag Records...it can be found HERE.

Without further ado here is the video...and if you get a chance to check out either PS I LOVE YOU or Diamond Rings LIVE do it! you will not leave disappointed.




Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Where the Hell has he Been ?


    Maybe some of you have been asking yourselves why there have been no new SSGS Blog posts over the last month...or maybe not, that's cool but just to let you know I'm still alive..I'm still here..I still want to report and to challenge..but my personal life took and turn for the "different" and my mind has been on other things. 
      I have been itching to get back to writing, so within the next week or so you will start to see some new stuff up here. Thanks to everyone who have continued to visit the SSGS blog and my Facebook page...

I'm O.K.


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fucked Up Release Video for “The Other Shoe”


       Years ago Much Music would have dedicated a half hour of programing when a video of this magnitude was released,  they did it for Michael, they did it for Madonna…well this is 2011 and Much Music would rather cram new Degrassi and Teen Wolf episodes down its viewers throats (excluding The Wedge) than play actual videos…so we are just going to take it to the streets and by “the streets” I mean Blogs, Facebook ,Twitter all of the usually places for getting stuff out to you in this day and age and announce that Fucked Up have released a video for “The Other Shoe”

     Fucked Up continues to try and explain the narrative behind “David Comes to Life” with a video that introduces us to David, Veronica and Octavio , this video was directed by Toronto-based writer and director Matt Eastman. 

  Without further ado “The Other Shoe”

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS