Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mariposa Folk Festival Weekend Pass Winners!!


   So I have randomly chosen 3 Winners for the Mariposa Folk Festival Weekend Passes…and they are (Drum role Please)

Quinn Lockman of Orillia
Vikki Lucibello of Barrie and
Debb Sweetgrass of Orillia

I will be contacting you all to arrange pick up or delivery of your prize.

Thanks to everyone that visited the Self Serve Gas Station! Facebook Page and "Liked It"

And don't forget I'll be reporting on this year's festival all weekend long so visit my Facebook Page, the SSGS! Twitter Page and on the Self Serve Gas Station! Blog.

 
The 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival happens on July 6-8, Orillia, Ontario

Featuring: Jann Arden, Billy Bragg, Johnny Clegg, Plants and Animals and many more on nine stages, over three days.

New this year, on site audience camping

Kids 12 and Under Free, and discounts for Youth and Young Adults

Tickets and information at

www.mariposafolk.com



Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

The Slocan Ramblers bring Bluegrass to this years Mariposa Folk Festival

The Slocan Ramblers will be performing at this years Mariposa Folk Festival...one thing you can't get enough of is Bluegrass at Mariposa and these guys are sure to deliver that.

Below is a video of them at this years Mariposa Showcase, the video was shot by District Media & Design.


The 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival happens on July 6-8, Orillia, Ontario

Featuring: Jann Arden, Billy Bragg, Johnny Clegg, Plants and Animals and many more on nine stages, over three days.

New this year, on site audience camping

Kids 12 and Under Free, and discounts for Youth and Young Adults

Tickets and information at

http://www.mariposafolk.com/



And don't forget to stay tuned to this Blog for everything Mariposa!


Joe Cornelisse-SSGS




Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs - All To Myself 7”


     Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs have succeeded where a lot of bands fail, they have captured their live show on record, and that record is a 7" piece of vinyl titled "All To Myself".
    With their first ever vinyl release "All To Myself"  dropping on the 3rd of July via Hosehead Records , we get a record that takes a myriad of musical styles ranging from garage/surf/punk/country and fuses them all into a very listenable piece of vinyl that will surely leave you wanting more.
    The term DIY gets thrown around quite a bit these days but these guys just seem to ooze it, while spinning this record you get this mental image of them banging out the tracks  "on a dirty 8 track in a dirty room" (their words not mine). …the 3 tracks included on the 7" are All To Myself, Do Ya Feel It To? and Lose that bitch.
      When it comes to my reviews I don't believe in bull shitting anyone so just do yourself a favor and pick this up from Hosehead Records when it gets released on the 3rd of July and spin it till you can't spin it no more...then buy another copy, and from what I understand there's only going to be like 300 of these bad boys pressed, so don't hesitate.
 
Joe Cornelisse-SSGS







Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Best Coast Performs Fleetwood Mac's
'Rhiannon'

      Here is Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast covering Fleetwood Mac's 'Rhiannon', the song is part of the Fleetwood Mac tribute album called Just Tell Me That You Want Me

      The album also includes artists Lee Ranaldo Band feat. J Mascis , The New Pornographers, Matt Sweeney And Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, MGMT and more. The album is due out in august.

Click on the link below to hear the track






Joe Cornelisse-SSGS


* This link is courtesy of NPR

Diamond Rings new single
I'm Just Me

      Here's the great new video from Diamond Rings called I'm Just Me
The single is from his forthcoming full-length co-produced by the Grammy-nominated Damian Taylor (Bjork, Robyn, Austra) due out later this year.

You can purchase the track from iTunes HERE




Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Win 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival Weekend Passes!


     So the kind folks that are organizing and running this year's Mariposa Folk Festival were more than generous when they entrusted me with 3 pairs of Weekend Passes to giveaway to some of my lucky readers. Now my job was to decide how I was going to do it, well in all this heat the last thing I wanted was to make any of you do anything that might resemble work so here's what I'm going to do...
Go to my Self Serve Gas Station! Facebook Page and LIKE IT! and once I reach 400 LIKES I will randomly select from the 400 people who have liked the page 3 lucky winners and giveaway the passes....Easy Peasy

Click on the link below and it will take you to the SSGS Facebook Page.


SELF SERVE GAS STATION!


The 2012 Mariposa Folk Festival happens on July 6-8, Orillia, Ontario
Featuring: Jann Arden, Billy Bragg, Johnny Clegg, Plants and Animals and many more on nine stages, over three days

New this year, on site audience camping

Kids 12 and Under Free, and discounts for Youth and Young Adults

Tickets and information at http://www.mariposafolk.com/

And don't forget to stay tuned to this Blog for everything Mariposa!

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS



 


Eytan and The Embassy - Everything Changes

     This is just a really great song and video by Eytan and The Embassy called Everything Changes.

 Lead singer Eytan Oren makes 18 costume changes. The video was done in a single take, with no edits. The core theme of the song is that people shouldn't "find themselves" but should "create themselves." It took the band and crew a full day of rehearsal and 30 takes the next day to successfully capture the final video.








Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

New Smashing Pumpkins Record Oceania out Today.....Listen to it Here!



     Today The Smashing Pumpkins release their ninth studio record Oceania. I have only given a few tracks the once over but so far if you have ever been a Billy Corgan fan or just admired the stuff he has put out under the Smashing Pumpkins name than you will really dig this record.

    Below is a Sound Cloud link where you can check out the complete record for yourself…and if you like it BUY IT!



Released by: Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution.
Release/catalogue number: MM001
Release date: Jun 19, 2012

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

WTF Podcast with Marc Maron-Episode 289 - Jack White

   Jack White welcomes Marc to his Nashville recording studio for a talk about the blues, the Church and the number 3. Jack and Marc explore the musical roots that paved the way for The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather and Jack’s current solo success, and hints at Radiohead's visit to his Third Man Records.



Monday, June 18, 2012

Dusted -- Cut Them Free


Dusted are Brian Borcherdt (Holy Fuck) and producer Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy, Rituals, Bruce Peninsula). There debut record 'Total dust' comes out July the 10th on Hand Drawn Dracula

That is one record I will defiantly be checking out.








Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Happy 70th Birthday Sir Paul-Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings

Sir Paul McCartney turns 70 today.....Happy Birthday Paul! I was going to post a Beatles video but that's been done before...so here's some Paul McCartney and Wings!







Joe Cornelisse-SSGS

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Radiohead issue statement after fatal stage collapse

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway released this statement about the tragic events in Toronto this past weekend



"We have all been shattered by the loss of Scott Johnson, our friend and colleague," the statement read.

"He was a lovely man, always positive, supportive and funny; a highly skilled and valued member of our great road crew. We will miss him very much. Our thoughts and love are with Scott's family and all those close to him."

Are The Rolling Stones set to retire from the live arena at Glastonbury 2013?


     According to reports from the UK tabloid The Sunday Mirror The Rolling Stones plan on retiring from Live Touring with a Sunday night headlining slot at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid stage.  
The Rolling Stones have never played the famous Somerset festival which attracts annually 175,000 music fans. 

According to the Mirror "Sources close to the band indicate that the appearance is expected to be the final date in a “handful” of shows in Britain and America in 2013 – which they see as their true 50th anniversary – before they ­finally retire from the live arena."

I saw the stones live back in 1989 on the Steel Wheels Tour and they did put on a huge show that everyone should see at least once.

Joe Cornelisse-SSGS