Sunday, March 16, 2014
Jul 10 2014 - Chewie
Jul 9 2014 - I can feel your love for me
Jun 22 2014 - My stogie! WAAAAA!!
Jun 20 2014 - Dreamed I boarded a Klingon ship but the vibe was very scary so I turned around and went back to the Enterprise and I felt much better.
Jun 19 2014 - Having a BBQ tonight for a few friends. Don't bring any meat. It's all on me!
Jun 9 2014 - Hey! The weekend was top drawer. 4 hour "circle the city" bike rides, authentic Cuban cigars, dance clubs, BBQ's and lots of laughs!
Jun 1 2014 - I tried my best.
May 29 2014 - You are now in the zone!
May 29 2014 - Today is the 10th anniversary of The Casanova Playboys 2004 debut album "Ladies and Gentlemen" CD release.
May 28 2014 - Peggy Sue Got Married gets me every time... Have you ever wondered what it would be like to relive and change various moments of your past?
May 26 2014 - Released a whole smorg of various recordings I produced when I was younger, as well as recordings of my own. Enjoy!
May 26 2014 - How can you tell if someone is insane? Poke em with a stick!!
May 24 2014 - What? Haven't you ever seen professionals rebel against themselves?? As time diminishes and mocks the dreamer, the plagues are revealed.
May 19 2014 - The long weekend was rad! Countless activities amused me. Bike rides, ravine hikes, dance clubs, punk shows, amazing food, great company!
May 13 2014 - Time Well Wasted
May 8 2014 - Today marks a new chapter in my life. Never felt this way before. The page is empty.
Apr 30 2014 - I shouldn't tell you what I'm up to all the time because it's superficial. You don't know me. I'd rather express how I feel. You learn more.
Apr 27 2014 - Hey! Had a great weekend. Mod Club dance party at The Common Friday and LMFAO Sky Blu at Union Hall Saturday. He shook champagne in my face!
Apr 25 2014 - Enjoyed a wicked Indian buffet. I'm so full.
Apr 25 2014 - Last night was a nostalgic deep west tour of places we used to know. A time when nothing could come between us. It hurt but felt so good.
Apr 20 2014 - Are you trouble?
Apr 20 2014 - Kids! Sneak your mickey in the bar! Don't waste money! Ask bartender for a tall glass of water and filler up your own drink in the loo. :)
Apr 18 2014 - My nana died
Apr 6 2014 - Met at party with the large crew, proceeded to Twist and Y afterwards for hardcore evil dance music. Holy shit I looked like a monster!
Apr 5 2014 - Fun Friday night! WEM cruising. Drink at Westin. Met my step-sister at the bar. Partied on Whyte. Saw many people I haven't seen in a while.
Apr 5 2014 - If I told you what I do all the time.... Hoooooooooooooooooooooooo
Mar 30 2014 - I was never good at the Rubik's Cube, so I changed the stickers.
Mar 24 2014 - I'm 31 today.
Mar 20 2014 - I'm babysitting this beautiful black cat for a week and a half. What a divine creature! Dark and piercing Egyptian eyes. Great friend.
Mar 19 2014 - So my big birthday bash is this Saturday (March 22). Who wants to come?? Message me for details. It's going to be a rager!!
Mar 17 2014 - What is love, hey? You can't compare. Too bad for you if you had too much at the buffet. You can't compare love. It is direct.
Mar 16 2014 - All night dance party at Union Hall and Y.. Had a great time!
Mar 10 2014 - Having some crazy withdrawals at the moment, so leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I get my fix. Thanks. Have a nice day.
Mar 6 2014 - Horsey Sauce
Mar 3 2014 - I'm slowly recuperating.. Half the staff at Showgirls, the mob, random east indians, ravers, 20 year old chico's and music guys showed up.
Mar 1 2014 - Going to "7 Deadly Sins" theme house party tonight. Gonna be rad!!
Feb 28 2014 - Played guitar and sang songs for some people tonight!
Feb 22 2014 - Pick my locks
Feb 22 2014 - Party at the Buckingham. I'm sizzling. Danced like a motherfucker!
Feb 20 2014 - I saw Gravity last night. You know, that space movie? Swedish!
Feb 20 2014 - The human race was created so God could bully Satan with "They have hope and they are just as filthy, but you don't!! Ahahahahaha!!!".. Rot.
Feb 20 2014 - Good week. Having ridiculous amounts of fun!!! Big weekend ahead. Oh yeah!!
Feb 19 2014 - I got a cool code yo. If you know what I mean. Friend with 5. Fun mixed feelings but it's natural. Good to get this going. I'm feeling fine.
Feb 18 2014 - I pardon you
Feb 17 2014 - Never underestimate me. I'm a sophisticated fuckup.
Feb 16 2014 - I need to release some written material before I leave the world behind. Been waiting my whole life to show it. Time to dust off cobwebs.
Feb 15 2014 - I need a new vehicle for expression. Any suggestions? I have a couple million words to say. Concluded many chapters of my past. What next?
Feb 15 2014 - Someone scratches chalkboard's. Pulls the table cloth on a good meal. Hits the brakes at 100 KM. Cancels a big event. Pisses in your garden.
Feb 15 2014 - Mod Club @ The Bower Valentines Day Party!!
Feb 14 2014 - I don't ask questions. I give answers! :)
Feb 14 2014 - Having fun!
Feb 11 2014 - Never forget to brush your tongue. :)
Feb 10 2014 - Don't be fooled by what you read. Pain is a reality.
Feb 9 2014 - Went to a fun party then bar hopped for a bit followed by dancing. Ended up at another party and ate lots of pizza. I'm pooched.
Feb 7 2014 - Stayed up all night drinking wine and playing guitar for a few folks.
Feb 6 2014 - Throw your meat on my BBQ anytime!!!
Feb 3 2014 - He is sleeping.
Feb 2 2014 - What a week it's been!! Went through many different emotions. Wrote long, deep letters I could never send.. An experience I'll never forget.
Jan 24 2014 - Basement suite I'm staying at has a treadmill, super fast internet, interesting antiques, smoke room, booze and a red light in the bathroom.
Jan 22 2014 - Took care of some serious business today. Now it's time to relax...
Jan 21 2014 - Listening to early 1920's records on a Jones and Cross Melotone Gramophone. Bottles of tequila. I should have lived then. Are we not men???
Jan 20 2014 - I'm so fly in the morning!
Jan 18 2014 - What a day! House to myself. Cranked Clubbin' Dance and House Mix on Satellite and danced all afternoon! Feasted and watched movies after.
Jan 16 2014 - Ribbit
Jan 15 2014 - Good start today. Got a single added to yet another Canadian radio station and enjoyed a great workout!
Jan 14 2014 - I would kill to see Schindlers List in color! :)
Jan 11 2014 - If I could go back in time, don't think I could have changed anything. I tried my best.
Jan 9 2014 - Hey! Long time! What's happening? Lots of relaxing, writing, drinking, promoting, working out, editing and all the other good stuff. :)
Jan 9 2014 - Check out amazing Casanova Playboys music, pics and video all over the web. Creative intelligence is sexy!
Jan 9 2014 - Blend apples, oranges, cranberries, pineapples and cup of sugar for a delicious home-made fruit salad. Look for my tasty cheesecake recipes!
Jan 8 2014 - Flight is booked.
Jan 1 2014 - Happy New Year to all! May 2014 bring you the best of hope, peace, love, success and happiness. I raise my glass to you. Cheers!
Dec 31 2013 - This is starting to feel like the beginning of forever.
Dec 31 2013 - The plot thickens.
Dec 30 2013 - Bottle of tequila, bucket of ice, one glass...
Dec 30 2013 - Don't you think it's odd that someone with friends and things going on would suddenly leave everything behind with no reason to give??
Dec 30 2013 - Golden gorilla's on purple pajama's are not purple, they are gold.. Yellow kangaroo's on black sheets are not black, they are yellow..
Dec 30 2013 - Go grab a juice box. Have a nap.
Dec 29 2013 - Peek-a-boo
Dec 28 2013 - So here I am in Summerland BC, just minutes from Penticton and an hour from Kelowna. Please ask me why.. I miss you. Coming back home soon..
Dec 28 2013 - There has been a great disturbance in the force. I act on impulses using powers from beyond. There are a few things I must not reveal now..
Dec 28 2013 - Christmas was good. My highlight was watching "It's A Wonderful Life" all by myself completely whiskey bitten eating gingerbread cookies. :)
Dec 21 2013 - Dear Friends - I'll be travelling throughout the holidays and away from the computer for more than a week. Merry Christmas!!!
Dec 21 2013 - I need to clarify why I haven't posted on Facebook since late October. They gave a couple cold pricklies. Facebook is for granny apparently.
Dec 21 2013 - Been asked if I still sing in the Sabbath tribute. Answer is no. The band ditched off in June.. That's old news. Working on my new album!
Dec 21 2013 - Just got home from performing tonight in a crowded British Columbia pub full of enthusiastic people.
Dec 20 2013 - Glass of tequila with ice, chips and salsa and enjoying season 2 of Lilyhammer on Netflix. What could be better?
Dec 19 2013 - I want you right now.
Dec 18 2013 - Why do people you should love and trust most in your life don't give a shit about you, but the few you barely know that catch your eye do?..
Dec 18 2013 - I want Armani Acqua Di Gio for Christmas! :)
Dec 16 2013 - Waiting for my Dad to get back from Paris today. Can't wait to see him!!
Dec 15 2013 - Mad video editing today for upcoming Christmas present DVD!
Dec 14 2013 - Last night I went to a busy bar and it was karaoke night. Went up to sing Elton John and I was a major hit! I was invited to sing 4 more!!
Dec 9 2013 - Once upon a time, I was swimming in the deep end and started drowning and blacking out. Suddenly a big splash and I was pulled out. The end.
Dec 9 2013 - Good news to my artsy friends! I only shared 1/3 of my stuff online. Still waiting for the call and whistles to blow. I have many secrets!
Dec 5 2013 - What a fun year! The highlight was staying at the Commercial for a week in January with Carson Cole Band. Got messed at the after-parties!!
Dec 4 2013 - If you don't understand my magic by now, you listen to crappy music or your heads far up your ass. I'm a wizard. The stars aline for me.
Dec 3 2013 - I belong in the tropics. Instead of letting my skin turn into a leather belt, I retreated to sunny BC in a warm mountainous environment.. :)
Dec 3 2013 - The nacho and the taco had a conversation. "Why don't you wanna taco about it?" The nacho replies, "Cause I'm nacho friend anymore!"
Nov 26 2013 - Just posted new music on my studio page:
Nov 22 2013 - I forgot to say: I'm the king of monologues. Could talk for hours.. Give me 15 minutes with you and I'll sell my soul. Love to fill voids..
Nov 17 2013 - Went to party Friday. Next thing I'm on a dance floor! Lots of snow! Didn't get sleep till 6. Went to party Saturday. Entertained and drank.
Nov 15 2013 - The Velvet Underground and Nico legendary debut record produced by Andy Warhol (1967) in a non-modified recording of Verve V6-5008 vinyl LP.
Nov 14 2013 - Do you hear my voice in the burning flames? I am the one. My love is pure. Some things last forever. Hold me in your thoughts. They speak.
Nov 10 2013 - Partied all night. Went dancing, caught a band and roamed a few clubs. Proceeded to all night Mario 3 party with lots of beer and music!
Nov 7 2013 - I know you have your eyes on me. Do you like my private messages? The way I talk, how I rep my shit. The way I remind you I go all the way?
Nov 6 2013 - Got time to kill? Listen to great artists I had the honor of recording in my studio back in the day!!
Nov 6 2013 - Instead of giving criminals or coffee shop poets a "chance", why don't you pass by the legendary 30-50 year old musical relics you ignored?
Nov 6 2013 - Thinking of writing a book about the many bullshits of internet marketing and unfair limitations depriving artists of freedom of promotions.
Nov 2 2013 - Last night Seb and I went bar hopping. Caught a bunch of bands in four different venues. Loads of fun!
Nov 1 2013 - So for Halloween I ended up being Kurt Cobain and I went to a Halloween party/punk show with 10 bands playing. Saw some old friends there.
Oct 28 2013 - Did some audio mastering work in the studio today.
Oct 23 2013 - Last night I got hammered with a couple buds. Ordered Chinese food, played Centurion and listened to indie music.
Oct 23 2013 - I got a Socan cheque in the mail. Woot!
Oct 23 2013 - Today marks the two year anniversary of Jamie Stars Storyland's last show with Mitch Magic and Dave Rebus at the Railway Club in Vancouver!!
Oct 21 2013 - Our municipal election is today! Just cast my ballot. Who did you vote for?
Oct 21 2013 - Yesterday my Mom and I took my dog Monty for a long walk in the ravine. Loads of fun!
Oct 19 2013 - I put together a strong set of 13 new songs on the acoustic guitar. Powerful, beautiful and full of vibe. Light the candles, pour the wine..
Oct 18 2013 - So happy together. There's something about you baby that makes me want to give it to you! Late or blue early skies smile at us. Stars dance.
Oct 18 2013 - You must really love your boy!
Oct 16 2013 - Still deciding who I'm gonna be for Halloween. Thought I'd be Barack Obama but I'm not black. Maybe Peter Pan but the tights are ripped. Ha!
Oct 16 2013 - Did I scare you?
Oct 16 2013 - Bzzzzzz
Oct 15 2013 - It's never over..
Oct 14 2013 - Oh baby, you just tell me what I need. You just be paying for my tickets. I'm your ice cream and your my mirror. No need to rush this boat.
Oct 13 2013 - I am the Son of God. Who the Hell are you??
Oct 12 2013 - I don't listen to rap music.
Oct 12 2013 - Jamie's top favorite Radiohead albums!!
1 - In Rainbows
2 - Hail To The Thief
3 - Kid A
4 - King Of Limbs
5 - Amnesiac
6 - Ok Computer
Oct 10 2013 - In this age of social media where every man and his dog has a band, it's almost impossible to claim what's yours in "finders keepers" land..
Oct 6 2013 - On this page you see a little girl giggling at a hippopotamus.. I wonder why?
Oct 5 2013 - Dear Friends - Whenever I'm feeling sad or blue, I put Kid A on and everything's ok. :)
Oct 2 2013 - Did you want to tell me something??
Sept 13 2013 - Jamie Salloum, lead singer of The Casanova Playboys, Awol and Jamie Stars Storyland!!
Sept 12 2013 - The creator of Dolby Surround Sound, Ray Dolby has died. Rest in peace.
Sept 2 2013 - Here's a huge plug!!! You can listen to full albums and great music from my studio over the years...
Sept 2 2013 - Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.
Aug 23 2013 - Know what pisses me off? Limitations. You can't take over the world with limitations. Shame. You should achieve based on how hard you work..
Aug 20 2013 - I don't care
Aug 10 2013 - Everybody having a great summer? Why don't you check out some colorful Casanova Playboys pictures while you're here!
Aug 5 2013 - The long weekend was fun and interesting. Partied on Whyte, went to shows, ate great food, stayed up late..
Aug 2 2013 - Went cruising to places, downtown, checked out the park and went to the mall. What did you do?
Jul 26 2013 - Going to watch an exorcist speak and perform tonight in a hotel ballroom.
Jul 11 2013 - Had a great time in the Okanagan. It was really hot. Swam in the lake, went river rafting, ate and drank like kings, watched a parade... :)
Jun 27 2013 - Going to BC for a week or so..
Jun 25 2013 - Doing sound for 4 bands tonight.. Last night at Fusia apparently for now... Feeewwwff!!!!
Jun 22 2013 - Setting up store for recital tomorrow then I'm mixing the salsa band Bugaloo tonight. Tomorrow Sunday Blues Jam follows the recital.. Busy!!
Jun 16 2013 - Busy weekend. Wizards of Ozz practice Saturday and mixed Blues Jam Sunday. Is this deja vu? Give me something else to do!!
Jun 9 2013 - Busy weekend. Sound man at the salsa Saturday for Bugaloo and just finished mixing at the Sunday Blues Jam..
Jun 7 2013 - The one good thing about a pedifile is they go slow in school zones... LOL
Jun 2 2013 - What does the Native Indian have against snow??? It's white and it's on his land.... Bahaahaaahaaaa!!! :)
Jun 2 2013 - Sound technician at Jamtacular! Sounds smart, right? I guzzled lots of tequila... Good times!
Jun 1 2013 - Do you know what I did last night? I recorded and filmed myself in the studio playing ten songs on the acoustic guitar. Good quality!
Jun 1 2013 - Woke up to sunny delicious day. Getting picked up for Wizards Of Ozz practice tonight. Should be fun!
May 31 2013 - Plans have been cancelled, so I'm free tonight. Full bottle of Sauza, PJ's, money to spend, house to myself.. If you know what to do, come..
May 30 2013 - "A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason." - J.P. Morgan
May 29 2013 - Hung out with my Dad today. Loaded gear, feasted, drank, went out to friends house, Mikael came out to help.. Good times!!
May 27 2013 - Tonight I mixed blues legend Harpdog Brown from Vancouver and Graham Guest. Lots of talented musicians as well.. Come next Sunday or else!..
May 25 2013 - Supposed to mix 2 nights at Fusia Lounge this weekend and both cancelled. One act couldn't pass inspection. Sunday Blues Jam tomorrow folks!
May 23 2013 - Hung with Will Manchuk today and gave him his new 7 song EP I recorded. Good stuff. Will the Thrill sings the hits!
May 21 2013 - Today I went for a long walk, enjoyed the sun and drank a full bottle of tequila! Got the Cheech and Chong vibe going on... :p
May 21 2013 - Monday was sure great! Helped Murray load an organ and then met with Wizards of Ozz for dinner and practice! Got home pretty late!
May 20 2013 - If you must know what I did today... Mixed at Sunday Blues Jam. After went to bonfire party!
May 18 2013 - Doing sound tonight for Latino salsa band. How do I get myself into these things??
May 13 2013 - I feel like all sides trap me against you like thorns, but yet that sweet beautiful flower sits..
May 11 2013 - Going to outdoor music festival at Hayloft Acres..
May 8 2013 - Currently mixing Will Ryan record in the studio. :)
May 5 2013 - Sound man tonight. Get me some tequila now!!
May 4 2013 - Beautiful day outside. Wizards Of Ozz jam tonight.
May 3 2013 - Will Ryan in the studio today. Trying to finish all the tracking on the album so I can start mixing soon... Went to a BBQ.. Played guitar..
May 1 2013 - Thanks to everybody who came out tonight to support Wizards of Ozz. Packed room and mean sound. Can't wait to play another show! Stay tuned.
Apr 30 2013 - Tonight is Sweet Leaf's first show (or should we say Wizards of Ozz). If it works for you, show up to Fusia Lounge.. We play around 9ish...
Apr 28 2013 - Manned the sound board for Sunday Blues Jam at Fusia tonight. Full house!!
Apr 27 2013 - Hello folks! Got good old Sweet Leaf mojo. Practice tonight for gig on Tuesday. Don't worry, I won't bite the head off a bat or anything...
Apr 26 2013 - Just updated Fusion Music site with pictures from the last blues jam.
Apr 26 2013 - Full day studio session with Will Ryan. Nailed one song down and worked on other rhythms. Stayed up all night tweeking video promo masters.
Apr 26 2013 - What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?
Apr 26 2013 - Mixed all day today. Didn't even get a break.
Apr 24 2013 - Mixing in the studio. Kylee came over today to record. Rock on!
Apr 20 2013 - Tomorrow I am going to Fusia Lounge to work sound for the Fusion Sunday Blues Jam. Going to be lots of fun! If you know what to do, come..
Apr 20 2013 - Creating 3-song artist portfolio videos for Fusion students. Pro audio and visual. Cool stage full of colorful lights and talented singers.
Apr 20 2013 - Long day in the studio but tremendous fun. Good to see so many faces and witness great talent in front of me. Shot 6 acts. Good times!!
Apr 20 2013 - Will Ryan in the studio today. Had a great adventure as well. Tomorrow 9 artists are coming over for scheduled video shoot/ audio recording.
Apr 18 2013 - If someone has a hard time trusting you, they aren't your friend regardless. Love's unconditional. Got integrity and happier when you care..
Apr 17 2013 - Sweet Leaf practice tonight. Awww Lord yeah!!
Apr 16 2013 - Oh general, I don't expect you got another one of those, that good Southern tobacco.
Apr 16 2013 - We aren't gonna win this war. We can't win with these lame-brained bastards from West Point. These damn gentlemen! These officers!
Apr 16 2013 - Oh, I realize now baby, your kind of love wasn't true. Oh, I realize now baby, your kind of love won't do... BB King
Apr 16 2013 - Took the dog for a nice long walk today in the beautiful sun.
Apr 16 2013 - Hell is a bad place for naughty elves who don't eat their cereal...
Apr 15 2013 - Did some mixing in the studio.. Nothing too heavy..
Apr 14 2013 - Know what makes me really fucking mad?? Scumbag pigs who trouble needy people without cause. Hell kites burn forever higher in the flames..
Apr 14 2013 - Worked sound board for Fusion Sunday Blues Jam at Fusia Lounge. Really dug the green onion cakes.
Apr 13 2013 - Setting up music equipment and PA at Fusia today!
Apr 12 2013 - Will Ryan recording session today. Went to Colonel Custard and the Stirstick Blues Shuffle's house for a mean BBQ and Bob Marley music..
Apr 11 2013 - Keep the conversation going.
Apr 10 2013 - Fun Sweet Leaf jam. Good hot wings at Caffrey's. Layed down some super dope drum tracks in the studio. I'm just way too busy for you...
Apr 9 2013 - I think there's a virus on my Hotmail because I cannot open my messages. Need me?? There's always other ways: empiromusica@gmail
Apr 8 2013 - Have you cancelled Punjinder yet? 10 minutes to go...
Apr 8 2013 - Jamie Star, lead singer of The Casanova Playboys, Awol and Jamie Stars Storyland
Apr 8 2013 - So now I have to create 6 music artist portfolio's through video production, set design and pro audio recording equipment for best results.
Apr 6 2013 - Sweet Leaf health and safety meeting tonight. Rock N Roll Mcdonalds!
Apr 6 2013 - Ebert gives it two thumbs up!!
Apr 6 2013 - There's a flaw in Twitter. If you've got a lot of friends, they won't let them in. You have to erase and erase as you go to let new ones in.
Apr 5 2013 - Full day studio session with recording artist Will Ryan today!!
Apr 5 2013 - Bizarre Tarantino-style incident occurred - (or act of God - whatever you prefer) and I won't be going to SAIT after all..
Apr 4 2013 - Will Manchuk and I are leaving for Calgary tomorrow to attend Dirty Radio concert at SAIT.
Apr 2 2013 - Ed is picking me up right away for Sweet Leaf practice tonight.
Apr 1 2013 - Good day in the studio with Will Ryan. Three songs are finished for his upcoming album.
Mar 31 2013 - Where's Lady Gaga when you need her?? LOL
Mar 31 2013 - Happy Easter! Give your life to Jesus. Conquer Satan at the foot of the cross. Drink the blood of Christ. I always wanted to say that...
Mar 28 2013 - Studio session today with Will Ryan. Finished 3/4 of a song. Tomorrow Will Ryan again in the morning and the Fusion Blues Band at night.
Mar 27 2013 - Had to cancel last practice because I was under assumption I was leaving town. I never ended up going so I couldn't jam. Tonight we shall...
Mar 27 2013 - I suppose your making plans ahead of me. Go for a drink. Lets go downtown. Hell, hit the field. Don't have much just this bit of heroin..
Mar 26 2013 - I forgot to mention La Roux in my top favorite albums
Mar 24 2013 - I'm going to my birthday party soon. After I am going to waste away in the studio. If you know what to do, come..
Mar 24 2013 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!
Mar 24 2013 - Studio time! Getting ready for some projects in the recording studio. Tonight I worked on a sample tune and spent a couple mixing.
Mar 22 2013 - Bizarre Tarantino-style incident occured - so now I won't be leaving this weekend. Got a house to myself.. Come party with me. Bring booze..
Mar 21 2013 - I'm going out of town for the weekend. Will be back Sunday for my birthday party (March 24). Make sure to give me something good this year..
Mar 20 2013 - Rocked the plains today. After Will Manchuk and I rocked the floor. Black Sabbath tonight and I'm on the prowl. Some hot wings will do..
Mar 19 2013 - Silencio
Mar 16 2013 - The party last night was a blast!! It was held at Axe Productions and who's who in the city was there. A bunch of bands and lots of food!!
Mar 15 2013 - Hey! So my Dad is the President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and tonight is his retirement bash. Going to be lots of fun!!
Mar 15 2013 - It's crazy when you get a full nights sleep and you go to the gym and when you get home you go back to bed and sleep all day and night...
Mar 13 2013 - Met with Will Ryan to help prepare his songs for the studio. Then Will Manchuk came over for a fun jam on the couch. I practice tonight too!
Mar 11 2013 - Love is a rose, but you better not pick it. Only grows when it's on the vine. Handful of thorns and you know you've missed it... Neil Young
Mar 10 2013 - I'm Spartacus!!
Mar 10 2013 - We will most definitely call the group SWEET LEAF but stay tuned for any changes. Runner ups include The Wizard and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath..
Mar 10 2013 - Fellows! Good day today.. Started out with Black Sabbath tribute practice and then headed to Paula Perro DVD release party. Good times!!
Mar 8 2013 - Today I worked at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce helping my Dad out with the recycling program. Had a great time with Logan and Cathy.
Mar 7 2013 - Witness The Casanova Playboys music, pics and video. Listen to the 2006 sophomore masterpiece "Low Noise" here:
Mar 7 2013 - Fusion Music pulled plug on Caffreys this week. Lot of people are gonna be let down. Nothing I can do, so whatever...
Mar 6 2013 - I'm laughing at the superior intellect
Mar 6 2013 - Despite my deep anxiety, frozen detachment and mental sensations, I have to attend a Sabbath practice tonight so it all evens out.
Mar 6 2013 - I really feel numb. Not a panic attack but a very crazy feeling. Like sucking my thumb and wetting my blankets on the floor type of feeling.
Mar 6 2013 - Started day working out the bugs with Will Ryan for his solo album. Proceeded one on one talk with over 130 people.. Now I'm sketched out..
Mar 5 2013 - Jamie Star, lead singer of The Casanova Playboys, Awol and Jamie Stars Storyland
Mar 5 2013 - Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you!
Mar 5 2013 - Acoustic jam with Will the Thrill this lovely afternoon. Should I work out at the gym or make video singles?.. Hmm...
Mar 5 2013 - HE'S HERE!!!..... No toon can resist the ol shave and a haircut trick... Shave and a haircut... Shave and a haircut.... TWO BITS!!!!!
Mar 5 2013 - How come Twitter is off on dates as well? Why does Twitter display media incorrectly? How come Twitter's a slow marketing tool? Just saying!
Mar 3 2013 - I'm looking for a rabbit...
Mar 3 2013 - Great night tonight at Caffreys!! The bands played good. I'll remember tonight for a very long time. This will be the day that I die. Fever!
Mar 3 2013 - My brother is celebrating his 28th birthday today in Vancouver!! Happy Birthday Nathan!!!
Mar 2 2013 - Just heading on out to Black Sabbath rehearsal. Most likely will go to house party/jam after with mama. Wish me luck!
Mar 1 2013 - I am a Jedi ... like my father before me ...
Mar 1 2013 - Did some soul-searching and came to conclusion that Twitter is pretty gay. Who needs to know my life's details? That's what the music's for!
Mar 1 2013 - What's brown and sounds like a bell?? DUNG!!
Feb 28 2013 - Video production mode. Branding Fusion Blues Band concert videos from the last two months. Also creating Sunday Blues Jam video singles. Ya!
Feb 28 2013 - I realize I should not vent my anger on Twitter. I'm constantly frustrated with incompetence I can't control. I repent in dust and ashes.
Feb 26 2013 - Make me breakfast
Feb 25 2013 - Wrote a novel trilogy in 2010 called BIGUS AND TURTLE. Very proud of it. Roll a joint, grab a pop and start reading!
Feb 25 2013 - Hello! So I must confess. Everything's connected in some sort of way. I still want you and now you're gonna have to make me. I love to cook.
Feb 25 2013 - Oh yeah... Who gives a shit about the Oscar's, really??
Feb 25 2013 - The Blues Jam tonight was the tits. Had a lot of fun. Spoke with Will Ryan who's interested in recording an album. Ed wants to jam more too.
Feb 21 2013 - Leaving out of town tomorrow morning for the funeral. I won't be back till Sunday for the Blues Jam. Should be a fucking great time. Come!
Feb 20 2013 - Around the blues, I count by two's..
Feb 18 2013 - My grandpa died
Feb 18 2013 - So my Mom owns a music store and we celebrated the Blues Jam anniversary last night. Here's a page I made for it..
Feb 16 2013 - I love blue raspberry slurpee's! Yummy!!
Feb 16 2013 - Tonight I got a big jam with the Sabbath boys. I'm going to film this one. Should be rallsome. After I might go to a party, we'll see...
Feb 16 2013 - Good day yesterday. Hung out with Will the Thrill and worked out at the gym twice. Ate spaghetti and meatballs and made over 50 audio files!
Feb 15 2013 - Been a great week so far!! Just trying to take over the world a day at a time. If I told you how, I'd be shut down!!
Feb 11 2013 - Happy Monday!! Listen to the full Casanova Playboys "Low Noise" album here:
Feb 10 2013 - Great rehearsal last night with the Sabbath dudes! Watched Rosemary's Baby too... Tonight I'm going to the Sunday Blues Jam at Caffrey's. :)
Feb 9 2013 - The duck goes to the pharmacy and orders his prescription. "How would you like to pay?" The duck replies, "You can put it on my bill"... LOL
Feb 9 2013 - What's the difference between a drug dealer and a hooker??? The hooker can wash her crack and sell it again.... :)
Feb 9 2013 - I'm not that much into computers.. More into music and cool stuff.. but I'm on a mission and I will get my pumpkin pie!
Feb 9 2013 - Been very hard on Twitter lately, but they still won't grant me more followers.. Ugh.. Know what's worse than Twitter?? Windows Moviemaker!!
Feb 9 2013 - I'm Jamie Star from The Casanova Playboys, Awol and Jamie Stars Storyland. Gotta jam tonight and a good day ahead... :)
Feb 8 2013 - Heading to the gym. Working on my 6 pack. :)
Feb 8 2013 - Actually "Reign In Blood" is great for sound quality but "Show No Mercy" is my top Slayer album by far. Best song is "Chemical Warfare".
Feb 7 2013 - Favorite albums: Arcade Fire (Funeral), Slayer (Reign In Blood), Casanova Playboys (Low Noise), Greenday (Dookie), Megadeth (Rust In Peace), Soundgarden (Superunknown), Live (Throwing Copper), Hole (Live Through This), Sabbath (Paranoid), NIN (Downward Spiral), AC/DC (Back In Black), Nirvana (Nevermind), Fleetwood Mac (Tango), Pumpkins (Mellon Collie), Doors (Strange Days), Weezer, Radiohead (In Rainbows), Incubus (Morning View), Candlebox, Air (Talkie Walkie), Metallica, GNR (Appetite), The Rembrandts
Feb 6 2013 - Twitter sucks balls
Feb 6 2013 - Favorite movies: Taxi Driver, Godfather 1& 2, Bad Lieutenant, Mulholland Drive, Pulp Fiction, Spartacus, Clockwork Orange, Schindler's List
Feb 6 2013 - Just watched The Omen. Pretty scary. Makes the Exorcist look like a Simpsons episode.
Feb 6 2013 - Good morning you funny little people!! I'm heading to the gym. Gonna run my ass off. It's going to be an awesome day!!
Feb 5 2013 - Grapevine in the soda muff.. What's funnier? Salt water pecker Jew or apple pie possum pygmy... Email me. :)
Feb 2 2013 - Just jammed with a bunch of guys who wanna do a Black Sabbath tribute... Loads of fun!! I'm playing Ozzy and bass.. Got a show in March!!
Feb 2 2013 - Great show! Great night! The highlight was when the brothers sang "Rock with you". Lots of Michael Jackson tributes as well. Good vibes..
Jan 31 2013 - Tomorrow night I am going to see the Jackson brothers perform at the Shaw Conference Center (Chamber Ball). Going to be fantastic. :)
Jan 30 2013 - What is this? 2001 space fucking odyssey? What a crumb of shit Twitter is...
Jan 30 2013 - Twitter still sucks
Jan 30 2013 - Fuck you Twitter! I'm a media whore. I'm supposed to have many! Can't add my own followers? Ashton Kutcher wants to be my friend Goddamit!
Jan 29 2013 - Listen to The Casanova Playboys debut album "Ladies and Gentlemen" I recorded back in 2004.. Enjoy!!
Jan 28 2013 - Erm, I managed to get three new projects/bands for the studio coming up this month! Yay for me!! Lines off the mixer!!!
Jan 28 2013 - Twitter sucks balls
Jan 28 2013 - Little Miss Muffet, sat on a tuffet....... Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!
Jan 28 2013 - Twitter is so lame.. Double dog dare you to email me: Nidus25@hotmail.com
I just got home from the bar. Read my story!!
Jan 27 2013 - FAWK, I'm sucking on sour soothers and a slurpee.. Tomorrow I set up gear for Blues Jam at Caffreys. If you know what to do, come.. Ha! :p
Jan 25 2013 - RUN 2,3,4 RUN 2,3,4.... It's friday and happening!! Soak yourself in the 2006 Casanova Playboys Low Noise record.. Yah!
Jan 25 2013 - Watch the Smurfs. Crack a beer. Too bad if you work. View The Casanova Playboys on Youtube...
Jan 25 2013 - The Casanova Playboys sexy lead singer Jamie Star
Jan 25 2013 - This type of thing (Twitter) is poison for the mind. Do you really think people have time to go through this shit and actually care? Ha!
Jan 25 2013 - I have a hard on for The Casanova Playboys!!
Jan 25 2013 - Remember Snively from Yogi Bear's Christmas?? Hahahaha...
Jan 25 2013 - Wow, this is fuckin stupid... If I knew it was this easy I would have done this years ago....
Jan 25 2013 - I can't help but feel that I may stick to email from now on...
Monday, October 1, 2012
THE CASANOVA PLAYBOYS
Jamie Salloum - Vocals
Joshua Parrett - Guitar
Will Manchuk - Keys
Mitch Miller - Bass
Zack Yerxa - Drums
Listen to full albums recorded by Jamie Salloum over the years!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
All of Jamie Salloum's performances in alphabetical order:
Winter Wail (Edmonton) - Nidus, Sonar, Audience Of One, Dayz Wage, HAND, Peachy Joes Ice Cream Surprise
Queen Alexandra (Edmonton) - Nidus
Wagner Night of Noise (Edmonton) - Nidus, Adhesive Fire, Special Guest, No Way Out, Carrion Honey, Axiom
Ban the Show (Edmonton) - Nidus, Axiom, Blameless
Higher Skies (Vermillion) - Awol, Blameless, Dayz Wage
Punk Rock Cafe (Edmonton) - Awol, Special Guest, 2 Days Apart, Blameless, Strength In Solitude
Tulliby Lake Hall (Tulliby Lake) - Awol, Sacredera
Mud Hut (Edmonton) - Awol, Blameless, Sacredera
Rage of Page (Edmonton) - Awol, MI5, Smoking Monkey, Lime, Paradigm Shift, LSD, Moshmellow
Cracker Feend Show (Edmonton) - Awol, Chick Maggot, Strength In Solitude, LSD, Sacredera, MI5, Blameless, Seven
House of Squeak (Edmonton) - Awol, Free Beer, Blameless
Amy's Basement (Edmonton) - Awol, Blameless, Strength In Solitude, Chick Maggot, Free Beer
Matt's Basement (Edmonton) - Awol, Chick Maggot
Hazeldean Hall (Edmonton) - Awol, Smoking Monkey, Paradigm Shift
Expose Yourself (Edmonton) - Awol, Woodabeen, Unit 46, Chonp, Elixir, No Regard, Small Potatoes
Dinwoodie Lounge (Edmonton) - Awol, Lime, 13th Floor, Carpet
Axe Music (Edmonton) - Awol
Bonnie Doon Hall (Edmonton) - Free Beer, Wednesday Night Heroes, Wrekdefy, Runic, The Money Shots, In Articulo Mortis
Fulton Hall (Edmonton) - Free Beer, Sith, Redeem, Death By Dawn, Runic, The Reason
Mud Hut (Edmonton) - Awol, Blameless, Jonny Retail
Mcnally BOB (Edmonton) - Awol, Broken Angel, Borx, Exit 303, Smoking Monkey, Sub-vert, Sweet Leaf, 427, The Committed Jock Straps, Paradigm Shift
Bonnie Doon Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Runic, The Borderguards, Day After Tomorrow, Quarter Life Crisis, Redeem
Bonnie Doon Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Wrekdefy, Wednesday Night Heroes, Death By Dawn, Runic, Down For The Count
Orange Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Redeem, Sacredera, Runic, The Committed Jock Straps
Orange Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Death By Dawn, Runic, Anti-Disism, Redeem, Ten Day Trip
Bonnie Doon Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, The Cleats, The Cursed, The Brewtals, Wrekdefy
It Does Fest (Edmonton) - Awol, Gi Jill, Timeless, Borx, Teri's Parasite, Paradigm Shift
House of Squeak (Edmonton) - Awol, Gi Jill, The Opposed, Blameless, Borx
Night of Noise (Edmonton) - Awol, Paradigm Shift, The Reason, Blameless, The Committed Jock Straps
Forest Heights Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Riot Nrrds, Runic, Down For The Count, The Dirtbags, The Cursed, Anal Rockets
Eastwood Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Affront, Generation Condemned, The Krooks, Full White Drag
Wainwright Festival (Wainwright) - Awol, Prism, Nazareth
Mcnally BOB (Edmonton) - Awol, Broken Angel, Sallys Crackers, Paradigm Shift, Exit 303
Spruce Ave Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Blacklisted, The Transylvanians, The Dirtbags, Fetus Eating Assholes, The Franklins
Spruce Ave Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, The Transylvanians, The Open Wounds, The Franklins
Queen Alexandra Hall (Edmonton) - The Opposed, Small Fortune, The Brewkowskis, Metallica, Fractal Pattern
Rage of Page (Edmonton) - The Opposed
Camrose Hall (Camrose) - The Opposed, The Luddites
St Teresas (Edmonton) - The Opposed, The Morellos
Rendezvous Pub (Edmonton) - Awol, Rosetta Stone, Hidden
Shark Tank (Edmonton) - The Opposed
Reds (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, At Arms Length
Cook County Saloon (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
Elena's House (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
A Channel (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
Reds (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Stereotherapy, At Arms Length
Livewire (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
Millwoods Stock (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Warriors, LSD
Reds (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Uncle Outrage, Lost Action Heroes, The Phi Effect, Portal, Chick Maggot, At Arms Length, Difinity, Sierra, Stereotherapy
Railway Club Shindig (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys, The Rub, Foster Kare
Media Club (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys, The No No Spots, Automatic Fancy, Channels 3X4
Colchester Hall (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Awol
Maple Ridge Fest (Maple Ridge) - The Casanova Playboys
Media Club (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys, Les Seantistes, Cody Westman, The Late BP Helium, 9 MM Love Songs, James Husband
Wunderbar (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
The Fox (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, 9 MM Love Songs, North Of Shorty
Athabasca Fest (Athabasca) - The Casanova Playboys
Vegreville Pub (Vegreville) - The Casanova Playboys
The Roxy (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys, Jeff Johnson
Media Club Summerfest (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys
The Underground (Calgary) - The Casanova Playboys
Buds (Saskatoon) - The Casanova Playboys
Savoy (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, The Omega Theory
Urban Lounge (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, The Omega Theory
RKM Music (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys
The Piccadilly (Vancouver) - The Casanova Playboys, My Fatal Pride, Marble Rye
New City (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Electric Six, The Rubber Maids
Starlite Room (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, The Fabulous Bee Feeders, Red Ram
Cowboys (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Red Ram
New City (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Kelly and the Kelly Girls, Michelle Boudreau
Velvet Underground (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Oh Four What
Shaw Theatre (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Brandon Paris Band
Velvet Underground (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Cockatoo
Tequila (Calgary) - The Casanova Playboys, Down
The Stetson (Calgary) - The Casanova Playboys
The Sidetrack (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Tarada Hills
The Sidetrack (Edmonton) - The Casanova Playboys, Jimmy Swift Band
Bellerose (St Albert) - The Casanova Playboys, Radio For Help
The Dungeon (Edmonton) - Jamie Stars Storyland, Chimes, Cause Of Pain, Corrupted Fundamentals, Lucky And Stoned
The Distillery (Calgary) - Jamie Stars Storyland, Passing Clouds, Tired Skies
Railway Club (Vancouver) - Jamie Stars Storyland, Kicked Off The Farm, Passing Clouds
Not to mention all the Chick Maggot and Borx shows, performances at school, countless open stages, parties, millions of jams and recording sessions.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
For a band name like Awol, you would expect brains in a blender. The question is, what are you going to say, really? Soldier runs away. Can't find an escape. Alas, there is Jamie Star. The only one who can make the word national sound like a swear word. But let's start at the beginning.
In late 1997, fourteen year old Jamie Salloum eagerly desired to enter a province-wide battle of the bands. He recruited his younger brother Nathan and friend Zack Yerxa. The boys called the group Nidus and rehearsed the songs endlessly. With enough luck, they managed to receive the first place prize out of twenty aspiring bands, winning recording time at Powersound studios. Ironically, Nidus was the youngest act in the competition.
The champions recorded the winning single "Rotten" and the band was officially born with all rites of passage. In the next year and a half, the group formulated an intense metal sound and played show after show. By the summer of 1999, Nidus changed the name to Awol. Jamie was popular in the city music scene recording bands, putting on shows and other fun musical endeavours.
The first bootleg demo "Rednecks Have No Fun" was released in October 1999 at Punk Rock Cafe for $5 a copy. The show featured bands like local legends Special Guest and Strength in Solitude. At this time, Awol was asked to play more shows and grew popular in the underground music scene. Jamie acted crazy on stage, letting out unpredictable screams and sounds that showered you with laugh after laugh. The intense live shows and bursting energy created a buzz in the streets.
In March 2000, Awol flew to Vancouver to record the first self-titled album with Jonathan Fluevog at Vogville recording. The studio sessions challenged the youngsters but they prevailed on producing some great classics like "The Mainstream Sucks" "Uncle Sam" and "It Could Be Worse". High School continued on and Awol morphed into the halls handing out flyers to the shows. Postering and practicing, writing and recording. Some of the coolest local bands made way into Jamie's Basement.
The summer was ripe, exciting and full of shows. In September 2000, Awol recorded the first batch of songs to be sent to record producer Jonathan Fluevog. Awol spent many hours in the studio writing and producing different styles and genres. The goal was to make a mega commercial album that could not fail. By the end of the year, Awol won first place at the Mcnally Battle of the Bands. Mitch Miller had joined the group as the second guitar for a more heavier sound.
Jamie immersed himself even more in the scene and as a result, more opportunities came for the band. In May 2001, Mitch quit and was replaced by Adam Thompson. Awol continued to write and record, sending the music to Jonathan in the off time when there wasn't a gig. Jamie graduated high school and Awol played a few out of town gigs here and there.
Adam quit the band and moved on with his life. Jamie had to find a job and continue various projects on his own. Zack quit high school to work at a radio station. Nathan continued school and wrote his own material. The last batch cleverly titled "Um Ya" was recorded in 2002. Jamie recorded bands for money and played drums for Chick Maggot and The Opposed. He also produced his angst side project called The Footnotes.
After a failed relationship in early 2004, Jamie decided to reunite Awol once again. They played a reunion show and proceeded plans on recording "Ladies and Gentlemen" at Grandmother Sound. The band decided to change the name again to The Casanova Playboys. The young starlings flew to Vancouver and mixed "Ladies and Gentlemen" with Jonathan. The tracks were sent after to Colorado to be mastered by Dominick Maita at Airshow. The sound of the album exceeded all expectations from everybody and the skies looked very promising.
The Casanova Playboys had to think big from the start. Zack called his long time friend Williem Manchuk to play keyboards. There was an instant connection. Soon after, Cody Nouta responded to an ad to play lead guitar. The group started jamming regularily. Radio interviews, industry shows, fundraisers and media response followed. The Casanova Playboys moved to Vancouver in September 2004, except Nathan. Cody left after a couple days. The band was forced to replace the entire front line.
Jonathan hooked up a promising guitar player named Joshua Parrett. Jamie, Will and Zack lived in a shabby house in East Vancouver, jamming in the basement every night, recording at Vogville during the day and meeting industry contacts at the clubs. Played with The No No Spots at the Media Club and The Rub at the Railway. Things seemed to be going right for The Casanova Playboys, other than they were running out of money fast. Drum techs and assistants are expensive in the recording realm.
A proposed performance with the Scissor Sisters hung on the fridge. Zack left back to Edmonton to pursue a music director job. Jamie and Will moved back home leaving Josh behind. The band went on hiatus for a while but reunited on talks of recording a record. "Low Noise" was to be completed long distance fashion. Jamie Star flew back and forth week after week tracking vocals. The album was a work in progress and took considerable time to finish.
By the end of 2005, production was coming to a close and Fluevog mixed the album, sending the songs to Sterling Sound in New York City to be mastered by Ted Jensen. Finally, a rock solid album. The Casanova Playboys found the pot of gold waiting for them. In the spring of 2006, Josh moved to Edmonton and Mitch came back to play bass. The fivesome played constantly, performed constantly and promoted constantly.
Once again, the group was on fire playing every week all over Canada with bands like Electric Six, Jeff Johnson and Kelly and the Kelly girls. The Casanova Playboys were respectively named Band of the Month at the local rock station and other various pop stations around the country received the single "Burlesque". The audience loved the band's fresh live sound and the path seemed clear until the band collapsed on its own. Personal problems got in the way of the business.
The band released "Low Noise" at the CD release party in January 2007. Within a couple of weeks, the band broke up and shows were cancelled. More coming business, touring opportunities and distribution proposition was axed. Zack decided to move back to Vancouver and Josh followed him after. Jamie, Will and Mitch continued with their lives apart from eachother. Jamie spent all of his time in the studio recording electro pop music and growing without his band.
His music and soul all of the sudden was trapped in a memory. Nobody can say what it feels like to lose something so dear and precious until you lose yourself. From there, many voids need to be filled. With that said, Jamie started his new band called Jamie Stars Storyland and produced "Emergency" in 2007. He went back into the Hotel business, spending a couple years working with many different people in many different situations.
Soon enough, reality started drowning the young singer. In 2009, Jamie started promoting Casanova again. That led to more guitar playing and Jamie assembled an amazing catalogue of acoustic songs. 2011 brought Mitch Magic back again in town, forming a heavy trio with Cockatoo drummer Dave Rebus. Although it only lasted half a year, Jamie Stars Storyland released a great video of the tour. In 2012, Jamie released "B Sides", unreleased tunes from 2007.
Jamie Star, the musical prince of prose. Keep a look out. He may come to your town one day if somebody will get off their behind and actually fund amazing bands. That would be a great start. More to come!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
I find it useful to state the obvious. What's to possibly add about Jamie Stars Storyland "B Sides", a new 2012 release, other than the songs do not match the "B sides" criteria. What we hear are deep, fresh sounds merging catchy melodies and shocking twists. Jamie Stars Storyland second disc titled "B Sides" conquers supreme in the amazing category. Although emancipated in June 2012, "B Sides" are "Emergency" leftovers from 2007 after Jamie's band The Casanova Playboys broke up. In a time of open wounds, Jamie Star produced thirty songs in the recording studio and the debut "Emergency" was born. Now to the truth. Ironically, the anticipated second album "B Sides" is only better. I guess it's good to save the best for last. Under promise and over deliver. "Echelons" stands proud as the album focal and "Be Good" buzzes raw feel good indie-rock meets space ship adventures. "Alone", a poignant ballad shines like castles in the air and "Loud Aquarium" is exciting, arena rock insanity. If you're up for surprises and love colorful, interesting music, Jamie Stars Storyland new album "B Sides" is for you.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"Emergency" is pure happening musical genius encounters period. I may have had a little wine but the energy still miraculously coincides with the music, a major plus in the world of den listeners. Breathtaking vocals, distinct melodies, explosive sounds, unpredictable occurrences surrounds electro-pop group Jamie Stars Storyland first album "Emergency". I have been asking deep questions lately. I don't care if you're just coming off the boat, "Emergency" is a must hear! I'd plug it in right now and get your boost for the day. Jamie Stars Storyland "Emergency" recorded in 2007 is full of powerful emotions, incredible, romantic singing and hook after hook of electronic beats, buzzy synths and counter melodies. "When it's Over" is by far the best song on the record and "Scepter" comes close as far as presence. "Can You Relate Now?" invokes great energy and "Kaliedo" is exciting and fast rock n roll leaving you thirsty for more. "Juicer", a frantic rave thriller ripping your insides from the start takes you on a 'dance revolution' kind of good time, so don't lie to yourself. It may take a little time to settle after you hear this album. It will leave you with a burning desire to live life again or throw it all in the garbage. It is fully up to you so in closing, Jamie Star takes us on a journey via ambient, colorful keyboards, deep lyrics and screaming guitars.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Impressionistic, a futuristic sound that embodies melody and drive. Or maybe I'm not on the right mood at the moment. Still, this is an answer to those people who have lost the feeling of danger and darkness in electronic pop rock, because this band is truly beyond light. Far beyond. Call it Teen Wolf meets an old school basketball game for Sega if you will. Characteristic vocals are what it takes to make one stand out alone. You've got that going on. I like the electronic edge. Well done. I'm feeling a little Depeche Mode that's been taken out of the oven too soon. Great wall of synths. Reminds me of the 80's mixed with Transylvania. Almost like a vintage video game soundtrack.