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YOUNG AND SEXY

THE ARC
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Young And Sexy return with their


fourth studio album, The Arc. Eleven
new songs that wield the rare gift of
both artful experimentation and strong
melodic invention.
youngandsexy.org
myspace.com/yands
LP is pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and
includes a digital download coupon.
www.youngandsexy.org
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The Pack A.D.
March 1, 2008
The Railway Club, Vancouver BC
Photo Adam P.W. Smith www.adampwsmith.com

free! vol. 4, no. 2 (aka issue #9!) summer 08


07 Nardwuar versus Feist! 30 Retail Profile: Torontos Soundscape!
09 Immaculate Machines Euro Blog! 31 Venue Profile: Torontos Drake Hotel!
12 Vancougars SXSW Top Ten! 34 A Young and Sexy Party Game Comic!
15 Nardwuar versus Iggy Pop! 36 An Immaculate Machine Tour Comic!
18 Dear Shane! 38 Indie Retailers Map Canada!
19 A Carolyn Mark Tour Story! 40 Indie Retailers Map USA!
23 Mint Family BBQ Recipes! 42 A Mint Discography!
26 Our Practice Space! 44 A Select Mint Discography in Colour!
28 The Pack A.D. SXSW Pics! 46 Happy Bats DVD Reviews!
29 The Pack A.D. Deathstar Tour Story!

Cover: Vancougar by Mitch Clem www.mitchclem.com

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NARDWUAR: Who are you? too. things is that you can't get too attached to
FEIST: I am Feist. So how did that feel, turning around and the microphone. You have to do a lot of
Feist, tell me, is it true that you are looking and did you look at Justine from miming. You have to do a lot of physical
responsible for making Justine from Elastica? Like, her underwear? And I hyping. You've gotta leave the mic to the
Elastica show her underwear in public? think it actually fell down a bit too, didn't person who has the voice box, the person
I'm probably one of the few people who can it? who's there to deliver their message. Peaches
claim they've done that, yes. I think there was not very much Elastica in being that person. So a lot of the time I
Could you please explain the situation? the elastic of her elasticated thong. would purposely take the cable out of my
How did you, Feist, force Justine from Leslie from the band Fei... microphone and then do the hyping with-
Elastica to show her underwear in public ...st. out any microphone, but with the prop
on stage? Feist, what was your role exactly in microphone. Leave the talking to the
I was not there when she bought the jeans. Peaches? Like, were you the hype-man? woman who's there to deliver the goods.
It was not my choice that she buy jeans that Were you the hype-man? Feist, do you remember doing a gig with
were so low-slung, but I was there when she If I had had an enormous clock I wear Da Bloody Gashes?
was gyrating around wearing a WWF-style around my neck that's the sort of character I No.
metal wrestling belt that was up on her would have been playing. I was the represen- This is a gig that Peaches played with Da
waist and her jeans were down a little bit tative of the audience on stage. I was there to Bloody Gashes and what I wanted to ask
lower. And then all of a sudden there was sympathize with them and to have them you about is nudity and rock 'n' roll. I
thong. There was thong! sympathize with me as kind of wide-eyed understand they were opening for
And this is when you were playing with oh-my-God-what's-happening and yet some- Peaches, they got nude and then you guys
Peaches. how getting with it. That's what any audi- decided "Wow! Do we need to get nude?"
Yeah! Actually, that show was a Daddy ence member would do if they got up on the When is nudity necessary in rock 'n' roll?
Szigeti/Feist duo bill. We did a cross-Canada stage with Peaches. They'd wanna be game, Oh, I see! It's slowly coming back to me!
tour where we shared a band featuring The they'd wanna be in it, but they'd also be a There were a lot of hijinx at those early gigs.
World Provider, who I know that you've little shocked. I was like a sympathetic figure Those art gallery, underground, after-hours
recently done an interview with, who is to draw people in and keep them more gigs.
playing tonight as well in Vancouver. It was unaware. And then once they were in, Let me just set the stage. So Da Bloody
our homecoming show at the Ted's down- Peaches could do the double one-two punch. Gashes are up there, they kind of get
stairs/Collision/Wrecking Yard/whatever. Now Feist, I was wondering what are the naked and you're in the audience with
Peaches and Gonzales were in town too and recommendations to the people out there Peaches and you think, "Hmm, do we get
Illustration by Mitch Clem!

they crashed the party. They basically literal- who want to be the hype-man or hype- naked for the show? 'Cause if we get
ly just showed up and did some songs with woman? What do you say? Like during naked for this show then everybody will
us and then three hours after that it turned Peaches you'll be like, "What's up, want us to get naked for every show we
into a smorgasbord. Peaches, Gonzales, Peaches?" What are the words you use to do!"
Taylor Savvy, Feist, Bitch Lap-Lap and be a good frontperson hype-person?
Elastica were in town so they got in on it, Well, I think that one of the most important CONTINUED ON PAGE 32

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Jan 11 Barcelona, Spain
Jan 12 Madrid, Spain
Jan 15 Liege, Belgium
Jan 16 Hamburg, Germany
Jan 17 Berlin, Germany
Jan 18 Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 19 Nurnberg, Germany
Jan 20 Mannheim, Germany
Jan 21 Prague, Czech Republic
Jan 22 Zurich, Switzerland
Jan 23 Dudingen, Switzerland
Jan 24 Rorschach, Switzerland
Jan 25 Innsbruck, Austria

Euro Blog!
Barcelona!

Immaculate Machines

W hen we arrived in Barcelona January


10, I was still sick from a flu I had
suffered the past few days. We went out for
took the four of us for dinner at 9:30 and we
arrived at the club for soundcheck around
midnight. Forgive the detailed timeline here,
and the opening
band, Wild Honey,
was great.
some food and drinks with Lukes friend but I just found it really striking how late
Carlos. Carlos was a little weirded out that they did everything. The show was awesome. We had a day off following our Madrid
we wanted to eat supper so early, it was only Tons of people showed up to see us, some show. That almost never happens on tour
8:30pm! So the Spanish eat late, that was from as far away as Sweden. (We will make and if it does, it is usually in the worst city
our first lesson. In fact, it was a bit of an it to Scandinavia soon, we promise.) We possible, so we were glad. We went to the
issue even finding a restaurant that was practiced our basic, drunken Spanish and Prado art gallery then met up with Wild
open before 9pm. Isnt that odd? Anyway, went to bed feeling like stars at 5am. Honey for tapas. Good times. Do all
we all had a great time but after one drink I Spanish people have a hard time with
could no longer remain conscious so I went Martin and I got up early to see another of English words ending in gn? Because in
back to our hotel to sleep. Gaudis creations, Parc Guell, and were really Barcelona, this record company guy kept
glad we did. It is spectacular. The four of us saying that he was singing bands or that a
The next morning, I felt healed by had breakfast and said goodbye to our pro- band had already singed. And then in
Barcelonas balmy climate. The suns rays moter/host and got on the train to Madrid. Madrid, the Wild Honey people said for-
warmed us as we walked around town in Madrids aesthetic motif is compleeeetely dif- eign as though it was pronounced
our t-shirts. We saw the Poble Espaol, a ferent from Barcelonas. Instead of quirky foringe. So we ended up talking a lot

Canadian Tuxedo CD/LP pedestrian area where they have recreated


the old Spanish village kind of vibe. We
and relaxed, you get glorious and powerful. I
guess that is where all the pillaged Aztec gold
about foringe people and foringers. We did-
nt correct them, does that make us bad

out July 8
touched the Mediterranean Sea. We stared went. The show in Madrid helped keep us people?
up at Gaudis Sagrada Familia (look it up if modest. We played to an intimate crowd,
you dont already know it). Then we went especially compared to the night before. It We were loving the pace of the tour: lots of
www.vancougar.ca back to our hotel to meet our tour compan- was still a good time, though, the 40-50 peo- time off, no vehicle to worry about and nice
ion and merch guy, Martin. The promoter ple who were there were very enthusiastic climate. Unfortunately, it was not to last.
www.myspace.com/vancougar
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Brooke in Barcelona
eating the most sour
orange he has ever
tasted
Rothenberg auf der Tauber

Prado Art Gallery, Madrid


Yes, she is spraying breast
Switzerland... Absinthe! milk into Kathryns mouth

We flew to Germany to pick up our van squeaky. Welcome to Germany. Or: Your with everywhere on the trip. The hospitality Luke and Martin both swear off drinking Europe is that the words old, beautiful, for you! Innsbruck is a nice enough town.
and gear. The GPS system was in German set was very good but I did not like the for bands in Europe cannot even be com- for a while. Which ends up being about 4 grand and the like lose all their meaning. The club was small and dank and the sound
and got us really lost for a long time. It was cover song, you do not deserve to play that pared to the pathetic attempts that pass as hours. We drive to Prague. Okay okay, everything is old and beautiful! system left something to be desired, but the
dark and cold and there were no tapas to be cover song. Thank you very much. We hospitality here. Everywhere we went, we It may get tiresome in description but crowd was nice. We drank and chatted and
found, we were a little testy at this point. were trying to figure out if it was a lan- were greeted with snacks and drinks. Sound Prague was beautiful. We watched the somehow it stays impressive when you are had a great time. We said goodbye to ol
However, we eventually figured out the guage barrier or a cultural thing. Hard to techs were nice, which is rare in N. changing of the guards at some castle or actually there. Zurich was... old and beauti- Martin, our tour companion and merch
GPS navigation, switched it to English and say, really. America. Food was delicious, bountiful and other. It is always some castle or other. We ful. We played at a restaurant/venue with a guy, in Innsbruck, where he is staying with
named it Dotty. We are very grateful for free. Hotels were clean and included break- drove around and gawked at the nice old view of the lake. It was awesome. We his relatives. It was a little sad. You really get
Dottys helpful guidance. When we arrived in Frankfurt the next day, fasts and the other little things at no charge. buildings then went to the venue. We were thought at first that people hated us used to being around someone when they
we went straight to a pub for some apfel- It was like we were... valued. Very different playing at a club on the university campus, because they were dead silent the whole are on tour with you. You share all kinds of
Our show in Belgium was fun. Everything wein (apple wine). It was served with min- from the attitude toward musicians where which, in contrast to the city of Prague, is time, but by the end of our set they were running gags and inside jokes and every-
about Belgium is so nice and quaint. They eral water, its weird, they drink all their we are from. the ugliest university campus I have ever going crazy for an encore. The Swiss reserve thing about them becomes soothingly famil-
have waffles in vending machines on the booze mixed with water or soda pop seen in my life. Our tour itinerary from the cannot be underestimated I guess. iar. Martin and I were really good friends 20
street, chocolate ones too! Now that is a (which they call lemonade). Luke asked for Well, there is that rant! But it had to be agency listed the opening band as Tower of years ago and it was fantastic to have the
fantasy land, that is definitely the country I the herring and the waitress said, No I said. North America really sucks in some Dudes and we had spent the last few days After Zurich was Dudingen, a small town chance to spend the quality time together
would have designed as an 8-year old. think you should have something local to ways. jokingly speculating what this band could no one has heard of, even in Switzerland. It again. Anyway, off to Munich for a day off
our region... I will get you the potatoes possibly be like based on their weird name. is tiny. And to be completely accurate, the then a flight home.
On to Germany. In Hamburg we opened with sauce. That was funny and maybe Next day, next stop in quaint old town. We assumed first of all that there must be club was not even in Dudingen. It was in
for a Danish band called The Figurines. served to illustrate a point from the night This time, we took our break in Bad an overwhelming language barrier for them the countryside, in between a few pastures We arrived in Munich in high spirits. The
There are really cool Scandinavian-sound- before. The show in Frankfurt was awe- Wimpfen. We climbed to the top of the to have chosen that name. And of course and a lake (its all about the lakes with tour went so well! We met up with our
ing prog-pop stuff. It was a nice show. We some. The small room was crammed with Blauer Tower and were rewarded with a some big eastern European moustaches them). We strolled, we ate, we played to nomadic friend Liz again and booked our-
walked around Hamburg in the morning people. We were the only band so we beautiful view that could have been from seemed fitting. Actually, I kind of pictured another reserved Swiss crowd, we drank selves into a nice hotel. Food and oversized
and laughed really hard when we saw the played for an hour and a half or so. We 500 years ago. I think it is healthy to see all them to be 5 olympic wrestlers in those absinthe and we went back to our hotel. beers were our two orders of business, so we
Hamburger Bank. I mean, I know it were getting to the point in the tour by these cute countryside places in between one-piece wrestling costumes who would The absinthe we had was not the proper went to an awesome restaurant called Prinz
makes perfect sense: the bank for the people then where we know the songs again with- rock clubs every night. In Mannheim, we twirl their moustaches and adjust their stuff, but was a pretty god approximation. Nishkyn or something like that that I found
who live in Hamburg, but come, the out thinking and we have settled into a set were double booked with a Big Band and crotches in between songs. We also had a We sure giggled a lot. on happycow.com, then headed to the
Hamburger Bank?!? Yes, I would like to list that works well. I cant wait to play in came out on the losing side so we ended up feeling there might be a firehose involved. Hofbrauhaus. The Hofbrauhaus is a very
make a big withdrawal today. I am feeling Frankfurt again. playing in a cafe instead of a proper venue. However, our hunches betrayed us and, The following day we played in Rorschach, famous beerhall filled mainly with tourists.
very hungry. Could I have that in large veg- Everyone was so nice though, and the food small as the world is, they ended up being Switzerland. The venue was apparently a There are probably 2000 seats and it was
gie burgers, please? On the road to Nurnberg, we stopped in was so good, that it didnt faze us. The audi- from Victoria. The show was amazing. converted strip club but it looked more like jam-packed. You can hear loud Australian
one of a zillion cute old German towns. ence packed themselves into the cafe and we Tower of Dudes had hilarious songs like a banquet hall. It was one of the nicer look- accents and various national anthems being
Anyway, we also played with the Figurines This particular one was Rothenberg auf der had a great show. In a way, I am surprised Dude! Man! I cant wait for junior high ing venues we have had the pleasure of sung at the tops of voices. An oompah band
the next night in Berlin. We walked around Tauber. Everything was beautiful and well how well-received we were. People seem so school, man! The audience was wonderful playing. The crowd here changed our in lederhosen and silly hats plays great tradi-
and saw some sites. Our friend Liz met up over a million years old. At least compared excited compared to audiences here. Luke and on their insistence we went way past minds a little about the Swiss. They had a tional music. We squeezed in at a table with
with us. We went out for drinks after the to Canadian buildings. The meat-eaters ate and Martin really got into the spirit of the clubs curfew. Like Czech money, Czech great time and so did we. some Germans and Americans and ordered
show and discussed German frankness. In massive sausages for lunch and Kathryn things and ended up sleeping on the couch people are colourful and interesting. ourselves each a litre of beer to start. Over
general, Germans seem to feel that it is and I had salads. That night our show was in the venue while Kathryn, Liz and I We headed into Austria for our last show of the course of the night, it occurred to us
their duty or right to tell you exactly how with a local band that advertised them- enjoyed the spacious hotel. We left Prague without our travel compan- the tour. The mountains dominate the that we need to write an album of Canadian
they feel about something in a way that selves as Hungarian, sneaky devils... They ion, Liz. She had the luxury of hanging landscape. On all sides are the majestic drinking songs!
Canadians maybe dont. Exhibit A, some- were good, upbeat gypsy music. The The next morning, Liz steps in Martins around the wonderful city for a few more snow-capped Alps. Oddly, there was almost
one at a show says to Kathryn: Hello, I woman running the club offered to do our vomit on the way back to the venue to pick days. The remaining four headed to no snow anywhere else in Europe. I mean, Our sleep that night was too short and the
must say your singing voice is very nice but laundry for us, which really won us all over. the party boys up. Then Martin pukes on Switzerland for our show in Zurich. The it is January, you would think you could flight was predictably horrible, but then we
your speaking voice is very high and Thank you! We were also very well fed, as Kathryns bag of clean laundry in the van. problem with writing a tour diary about expect a little snow. That is global warming were home. The end.

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10. The Weather So obviously we were industry people, 68 950 members of the media, and 1400 or
excited to be sent down to Austin to enjoy all the things SXSW so innocent music fans all converging in a ten-block area to
has to offer, but we were probably even more excited to get into drink 943 275 lime margaritas. That's what walking up the
our bikinis and jump in the hotel pool! Alas, it wasn't quite as main artery of 6th St. felt like on Thursday night at 11pm.
hot as we had hoped, not to mention that the hotel pool wasn't Now imagine what Saturday night must've been like. Eden and
heated (it's supposed to be so hot there they don't usually need I ended up spending that night in our cozy hotel beds watching
ridiculous things like pool heaters), so we ended up only taking Grease 2 and America's Next Top Dance Crew while Becca and
one quick dip. Either way, it sure was nice to walk around in Megan were pulling teenagers out of car wrecks. No joke.
the sunshine for a change. And speaking of which, Mint had the Megan's got a hole in her new jeans to prove it. 4. Things
brilliant idea to help us market ourselves by ordering Vancougar We Learned About Austin They're obsessed
sunglasses for us to give away. They flew like hotcakes! Hot boys with bats there. A slew (what's a group of bats called again?) of
all over America are wearing our band name! YES! 9. Frito them fly out at sundown every night from beneath a bridge and
Pies Found only at Beerland, one of the only bars that boy- boatloads of tourists float around waiting to take pictures. They
cotts SXSW by not signing up as an official venue, yet capital- also really like armadillos. I bought a stuffed one for my room-
izes on the influx of rock n' roll bands coming to town by book- mate. Not a dead stuffed one, sickos, a toy plush one! Mmmm,
ing them for unofficial shows. A Frito Pie is simply a master- they have real Mexican food there. Well, okay, Mexican- Becca & her Frito Pie @ Beerland
piece of American junk food: they cut open a bag of Fritos, American. We ate some of that deliciousity the day we left
throw in a dollop of veggie chili (probably canned), a sprinkle of (finally!). We've said it before and we'll say it again: you just
cheddar cheese (probably processed), and a smattering of sour can't get that here! We're talking tortillas de maiz, that pickled
cream and jalapenos. Insert plastic spoon and eat. Best part? No salsa with the cactus, aguacate, runny eggs, frijoles and a
charge. Worst part? Having to go back to your hotel room and Mexican soap opera playing on the TV. 3. Random
curl up in a little ball until the Pepto kicks in. 8. Aging Brilliance Discovered My favourite part of the
Pop Stars The chances of catching one in action at some whole weekend was a 15 minute set by a band called Black
point are pretty high. A recent dance party obsession with Hall Diamond Heavies. I had no idea who they were, I just hap-
& Oates led me to venture out on my own to see Daryl Hall pened to be there by accident thinking my friends were about to
perform at a makeshift country bar set up in a studio room at play. The organ/pianist (who, by the way, played his Fender
the convention center. Somehow I found myself six feet from Rhodes through a Big Muff pedal) looked like Lemmy from
him at the front of the stage. Did you know that 'Maneater' was Motorhead, sang like Tom Waits, and slayed the keys like Jerry
originally written as a reggae tune? Apparently Oates brought it Lee Lewis, and the drummer did more than keep up. What else
to Hall and Hall changed it up. Oh Oates. How I wish you had can I say, they blew my mind! So much so that I bought their
been there. Also, I was walking back to the hotel one night pret- LP and I don't even have a record player! Also, we had the
ty late and, upon hearing the hit song "Mirror In The pleasure of seeing Johnny and the Limelites twice and boy do
Bathroom" coming from a bar, stopped to look inside and lo they ever bring the pizza to the pizza party with their matching
and behold, The English Beat themselves were performing it red tuxedos and fifties rock vibe! Check them out! 2. Free
live! Now that's the kind of thing that only happens at SXSW. Tequila And Cheese Plates Courtesy of Six
Black Diamond Heavies! Megan and Mint Beez @ the Mint/Six Shooter Hootenanny
Coolness. 7. Whole Lotta Foods It might sound Shooter Records, who every year host a Hootenanny in con-
crazy but I have never been so happy to see a health food super- junction with Mint. Everybody from that label was so damn drinkin Thunderbird
market in my life. After days of tacos, pizzas, burgers and other nice, and I'm not just saying that because we got free shot glass-
assorted American specialties, the Whole Foods in Austin es! The Hootenanny was our first performance of the weekend
(apparently the flagship store) was like an oasis in an eternity of and we have to say it was a blast and thank you to the kind
desert sands. Not only is it huge and hosts an array of salad bars folks who lent us their gear and fed us grapes and havarti. Also,
and delis, but you can buy a box of Emergen-C for $9.98! And it's a bit of a blur but we also did an acoustic performance for
if you know us, you know that we like our Emergen-C, and we XM radio at the house that the Six Shooter folks were renting.
like it cheap. 6. Showhopping 101 Definitely Was that also their doing? Come to think of it they offered us
one of the best parts of performing in the festival is free admis- fruit and eggs and mimosas. I have a feeling we owe them our
sion to all the shows. You can actually get stressed out trying to lives. 1. But Not As Much As We Owe
figure out which shows to hit, but once you get hopping from Mint Because without them we wouldn't have made it down
one to the other it's super fun! Eden and I caught a sweet there. Well, we might have made it down there but we wouldn't
instore performance by Moldy Peaches' Kimya Dawson (respon- have had the Hootenanny and all its assorted food and beverage
sible for most of the much heralded Juno soundtrack), and accompaniments. Or the official showcase show that got us into
Megan and I enjoyed watching Harlan T. Bobo (formerly of the festival. Or the grant money that having the official show-
Memphis band Viva L'american Death Ray Music) play an case awarded us. Or the Hotel Pool that came with the Hotel
understated solo set in the parking lot of a cafe. Also, our show that we stayed at thanks to the grant money. Or the extravagant
at the brand spankin' new Trailer Space Records store was really Mint Dinner at a trendy Chinese fusion restaurant. Or the
awesome. It was a bit out of the way and not a lot of people flights that got us to Austin in the first place. Or the borrowed
were there but it was easily the most punk rock set we've played gear. Or the unconditional love. Or the good times! Or the
in ages. And that's always a good thing. 5. Chaos Vancougar candle! You gotta see this thing, it's choice. So yeah,
Country Try to imagine about 6000 bands, 17 000 music basically... Thanks!!
Could we possibly be any more adorable?

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Nardwuar: Who are you? some plastic see-through trousers which Hoo hoo hoo hoo!!!! (laughs) Is that what
Iggy Pop: If I am not a myth, whose legend revealed your... Brian says?
am I? Was it like my cock? Apparently that is the legend. Iggy Pop
You are Iggy Pop! And, during the Big Day Out Festival in scared Brian Wilson, big time!
Well, yeah. Australia, you flashed your... Its possible. I like Brian. He is very nice. I
You are the Iggster! Uhhhhh, you mean my cock? have met Brian and he is very nice. We
Pop: I am Iggy. Now, Mr. Pop, did you really show your spent an evening together.
How old are you today, Iggy? cock-ring to Tina Ginger Louise from Have you mentioned the word boo to
Today I am forty-eight years old but Ill be Gilligans Island fame? him at all?
forty-nine very soon. My birthdays next Hoo hoo hoo hooo!! (laughs) Uhhhhh,... I dont remember the boo but, you know,
month. What are the circum- as you pointed out, there are so many chil-
I once saw you on the Arsenio Hall stances surround- dren who look like me-ee-he he (laughs), I
Show. The Arsenio Hall Show. The ing that maybe dont remember all the things I do.
Arsenio Hall Show. Do you Ginger, my Iggy, where did you first pop out your
remember being on that show? idol, cock on stage? When was the first time?
Yes, hes a tall black man. Ginger? Do you remember it?
That was the craziest. You It was a Ha ha ha ha ha ha! (laughs) Yeah. It was in
walking on the Arsenio slow day a town called Romeo.
Hall Show with this neat by What year was this?
kind of vest on and no 1968.
shirt. Were you the first guy ever to do this
Mmmm. on stage thats been documented?
And I noticed you look a lot Because a lot of people try to
like Mark Arm of Mudhoney. do stuff, but then people are
There was like told, Iggys already done
I do not! Huh-hee huh-hee! that.
(laughs) He might look a little like me. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
There was a photo shoot of you two guys (laughs) Ive already done
together a few years ago, and he looked everything, Nardwuar.
like your son kinda. Yeah, youve done every-
I see. Well, yeah. There are a lot of people thing! Were you the first
around who look like my kids. guy to show his cock on
On your new album, Iggy, you have a stage? Or were there other
song called Pussy Walk. people?
Yeah. I dont know. I wasnt thinking
You also have an older tune called Cock the about it.
in My Pocket. pool in What do you think, Iggy, of G.G.
Yes. Beverly Allin? He was totally inspired by you.
When you played the UBC SUB Hills. Iggy, you started it and G.G. finished it!
Ballroom here in Vancouver, British Was she frightened? Like Did he get the GG like from my GGs
Columbia, Canada, I guess around 1980, totally frightened like when you said, in Iggy?
guess what you showed? Boo! to Brian Wilson? Probably. Im not sure. But I know he
Uhhh, was it like my cock? Hee hee hee hee!!! (laughs) I dont know was totally, totally influenced by you.
Yeah! how she felt. You would have to ask her. Thats what somebody told me, that he
Ohh. You did once walk up to Brian Wilson called himself G.G. from my GGs.
And a couple weeks ago apparently on though, Iggy Pop, and say, Boo! didnt What did you think of him? Did you ever
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Well, yeah, but I mean, you know, Im the attention, like the MC5, the Scot sions and their daughters!
going to elaborate on that here. Richard Case. As far as I was concerned, Thats true. Yeah.
Okay. William Shatner. Do you remem- nobody except Bob Seger had a single You naughty little doggie!
ber James T. Kirk? ounce of talent. This was what Glenn Ha ha ha ha ha!!! (laughs) Swift Meats
Yes. Frey said. also.
Did he once hit on you? That is because Bob Seger was the only guy Recently some Iguanas stuff has been re-
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! (laughs) who would hire Glenn Frey. Ha ha ha! released. Are you aware of that?
Was that like in the National Star or some- (laughs) Vaguely. Have you got one?
thing? Yeah. What the hell was he talking about, Ive ordered it. Who were the Iguanas
Oh, its just little undercurrents, some- because at that time the Iguanas were main rivals at that time? Who were you
thing like that. around! Iggy, your first band the Iguanas! fighting against?
I never... if he did, I dont remember. You had shaved eyebrows, dyed platinum The Rationals were our main rivals.
Apparently he hit on you or one of the hair, wore pajamas, all while drumming Did you ever get to party with or see
Stooges, and he is a Canadian too! in the Iguanas! This is amazing! Suzi Quatros
Ha ha ha! One of the Stooges! (laughs) Pleasure Seekers?
And he is a I did. Yeah, I knew
Canadian! Suzy and I thought
And youre her whole band was
in Toronto! real foxy and I
Ohhh, wanted to just
Canada! jump on them all.
Track six on Were they punk?
Naughty No, they were just
Little foxy, kinda like
Doggie,- Shampoo. Just bad
you ARE the girls, you know.
naughty little Was Ted Nugent
doggie, you weird back then
ARE the in the days of
naughty little the Amboy
doggie you are Dukes because
Iggy Pop-is they were out
called Keep on of Detroit?
Believing. You betcha he
Now, man, I was. Ive gotta
keep on go now,
believin and .com Nardwuar!
w.nortonrecords
oto courtesy ww
wonderin , The Iguanas! Ph Oh! Oh! Just
Where is James 1965! quickly!
Williamson? Is he Pre-Stooges! Label Rep: Ive got to take him away.
really a lawyer in Northern California Glenn was bummed because he wanted to Sorry.
doing computer music? start a band with me and I turned him Please dont take him away, Iggy! Just
No, he is a computer executive in down. quickly! Please, Iggy, please dont leave!
Northern California in the Silicon Valley, How excited or how wild did the Iguanas Iggy, please! Please dont leave, Iggy!
and I dont think he does computer music get? How wild were you in the Iguanas, Please! Iggy! Iggy! Please!
or has a law degree. He does apparently your first band? Label Rep: Thanks, guy. Bye.
play a lot of tennis. The most wild thing about the Iguanas was Please! Please! Iggy! Iggy! Iggy, please!
Did you once get angry at him for try- I had a twelve-foot drum riser. Iggy!
ing to make New Values a disco record? You were way up there! [click] [dialtone]
He he he. That was actually Soldier. Yeah, I was way up there. Oh yeah, and then after Iggy! Iggy?
he got carried away. He wanted to make it we left school, yeah thats right, I got busted.
48-track, bring in an orchestra. I thought I got pretty wild but they didnt. They all For more info on Iggy and The Iguanas,
it was a bit much for a song like Dog wanted to go to college and stuff. visit nortonrecords.com
Food or I Snub You. Because according to Iguana guitarist Illustrations by Mitch Clem.
Will Williamson be involved in the pro- Don Swickerath, you did not start mas- To hear this interview hop to
posed Stooges reunion, Iggy? turbating until you were twenty-five www.nardwuar.com
Uhh, I doubt that very much. He doesnt Thats true. Also check out Nardwuars new Welcome
play. What I had planned was to get and the church council in Petosky to My Castle 2-Disc interview DVD!
together with the guys who actually started wouldnt allow the Iguanas to play Louie
the band. Louie until after midnight for fear that
So no tennis players or computer execs you would do The Pussy Walk on the
on the proposed Stooges reunion. locals.
No, no.... The Label Rep here is squirming Thats true. Ha ha hew. (laughs)
and making a movement that says, We are And then he also said this is the legend of
at an end. Okay. the Iguanas, your first band, totally uner-
Oh, Iggy, just a few more quick ques- appreciated. You charmed the Wrigley
tions here. I am dying to know this. Chewing Gum familys daughters?
Glenn Frey said, In the late 1960s, I think it was Reynolds Aluminum and
Detroit was in a fake music boom. There Wrigleys Chewing Gum.
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Carolyn + Gluggy

Hi, this is Charla from Bella. I was


just wondering, what happened to
old-time radio? Like when radio was
good, wholesome, family event sort
of thing? What happened to those
days, you know, when the radio
contained good wholesome
scheduling?
Charla of Bella

C
harla, thank you for your
question/observation. A
lot of people I talk to
Ceryl: Mabel, wake up candy-pamper, my
bean shooter is jammed and need a
favour.
Well, actually, on second listen, it
doesn't seem that naughty at all.
I guess I must have been reading
A Carolyn Mark Tour Story.
around here at the CBC seem to
echo your sentiment. So much
so that I decide to delve into the
Mabel: Not now, Ceryl, I'm sleeping off a
Turkish camel dance and I'm sore all over.
way too much into it before. It
doesn't seem that bad. Well, I
guess maybe standards have
H ello Faithful Fresh Breath of Mint Readers. It's nice to see
you again. Thanks for the continued support. I thought
I'd tell you about last summer when I went to the Lucier Hot
We let Brendan lead the way in the 4X4.
The road got shittier and shittier with huge
potholes and giant ruts and switchback
turns. As we curved around we could see a
CBC archives, into the vault, as Ceryl: Nothin' new pearl popper. Now slipped since the good old days. Springs, near Radium B.C. with my Albertan friends. Here's tiny stream running down the side of the
I often do. And, I began road. As we progressed the stream widened
close that yap on my tickle stick and You deserve more from your what happened the morning after a vigorous night of hot into a sizeable flow of water. Eventually the
researching some of these make like a shootin' dice with those mod- radio. So, until they invent a time springing and falling down on rocks: road itself turned into a rushing river.
"wholesome shows of yester- els. machine that actually works Brendan didn't think the Aspen would
year." And I found at least one,
from the 40's or so, that seems
Mabel: Well not until you kneel down for
(thanks for nothing eBay), you're
stuck with shows like Dear
D eirdre, Brendan, Shawna and I disas-
sembled camp, had some instant oat-
announced with a figure eight mouth that I
was going to cry. She said that would be
just fine with her. And so a sixteen-point
make it. It felt like a car ad "The 1979
Dodge Aspen You never know where
you'll end up in a day!"
a moustache fitting and take me on the meal and coffee and bounced back out on
to challenge your sentiment Shane and I hope that you can the logging road. I had to make it to turn with this one dude in particular wav-
trombone-train down to wigglesville.
that things were a lot more make do. I'm just one man here, Cumberland by Friday and going to the hot ing me forward with gloved hand and leer- I wanted to go for it but Brendan convinced
springs had been a little bit of a detour. So ing grimace. The thing about driving is that me not to. Maybe if we'd had a towrope he
wholesome before. Now, maybe Ceryl: First things first bed-spread. I'm doing the best I can.
worth it, but a detour nonetheless. My from being in traffic, you tend to think could have pulled me out if I got stuck, but
I'm completely misinterpreting going to fill your pan with oyster fruit and inner blue healer was at full attention. Also, about your car beginning and ending with we decided to head back the way we'd come
For anyone else out there who
the slang of the day, I'm no then I'm going to make like a tambourine we all had to poo. We got half a mile up the the bumpers and so everything in my lizard in. The logging truck had been cleared off
would like to leave me a mes- road, back to the part where it's a huge cliff brain was screaming that it was wrong to the road and a pile of logs lay on the moun-
expert, but, this one show I dis- basher and peel the paint off your palimi-
sage, please do so at 1 877 955 on one side only to find a huge line-up of have the nose go over the cliff. I guess, now tainside in memoriam.
covered, it was called "Keester no. cars and trucks. A logging truck had turned that I'm home and semi-rational I can see
6565 extension 2 and it just
Full of Hot Jazz", starring Ceryl over about a half-mile up. Might take three that the car, in that case, would begin and We stopped at the outhouses by the hot
Mabel: Why I have a mind to grab those might be you who gets to bask end with the tires but try telling your brain
Bore and Mabel DuBris. It or four hours to flip it back over and clean springs, which made everything seem a lot
berries and give you a taste of your own in the glory of my wisdom. up the logs. that. It was very freaky. Right when we got less urgent.
seems pretty racey, even by Gluggy turned around and were breathing a
shimmy shake.
today's radio standards. Let's I looked back at Brendan. He said there was sigh of relief; the guy slammed his hand Headed down the mountain, crossed the
listen to random excert of Ceryl: Now you're whistlin' a tune I can another way out and since moving always down hard on the roof of the car, which Fraser River, back to paved roads and civi-
Shane feels more productive than waiting ("Action sent our hearts up in our mouths and lization and stopped for gas. Gluggy kept
"Keester Full of Hot Jazz" carry, Mary.
based on hope just feels better than the adrenaline to our veins. stalling out in the parking lot. He had a lot
paralysis of certainty" to quote Christopher of dust and bugs in the grill from the crazy
Moore and whoever he stole it from); I What an asshole! drive so maybe it was because of that.
figured we ought to try it. Only thing was
we had to turn around. Two-lane road. Cliff Later, when Brendan caught up with us, he Brendan 'flipped my cookie' the lid that
on one side and the long nose of the Aspen. told us that the guy had been bragging to covers the carburetor, the one with the wing
O boy. And of course the men. I have a the other stranded drivers how much he had nut, and bought me some fuel conditioner.
thing, an ISSUE if you will about this very scared us. Ooh it takes a big man to scare a
scenario: a lot of men yelling when you're a lady in the woods. So glad we could make Like me, the car, only had problems when
lady trying to drive. I turned to Dierdre and his day. slowing down or stopping. So onward my

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friends, onward! Thing. Dierdre and I both wanted to be don't turn," I remembered. you could count on in this world! I guess were both holding back tears at the sight of would probably take a long time because
awesome bitches and fix it without having maybe while we were sewing nightgowns this gruff man holding his son and helping the traffic was backed up for miles to the
Dierdre was a fabulous travel companion. to ask any man for help. But we needed a We lowered the car and I put the tire iron and baking eggs in home-ec class, the dudes us wayward ladies. At one point, he said, West. Just then the tow-truck showed up. I
Short red hair, a lingerie-based wardrobe, tire iron. There was a house at the end of around one of the lugs. were learning that up until 1980 or so, all "Well I don't know you but I know you're thought RV woman would move her car
lived on the streets for a while, into philoso- the driveway with a pick-up out front. We Chrysler products came with "Mexican not going to fuck off with him,' and went and then Mrs. Yellow Eyes could squeeze
phy, just recovering from a break-up, still approached. There was a puppy in the "I just have to get mad enough." I reefed Threads" as in Righty Loosey. What a to hand me the baby, but me and the baby past us and then we'd deal with the tow-
believes in love. fenced in yard, wagging but not barking. and reefed on it but nothing budged. There world! took one look at each other and both got truck, but when RV lady pulled out the tow
You got the feeling that if he barked he was a tiny squeak, which was almost prom- freaked out so he kept him on his hip. He guy barged right on in so now Mrs. Yellow
We got on famously which is good because would get the shit beaten out of him. Very ising so I kept trying with the four ends of The kids were playing in the truck putting took his jack back, loaded up the truck and Eyes, after going to work and getting stuck
it was a long drive. And boiling hot. We submissive. the tire iron and then Dierdre tried and on Daddy's helmet and work gloves. The drove back to the house. I was on the cell in traffic had to wait for us to move our
talked about boys and fashion and then we tried together with all our com- girl was pretending to drive calling "Daddy! phone to CAA to get a tow so I didn't really free-spirit asses before she could go home to
Nietzsche and Dierdre mended things and We went up the front stairs and knocked on bined might. I even stood on it and Daddy! Look at me!" get to thank him properly but Dierdre did. her kids and husband. We felt terrible and
sewed some of her lace onto my slip because the door. The screen door opened and a big jumped. Nothing. Fuck. Maybe our tire I got a lady on the phone and we argued uncomfortable and kind of like we were liv-
she's so sweet and I drove 130 the whole man with yellow-green eyes holding a baby iron was the wrong size and wasn't grabbing As he was about the put the spare on after about the semantics of our location. "Well ing in a Corb Lund song but the tow guy
way but Shawna and Brendan in the 4X4 appeared. the nuts tight enough? getting the blown apart one off, he mut- are you still in Salmon Arm or are you in was awesome. It was one of those ones
always ended up way ahead of us. Stopped tered something about the rim being the Sorrento?" where they lift the whole car onto a plat-
in Revelstoke for gas at the Frontier trucker "Yeah?" he said glaring. We both eyed the house and shuddered. We wrong size. The holes didn't match up with form. King cab. Air conditioning. CD play-
hotel and ran into The Derangers on their needed help. We went back knocked on the the nuts. The one I'd got special from my Well, sister, it's kind of a grey area, a little er. Sean was the name; saving girls' asses was
way to the Salmon Arm Folk Festival. "My friend and I just of both. his game. He told us some stories of other
popped a tire on the high- people he had rescued and seemed to just
It's always so exciting to run into fellow way and I don't have a tire Finally we convinced them to generally dig his gig, which is always so nice
music soldiers on the road. iron, may we borrow one?" come and she said it'd take to be around.
about and hour so we killed
We were rounding the corner just past "Well, You gonna fuck off some time by walking up the He looked out the back window of the
Salmon Arm. I was passing on the inside with it?" highway to find the hubcap. truck at Gluggy, half turned to me keeping
lane going 140 when the explosion hap- No dice but it felt kind of good one eye on the road and said, "So other
pened. "Fuck. That's the car!" I said because "Heavens no! Heheheh," I to be walking. It was SO hot. than the tire, how's she running?"
I had thrown a rod before and it sounded laughed nervously. Sweat dripped down our faces.
like that and I know how quickly a car "As you would imagine," I said.
becomes a giant purse on wheels and how He emerged and descended We headed back to the car. I
useless they are when they don't go but the stairs, holding the baby had one Mexican beer in the Before the trip I had got the Prestige CAA
when I opened my eyes, I noticed that and dragging a little girl cooler so I figured now was the card, which meant he could tow us 350
Gluggy was still running. "Maybe it was a wrapped around his leg. time to drink it. I opened it miles. He said he could take us to Hope (!)
tire?" suggested Dierdre. and my guitar case and the and then we wouldn't have to do the noto-
We looked in the box of crazy thing is that the logging riously engine punishing Coquihalla
We poked our heads out the windows and the truck and I saw he had roads and all the bumps had Highway. Dusk was falling and it felt great
sure enough pieces of rubber were scattered one of those big industrial tuned my guitar to open E! to take a break from driving but still be
in our wake down the highway and it smelt orange jacks. The guitar had tuned itself! moving. Luxurious even. On the run, seated
like Manhattan on September 12th. I And so there I was sitting on comfortably. My favourite state. He even
crossed the highway and pulled into the "Hey, think we could use my suitcase with a guitar in stopped for snacks and was just pervy
nearest driveway. that too? It's way better open E playing slide with a enough to keep us on our toes.
than mine." I asked. beer bottle by my broken down
We got out and looked at the shredded tire, car realizing for the first time We called Shawna and Brendan with the
took a deep breath and opened the trunk. "You gonna FUCK OFF where The Blues come from! I update. They were of course way ahead of
The tire had exploded so mightily that it WITH MY JACKAL?" he made up some words to amuse us and said they'd get Hope ready for our
had taken a portion of the car off. Gluggy glowered. Dierdre "Woke up this morn- arrival.
was a rusty piece of shit but we were in ing on top of the world etc"
love. It was boiling and there were wasps "N-no!" and I thought she was digging We dropped Gluggy at a tire place Sean rec-
everywhere. "I hate wasps," said Deirdre. "I it until she started doing this ommended, thanked him elaborately and
mean I really hate them and they always He handed it to me. this crazy twitchy dance when found our companions.
bite me." "Watch your fingers. And she got stung 4 times on her
bring it back." armpit by a vicious wasp that They were at the Greek restaurant. Dinner
Late August is when they're so mad about
Gluggy got stuck up her sleeve. "I'm was ordered and in take-away bags on the
dying that they want to take you with them. It weighed like 200 sorry, I'm going to cry," she warming shelf and Shawna was on her third
They got nothing to lose. pounds. I did my best to announced. Go for it sister. I'm glass of wine and surrounded by children
pretend it didn't, thanked him and walked door and explained out tire iron problem. tire guys! When I went to see them before I owed one from this morning with the cliff. and dogs and crayons and the waitress was
We emptied the trunk, and placed our bags with long arms back down the driveway to He shook his head, told us to wait a left, I thought it was kind sweet of them to offering to sell her lingerie and sex toys
and the guitar and camping crap and shop- the car. minute, and shut the door. have hired a retarded guy but now I'm not There was a field of tall itchy grass so I from her trunk. What a woman! I saw the
ping on the gravel road. Everything was so sure. went to pee and scratched the hell out of waitress' son take one look at us and mouth
covered in dust. I pulled out the spare and Dierdre and I were shaking. He was so In a moment he came out, put the kids in my legs. A woman pulled up in a hatch- the word "weirdos" to his mother. I told
the jack and poked around for the tire iron tough. And those eyes. Okay the jack. his truck, and drove out to where Gluggy "Hey listen, I got some Dodge trucks out back. Mrs. Yellow Eyes we thought. But him that us weirdos were pretty good lip-
I got special for the trip. No sign of it. I Firstly where to put it. The car was so rusty and our all our crap was strewn. back and maybe one of them's got a tire instead of going to the house, this woman readers and he blushed.
pulled up a piece of firewood and a sheet of the options of purchasable places were lim- you can use to get you to the next town but went to the R.V. by the front of the drive-
cardboard and found huge gaping rust holes ited. The bumper seemed like a good spot. First thing, he moved the jack to where the I wouldn't trust it myself. Give me a sec." way and joined some other people in lawn Went to the hotel and ate on the beds,
in the trunk. "Maybe it fell out while we But the jack itself was another mystery. bumper joins the car, which is great to chairs. showered and fell asleep watching TV.
were bouncing along those logging roads," Together we figured out that the clicky know and he kept testing it to see if it was He pulled away in the truck. Me and
said Dierdre. thing reversed the up and down part so it holding. And then he tried a lug. Dierdre looked at each other and shrugged. Hmm. She'd have to move when the tow- Just another day at the office.
felt like a small victory when the car started truck showed. Soon after another hatchback
"What do you mean maybe?" rising. "Huh. Reversed threads." We had been He came back with a big tire that didn't fit. driven by a younger woman, Mrs. Yellow
turning the wrong way and had been He did all he could and helped us put the Eyes, showed up. We ran to apologize for xo
I got that tire iron special from my tire "Oh wait! You're supposed to loosen the lug TIGHTENING them. But I thought old tire back on HOLDING THE BABY blocking her driveway and said that the C.M.
guys. I felt betrayed. I had Done the Right nuts while the car is still down so the wheels "Lefty Loosey" was the one universal rule while he tightened the lugs. Dierdre and I tow-truck was on its way. She said that it May '08

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Recipes
for a Mint Family Summer BBQ!
El Sangria Novillero Hot Pandas Tofu Scramble Dave Gowans
Start with an inexpensive, medium-body
red wine (Spanish Tempranillo for the true
1/2 Red Onion Diced
8-10 Brown Mushrooms Quartered
Summertime Potluck Fun
1 Kiddie Pool
Novillero Sangria) 1/2 Medium Zucchini Diced
1 Garden Hose
1/2 Large Red Pepper Diced
1 pair of sunglasses
Add: 1/2 Green Onion Bunch Sliced
2 bags of ice
Juice of two oranges 1/4 Cup Tomato Salsa
1 cooler
Juice of 1/2 a lime 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
12 cold beers (preferably of the Brooklyn or
Juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 Pkg. Extra Firm Tofu Well-Rinsed, Diced
Phoenix Lager variety)
1 1/2 cups any kind of fruit juice (may we 1 Tablespoon Turmeric
sunscreen
suggest blueberry-pomegranate) 3 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
sun hat
4 oz fruit based liqueur (Cassis or 2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
portable tape player (classic new wave cas-
Chambord) Sea Salt to Taste
settes not included)
2 pinches of cinnamon (use a whisk to mix
it in) In a large frying pan, add minced garlic to Apply sunscreen, hat and shades. Fill up
Finish with Sprite or Club Soda for some olive oil and saut at medium heat for 2 pool with garden hose and add 1.5 bags of
bubble minutes. Add red onion, mushrooms, zuc- ice, put rest of ice in cooler with beer.
chini, red pepper and green onion to pan.
Chill and serve over ice in large wine glass- Add sea salt and black pepper and saut for Press play, get in pool, open beer and
es. Garnish with citrus slices, and/or cher- 3-4 minutes. In large mixing bowl, add remain in pool until feet start to look like
ries. turmeric to diced tofu and shake until all prunes.
tofu is yellow in color. Add tofu to frying
flamingo out on mint records in september pan and stir well. Add tomato salsa. Cook from Dave Gowans

myspace.com/kellarissa El Sangria Diablo


Same as above but add one or two ounces
for another 3-4 minutes and serve. The Buttless Chaps

of vodka.
Hot Panda
Bellas Tiffanys Mom
makes Ambrosia Salad!
Its a cup of the following things: pineapple
chunks (1 can drained), mandarin oranges
(1 can drained), miniature marshmalows,
coconut, and sour cream. You can double
the reciepe to make alot more!

The Bachelor
1 cup of organic (Avalon!) chocolate milk
1 ounce of Baileys
a splash of good quality Scotch

from Dan Gaucher


The Buttless Chaps

Millers Fried Egg of Doom


1 egg
2 pieces of rye bread
butter
Hot Sauce
Tofu
Fry the egg. Toast the bread. Put egg on one Scramble
piece of bread. Pour hot sauce all over it.
Put other piece of toasted bread on top.
Now, eat it.

from Maya Miller


The Pack A.D.

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Fruit Cake Cookie Recipe
Something tells me you may all be familiar
with this one...

You'll need the following: a cup of water, a


cup of sugar, four large eggs, two cups of
dried fruit, a teaspoon of baking soda, a tea-
spoon of salt, a cup of brown sugar, lemon
juice, nuts, and a bottle of whisky... (and of
course, one rabbit, to be under your feet at
all times...)

Sample the whisky to check for quality.

Take a large bowl. Check the whisky again.


To be sure it is the highest quality, pour one
level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the
electric mixer, beat one cup of butter in a
large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar
and beat again. Make sure the whisky is still
okay. Cry another tup. Turn off the mixer.
Break two leggs and add to the bowl and
chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets


stuck in the beaterers pry it loose with a
drewscriver. Sample the whisky to check for
tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or
something. Who cares? Check the whisky.
Now sift the lemon juice and strain your
nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or
Miss Cathy's Corn Chowda
INGREDIENTS:
Spicy Sangria
INGREDIENTS:
something. Whatever you can find.
1/2 cup diced bacon (optional) 1 bottle of red wine (your preference, but I
2 cups diced (1/4-inch) sweet onion always just use the cheap stuff that comes
Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350
3 or 4 cloves garlic in a box, you cant screw up Sangria)
degrees. Don't forget to beat off the turner.
1 red sweet bell pepper diced 1 lime cut into wedges
Throw the bowl out of the window, check
1/2 lb potatoes (about 3 or 4), cut into 1/4- 1 lemon cut into wedges
the whisky again and go to bed

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inch dice (skins optional) 2 cups of watermelon cut into cubes
2 fresh thyme or basil sprigs 1.5 tsp hot sauce (choose a fairly neutral
from Jenn
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1 can creamed corn (not optional!) up for the booze thats diluted by the pesky
Fridays 2 cans coconut milk soda youre about to add)

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thisgreatwhitenorth@hotmail.com myspace.com/thisgreatwhitenorthradio rooms and toss them in a pan that has 2 bacon, saute in butter or olive oil if vegan)
tablespoons of butter in it. and cook, stirring, until onion and pepper You can leave this overnight if you have the
Coat the mushrooms in the butter for a are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. time, but you know...you only live once.
minute or so, then add pepper, garlic salt
(not too much), and add Sriracha sauce. Boil 6 cups of water for potatoes cook pota- Cheers, Jesse
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SIMPLY CALL THE COPS AND THEN thwap thwap of steel conveyers and slurping n't, there are stairs (not so fun to ride). There
SUE YOU. of rubber boots ceases? You rent a room to are two bands that practice here: The
one lucky sonofabitch. Only up until about a Ramblin' Ambassadors and Life Like Cobra.
YOUR SICK NEIGHBOUR year ago they just couldn't get the smell out. Ron, the bass player for L.L.C., engineered
We had become so accustomed to it that only the massive concrete echo chamber into an
when we had a second air reference, such as a acoustically sound room for loud music,
So we kept playing at my place. Fuck him. car or house, a piece of gear would ignite with using large baffles on the walls and ceiling. At
Oddly, when the police did come, they came the peaceful aroma of old dead flesh. It didn't each end of the room there is a band split up
to take my "sick neighbour" away. He had matter, and doesn't matter for that matter by a couch, a couple of "Three's Company"
called a bomb threat in to Telus from his about that matter. Nor do the lost souls of wicker chairs, a sister rocker chair to the
home phone. troubled cattle wandering around the place. couch, and a couple of desks for recording
They don't scare me because they don't have gear.
At the time, I was working for the distributer hands. In this city you got to take what you
of a new, very popular energy drink that was can get. Recording in the place you practice lends to a
just allowed into Canada. I would drive more "casual Friday" way of doing things.
around in a van, open and service accounts, Do most bands name their jam spaces ? I When The Ramblin' Ambassadors recorded
get speeding tickets, Vista Cruiser Country
and think of a Squire, we didn't even
quick death. One move our gear. Actually, I
of my accounts was don't think anybody
this massive go-cart changed strings. Russ
track. They had a (Broom) set up shop in
full-on roller rink- the middle of the room,
esque concession plopped some micro-
area and my drink phones in front of us,
was a good seller. I and we played. Just like
guess it unleashed every Friday and lack
the inner Andretti. there of. The recording is
Anyway, on one of completely live off the
my routine visits to floor with the exception
this account and in of some of Brent's stuff
the midst of my and percussion MSG
usual blither I start- courtesy of Mr. Broom.
ed talking about Often when the comfort
the band and the level was about to
jam we were in. I explode, we would all
then received an just sink into various
unexpected chairs and talk about the

O
ne of the most interesting personality know you have a good woman when she can TION FOR OTHERS. response. Now, if Sagas, the sweet drum-
tests a band and its members could study for a law degree while your band is play- you have ever been ming of Bob Peart from
endure is the loss of a rehearsal space. ing at club volume downstairs. Unfortunately, I HAVE BECOME MORE SICK AS A in need of rehearsal the Rushes, or the golden
It can be a tragedy, a blessing, or a good excuse a neighbour in the apartment building next RESULT YOUR BLARING MUSIC THAN space you know the age of Toto. Are there any
for the weak ones to quit. The Ramblin' door was not as tolerant. I actually saw the MY OPEN HEART SURGERY. excitement of that good stories about the
Ambassadors lost their rehearsal space to a coward put this in my mailbox : moment when you hear of space available don't know. Who cares. We didn't. Ours is a record ? Listen to it and make some up. You
committee that on Friday nights, and I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY BOTH for cheap. That moment when you hear some- long rectangular room in the building's base- have our permission.
Friday nights only would join hands and THE RCMP AND MY LAWYER TO ASK thing and it feels so good you are climbing ment which is head to toe concrete . A great
cross swords for the game of Magic. Those of MY FIRST AND LAST NOTICE YOU POLITELY TO LOWER YOUR rope. place to be with your girl and tomato soup Recently I have taken an interest in taxidermy.
you who are not familiar with this game of wit STEREO VOLUME, FAILING WHICH, when they drop the bomb. In the past, guts More so, rogue taxidermy. You know,
and might have no imagination so nevermind. I HAVE BEEN IN THIS NEIGHBOUR- LEGAL ACTIONS WILL COMMENCE An efficient kill floor in a large meat packing and stuff would drop down a chute in the Jackalopes, two headed creatures, still art
I guess they needed the other six days to lick HOOD SINCE SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER. IMMEDIATELY AGAINST YOU FOR plant can sometimes yield up to 5000 good 'n' ceiling (which is still there, only now encased fight scenes. The pieces are all one of a kind,
their wounds. The space was under a comic 'DISTURBING PEACE AND ENJOY- dead head in a two shift day. A large meat in concrete) to be rendered. Then it was albeit odd. Just like our room. We will be
store and we shared it with The Von Zippers. AND DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME MENT'. YOU'LL BE SUED FOR DAM- packing plant has many rooms that assist in trucked off to the land of the unicorns. Gear there as long as it will have us. And like the
YOUR 'DEAFENING MUSIC' HAS AGES. organizing a productive slaughter. But what is moved up to the main floor via a large serv- furry creatures of fantastic-ness that are stuffed
We moved the gear to my "rustic" 1912 bun- STOLEN MY PEACE & REST COM- happens when the music of the screaming ice elevator which, only sometimes, works everyday, we hope that it has the same lifes-
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Tcrunching
he shop was founded by Greg Davis, an accountant with
a passion for music who could no longer put up with
numbers. The founder's love for music started in
his teens when he would make classic rock mix-tapes for
road trips but intensified one fateful evening when he
tuned into campus radio and had his mind blown by the
Jesus & Mary Chain and other "shoegazing" bands from
the early '90s.

The musical epiphany arising from that moment was that


there was a world of music beyond what was played on
mainstream radio & TV.

From that point forward he wanted to learn everything he


could about music, spent much of his free time in music
shops and began plotting for the day when he would open
his own music shop. That day was July 31, 1999.

Soundscapes started with two primary objectives: to carry


the best in music of all styles and to help people discover all
this great music. Its shelves are stocked not only by the
tastes of its knowledgeable staff, all of whom have a passion
for music, but also through suggestions from customers.
Discovering music is a social activity and what better source
is there than our like-minded music-loving clientele!

Soundscapes is an
independent music shop located in the
Little Italy neighbourhood of downtown
Toronto. The shop is known for its
quality selection of CDs, DVDs, books,
magazines, and concert tickets and
is a strong supporter of the Canadian
The Drake UNDERGROUND is one of the most flexible and original
independent music scene. venues in Toronto. The space has
welcomed performances by major
darlings of the indie music scene and
has hosted some of the cities most
memorable performance artists,
cocktail parties, launches and
In keeping with the epiphany that led to the shop's exis-
tence, Soundscapes' selection has always veered left-of-the fashion shows.
dial with titles you won't find in most shops, including
reissues and imports. In addition, there are interesting genre
categories such as psychedelic/garage rock, prog/art-rock,
T he Drake's entertainment space has been designed with one thing in
mind: creative flexibility. This spacious venue features a modular
stage, digital projectors, screens, dance floor lighting, personal computers
experimental/noise and americana.
and state of the art 5.1 Surround Sound PA system manned by
To aid our customers in discovering music we have many experienced technical staff.
listening posts, a rack of music magazines (including Mojo
and The Wire) and Toronto's best selection of music books, The underground is a cutting edge venue for a crowd that is ahead of the
including artist biographies, guidebooks and critical curve. Over the last 4 years, the Underground has rolled out the carpet for
anthologies. We also have regular in-store performances of legends Carole Pope, Beck, Burton Cummings and Negativland, rubbed
local and touring musicians and have hosted performances shoulders with local rock royalty Broken Social Scene, Peaches, Metric +
by Feist, My Morning Jacket and Mint's own Immaculate Stars, and shone with rising stars Gogol Bordello, Living Things,
Machine amoung others. The Killers, Wolfmother, MIA, The Presets, MSTRKRFT,
Thunderheist, KT Tunstall + We Are Wolves.
With the onset of the digital download era there are many
who believe record stores are a relic of the past. However, "...adventurous, eclectic programming..." NOW 2006
Soundscapes has hope for the future as it has never thought "the Underground, has become the de facto home of the city's
of itself as just a "record" shop but rather a "music" shop: a independent culture scene, and the site of some of the most vibrant,
meeting place for people who love music; a music blog eclectic cultural events Toronto has to offer" - Toronto Star
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Well, that's the thing. When someone's messing up the song on national TV. to compliment him on his playing and he Y'know, somebody has a lot of your stuff, Cheesetray on that tour. That was one of the House On The Prairie?
opening who's taken it to another level, if Feist, are you erotic? actually serenaded us, me - I would like to seen a lot of your videos. Every gig that memorable stories amongst many... But the Uh, there's not much importance to me per-
you try to follow them you're going to fall Um, yes. think me - and everybody else backstage you now do is being taped or something. other was that we decided we needed a ban- sonally to the BeeGees. Except for Grease. I
flat right on your face. You've gotta stick to What is erotic, Feist? What is erotic? with an amazing classical piece. But, uh, Well, now it's a little bit like when you see ner so that all the people filing in with their loved Grease when I was a kid. It was always
your plan. You've gotta stick to your thing. That's something that does not require a take the man away from his props and what the cellphone being held up. In the past I beers and their, like, foam hats, their foam Star Wars or Grease, you had to pick your
Nudity is not necessarily on the Peaches microphone or video camera. is a man? I'm sorry, Alex, that I didn't rec- naively thought it was someone going, "insert beer here, let's go watch the Hip, team, and I was always a Grease kid. In fact,
menu. It's like she goes everywhere but Cuz, what I was wondering, Feist. Jack ognize you at the Metric show, but my eyes "Jenny, check it out, it's that song you woo-hoo" hats, so that they would know on a recent Air France flight, they showed
there. It's always a matter of what you don't Spicer, who is Jack Spicer? And why is he were glued to Jamie Shaw. played me once!" But now I realize they're who this band was who was playing. And Grease and I was in heaven for those two
give up that people want a little more, a lit- erotic? Leslie, how did you learn your French? making a video. But as long as it's not but- who they didn't care about. And someone's hours. But Little House On The Prairie's a
tle more titillation. Peaches is intelligent that Uh, Jack Spicer is a poet. And he's erotic I Was it cereal box French? terfly pins in the corkboard, I'm OK to be friend of a friend of a friend made the most whole different story. Like, I don't know if
way. She's not doing it in the Playboy sim- guess, probably because he's a human who Definitely "lait, milk," "paine, bread." It was collected. heinous banner. It was just like bubble let- it's warped or positive, but my childhood
plicity style. had the full range of human abilities. But I Calgary French. Product French. A little while ago, winding up here with ters. We looked like we were Hanson or was formed by the Engels. Like, there I was
I understand that after you got up on can't say especially why he would be more Has this come to haunt you? I don't Leslie Feist, I saw a video on YouTube of something. And since then, you can't. No living in Calgary with my single mom and
stage there, after Da Bloody Gashes, you erotic than any other poet or person. understand. You know French, but people you in Hollywood and it was an amazing banners. all of a sudden I was Laura Engels in my
guys fake stripped. Like you wore Da I was curious about him because he did in France don't like your French? They backdrop behind you. And were you back- Have you seen any band with banners that imagination. I don't know if it's good to
Bloody Gashes tank tops. Do you remem- some famous Vancouver lectures and I don't like you singing in French, in ing up some bigger artists in Hollywood, you do like, just going on the banner tip? dream so far away from your reality.
ber doing that? understand he's sort of the inspiration, or France? in Los Angeles? Or do you travel with a Wrapping up here with Feist. I'm just fas- Have you met any cast members from
Oh my God! You're opening portals in my he's maybe going to be utilized somewhat, Cuz I don't actually know French. When backdrop? cinated with banners. Little House On The Prairie?
memory with creaky, rusty hinges! Like, I I know he's dead and all, some way on you know Calgary French, that's not actual- Oh, that amazing light board? Let's just say [Nardwuar get motioned to rap up the inter- No, but I did date a guy in France for
could barely open those portals. your next CD. ly knowing French. it's mine. Yeah, it's mine. It cost one million view] You don't have to tap the shoulder. I'd awhile who looks uncannily like Charles
So that kind of comes back or not really? No way. In no way is that the truth. I have Do they actually say to you, "Feist, you dollars... [breaks into giggles] No, that was at stick with Nardwuar for, like, months. This Engels and when I realized that, it was over.
It sort of does because then I think I owned his book and I love it. Introduced to me by speak Calgary French?" Is that worse than the KCRW Evening Becomes Eclectic show is like, I've been waiting years for this, but It was just too close to la maison.
that tank top for a while, but I don't think I the Apostle Of Hustle, Andrew Whiteman. Quebecoise French? and it was the most stupendous light board I thanks Gary. Well, thanks very much for your time,
could remember... He's a great Jack Spicer fan. And he intro- There was a turning point for me in under- had ever seen in my life. And since then I've OK, winding up here, Leslie. Feist. Anything else you want to add for
I loved it at the Junos a couple years ago duced me to Jack Spicer's books. Not Jack standing how I was going to get by in gotten wool blankets and Christmas lights OK, banners I like. OK, well, there's a, not a the people out there at all?
where you stopped playing or there was Spicer as a man. But no, you're barking up French, if at all. It was one time I was hav- and poked it through and tried to create the banner, it's a prop that Jason Collett uses No, but huge respect to Nardwuar The
some kind of technical difficulty, wasn't the wrong tree. ing dinner with some people after a show in same effect... to little effect. with his band. And he took an old dresser he Human Serviette.
there? I love it! I'm sorry. I didn't mean Feist, I wanted to ask you about this thing some little town somewhere when I was Do you feel pressure to have a banner? Is found on the side of the street - and he's a Well, thank you very much Feist, really
to say I loved for you to go through with here, that appeared in Chart magazine. I touring around Europe with my compadre there a Feist banner that goes behind you carpenter - so he took all these drawers out appreciate it. And keep on rockin' in the
that, but I loved the emotion that was want to know if you can hold this for a Gonzales. And everybody was saying, when you play? Do you feel pressure to and he put hinges in special places and free world and doot doola doot doo...
shown. You just went on with it. second. I don't know if you've seen this at "Where are you from?" And I was saying, get a banner? Do you like banners? because they play an electric piano and they Doot-doo!
It was so extreme that it couldn't be any- all. It says "Who I have the hugest crush "I'm from Calgary." And they were like, No, I had a terrible experience in By Divine want to create the effect of an acoustic piano,
thing but funny. I mean, I think there was on" by Alex Chow of Islands. "Ah." They didn't understand. And then Right where we were opening for The they just put the piano behind this wood and To hear this interview, hop to
20,000 people in the arena, and then there Oh, oh, I met this guy. Aww. jokingly and over-emphasizingly I said, Tragically Hip in all these enormous enor- they just hear what they see. And all of a www.nardwuar.com Also don't forget to
was a million, billion, kazillion watching the Yes, and here's his story: "Feist. I have the "Caaal-gar-eee" and they all went, "Oh, mo-domes - and that was actually the birth sudden it just sounds like a piano because check out Nardwuars new 2-Disc inter-
TV and then all of a sudden, the p.a. hugest crush on Missus Feist." Caaal-gar-eee." And I just thought, "Oh, of DJ Cheesetray - you were talking about there's this wood in front of it. And I view DVD "Welcome to My Castle"!
explodes and starts to make airplane crash- Missus? you gotta get with the guttural. You gotta how you loved cheese? thought that was pretty ingenious. Feist drawing by Mitch Clem
ing noises and everyone starts screaming "... As I like to call her. She is my true get with the throat tonsil gymnastics and Well, my lactose-intol- Feist, Leslie Feist, lastly. Can you please www.mitchclem.com
because of what's going on. And I kept play- number one." you gotta get with the rrrrrrrr. And all of a erant drummer tell me the impor-
ing and everyone's running... Wow. sudden I was having a much easier time Mark Goldstein, tance of the
This is good. I can set the record straight "She is the foxiest fox from Foxville." being understood. also a poet, he BeeGees
now finally. Now's my chance. The p.a. [giggles] Leslie Feist, who is Clement Greenberg? became DJ and
exploded and apparently there's a broadcast "She stole my heart when I met her at a Oh, Clement Greenberg is an art critic from Little
mix and there's an in-the-place-where-I-am Broken Social Scene show." New York City. Or at least he was residing
mix and I had no way to know that on the Uh-huh. and working in New York, who I suppose in
broadcast mix nothing had gone wrong. But "I went up and introduced myself and a strange way, was my father's mentor.
in TV land people were eating their popcorn then thought for a moment that she He's a very famous art critic. And your
none the wiser to what was going on. But cared." father's a very famous artiste. Can you
meanwhile, just under my vision, there was I cared! I cared! explain a bit about your father being an
all the techs running, freaking, running, like "Months after, she came to a Metric show artiste? Like, being collected by Clement
yelling, screaming, tossing cables at each and didn't even acknowledge my presence. Greenberg, who is one of the most
other. And then all of a sudden they all Ah, I call that true love." famous art collectors in the world. Your
stopped and it was like slow motion, like in Well, I guess love, the fires of love, are always dad is collected.
a movie where everything just slows down stirred through someone ignoring you. Yeah, my dad, uh...
and I thought, "Well, they stopped, so I So do you remember at all, Alex Chow Not that you're not collected. Are you col-
guess we must not be live to air anymore." from the band Islands, who calls you one lected?
So I stopped sort of calmly. And everyone's of his favourite crushes? Well, I'm not quite the vintage to be collect-
screaming. Nothing musical's happening And he apparently says we're going to get ed yet. But no, my dad, he was a painter.
anymore. So I leaned in to the guy down married and live in some suburbs. And for whatever reason, Clement
there and said, "So what, you guys I censored that part out from you. Greenberg took a shine to him and came by
stopped?" And he looks up at me with these ... in Newfoundland. And I'm going to have his studio. I wasn't born yet but there's sto-
big eyes and [whispers] "No, we're still live" two children with him. Is this guy psychic? ries of my little brother in the high chair
with these beautiful eyes. Cuz if he had been Because if it is, I better get his phone num- and Clem hanging out. I get the feeling that
panicking, I would have panicked. And I ber or something. he was sort of my dad's enabler. In the way
just laughed and got up and tried to finish I can provide you with that, actually. that someone can enable you to feel like
the song. But what pisses me off is that as it The thing is, that Alex Chow of Islands had you, like someone who you respect under-
went further west, they had the chance for two things about him that made him very stands what you're doing, therefore, full
the further time zones, they cut it out to recognizable. One was a completely white steam ahead.
look like I screwed up. They didn't let the suit and the other was a violin. Oh, and the You are collected though, aren't you Feist?
moment have its moment to show that it other was, I guess, he was backstage, in the You go to YouTube and there's tons of
actually wasn't my fault. Or at least give dressing room marked "Islands." So in that videos. Do you feel collected? Or is there
people slight hints that it was not just me situation I knew who he was and I was able any instances where you feel collected?

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A Mint Records Discography
Flamingo MRD124 CD 9-Sep-08 Duotang The Bright Side MRD051 CD 05-Jun-01
Novillero A Little Tradition MRD122 CD 9-Sep-08 New Town Animals Is Your Radio Active MRD050 CD 05-Jun-01
The Pack A.D. Funeral Mixtape MRD121 CD 12-Aug-08 New Town Animals Is Your Radio Active MRL050 LP 05-Jun-01
The Pack A.D. Funeral Mixtape MRL121 LP 12-Aug-08 The Tennessee Twin These Thoughts Are Occupied + 1 MRS049 7" 17-Apr-01
Vancougar Canadian Tuxedo MRL114 LP 08-Jul-08 The Evaporators Honk the Horn MRS048 7" 03-Apr-01
Vancougar Canadian Tuxedo MRD114 CD 08-Jul-08 various artists It's a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 1 MRS046 7" 05-Dec-00
Hot Panda Cold Hands/Chapped Lips + 1 MRS123 7" 13-May-08 New Town Animals New Town Animals MRS045 7" 05-Dec-00
The Awkward Stage Slimming Mirrors, Flattering Lights MRD118 CD 10-Jun-08 Corn Sisters The Other Women MRD042 CD 24-Oct-00
Immaculate Machine Wont Be Pretty b/w Wo Xiang... MRS119 7" 13-May-08 New Pornographers Mass Romantic MRD043 CD 17-Oct-00 H
Ramblin Ambassadors Vista Cruiser Country Squire MRD120 LP 13-May-08 New Pornographers Mass Romantic MRL043 LP 17-Oct-00 H
Young And Sexy The Arc MRD116 CD 13-May-08 Riff Randells Who Says Girls Can't Rock MRS044 7" 24-Sep-00
Young And Sexy The Arc MRL116 LP 13-May-08 Huevos Rancheros Muerte Del Toro MRD040 CD 02-May-00
The Buttless Chaps CBC Radio 3 Sessions MRD117 digital 01-Apr-08 Huevos Rancheros Muerte Del Toro MRL040 LP 02-May-00
Bella No One Will Know MRL108 LP 12-Feb-08 I Am Spoonbender Teletwin MRD041 CD 11-Apr-00
Vancougar Obvious b/w Distance MRS115 7" 12-Feb-08 various artists Vancouver Special MRD038 CD 04-Apr-00
The Pack A.D. Tintype MRL111 LP 21-Jan-08 Carolyn Mark Party Girl MRD037 CD 04-Apr-00
The Pack A.D. Tintype MRD111 CD 21-Jan-08 Riff Randells Riff Randells MRS039 7" 14-Mar-00
The Evaporators Gassy Jack and Other Tales MRD110 CD 04-Dec-07 Neko Case Furnace Room Lullaby MRD033 CD 22-Feb-00 E
The Evaporators Gassy Jack and Other Tales MRL110 LP 04-Dec-07 The Smugglers Rosie MRD036 CD 01-Feb-00 F
Nardwuar Welcome to My Castle MRD109 DVD 23-Oct-07 I Am Spoonbender Sender/Receiver MRD035 CD 01-Sep-99
various artists Do the Mint Twist! MRD112 CD 01-Oct-07 O Huevos Rancheros The Wedge + 1 MRS034 7" 14-Jul-99
Bella No One Will Know MRD108 CD 18-Sep-07 The Smugglers Growing Up Smuggler MRD032 CD 15-Oct-98 G
Carolyn Mark Nothing Is Free MRD107 CD 03-Jul-07 The Smugglers Growing Up Smuggler mrl032 LP 15-Oct-98 G
Immaculate Machine Fables MRD103 CD 12-Jun-07 Duotang The Cons and the Pros MRD031 CD 20-May-98
Immaculate Machine Fables MRL103 LP 12-Jun-07 The Evaporators I Gotta Rash MRL030 LP 07-Apr-98
Young and Sexy / The Awkward Stage split 7" MRS106 7" 15-May-07 The Smugglers Buddy Holly Convention MRD028 CDEP 31-Oct-97 F
Nick Krgovich One Woman Show 4-song 7" MRS105 7" 15-May-07 The Smugglers Buddy Holly Convention MRS028 7" 31-Oct-97 F
The Choir Practice The Choir Practice MRD104 CD 15-May-07 Neko Case The Virginian MRD027 CD 15-Jul-97 E
various artists Mint Records @ SXSW 2007! MRD102 CD 06-Feb-07 O Pansy Division Manada MRS026 7" 02-Apr-97
Immaculate Machine Les Uns Mais Pas Les Autres MRD099 CD 03-Oct-06 cub Betti-Cola Japanese MRD029 CD 11-Mar-97 D
various artists A Mint Harvest Fall 2006 sampler MRD101 CD 03-Oct-06 O various artists Team Mint MRD025 CD 28-Oct-96
various artists Mint Roadshow 4-song 7" MRS097 7" 03-Oct-06 Huevos Rancheros Get Outta Dodge MRD024 CD 30-Sep-96
various artists CBC Radio 3 Presents: The Mint Sessions MRD098 CD 03-Oct-06 O Duotang Smash the Ships and Raise the... MRD023 CD 29-Aug-96
The Awkward Stage Heaven Is For Easy Girls MRD096 CD 10-Oct-06 cub Box of Hair MRD021 CD 16-Jul-96
Nardwuar vs. Bev Davies A 2007 Punk Rock Calendar MRC095 calendar 12-Sep-06 cub Box of Hair MRL021 LP 16-Jul-96
various artists Fresh Breath of Mint: A 2006 Update! MRD094 CD 14-Mar-06 O Duotang The Message MRS022 7" 16-Jul-96
Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood MRD089 CD 07-Mar-06 P The Mr T Experience Love is Dead MRD017 CD 02-Jul-96 B
Nardwuar Doot Doola Doot Doo MRD093 DVD 28-Feb-06 K The Mr T Experience Love is Dead MRL017 LP 02-Jul-96 B
The Buttless Chaps Where Night Holds Light MRD091 CD 21-Feb-06 Maow The Unforgiving Sounds of Maow MRD019 CD 27-May-96
Young and Sexy Panic When You Find It MRD090 CD 14-Feb-06 Groovie Ghoulies World Contact Day MRD020 CD 06-May-96 B
P:ano Ghost Pirates Without Heads MRD086 CDEP 15-Nov-05 Groovie Ghoulies World Contact Day MRL020 LP 06-May-96
various artists Fresh Breath of Mint MRD088 CD 11-Oct-05 O Pansy Division Wish I'd Taken Pictures MRD018 CD 09-Feb-96 B
Immaculate Machine Ones and Zeros MRD087 CD 06-Sep-05 Pansy Division Wish I'd Taken Pictures MRL018 LP 09-Feb-96 B
New Pornographers Twin Cinema MRD085 CD 23-Aug-05 H Pansy Division Wish I'd Taken Pictures MRC018 CS 09-Feb-96 B

New Pornographers Twin Cinema MRL085 LP 23-Aug-05 H The Smugglers Selling the Sizzle MRD016 CD 09-Feb-96 B
Carolyn Mark Just Married: Album of Duets MRD081 CD 07-Jun-05 The Smugglers Selling the Sizzle MRL016 LP 09-Feb-96 B
Duplex! Ablum by Duplex! MRD083 CD 03-May-05 The Smugglers/Hi-Fives Summer Games MRD015 CD EP 16-Dec-95 B
Novillero Aim Right for the Holes in Their Lives MRD084 CD 03-May-05 The Smugglers/Hi-Fives Summer Games MRS015 7" 16-Dec-95 B
P:ano Brigadoon MRD082 CD 05-Apr-05 N gob Too Late No Friends MRD010 CD 05-Sep-95 C
The Sadies J'ai esay de ne pas + 1 MRS071 7" 05-Apr-05 cub/Potatomen The Day I Said Goodbye MRD008 CD EP 01-Sep-95 B
Neko Case The Tigers Have Spoken MRD077 CD 09-Nov-04 M cub/Potatomen The Day I Said Goodbye MRS013 7" 01-Sep-95 B
various artists It's a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 2 MRD080 CD 02-Nov-04 The Mr T Experience Alternative Is Here to Stay! MRD009 CD EP 01-Sep-95 B
John Guliak 7 Stories and 13 Songs MRD079 CD 26-Oct-04 The Mr T Experience Alternative Is Here to Stay! MRS014 7" 01-Sep-95 B
Pansy Division/Skinjobs Dirty Queers Don't Come Cheap MRS074 7" 06-Jul-04 Huevos Rancheros Dig In! MRD007 CD 27-May-95
Atomic 7 En Hillbilly Caliente MRD078 CD 29-Jun-04 The Stand GT The Cracklefan MRS012 7" 27-May-95
The Organ Grab That Gun MRD076 CD 24-May-04 L Pluto Cool Way to Feel MRD006 CD 11-Apr-95 A
The Organ Grab That Gun MRL076 LP 24-May-04 L cub Come Out Come Out MRD005 CD 15-Jan-95
Carolyn Mark The Pros and Cons of Collaboration MRD075 CD 04-May-04 cub Come Out Come Out MRS011 3x7" 15-Jan-95
The Smugglers Mutiny in Stereo MRD074 CD 09-Mar-04 F Lou Barlow Another Collection of Home Rec.... MRD004 CD 12-Oct-94
The Evaporators Ripple Rock MRD072 CD 20-Jan-04 K Lou Barlow Another Collection of Home Rec.... MRD004 2x7" 12-Oct-94
Young and Sexy Life Through One Speaker MRD070 CD 07-Oct-03 Pluto Death Star b/w Million & Two MRS008 7" 26-May-94
Young and Sexy Life Through One Speaker MRL070 LP 07-Oct-03 cub Volcano MRS009 7" 03-May-94
The Buttless Chaps Love This Time MRD068 CD 16-Sep-03 The Smugglers Party Party Party Pooper! MRS007 7" 11-Feb-94
The Gay You Know the Rules MRD069 CD 16-Sep-03 kid champion kid champion MRS006 7" 31-Jan-94
The Gay You Know the Rules MRL069 LP 16-Sep-03 cub Betti-Cola MRD002 CD 01-Oct-93
Ramblin Ambassadors Avanti MRD067 CD 19-Aug-03 cub Betti-Cola MRS005 2x7" 01-Oct-93
New Pornographers Electric Version MRD066 CD 06-May-03 H various artists The Mint Is Still a Terrible Thing... MRD003 CDEP 01-Sep-93
New Pornographers Electric Version MRL066 LP 06-May-03 H cub Hot Dog Day MRS004 7" 14-May-93
Atomic 7 Gowns by Edith Head MRD065 CD 07-Oct-02 cub Pep MRS003 7" 16-Oct-92
The Gay Fishin Jim + 2 MRS064 7" 07-Oct-02 Tankhog The Freight Train MRS002 7" 11-Jul-92
Neko Case Blacklisted MRD060 CD 20-Aug-02 J Windwalker Rainstick MRD001 CD 26-Mar-92
Operation Makeout Hang Loose MRD063 CD 07-Aug-02 Windwalker Rainstick MRC001 CS 26-Mar-92
Carolyn Mark Terrible Hostess MRD061 CD 01-Jul-02 Windwalker/Tankhog The Mint Is a Terrible Thing to Taste MRS001 7" 31-Aug-91
John Guliak The Black Monk MRD062 CD 25-Jun-02 NOTES:
Mark Kleiner Love To Night MRD055 CD 05-Mar-02 J: licensed to Bloodshot (USA), Matador (UK)
A: licensed to Virgin for the world
Volumizer Gaga for Gigi MRD057 CD 05-Mar-02 K: on Alternative Tentacles outside of Canada
B: a Mint/Lookout! co-release
Young and Sexy Stand Up for your Mother MRD058 CD 05-Mar-02
C: deleted L: a Mint/604 co-release; licensed to
Hanson Brothers My Game MRD059 CD 26-Feb-02 I
D: licensed to LDK (Japan) Too Pure (Europe), Talitres (France),
Hanson Brothers My Game MRL059 LP 26-Feb-02 I Popfrenzy (Australia)
various artists A Tribute to Nashville MRD054 CD 05-Feb-02 E: licensed to Bloodshot (USA)
F: on Lookout! outside of Canada M: licensed to Anti- outside of Canada
The Tennessee Twin Free to Do What? MRD056 CD 05-Feb-02
G: on Mint in Canada only N: on Aquarela (Spain)
The Sadies Cork & Monkey + 2 MRS047 7" 04-Dec-01
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I was in a car with a realtor, near Maple
Ridge Park the other day. "The view
will be fantastic when all of these trees are
Some great Criterion releases, 3 Janus short
films, many French films, MGM westerns,
and lots of Sinatra on DVD. Plenty
film that has to be seen or re-watched. The
third short film Janus films released is called
The White Mane which is
cut down," she said. I thought of the to get us through the summer, and about a young boy who
smiling faces in the newspaper I read, then some. tames a horse ranchers
which gazed upon a bear cub up a tree in haven't been able to catch.
Sinatra: The Golden Years is a DVD Cannes winner in catego-
downtown Maple
boxset including a ry, and a beautiful film.
Ridge. Downtown
romantic comedy fave,
Maple Ridge, now
The Tender Trap. This Robert Mitchum is in one
what's a little bear
gem is about Sinatra, a MGM western release of
doing there? Silly
talent agent of sorts, note, Man with the Gun.
thing! Wouldn't you
falling for Debbie Mitchum plays a gun-
rather be snacking on a
Reynolds during her slinger who rolls into
toddler's picnic basket
audition. She is uninter- town to calm and restore
in your old back yard,
ested at first, then she order, but not before
little bear? Probably
hears him sing, next thing you becoming the law himself and the new terror
just lost. Stupid ani-
know he's hiding all his other the town has to fear? Great ending, great
mals, and stupid trees,
girlfriends and 'getting blind' at supporting cast. Mitchum also stars in The
always getting in the
engagement parties. Just Way West, which is one of
way of progress.
when you think the only two films that shows
Kind of like all of those stupid old movies wrong people are getting together, you how men and horses
keep getting in the way of my progressing everything ends up as it should and came down the other side
towards seeing any the film ends, literally with a of the mountain, before
new films in the the- blue sky horizon of song and roads, and it involved
atre. Silly old dance. The same way the film ropes and pullies.
movies! Taking up began.
Two films by Louis Malle
all of my time lately.
Three half hour long films were released by Criterion
I've watched so
were released by Janus films, early May; The Lovers, and
many old movies
on DVD, early in May. The The Fire Within. Both
that I have become
Red Balloon follows a young potent pictures of love, art,
pig-ignorant of
boy and a balloon around and infidelity. The Lovers is
what's coming up
Paris, and reminds of empty dated only if you factor in
this summer in the-
days when the shock the Jeanne Moreau character
atres, except for
learning to fly delivered in its day, and the fire within is
Indiana Jones,
was still a pos- Louis Malles' Hour of the Wolf. Pound for
which I'm sure the
sibility. Paddle pound, the great unwashed would consid-
odd pig even knows about. Especially if
to the Sea is a er Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise, and Le
there is a fast-food breakfast menu tie-in.
Canadian short film, Gai Savoir two of the most unwatchable
My favorite was seeing McBurgers pic-
that I remember see- films ever made.
tured above the title "Dead Man's
ing many times on
Chest". Two of Godard's early political films,
the one or two
channels rabbit ears after Le Petit Soldat, are both beautifully
I console myself by thinking that's why
on the TV could filmed, and leave you humming songs
Johnny Depp was smiling in all the little
offer. It is the story about Chairman Mao and the little red
photos. It's the blatant heart attack warn-
of a small canoe toy book, 'that makes it all move'.
ing, or he's smiling because he can tell his
children, "See Daddy's teeth in that a young boy carves, Check out some good old films, shower
photo, that's what will happen if you eat and engraves, 'my name is paddle to the often, and send questions or comments to
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