Posts Tagged ‘Basone Guitars’

Stranded podcast #152

May 18, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-152/

* Featuring an interview with Alex Alegria, director of the Mariachi Festival Canada *

Chris Basarba of Basone Guitars has been filling me in of late about the history of Vancouver punk and hardcore and one of the bands he’s recommended is Sparkmarker.  I tracked down an archived recording of Sparkmarker playing ‘Live At Thunderbird Radio Hell’ on CiTR in 1991 and you can hear the song ‘Courage’ from this session at the top of the show.

This Saturday Vancouver plays host to the Mariarchi Festival Canada.  Alex Alegria, founder  of the festival, phones through today to inform the listeners about the origins of Mariarchi music in Mexico and to tell of his journey from busking as a new immigrant in Vancouver, to leader of Mariachi Los Dorados and hard-working festival director.

Sadly, one of Canada’s most impressive indie bands, The City Streets, is calling it a day, but not before releasing their swan-song LP ‘Pretenders’.  You can hear three tracks from this record on the show today.  MG

The Mark Of Cain – ‘Tell Me’ [AU]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘Contender’ [AU]
Sparkmarker – ‘Courage’ (live) [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘I’m Going To France’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Nardwuar v Mikhael Gorbechev’ [CA]
The Evaporators – ‘Winnipeg 64’ [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 1
Mariachi Los Dorados – Guardlajara [CA]
Interview with Alex Alegria Pt 2
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La llorona’ [CA]
Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘Espana Cani’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘One Last Moment Sometimes’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘White Lies’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘Pretenders’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver OK – ‘At Home In The Garden’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Camping’ [CA]
The Mark Of Cain – ‘LMA’  [AU]

Featured video – Mariachi Los Dorados – ‘La Boa’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #143

March 16, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-143/

* Featuring Part Two of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitars in Vancouver, BC *

This week  you can hear a selection of tracks by Perth band, The Triffids spanning the years 1983 to 1989.  The Triffids, who formed 1978, were a literate band and much-lauded for their gorgeously evocative song ‘Wide Open Road’, which remains prominent in ‘best Australian songs’ lists.   The band also found a measure of acclaim in Europe and Scandinavia.  Prolific songwriter and frontman, Dave McComb tragically passed away at age 37, after the band had broken up, following injuries sustained in a car accident.

Next up are tracks by two Australian artists featured at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin Texas! – Blackchords and Emma Louise.  Here is a full list of all the Aussie acts making the trip to Austin this year.

Podcast #132 featured part 1 of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitars in Vancouver.  We’re pleased to present the remainder of the interview today.  You can hear Chris explain what folks can expect if they seek the services of a properly trained luthier.  Chris also reveals some of his favourite Vancouver hardcore bands who he has supported over the years.

Rounding out the show is some great new Canadian music, firstly with ‘Stranded’ favourites The City Streets, from Montreal and their tune expressing anger over the residential schools system.  We finish with a brand new track by Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jamison Troy 🙂

The Triffids – ‘My Baby Thinks She’s A Train’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘MGM’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Wide Open Road’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Falling Over You’ [AU]
The Triffids – ‘Goodbye Little Boy’ [AU]
Steve Kilbey – ‘African Jesus’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘We No Who U R’ [AU]
Blackchords – ‘A Thin Line’ [AU]
Emma Louise – ‘Jungle’ [AU]
Interview with Chris Basaraba 1
Brand New Unit – ‘Looking Back Again’ [CA]
Carpenter – ‘Can’t Keep A Good Man Down’ [CA]
Interview with Chris Basaraba 2
Refused – ‘New Noise’ [SW]
The City Streets – ‘White Lies’ [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ [CA]

Featured video – The Triffids – ‘Goodbye Little Boy’ [1989]

Stranded podcast #132

November 3, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-132/

* Featuring tracks from Vancouver punk legends Pointed Sticks and Part 1 of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitar Shop in Vancouver  *

This Saturday night, legendary first-generation Vancouver punk band Pointed Sticks play their final ever show at the Rickshaw. After splitting in 1981 following adventures and mishaps in England, much touring in Canada and the recording of their  album, ‘Perfect Youth’, the band remarkably reformed in 2006 for a run of Canadian and Japanese dates.  The second coming of the Pointed Sticks also led to the ‘Three Wrongs Make a Left’ LP release which holds up strongly when compared to their original youthful recording.  Today on the show you can hear three tracks apiece from each of these records.

Chris Basaraba is a true rarity – a highly skilled luthier who apprenticed in the traditional trade of guitar construction during the 90s before opening his own custom-made guitar shop – Basone Guitars – in East Vancouver. I had a chance to chat with Chris this week about what it’s like to be working as a luthier in today’s world. You can hear part 1 of this interview on the show today.

Pointed Sticks – ‘Perfect Youth’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘American Song’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Part of the Noise’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘She’s Not Alone Anymore’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Sentimental Fool’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘All Night’ [CA]
Interview with Chris Basaraba from Basone Guitars
Titan’s Eve – ‘Judgement’ [CA]
Handsome Distraction – ‘Intervention’ [CA]
Dom Fricot – ‘Haunted by Love’ [CA]
Wiser Fool – ‘What’s Been Said?’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Loudness’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Lips (I Want Your)’ [CA]
Julia Stone – ‘By The Horns’ [AU]
Sophie Hutchings – ‘Twilight Zone’ [AU]
Tamaryn – ‘The Garden’ [NZ]

Featured video – Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [1980]