has always been a great pivotal force in my life. Be it in the
of times or the worst, there has always been a song to remember or associate
to. I remember hearing "I am the walrus" in the back of my dad's Datsun
when I was just a sprout, thinking "this is not like other songs I've heard".
Mind you, I hadn't heard many songs before then, but it didn't take
a genius to figure out that these guys were up to something good. I'd like
to make people feel that way when they hear our songs. If we can achieve
that, I'll be a very happy person.
that I was brought up at the pinnacle of a great musical time.
convergence was happening in the 70's. R&B, Rock, Disco, Funk, Punk,
Metal, Reggae, Folk was all coming to be and I was lucky enough to have
a taste of it all. My parents had a record collection that would run across
the whole living room. I had "carte blanche" for listening rights. Sergeant
Pepper, Pet Sounds and Sticky Fingers to a 7 year old, could be dangerous!
Question: What is a lethal dose of coffee?
Spice girl: The red head one (or is that the Power Rangers?)
Plan: Complete world domination.
Drinks: Tea, Coffee, Gin & Tonic, Red Wine & Cider.
Foods: Peanut butter & Banana on Toast (almost like Elvis), Burritos,
Chicken with Black Bean Peppers (especially from Bei Jing in Montreal).
Playing Live, Recording, Mattel Hot Wheels, Vintage Guitars.
Bands: Audio Blood Bath (Montreal punk band), This Sad Day (Alterno-pop),
shared the stage with: Brothers Creeggan (Bare Naked Ladies), Proclaimers,
Pursuit of Happiness, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Paul Kelly
and the Messengers, Me mom and Morgentaller, Asexuals, Stone Dogs, Crypt
Kickers, Sons of the Desert, Ecclestone, Hodads, Atomic Folk, The Waifs
Island Disks: • "Kaya" by Bob Marley and the Wailers • "1965"
by Afghan Whigs • "Sgt. Pepper..." by Beatles • "Chet in Paris" by Chet
Disks: • "Band on the run" by Paul McCartney and Wings • - "Bayou
Tesh" by Doug Kershaw • "Ocean Rain" by Echo and the Bunnymen •
Listening (Disks): • Buffalo Tom • Jayhawks • Teenage Fanclub • Herb
Albert and the Tijuana Brass • Afghan Whigs • Beach Boys • Redd Kross •
Matthew Sweet • Foo Fighters • Beatles • John Hiatt • Replacements • Lloydd
Cole • Belle and Sebastian • Led Zeppelin and more...
facts about Pat:
The most commonly used nickname for Pat is "Lance" (don't ask)
He's a closet actor / actor wannabe with catalog of voices and impressions
(not all of them are good).
He's had a modest appearance in HBO's Hiroshima.
Did a great job of playing one of two corpses, around which the story of
the Canadian movie
production "Savage Autumn" revolved. His character had been raped, stabbed
17 times and scalped.
Folks who see the movie, say he's done a quite convincing job of playing
dead. In his next feature
appearance, he'll be rolling over and catching biscuits in his mouth.
Pat can fix anything with a paper clip, rubber band and gum. In fact, he's
done a large part of the
engineering of "Mood Swings and Cravings" using those very tools with the
addition of a nylon stocking.
He once roadied for Jamaican Reggae Greats "The Wailers" (no joke)
Pat sleeps on average 5 hours per night, sometimes less (no joke). - So
did Benjamin Franklin.
Has once worked as a dishwasher, a draftsman, a land surveyor, a commercial
painter and musician...
all in the same week (no joke).
He once got bored and built a guitar (see below). Now dubbed the ACME Ass,
because of it's choice
adorning chrome logos that were affixed only years after it's conception.