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today on CBC morningside, our station manager Don McSwiney talked about 
the scene here in calgary (not just alt. music...) and haha, he was 
talking about how 2 years ago everyone was saying calgary was the next 

Don: "which was the home of nirvana and  grunge records or at the very 
least, maybe the next halifax which was the home of sloan and some of 

Sheilah Rogers "heavy metal." (what??)

Don "yeah, the cod rock stuff that's going on out there."

is it just me, or does don need to retire?? as for sheilah, all she 
wanted to talk about was Jann this, Jann that. 

and also, in more news...
the following is from the Calgary Herald, the more respectable of the two 
papers in our fair city...

Eric's Trip _Purple Blue_

The dream is over. So said John Lennon once upon a time. And so the dream 
of Eric's Trip is apparently over. The Maritimes band has ridden its 
trippy guitar-rock over the course of several recordings, at times 
bordering on rock brilliance, at other times simply droning into a Sonic 
Youth inspired netherworld of retreaded riffs. Unfortunately, with its 
latest combo platter splatter of stripped-down primal dreams, a somewhat 
depressing deja vu quality prevails, a sense of having dropped this 
particular brand of post-grunge acid one time too many. Squeal as the 
guitars may, harmonize hypnotically, move rhythmically and sing sincerely 
as these songs do, the entire affair is one where the dream runs in 
circles, chasing the musical tale of what has gone before. This is not 
the best part of the trip, Eric. [haha! clever! get it??]

rating  2 1/2 stars out of five

by James Muretich, bigwig music critic guy in calgary (well, actually 
he's bald.)

*grumble grumble*
...only 25 more stupid days...stupid city...stupid garage rock infested 


"It's a really hopeless feeling sometimes when you want to go home. You're 
even further away, you're not even getting closer to home. You're travelling 
further, and the further you travel the further you have to come back."
                                                         - Rick White