Tuesday, 31 December 2019

MONSTER


you bring out the best in me baby


M O N S T E R
volume up













optimized for night vision

a jim lamarche remix
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
from the album TWO LIVES

featuring the Roland System 8


read more of Jim's blog posts here 








listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>







Tuesday, 17 December 2019

VESSEL


anger is an acid that can do more harm 
to the vessel in which it is stored 
than to anything on which it is poured

mark twain



V E S S E L
volume up













a jim lamarche remix
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut
from the album TWO LIVES


featuring the Roland System 8

new love of my life


read more of Jim's blog posts here 








listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)


see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>







Tuesday, 10 December 2019

TARGET ACQUIRED



possession isn't nine-tenths of the law
it's nine-tenths of the problem

john lennon




T A R G EA C Q U I R E D
volume up













just DON'T enable him


a jim lamarche remix
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut

featuring the Roland System 8



read more of Jim's blog posts here 








listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)


see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>







Tuesday, 12 November 2019

TELL ME SOMETHING


it's not what you said
it's what you didn't say



TELL ME SOMETHING
volume up













a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut


read more of Jim's blog posts here 













listen to the album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE

see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>

http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/









Thursday, 24 October 2019

SPEARMINT LAKE



Pulling this out, dusting it off.  It’s been years.  In August 1991, I received an Ontario Arts Council grant to fly into a secluded lake in Northern Ontario w/a bunch of gear to record an ambient music album.  Synths, samplers, my Mac Plus computer, a generator (buried in a hole out back for insulation), digital recorder and a rented $4000 Calrec Ambisonic microphone.  Amazing experience.  Here it is just like I finished it 29 years ago.












listen to the youtube album ONE LIFE  >>>  HERE
(play all)

see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>

see the new THREE LIVES album/page here >>>






Saturday, 12 October 2019

AMANT PERDU




je croyais que je t'ai vu aujourd' hui
mais ce n'├ętait qu'une ombre

I thought I saw you today
but it was just a shadow




A M A N T E  P E R D U
volume up











optimized for night vision

think of it like it's a painting, that moves
and sounds cool - turned up 
after dark

a jim lamarche remix
from the album TWO LIVES
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut















read more of Jim's blog posts here 
http://jimlamarche.blogspot.com/



listen to the album ONE LIFE 
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/
 



see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>





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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

THE INERTIA CREEPS



I've always said ... 
'If you need Viagra?
 you're probably with the wrong girl'.

Donald Trump




T H E  I N E R T I A  C R E E P S
volume up












optimized for night vision

think of it like it's a painting, that moves
and sounds cool - turned up 
after dark

a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut



read more of Jim's blog posts here 
http://jimlamarche.blogspot.com/



listen to the album ONE LIFE 
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/ 


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>














FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
the story behind the inertia creeps



rock star

oh man, I mean
he's like 70, worth billions
supermodel trophy wife
my god, what's not to like?



I like it

watch, and learn
everything I touch, turns to gold
fuck ya, I want to be larger than life too
it's a ticking sound
under my skin, slithering
an itch 

gets me hard


still trying to figure it
what that was all about
stupid shit - fun to document

visuals from a doc I just saw on Netflix
Trump; an American Dream
the trailer - some fun editing it 
sick pictures w/tribal rhythms
why not?



the inertia creeps


watch again
it's free
still











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Sunday, 29 September 2019

BLUE FEZ


I believe that sex 
is one of the most beautiful 
natural, wholesome things 
that money can buy

steve martin



B L U E  F E Z
volume up













optimized for night vision

think of it like it's a painting, that moves
and sounds cool - turned up 
after dark

a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE
assembled in photoshop, logic audio & final cut



read more of Jim's blog posts here 












listen to the album ONE LIFE 
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/ 


see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>




watch again
it's free








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Sunday, 22 September 2019

BLACKFACE - the perfect storm



The irony is stupefying.  Our Liberal champion, Justin Trudeau getting caught with his pants down (or should I say with his blackface on).  Conservatives nationally are relishing the scorn like it’s the first documented reckoning of a lofty libtard caught up in his own self righteous bullshit - perfect.  Narcissus personified and forced to look at his own true reflection, and it's a dark one.  Finally! Retribution for the man with the plan … the boy wonder who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.  Serves him right, right?  


I'm a Canadian, and I am hurting ...










The shame is especially taunting because contemporary Liberalism has defined today’s code of conduct around race and gender equality (yes, and thus the irony).  What’s ok to say (even think) and what is frowned upon, even cast out has been 'normalized' and made painfully clear by the left over the past 20 years.  We humans have healed from our divisions, only to return to us ten-fold, two decades later like a pissed pit bull and biting us hard on the leg.  

How convenient, this blackface thing - perfect.  Times have changed.  I don’t even know what to call people of color anymore because we’re not even supposed to see that in a person.  They’re people just like we are, so distinguishing features have become almost invisible, irrelevant/nondescript.  I love Canada. That said; the all encompassing payback prevails. Almost predictable, the cycles in history.  Here we go again.  This, is an easy target.  

It's a simple argument and quite reasonable actually ... if you’re going to make the rules … you have to live by them yes? … 20 years ago you say?  Laughable ... you lose!  


That my friends, is what makes this 
the perfect storm









And so, clocks back to 2001.  To Vancouver’s West Point Grey Academy, a private school where Justin Trudeau once taught; son of a Liberal Prime Minister, yada yada.  A tad flamboyant; some people wondering if he was (ahem) gay.  What was obvious is that he was more feminine than most 30 year old men (which made him a bit of an odd-ball but no need for discussion). There was some speculation that he actually 'inhaled' (and may even still) but it's never been proven. Ok, beyond those measly details; what could possibly go wrong?  

It’s an Arabian Nights themed costume party and Justin goes as Aladdin.  At the time?  Harmless.  The event was a celebration.  His costume rivalled all in attendance but that’s Justin, wanting/needing to make that big splash.  It’s what was in his very nature that propelled him to become the country’s 23rd Prime Minister; that exuberance and fearless confidence.  Little did he know, that he would be condemned because of it, 18 years later (conveniently 4 weeks before the election) for being a hypocritical racist ... and a liar!  

Slam dunk - over and OUT!

Ok, maybe someone should have just told him at the party, that what he was doing was unacceptable, wrong … even embarrassing but no.  Many of those in attendance were middle eastern or south Asian - students, parents, teachers and staff.  Why didn’t they warn him?  Why wasn’t he reprimanded in that moment?  Why didn’t the school speak up and have him removed?  Why wasn’t he fired, right then and right there?  It was Vancouver West even; a pillar of Liberal ideology manifest in a Canadian urban epicentre.  Was it a cover-up?  Conspiracy?  Was it because he was Pierre Trudeau’s son??  Answer:  all of the above.   

The square peg fits into the square hole
and the round peg fits into the round hole









Why did he agree to be photographed if his intent was racist?


The fact that he has done more to help immigrants/refugees live more fulfilling lives since; having embraced multiculturalism more than any other Prime Minister in Canadian history is also ironic.  I’m thinking it says something about the man that no one wants to look at right now because all they see?  is blackface.  Doesn’t matter.  

The divisions are black. We have never been at such odds.  I wonder why?

When I was 9, I dressed up as an Indian - oops apologies, I mean native Canadian (war paint, feathered head dress, tomahawk - the whole bit).  It was a costume.  Justin Trudeau is as racist as I am Ojibwa.











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