Monday, 28 February 2022

REQUIEM


look mummy
there's an aeroplane up in the sky

roger waters



R E Q U I E M
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album ONE LIFE

assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8














it matters no more
how long we're here for



read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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



Monday, 21 February 2022

WAR FACES RISING



the object of war
is not to die for your country
but to make the other bastard
die for his

george s. patton



WAR FACES RISING
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TEMPLE REDUX

assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8


featuring
patrick willie (navajo)
performing a native american
fancy war dance















read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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



Saturday, 19 February 2022

AURORA



aurora had but newly chased the night
and purpled o'er the sky
with blushing light

john dryden



A U R O R A
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album spearmint lake
02.22

assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8















read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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



Wednesday, 16 February 2022

LET'S PARTY



when all is said and done
there's really only one option left
ok, I'm thinking



LET'S PARTY
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix

assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8

visual: tim bendzko
hoch

















read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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



Friday, 11 February 2022

POV



FREEDOM
is relative
to a point of view



P O V
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
from the album TEMPLE REDUX

assembled in logic audio & final cut

featuring the roland system 8



source music: vangelis
















read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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



Friday, 4 February 2022

THEATRE MOUSE



I carry on the show
and play my favourite part
but in the silent rows
no crowd will feed my heart

story below



T H E A T R E   M O U S E
volume up/720p













optimized for night vision


a jim lamarche remix
assembled in logic audio & final cut


music composed & performed by
mark clifford


voice: michael kelly

tape restoration: rod phelan












sweet salvation
the story behind theatre mouse
it is with fond remembrance


a 40+ y/o tape
buried in the back of a closet, dusty
longshot; maybe rod can save this
I mean, no one has heard this
in decades

old friends can make things happen 
still passing the torch & hoping for the best
if anyone can salvage it?  It will be rod
a familiar focus, in quiet deliberation 
days later and

ok, holy shit
rod flawlessly snags theatre mouse
just after baking the tape & immediately before 
the crumbling oxide it's on 
disintegrates forever on his revox 
what are the odds? ... and so

here we go










my old friends & 70's musical cohorts
are once again, collaborating
mark & I played in 3 bands together
and recorded stuff when we studied at
music industry arts
in london ontario

rod phelan, a mentor of us both back then
and did the sound for BOND in '79
when mark & I were in it
visionary


in late '77, I talked mark into leaving school early
to join me in major hooples in kitchener
big show - transport, road crew
floyd, supertramp & elp prog covers mostly
a ridiculous production - a blast

.

after a roller coaster year,
he returned to fanshawe to finish his final year 
and recorded this masterpiece
w/vocalist & songwriter extraordinaire - michael kelly
at springfield sound just outside london ontario




T H E A T R E   M O U S E








epilogue


mark finished MIA and then joined BOND
w/me for another year before I shifted
into studio mode; both still here
42 years later
cool

both still w/a fractured appreciation
of magic - recognizing early on
when it's about to arrive, knowing
there's a good chance
of a revisitation
or not

like, if it happens it's because it was meant to
doesn't? wasn't supposed to be
kind of attitude - miss that

.


honesty?
it's even more relevant now
the old man in the empty house
his best performance

theatre mouse







read more of Jim's blog posts here 
see the ONE LIFE album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/onelife/




see the new TWO LIVES album/page here >>>
http://www.jimlamarche.ca/twolives/




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