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20
Dec

Noise is a very smart bass player. He said last year “if we record a Christmas song, it’ll get played every year as DJ’s and podcasters scramble for anything Christmas-like for their Christmas shows”, so we recorded Have a Parkdale Hookers Christmas Time last year which was today selected as CBC Radio3’s New Music Canada Track of the Day

Good work Phil. Take the rest of the day off.

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19
Feb

Podcasting has been good to us and we here at Parkdale Hookers International enjoy the many podcasts streaming into our iPods everyday. No sorry, that’s inaccurate we’re ADDICTED to podcasts.

And I thought books were bad…
I just checked my iTunes podcast count and I have about a day and a half of podcasts lined up for listening. Everything from The Advertising Show and the The Marketing Edge, to The Mac Observers Mac Geek Gab, to the incredible Insomnia Radio Podcast. It’s almost as bad as my book addiction — ‘cept they’re free and even easier to get a hold of. Good thing I have my iPod on most of the time!

Radio over the last few years has gotten pretty stale, whereas the quality of Podcasting just keeps on getting better. And not just the sound quality – the quality and choice in the music programming itself has surpassed anything I’ve heard on radio for a long time. Take a listen to Insomnia Radio some night and see what radio should be, and should start to pay attention to if it knows what’s good for it. continue

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8
Nov

We got podcasted on Insomnia Radio #45 again, I'm listening to it right now. I always enjoy the company we keep when Jason includes us in his podcasts, it's quite flattering. Really liked the Fredalba lead-off track.

Jason, if you're getting this: yes, we are compiling material for the new record so we'll get you something as soon as it's ready.

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11
Oct

This page explains why Harvey Danger is releasing their new album Little by Little in it's entirety, for free, over the web. And this is the page you can download it from (which I'm doing right now).

Their reasons seem to echo the emerging sentiment from the indie fringes of the music scene:

we have decided to embrace the indisputable fact of music in the 21st century, put our money where our mouth is…

They see it, we see it. The RIAA doesn't. This is becoming a bigger deal now than it was in the past. It used to be about simply watching dinosaurs sinking into the tarpits with amusement, chuckling as they launched a flurry of lawsuits at the manufacturers and distributors of tar. But since the stakes have been ratcheted up by the RIAA takedowns of bitorrent sites this is becoming a bona fide struggle.

Who will the RIAA sue when all the artists start distributing directly over the web?

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24
May

Is the title of the write-up about us in the Toronto Star business section today. If you need a login (which are free) and don't feel like creating one, try this:

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14
Apr

Pick U Up was

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of the all creative commons Staccato Music. A mellower sounding set of songs but a lot of good stuff in there.

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13
Apr

Listening to Danny The K's I”ve Stopped Making Sense podcast on Old Wave Radio which is supposed to be the best sounds of the 70's and 80's but yet, our very own Stop Draggin' Us Nowhere is the leadoff track.

I guess that means we sound “post-punk” (Danny thinks we sound like the Jam!) but hey, we're not complaining. Thanks Danny!

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13
Mar

Thanks Jason for including us in your absolutely fsck-ing KICK ASS IR #21: Rock the @!#% Out! podcast.

I can only say…

WOW

I'm halfway through listening to the podcast and I've been just blown away by almost every track, a lot of these bands have really impressed me. I'm honoured to have tPH in the set, thanks for the kind words.

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7
Mar

Thanks to Ross Rader for using Song About a Girl on today's Random Bytes show. Apparently Global TV is at Casa Disco as he does the show, doing a piece on the entire podcasting phenomenon.

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28
Jul

Polyester Fire Starter …the debut recording of tPH has been posted in it's entirety to the website. See the downloads section.

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