Entries by Danko Jones from 02/2013

Spinning Superheroes on the Ones and Twos

| Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Music

I'm concerned my zeal for Power Records may very well be the beginning of my near-ironic imperial moustache/pork pie hat/monocle phase and that scares me to death. But I think my Power Records collection stems from wanting to creatively re-engage with the superheroes I grew up with while I still can.

A Non-Smoker's Mixtape Of Songs For the Stoned

| Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Music

If you're like me -- a person who doesn't drink or smoke -- people assume you're a recovering drug addict. I definitely experimented, dabbled, even habitually enjoyed for some time, and had a general all-around blast. My main reason for smoking marijuana in the first place was only to enjoy the music. So put this list on and just enjoy, you lucky bastards.

The Grammys' Biggest Fraudster Is My Biggest Hero

| Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Music

The controversy surrounding Al Walser's nomination in the Best Dance Recording category for his song "I Can't Live Without You" has to do with his unknown status as a dance act. Al Walser is our pop culture leveler. He's pulled the best prank on the industry since Shawn Fanning created Napster.

Please, Don't Call Me or Yourself An "Artist"

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Music

Can all people making music everywhere just agree to never use the word "artist" when describing themselves? After 17 years playing music, I've been labeled an "artist" by others many times, more out of journalistic automation than any sincere intent. Still, each time I've been tagged with this word I consider it a slur.

In Praise of the Gourmet Burger

| Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Music

Since McDonald's fast food restaurants were brought to their knees by Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me" documentary, patronage has dropped quite considerably. Despite people's growing aversion to the golden arches, the collective craving for a hamburger hasn't diminished. What's helped satiate the ground beef patty itch is the recent trend of the gourmet burger.