Photo by Katrin Schaefer

I need to pause for a moment. I'm sad to say that my friend Kevin has passed away.

Kevin and I met in high school and later moved out together. We went to a lot of early 90s Vancouver clubs, shows, readings and arts classes together--and listened to countless hours of music (especially punk rock classics).

I'm going to miss the midnight air guitar sessions, the endless stories, beers, and especially the laughs we shared. I always admired Kevin's unwavering lightheartedness and his staunchly held politics of social equality.

This mix is fueled by amazing memories, as well as a great sadness that a like-minded individual and friend has died. The punk music in this mix is a fairly typical play list from the old days. These songs really bring me back to the best years of my friendship with Kevin, and the politics of this music will always resonate with me.

Thanks to Mave Gibson for compiling this play list with me, and sharing memories of her friendship with Kevin. The creation of this mix was a difficult task as we are still feeling the shock of his loss. I'd also like to send out lots of love to Kevin's family and friends.

Cheers, to Kevin.

  1. The Exploited "Punk's Not Dead"
  2. D.O.A. "Smash the State"
  3. Dead Kennedys "Too Drunk to Fuck"
  4. Discharge "State Violence - State Control"
  5. GG Allin "Fucking the Dog"
  6. John Lennon Interview (clip)
  7. Minor Threat "Screaming at a Wall"
  8. Peter and the Test Tube Babies "Banned from the Pubs"
  9. Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the U.K."
  10. The Clash "White Riot"
  11. The Damned "New Rose"
  12. The Misfits "Halloween"
  13. The Cramps "The Way I Walk"
  14. Stukas Over Bedrock "Sex Thing"
  15. The Exploited "Fuck the System"
  16. Bad Brains "Banned in D.C."
  17. Crass "They've Got A Bomb"
  18. D.O.A. "I Don't Give A Shit"
  19. SNFU "Money Matters"
  20. Descendents "Clean Sheets"
  21. GBH "City Baby Attacked by Rats"
  22. D.R.I. "I Don't Need Society"
  23. George Carlin "A Place for my Stuff" (clip)
  24. Killing Joke "Requiem"
  25. The Clash "This is England"
  26. The Damned "Smash It Up"
  27. The Ramones "I Don't Care"
  28. Wire "1 2 X U"
  29. New York Dolls "Looking for a Kiss"
  30. The Exploited "Blown to Bits"
  31. Disorder "Complete Disorder"
  32. The Pretenders "Precious"
  33. The Fall "Totally Wired"
  34. Devo "Uncontrollable Urge"
  35. The Ramones "Psycho Therapy"
  36. U.K. Subs "Stranglehold"
  37. The Misfits "Some Kinda Hate"
  38. DSK "Where is My Mind"
  39. Patti Smith "Gloria"
  40. SNFU "Misfortune"
  41. Siouxsie and the Banshees "The Passenger"
  42. Laurie Anderson "From the Air"
  43. Black Sabbath "War Pigs"


I'm spinning mostly techno these days, but I felt compelled to do a tribute mix for the late Jackie Mittoo on what would have been his 59th Birthday. Jackie is a hero of mine. He was a true genius on the keyboards, and I could only imagine what kind of music he'd be making with today's technology if he were still with us. He could truly sing through the keys. Jackie started playing piano in the Skatalites when he was 15 and from there went on to help form the sound we know today as reggae. Cheers, to Jackie.

  1. Drum Song
  2. Darker Shade of Black
  3. Take Ten
  4. Chicken and Booze
  5. Killer Diller
  6. Juice Box
  7. Voodoo Moon
  8. Hot and Cold
  9. Black Organ
  10. Wall Street
  11. Totally Together
  12. Henry the Great