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Thursday, 12 February 2009
Launches & Salmon Paint
Mood:  lucky
Topic: Gigs

Our agents will be in the field for the NoD Magazine launch.  We're playing for the fine folks at the magazine, and Agent Ian Kinney will also being flying solo as the headliner.  Then the CIA make sure everyone goes home dancing . . . much later, of course.

NoD Magazine Launch
Friday, 20 Feb, 7:30pm
Weeds Cafe   1903  20 Ave NW


HQ is slowly becoming the ultimate base-of-operations for the CIA.  We are awaiting a second piano for Agent Prang, as well as some mainly æsthetic pursuits. However, there is not a single effin' wall with salmon-coloured paint on it anymore, and for that I am mighty glad.
     One of the most singular successes of our moving mission: every device or good necessary ot the production of tea was accounted for throughout the operation. And lord knows, had we gone without tea, it might have cost us not only the operation, but our lives as well.



Posted by jamesdangerous at 9:34 AM MST
Updated: Thursday, 12 February 2009 9:49 AM MST
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Thursday, 22 January 2009
Sometimes it's hard, but you gotta understand . . .
Mood:  rushed
Topic: Gigs

I love you baby, but you gotta understand

when the lord made me, he made a ramblin' man . . .

                                 -Hank Williams 

 First and foremost, new pictures are up in the gallery! Go forth and see the Owl Howl . . . these are some of my favourite shots of the band ever.


     Secondly, the aforementioned "sitting in with the Pickled Hicks playin' some Hank" show was awesome; and not just the songs I played.  The Hicks had Charlie on pedal steel, Brendan on bass, and Pat on drums (I'm not sure of their last names, but they're all amazing; you can see a picture of Pat playing drums with Erin Ross in our Owl Howl Gallery).

     They were awesome, playing a whole load of songs, including Bob Wills, Neko Case, a great version of Sally Goodin', and some of their incredible "Pickled Hicks Songs": Hunt that Rabbit, the Mad Trapper, and that one about that giant bear that I can never remember the name of, but it's sweet.

    I got up and played Mind Your Own Business, Ramblin' Man, Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms, and Bucket's Got a Hole.

   Rambin' Man, most especially, was EPIC. I mean, EPIC.

   My favourite part of the night:

  James: Oh, you want me to play one more? Okay, something simple . . . Folsom Prison?

 Shane:  We don't play that song.

 James: What?

 Shane: Who's it by?

James: (oblivious) Johhny Cash?

Shane: Never heard of him.

James: (laughing) Okay then, Bucket's Got a Hole in D.




Lastly, if it seems slow in Dangeria right now, it ain't. We get the keys to the new permanent La Glorieta, our beloved rehearsal space/studio/tea-drinking venue, tomorrow; we've been a-packin' and a-packin;, and tomorrow we'll be a-paintin' and a-paintin'; expect to see lots more of us once our physical transition is done!

Posted by jamesdangerous at 9:28 AM MST
Updated: Thursday, 22 January 2009 10:21 AM MST
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Friday, 16 January 2009
Neko Case: Best Friend of the Animals
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: Neko Case: People Got a lot of Nerve
Topic: Free Charity

We like music, free things, Neko Case, and animals (the order of which depends on our mood). With that being said, we'd like to bring you a free Neko Case track, and by doing so, we help the critters.

Neko and her label, ANTI-, are making a cash donation of $5 to the Best Friends Animal Society for each time the download is reposted on a blog. So we urge you to not only download this fine song, but repost on your own blog. Find out more here.

The Download: 

Neko Case - People Got a lot of Nerve

The Cause:

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, Best Friends Animal Society is one of America’s foremost animal rescue organizations. Founded in 1984, Best Friends advances nationwide animal welfare initiatives by working with shelter and rescue groups around the country. On any given day Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest facility for abused, abandoned and special needs companion animals located in southwestern Utah, is home to approximately 2,000 dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, and other animals. The society also publishes Best Friends magazine, the nation’s largest general interest, pet-related magazine with approximately 300,000 subscribers. For more information, visit




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Posted by jamesdangerous at 10:03 AM MST
Updated: Friday, 16 January 2009 10:07 AM MST
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Off and Away!
Mood:  party time!
Topic: Gigs

We're online!


That's right, is now up and running. And so is this blog.


More on the way soon? Oh hell yes. Lots of goodies for you!

For now, content yourself with downloading our 3-song demo. There will be a FREE full-length album onsite sometime soon, too . . .

 And if you're not doing anything tomorrow night, I'm sitting in with The Pickled Hicks and playing some Hank Williams tomorrow night, at the Ironwood, at 8 PM. It shall be awesome . . . the Hicks are a great great Calgary band.

 No go forth and enjoy!

Posted by jamesdangerous at 1:31 PM MST
Updated: Friday, 16 January 2009 11:30 AM MST
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