JOHN DRT

(video, photos, graphics, web content)

"the single most important thing,
above all else be kind"
. AJIMAL

 

Made this song and video because I love the RAMONES.

MUSIC BITS.


1970's.
Managed rock band Nitro. High School DJ (played TRex over and over).
DJ at Time Time & Place, Christina Lake BC (The Cars + Gary Glitter over and over).

 

1980's.
DJ/Sound @ The Town Pump, Vancouver BC. #1 A-Room Live Venue.
Promo and marketing, RadioActive Productions + Timbre Productions.
DJ + art @ CITR (UBC) Radio
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Posters + tour mech for Simple Minds (New Gold Dream...), Violent Femmes, Alien Sex Fiend, The Gun Club, The Dickies, GBH + more.
Shout out's of thanks to Peter McCoulloch (founder of Timbre Productions), Bob Burrows, Tim K. (Zona Arc owner + Black Swan Records, COOP Radio DJ), Greg @ Zulu Records, Oddessey Records (the daze of import records), Randy, the 'real' sound-person @ The Town Pump, Mikey, Sean, Lorezno, Luciano, and the staff at The Fabulous Commodore Ballroom.

 

1990's.
Remain a 'participant' through live shows w/friends and connections. Which mean I DANCE LOTS. Super engaged, and always 'helpful'. 100's of amazing concerts attended.
Multimedia... Apple stuff. Feeling nostalgic. Good jobs and contracts. Doing the DVD cover and menu design for David Bowie's The Man Who Fell to Earth with Rainmaker is special. Music related.

2000 - 2020. Computer guy. Remain fully engaged in new music and live shows. I LOVE live shows. Which is probably why I like when my music sounds a bit rough at times. GREW to crave the sound of live music. It just seems more REAL or something. Partial list of concerts attended below.
I'm a Digital Content Creator. Teacher, trainer and consultant with Apple gear. The platform is somewhat by chance, but Thinking Differently is pretty appealing to many. And here we are...

 

2020/21.
Music and aural sculptures. SEVENPOINTSOMETHING. Seems like the perfect time to get all these song ideas out'a my head. My music making background has been very limited which in hindsight seems a bit strange. Maybe it's was just about the technology getting accessible enough. I don't really have an interest in being proficient at playing the guitar for example, but sure love making the squeaking guitar sounds I can and utilize a REAL guitarist from time-to-time. The PRODUCTION and Mixing excites me. Good to be excited. Finding I am FULL of crazy and interesting ideas. Influences include The Fall, Joe Meek, Magnetic Fields, Why?, Esquivel... you'll see and hear in the Others' Stuff and BLOG sections.

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Playlist on Apple Music 'Essential 40 years of Cool/Indie Music' is a great overview of Indie and Alternative Music (15+ hours) over the last 4 decades. Some tracks became Classics, often years after their initial release, some made it into Hollywood Movies. It also suggests where my original music is derived... ANYTHING GOES and EVERYTHING is possible. AURAL SCULPURES.

SOME of the concerts participated in. Some stories in the Blog section soon. Met a bunch of these.

Anderson, Laurie •  B52’s • Beach Boys • Beat Farmers • Belew, Adrian • Black Uruhu • The Blasters • Boredoms • Buchanon, Roy • Byrne, David • Buckwheat Zydeco • Chibo Matto • Clash, The • Clarence Gatemouth Brown • Colins, Albert • Collins, Bootsy * Constantines • David Thomas & the Woodenbirds  • Dead Can Dance • Doughty, Mike • The Doves • Etta James  • Fishbone • Fontaines DC • Foxing • Go-Betweens The • Guided by Voices • Hank Ballard and the Midnighters • Hersh, Kiristin • Hitchcock, Robyn • Hole • House of Love • Idlewild • Images In Vogue • James Jesus and the Mary Chain  • Jim Rose Circus, The  • Led Zeppelin • Lindley, David • King Sunny Ade • King, BB • L7 • Lovich, Lene • Luna • McGowan, Shane and the Popes • Ministry • Misfits, The • Mojave 3 • Mojo Nixon w/Skip Roper • Morrissey • My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult • Nashville Pussy • Nazareth • New York Dolls • No Means No • Pere Ubu • Pixies, The • Placebo • Pogues, The • Pottery • Ramones, The • Rank and File • Red Hot Chilli Peppers • Replacements, The Reverend Horton Heat • Richmond, Jonathon • Screaming Blue Messiahs • Shak’in Pyramids • Shriekback • Skinny Puppy • Sloan • Softboys, The •  Sonic Youth • Soul Coughing • Sound Garden  • Steel Pulse  • The Stranglers • SugarCubes (Bjork), The • Superchunk • SuperSuckers • Talking Heads • Teenage Head • Throwing Muses, The • TinderSticks • Trash Can Sinatras • Trooper • U2 • Violent Femmes • WoodenTops • X...