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Okay, so today I decided that being the capable individual I am I’d mosey down to the store formerly known as Radio Shack, pick up a replacement switch for the POG, and install it myself.

No Sweat.
Super Simple.
Easy as Pie.

It’s only two points of solder! How could anything go wrong?

I returned home from my successful shopping sortie and got busy installing the new switch. First came the easy part, and boy was it ever less easy than I anticipated. Seeing as the circuit board for the POG is almost as large as its enclosure, there was precious little space for my fingers to tighten the nut to fix the new switch in place. After considerably more frustration than such a modest task should normally generate, I found myself once again within the realm of the triumphant and victorious.

The Brand New Big Red Bass Button (as I had already christened it in my head) was fixed in place!

Hi-Fives all around!
Uncork the Champagne!
Wait a minute…

Okay, so next I had to do the tricky part and solder the thing into the circuit. No big deal. 2 wires, two sides of the switch. Little bit of solder, and Bam! there you go! Easy Peasy, Presto, or perhaps “Voila!”, as we say in this here part of the world.

Except for the whole “It actually working” part.

When I plugged my newly personalized pedal into it’s pre-wired power source, I was pleased by the immediate bright glow of it’s LED. I was less pleased by its persistent nature, regardless of how intense my interaction with the aforementioned BrandNewBigRedBassButton became.

Anyhow, after an hour’s frustration, we (the POG and myself) seemed to have arrived at an impasse.

Much thanks to Julian of the fantastic Man Your Horse and the freshly minted Marrs Pedals for his as yet unsuccessful but much appreciated advice. If I lived on the west coast, I’m certain he and I would have the thing fixed up in a flash. With an entire continent separating us, however, I’m a little less than convinced.

Wish me luck!


Hey Guys,
Just wanted to let you in on the recording process here at Chez Cinéma, we’ve been hard at work recently getting ready for what’s looking like a busy fall!

First off, just over a month ago we moved back into the loft where it all started, and have been jamming on the regular in the exact same spot that the band was formed back in 2009. It’s a real pleasure being back here, and it’s been a crazy productive time as far as songwriting goes. We’ll be returning to the stage in Montréal at Casa Del Popolo on August 28th with Begin By Gathering Supplies and the Columbines from Chicago, and we’re hoping to have a couple of new ones ready to show off. Should be a fun night, I’ll be posting the poster (ha. ha.) in the next couple days, so stay tuned!

During the move, this happened:

"DIBS PLANKING'' - Chris Kavanagh

If I could explain, I would.

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Dear Friends,

In our first year of existence, Cinéma L’amour has played 38 shows alongside nearly 100 fantastic bands including Future of the Left, the Hoof and the Heel, the Luyas, Man Your Horse, Play Guitar, Absent Sound, The Reason, Faux Fur, Locomotive 8, Ultra Mega, Bend Sinister, Vampires, Welsh Cinema and many, many others. We’ve been on tour four times, driven over 20000 kilometers (in 6 different vehicles), seen the great lakes, the prairies, the mountains, and the pacific ocean. We’ve performed in legendary venues across the country including the Cobalt in Vancouver, Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon, the Drake hotel in Toronto, and Casa Del Popolo in Montreal. We’ve also played in a suburban living room in Waterloo, a vintage clothing and book store in Winnipeg, a hot dog restaurant in Calgary, an art gallery in Ottawa, and a few late night loft parties here at home.

We’ve also self released an EP and a Single, sold out of both and reprinted them multiple times, been written about in Magazines (both print and digital), performed live on the radio, been featured on podcasts, and posted up on blogs.

We have made countless friends, eaten in countless subway restaurants, slept on couches and floors in all manner of abodes, demolished seemingly impossible bar tabs and had way too much fun to properly encapsulate in words.

And now, on the eve of our first anniversary, we’re gonna celebrate.

On Saturday, the 13th of November, we invite you all to our home in Griffintown to begin our second year as a band on a high note. This special, not to be repeated performance will feature an ensemble of our friends, including past members of The Hoof and The Heel and Emperor Bulash, as well as a live burlesque show courtesy of Lady Josephine and Miss Sucre a la Creme! I can assure you you’ve never seen anything like it before, and to miss out on the event would be a travesty!

All of this would not have been possible without the incredible support we’ve received from our families, friends new and old, and everyone who likes to rock out at our shows. Thank you!

See you on the 13th!