This page features a small collection of projects that are dear to our hearts and an invitation for you to do what you can to support our friends and community.
Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (2020)
APRIL 21: A message from Craig.
This is my shout out to the health care and support workers of Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. They’ve been holding strong in the face of so many factors. This neighbourhood has been the epicentre for so much of the music that shaped me and so many of the musicians I looked up to. It remains a place where exciting music happens. Here’s a blast of local power pop punk that has rocked my world since 1979. The Modernettes “Barbra”. Thanks John Armstrong for all the great music.
Food security is currently a more pressing issue in the DTES as this pandemic effects everything. Please consider donating to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank if you can manage it. https://foodbank.bc.ca
A tribute to Vancouver's Downtown East Side healthcare and support workers via a chunk of a classic tune by Vancouver's power-pop-punk leaders "the Pointed Sticks". "What Do You Want Me to Do" (1978). Please check out Pointed Sticks here on Facebook and wherever you find music. We have family and friends working hard in the health care sector in this neighborhood that spawned so much of our music and art. In asking if we can help they say that food security is a big issue right now in the Downtown East Side.
Love Is What You Get (2016)
2016 has been a rough ride for so many. The simplest answer to our problems is love -- love for all our fellow humans. We don't need stuff. Just food, shelter and love.
We'll see you out on the CP Holiday Train this year as we share music, community and give food to those who don't have enough.
We've written this seasonal song to play for you and if you buy it online we will donate all the money to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Love Is What You Get
C. Northey/D. Elliott/M. Atkinson/P. Steward
Recorded at the Warehouse Studio Vancouver and The Doghouse of Thunder N.Vancouver
Recorded by Paul Forgues and Craig Northey
Mixed by Paul Forgues
Artwork by Chris Cran. Taken from the painting "Peaceable Kingdom" Oil and acrylic on canvas 6' x 9' 2004