In the mid-90’s I was in a band called Thelma. Of all the bands that I have been in Thelma was the one that I was proudest of, therefore the first one I’m going to post about. In hindsight it was clearly the most original, inventive and successful vs. any of the others that I was in. We played some good shows, met some great people and created a little bit of drama. There was something just special about it and I still wonder if we really wanted to push it, how far it could have gone.
Thelma was Avrum Nadigel, Alan Beacom, myself and at first Eric Cohen on drums and then Dan Cyr.
In digging through my computer’s archives I managed to dig up a lot of fun stuff about Thelma.
So, if you remember the band or just want to see what was going on in one little, moderately/locally popular band from Montreal from the mid-90’s that no one would remember, enjoy some of the info & mp3’s posted below.
MP3’s (more to come as I encode them!):
Stuck in Snow
Pretty Pink Spots
Crack Bitch [Early Demo]
The Devil Song
Three Chords [rough mix]
Talents [Live at Isart]
Sunny Days [with some really bad audio glitches, i think I’ve had some data corruption, i’ll re-encode]. It’s also a very, very rough mix.
I don’t like it
In A Town: Scratch Mix
10.19.95 @ Purple Haze Showbar w/Dark Cave
11.23.95 @ Annie’s Pub w/Goldfish
12.14.95 @ Purple Haze Showbar w/Willow
01.06.96 @ Stornaway Art Gallery w/Mischima, Mobius Strip & Tiny Green Specks. Invincible Ink Launch
01.13.96 @ Bar Voltaire w/ Slowly Going Deaf
01.27.96 @ Reggie’s Pub w/ Marlowe & Rosebuddy
03.23.96 @ Cafe Bistro 4, Acoustic @ YAWP! @ Bistro 4
03.30.96 @ Cafe Beenz, Acoustic show
04.20.96 @ Isart Art Gallery w/AdamtoZoe, Grime, Beverly, Frog Machine, Mischima, Cheesecake Circus, Stony, Madison Drive & Joyful Road
04.24.96 @ Bar Foufounes Electrique w/Bandit Queen
05.11.96 @ Cafe Bistro 4 w/Martha Wainright, Khan Saad Zia, Zofin, Christine Deita & Colin MacKenzie
05.22.96 @ Cafe Choas w/Grime & Bless This Mess
09.26.96 @ Mea Culpa Loft w/Mea Culpa
11.14.96 @ Cabaret Show Bar w/John S. Hall, Sofa, Knurl, Lee Gotham & Rick Trembles, Steve Godin, Heather O’Neill, Jonny Goldstein, She-Man, Los Infernos, Alison Katz, Colin MacKenzie and the Hostess of the Grossest, Jake Brown
11.24.96 @ Theatre Rique
11.27.96 @ Dawson College Cafeteria
11.30.96 @ Kali Gallery
12.06.96 @ Jailhouse Show Bar
12.13.96 @ Bar Foufounes Electrique
01.25.97 @ Reggie’s Pub w/William