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Not “The Head and the Heart” or “Diana Smith”

Last fall I decided to make a short CD to sell at shows as a preview for the record that I am currently producing. I had a good friend design the CD cover that you see on the left. Being in a bit of a rush, I hastily named it “The Head and the Heart” after lyrics from my song ‘Seashore’. The first night that I brought the CD’s to a show several people brought to my attention that there is a very well known band called “The Head and the Heart”. I did not know this and realize now that I should have perhaps done a google search of the title before I went ahead with it.

Also, when one copies the CD onto their computer, most media players recognize the 5 song CD as Diana Smith’s “Do You Now”. The songs that play are in fact mine, but they are most often under the titles of Diana Smith’s EP. To take it even further, I found out the other day that someone had bought a CD that did not in fact work….
Believe me, I’m very embarrassed about all of this. It made me realize that there may be other CD’s out there that don’t work. If you happened to have bought a defective CD please comment on this post, tweet at me @dominiquefricot or write on my facebook wall at www.facebook.com/dominiquefricot. I will make sure you receive all of the songs and I’ll even throw in something extra for your troubles.

In other news, I’m down to the last 20 or so of the CD’s, so if anybody is still interested in the train wreck that I’ve just described make sure you come out to one of my next shows.

My very next show is February 1st at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island in Vancouver.

Cheers

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For mother

A while back I posted a live video of the song “If Baby Could Walk”. On the same day the lads from Fistful of Sound shot that video, we also filmed one of the oldest songs that I still play. “Sidewalk” is a song I wrote for my mother in 2003. My mother was likely the most courageous person I’ve ever known and I wrote this from the perspective of a young man who felt he couldn’t match up to such courage.

Sidewalk
by Dominique Fricot

Momma tell me
Where’s the glory
In your quest that
I’m not strong enough to join

And you ask me
What I’m doing
For a world that
I proclaim I want to change

It wouldn’t be hard
To have strategies
Or try sometimes to back the words I say with what I do
And while you’re on the field
I said I’d wait for you here
And I’ll stand here alone
And I’ll cry

Well I guess I’m just your sidewalk
Dancing baby boy
Running up around the world like you
Is just something that I could never do
All along your sidewalk
Dancing baby boy
Take me home and leave me
Doing nothing
But I’ll see…

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For those that missed out

For those of you that missed out and did not stream my live concert at Streaming Cafe on December 3rd, the lovely staff has posted 4 new videos from that concert. I am posting one of the songs here as a taster.

If you would like to see the rest of the videos, I encourage you to visit my profile at streamingcafe.net. I had a lovely time playing at their establishment and I am very impressed with the shows that they put on. Wander through their website to check out upcoming events. Streaming Cafe broadcasts a very intimate live concert every weekend and the quality of their concerts are top notch. Like I said I had a marvelous time.

Cheers

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Ep 6 – Do You Know What I Did Last Summer?

So I’m heading to Brasil for a month, which means the Fric Show is going to be on hiatus until at least the middle of January. I figured I’d leave you, my gracious listeners, with a sneak peak of my debut album, “If Baby Could Walk”.

Tracks included on this episode are: Haven’t Seen Me Dance, Strange Lady, Haunted By Love, Seashore, East Coast Girls, and Out of the Scenery.

or for a VERY limited time!!
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oh it was downloadable but now it’s not! you missed the boat. Sign up for my mailing list on my “music” page if you’d like to get my updates and be in the know at all times.

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Album Preview!! Title Track Live Video

At a house concert about a month ago I was approached by two young men who expressed interest in shooting a live video with me. The two gentlemen, Jan and Jeremy, run a music blog called Fistful of Sound . A week before we’d scheduled to do the video I asked them if there was any possibility of finding a piano in a large hall. With some hustle they managed to land us a gym in Burnaby at St. Francis de Sales Elementary School.

This song “If Baby Could Walk”, is the tentative title track of my new album that is set to be released this spring.

Enjoy

Dominique Fricot – If Baby Could Walk (Live Video) from Fistful of Sound on Vimeo.

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Ep 5 – Apostrophe’s Disgusting Transvestites

Pretty evocative title. I know. Well my guest on The Fric Show this week is an evocative character. We met at a house party a few years back. I thought his friend Pam was cute and he thought I was gay and before we knew it we were good friends.

Will is an accomplished writer and journalist who is currently working on his Masters at UBC. In this episode Will shares excerpts from his latest piece “Whatever you’re on I want some” and explains the secret to great writing: great sentences.

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For more from Will Johnson check out his website here.

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Ep 4 – Guns, Sex and Ponytails (Nude Bagpiping with Uncle Sean)

My good friend and drummer Johnny Andrews camped out at my house for a few days last week before hitting the road with his band Rococode. When the guest that I’d invited to appear on Episode 4 called in sick, I begged Johnny to sit in as a replacement. Johnny agreed to do it, but only if my Uncle Sean would come on the show as well. Johnny had recently become a huge fan of Sean’s after watching his 70’s cult film classic Zardoz and was adamant about meeting him on The Fric Show.

Join Johnny, Uncle Sean and myself as we discuss playing our instruments in the buff, haggis tattoos and dreadlocked ponytails.
All music on this podcast was provided by the very talented Rococode. Songs included are Wild and Waiting, Weapon, and Empire.

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