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  • #46
    Originally posted by WarmWind View Post
    Jenson Interceptor - Tiny Thing



    CBC radio this morning just played this.

    Belt Drive Betty's Blog: When bad things happen to good people


    Life & Times: Musician a rebel until the end

    EDMONTON - Guitarist Doug Jenson’s riffs used to float in the breeze over southern Alberta.

    He’d set up his gear in the basement of a community hall, about three km east of his family’s farm. “The wind blows a lot in the south,” says his sister, Kennedy Jenson.

    “In the evening, I could hear wafts of him playing Neil Young’s Cinnamon Girl. Doug just wanted to turn it up loud and he knew he wouldn’t be able to do that at home. He really sounded so good. I remember thinking: ‘Yeah, he’s got what it takes.’ ”

    Together, the siblings went on to form Jenson Interceptor, one of Edmonton’s most successful rock acts of the early 1980s. Afterwards, Kennedy became a respected jazz vocalist and the head of the Alberta Music Industry Association, while her older brother fronted Doug Jenson and The Feel Kings, releasing six albums between 2001 and 2014. At a studio in his Cloverdale house, he also produced CDs by Edmonton artists such as Freeburn and Matt Walker.

    Jenson, 59, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on Aug. 6. He is survived by Kennedy, his ex-wife/former bandmate Charlotte Wiebe, and his brother, Jim.

    The Jensons grew up in a musical family near Spring Coulee, a hamlet south of Lethbridge. “Doug was making up songs before he could get out of his crib,” says Kennedy. At six, ...

    “When he was 14, he got hired into this professional band — all the rest of the guys were 18 and 19 years old,” Kennedy recalls. “Those were the days of rural hall parties and school dances and the morning after one of them, I went into his bedroom and ...”

    In 1976, four years after moving to Edmonton, he met singer/keyboardist Charlotte Wiebe and the two started a band, Valhalla. They soon fell in love.

    “He was very kind and very talented,” Wiebe says. “He was really supportive of my songwriting.”

    Valhalla, also featuring Kennedy on vocals and keyboards, morphed into Jenson Interceptor. The band released its self-titled debut in 1980, selling more than 30,000 copies across Canada. While Wiebe was the main songwriter — her ABBA-esque composition, Tiny Thing, was a modest radio hit — Jenson was the group’s leader. (He was also the guy in women’s leather pants — from Woodward’s — on the album cover.)


    • #47
      Jensen Interceptor - there's at least 1 in town.
      I am in no way entitled to your opinion...


      • #48
        Race to save old audio recordings - BBC News

        “The British Library is in the process of digitising its 6.5 million sound recordings.
        The audio is in more than 40 different formats from wax cylinders to MiniDiscs so staff are having to hunt down old machines to play back the audio.
        Some recordings are also degrading and could be lost within 15 years unless they are digitised.”