Videos/Pics from David Duchovny’s acoustic set at The Imperial in Vancouver 10/14/17.
This day got a later start that we had hoped. But that’s a great thing as the day was long and we were better rested at the time of the first downbeat.
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First stop was supposed to be Breakfast at the Ovaltine Cafe. Both cab drivers from the hotel (6 duchovniacs 2 Cars) dropped us off with warnings about this neighborhood. One even refused to pick anyone up there. Our friends from the clown car (There rental car was always over packed) did not give great endorsement AND the Ovaltine was out of pie. X-Files Fan Stop FAIL. So I turned to Seinfeld for inspiration here.
— AroundThe🌎24/7/365 (@TKKarma) October 15, 2017
Rough hood for food with crack and meth on one side and the very touristy GASTOWN on the other. We stumbled into a joint labeled PIZZERIA and found a gem of a wine bar with apps and gourmet pizzas. Small menu wonderfully executed. Quite yummy. I promised myself no alcohol this trip, BUT I really wanted a glass or two with this food.
Someone from our group was early enough to get us started right in line, but most of our group arrived before other fans.
Guess who made a cameo… Brick not quite ready for prime time and swarming Duchovniacs. He lasted about 30 seconds before whining GET ME OUT OF HERE.
David’s people are shooting a documentary. I was interviewed. I cannot say much (NDA in place) but this much is public
— lonegungirl1013™ (@lonegungirl1013) October 16, 2017
Not long before many were ready to party… This was seconds before VIP line entered for photos and sound check party.
SORRY, DAVID… and others that may be confused by my statement at the end of this Instagram. Many got some tickets mailed to them with wrong artist, POKEY LAFARGE, TWICE. The date and time was right but said Canadian Legend, POKEY LAFARGE was headlining. I cannot let this one go… 5yo here…
While this neighborhood made the worst parts of NYC look like Club Med, inside was quite nice. (Seriously Vancouver needs some urban fix ups. NYC perhaps is too strict with quality of life laws, but this is ridiculous)
I needed to heed nature’s call. Even the bathrooms were spacious and well lit…. UNTIL the motion detector says YOU’VE BEEN IN HERE TOO LONG!!!!
At this moment every scene from Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and a few X-Files flash into mind. Behind the wooden door I yell, “HELLO?” (It’s me….) NOTHING. I threw a TP roll hoping to trigger LIGHTS ON! Again NOTHING. Then I braved the darkness, with light from cell phone, checking my six for machete wielding monsters. I lived to share this tale BUT BARELY!!!! (Eh HEM UM Moving on…)
So we had some great moments with David last night.
“So you’re not going to Australia?” David says.
I think I was guilt tripped into going to Australia. I already have tickets but have been contemplating airfare comfort and prices. But I left things with Gloria (Duchovniac from Spain) becoming a pilot and flying us around via sea plane, island hopping to each concert. Because at the end of the day, isn’t Australia the world’s largest Island. SORRY Greenland.
Laurice on the other had was questioned about involvement in another certain fandom which shall remain nameless here SNEEZE (pledgies). But all in jest…. right?
We’ve posted so many concert videos in past so check out our youtube, twitter and instagram pages for more, but here are the main highlights.
NO DRUMS. This was a pseudo acoustic set. I was looking forward to a scaled down model of the folkish rock songs. Most were great, but this crowd and venue perhaps was the wrong time to take it down a notch. Vancouver often fell down piss drunk but did little singing and clapping along. Not sure RESERVED was the right word. Of course there was a GIANT DETOX CENTER around the corner, so maybe that explains it. Every time I tried to clap and supply the needed back beat on 2, again NOTHING. I still look forward to the acoustic videos and perhaps our private concert in April will be the better setting for this endeavor.
If anything these arrangements were not scaled down enough and the stage was perhaps too big for a coffee shop folk set. I love mithc but perhaps the right way to go would be more Just Colin and Pat on Guitar. Maybe get David playing some more. Not my call, clearly. But again this stage was big enough, and at times it just felt like the drums were missing, without any consideration for instrument changes in the performance.
I did like the arrangement of UNSAID UNDONE. This has been the official angry song for past tours, with tempos and arrangement kicking it up a notch. If anything this felt more like HELL OR HIGHWATER the album again.
LATELY IT’S ALWAYS DECEMBER was special. We don’t always get this one live. It’s a bit less of a party tune and a very tough grind on the guitar. In this case, the object of MY Man crush, Pat, took over acoustic guitar and really showed us how this song is supposed to sound. AMAZING! THIS song was born to be on acoustic sets.
Marble Son may be familiar to some as they posted a clip on PLEDGE MUSIC, I think. I really love this song.
MAYBE I CAN’T perhaps was the best song suited for this medium. Pat and Colin work so well together. The arrangement is so chill. This maybe the big heart felt love of the sophomore album. I get teh sense that Colin played acoustic because he knows the arrangement best and could hold it together, but I would so love to see this staging for other songs. Colin on Acoustic, leave Mitch on bass (Because he is simply perfect on the bass) and Pat can just keep rocking those lead guitar riffs.
After three times, it is not as funny. THANKS Pat for GREATEST HITS… moving on … lol
If you have no idea for which I refer, be thankful.
While a little TOO chill for my taste for a music concert, the crowd is super nice. I met a lot of Canadians, and a couple Chechs, and Floridians originally from Oxford (Too loud for my Mulder joke to land here). And of course spoke a long time to Ryan and Joe, more die hard male x-files friends, YEAH!
No one is incapable of doing no wrong. The most die hard unconditional love has its limits. However, this is not required for an artist that just keeps creating and loving life in the process. Thanks for all you do, David Duchovny. And it sounds like 2018 may be the busiest yet. Australia/NZ tour, MISS SUBWAY – third novel released shortly after Every Third Thought, and the BUCKY DENT Movie… we’ve got your back for ever!!!
David concert https://t.co/VtLHooXExH
— Duchovniacs (@Duchovniacs) October 15, 2017
Part two https://t.co/81Re8nw7eU
— Duchovniacs (@Duchovniacs) October 15, 2017
And if you have not seen this yet…
Unremarkable House, Duane Barry, Laughing Buddha, Alien Train – DAY THREE Duchovniacs Field Trip Vancouver edition…
FIRST OF ALL, GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS…
— Hi I'm Laurice (@LauriceF) October 14, 2017
Today was a wild goose chase on some levels with some amazing pay offs around the outskirts of Vancouver and a few downtown. Of course we mostly stayed off Twitter today to support
#WomenBoycottTwitter. Not sure if it did any good because I did not even look all day.
The day started with a drive east to the unremarkable house.
We tried to find a way in but NO TRESPASSING signs and some intense fencing and moist swamps warded most of us away and snapping photos from afar.
I mostly stayed in the car, getting out just long enough to continue this stupid series LOL
Two of us got a little closer
But apparently the TWO occupants don’t like unannounced visitors.
— Blanche N BRod👽™ (@SnowWhite1205) October 13, 2017
After a short coffee break we were off Riverview Hospital. Which we are renaming DUCHOVNIACS HEADQUARTERS. This place is great. You really feel the presence of something dirty, or perhaps demonic. Mostly just screaming for a wrecking ball, if not for the many TV/FILM crews filming.
NEXT STOP – Lake Okobogee – Actually spelled Okoboji AKA Buntzen Lake
Unfortunately the lake, in fact the entire park, was closed. Single tear from two mini vans with 13ppl combined. We all shared that same tear.
The actual lake is called Buntzen Lake which is in Port Moody, just a few kilometers off David Ave. Starting to sense a pattern.
— Hi I'm Laurice (@LauriceF) October 14, 2017
So we get back on the road and headed to Grouse Mountain, where Duane Barry brought Scully and Mulder Almost fell off the Gondola.
This place is a must.
— Hi I'm Laurice (@LauriceF) October 14, 2017
— Blanche N BRod👽™ (@SnowWhite1205) October 14, 2017
Up top on the peak there were bears.
Sorry, here are the real bears.
They even put on a show. Although I am upset we missed Breakfast with the Grizzlys.
Did I mention there was snow up there. The bears are days away form Hibernation. I’m still days away from putting on long pants.
So, while freezing, I drove the crew back to check out the venue for tomorrow night.
At least this time camping out for a great spot, we will fit right in with all the locals sleeping on the streets nearby. (No pictures of homeless here, but this area is rough, and a bit depressed).
… where I got a kid’s meal boat and used as a ridiculous hat…
…we squeezed in a brief stop at the Laughing Statues.
This is the newest X-Files must stop Vancouver spot.
Pretty sunset too.
And the best company…
Then it was off to the Ghost train.
Here is my view of the X-Files display.
Unfortunately my light actually made it harder to film clearly due to extreme fog – which may or may not have been fake as we are not far form the mountains here in Stanley Park.
PS Reason the laugh on Skinner is due to this gem from earlier and the fact we are all very giggly tired.
This was the best $12 I ever spent.
— Karma (@TKKarma) October 14, 2017
Trust Karen and our reactions this is a must do thing in Vancouver this month. The production value was great. With 15 X-PHILES in tow, this was the week’s highlight so far.
Of course it was so cold no one saw my shirt today.
By the end of the day we were a caravan of three mini vans and SUVs with 16 PHILES / DUCHOVNIACS enjoying a very full day of THE X-FILES and VANCOUVER tourist stops. Guess what tomorrow is!
We made it. So far so awesome.
Of course this week started with an amazing fundraiser for X-Files fans. I posted this recap on my other fan site as it was not David Duchovny-centric. But we raised $1400 through our own ticketing and my understanding we inspired some other donations form fans and a matching pledge by Mitch, himself. THANKS TO ALL!!!
— Mitch's Pledgies (@MitchPledgies1) October 11, 2017
This $3000 goal does not include the $1400 from our event Sunday. SO – AWESOME!!! X-Files clearly has THE BEST fans.
Yesterday started with me mad rush packing. I was cramming for this test like any other. Of course I did not heed warnings about it being colder and wetter. I packed a couple pairs of pants and light hoodies but otherwise, more ready for Australia in February with this bag of cloths. I ran to the store for some las minute toiletries etc and found this…
— WALT FRASIER & Co™ (@waltfrasier) October 11, 2017
So hopefully next time we play soccer in parking lot before concert no one will get hurt. No more broken noses. NOT EVEN FOR DAVID!
I am pretty sure the UBER driver took a long shot to save a couple bucks on the turnpike. There were a lot of local roads for Jersey. It was only 3pm and we probably added 20 minutes. No worries, as the flight did not leave till 7pm.
Being a big guy anxiety was setting in as we boarded. It was like a Broadway Show, we have assigned seats but folks just HAD to be the first on the plane. When it was our time to board as ZONE 3 the crowds for ZONE 4 & 5 were practically blocking the way. Everyone needs more time in Times Square to learn how to act in a crowd. Be patient and more self aware. PLEASE!
Once on the plane it was very nice. The aisles seemed larger than most flights we have boarded in recent years. Even the lighting on AIR CANADA seemed to say we have more hope up north.
Paying a little extra for foot room the snugness of the seat was disheartening at first. It was a little tight.
— WALT FRASIER & Co™ (@waltfrasier) October 11, 2017
Until I realized that NO ONE was coming to my row. The flight was slightly undersold and I suppose most do not have my issues of size, not paying for the extra space. So I inched over and spread across three seats with killer leg room.
This has to be to good to be true…. 3 seats with lots of foot room pic.twitter.com/spLPdDyVib
— WALT FRASIER & Co™ (@waltfrasier) October 11, 2017
If only the seat to my right had a moving arm I could have had a couch.
I had intended to listen to BUCK F*CKING DENT audio books but I was ready with some options. Good thing because the flight attendant told me to remove my headphones for take off. Looking around and seeing no one else taking them off my temper rose, mildly – cause who could get mad on a flight with this much room to spread out.
We finally landed in Vancouver. At first I was annoyed by impatient Canadians that clearly were in a bigger rush (French Canadians I assume), colder wet air and the escalator being out as we deplaned. But the cancer sign in me soon calmed as I feel in love with the water features.
So we got in a cab and saw our first glimpses of the city to be our home the next 5 days.
If only I had remembered to turn off my alarm which went off at 7am – NYC time.
— WALT FRASIER & Co™ (@waltfrasier) October 12, 2017
Now I am off to the hot tub waiting for all to arise. UNTIL NEXT TIME…. (like in a few hours most likely lol)
SHOOK AF after watching NYCC 2018 X-Files Trailer
FIRST OF ALL I’m a bit emotional this morning after hosting such an amazing event last night. Thank you to all that came out and joined us as we hosted Mitch Pileggi and raised over $1000 for NO KID HUNGRY. Mitch is amazing on screen and in person in every thing he does and did more than anyone would expect to make every single guest feel warm and welcome. I will have an entire post for that. I had intended to write that this morning but I’m having a moment…
SO I perhaps play coy with MSR but judging the happy tears as I hear “Kissing Close” I suppose I am officially a shipper.
Or perhaps I’m just back in that place I always go when my favorites projects of my youth come back to tease us and reward us for our loyalty over the years.
I have similar feelings for Star Wars and Justice League movies coming out in the next few months, but at some point The X-Files, the go-to show of my 20s, surpassed the childhood loves, winning first place in my heart.
I am sure this has something to do with getting to know David and now Mitch, and freaking out Gillian in Chicago. It also perhaps something to do that so many of the shows I watch these days exist at the creative hands of X-Files Alumni, Homeland, 24, Supernatural, Breaking Bad & Saul, Man in the High Castle and Medici… and now I find out LORE is a Glen Morgan Project. The scope of the project extends far passed its core presence.
So waking up this morning I finally saw the trailer everyone was talking about last night. With a passionate hate for NYCC (bless all of you that dealt with that line yesterday, but my fat ass is done with that) I missed the panel. As I type this blog I am listening to the panel via youtube and every few seconds that welping tears of joy emotional response is stirs. HANUKKAH GELT – Good one David…. (He just said that in this moment as I type – can this be anymore stream of consciousness. And this is why I love David’s books. YADA YADA YADA ah the 1990s…)
I am blown away by this trailer. There are so many little gems that tug at the X-Files FanDome heart strings. Even the graphic of FOX becoming X got me. I’m an emotional wreck.
Is Scully going to die?
Is Skinner going to the dark side?
Are the Lone Gun Men alive or did they just upload their consciousness to the dark web?
Is Mad Men era CSM offering alien dinner before lighting up a cigarette?
SO MANY QUESTIONS… I think we need Special Agent CLIFF HANGER for this one (Another good one David. He cracks me up. See you in Vancouver in about 135 hours)
And thank you Chris Carter for heading my cries for MORE SKINNER. That looks promising.
My only fear, except another gem from Darin Morgan, is that this is all just Eps 1 and 10 and in between anything goes. I don’t think I can handle another Babylon.
But clearly that one hiccup did not change my resolve and dedication to the cause.
And coming soon my evening with Mitch Pileggi…
David Duchovny just announced he will be donating all ticket an merch proceeds from his upcoming Vancouver concert to Hurricane Harvey Relief. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased here
— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) September 4, 2017
Looking forward to this concert!
A conversation with The X-Files: Cold Cases star David Duchovny and producer Dirk Maggs, moderated by Kat Lambrix of Audible Studios. Messrs. Duchovny and Maggs discuss revisiting the rich, sonic tapestry of the X-Files universe; what it means to tell more of Mulder and Scully’s story in this Audible Original drama; and how fans can join the duo’s investigations and experience them like never before by putting on a pair of headphones. Cold Cases is available exclusively from Audible: http://www.audible.com/xfiles
If Mulder invites Scully for another round of late-night baseball when The X-Files returns for its 11th season, David Duchovny won’t be the writer behind the magic.
Duchovny has confirmed to EW that he will not be writing or directing for The X-Files in its next 10-episode season, though that’s not for lack of trying. “I always say if I have an idea, I would love to write and direct it,” Duchovny says.
The X-Files star was no stranger to the creative process during the series’ original run. Duchovny wrote and directed two episodes — season 6’s “The Unnatural” and season 7’s “Hollywood A.D.” — and collaborated with series creator Chris Carter and writer Howard Gordon (Homeland) on the stories of four episodes in the sci-fi drama’s second and third seasons. In addition, Duchovny returned to the show after departing as a regular to direct a pivotal episode near the end of the ninth season, shortly before what was then the series finale.
The actor tells EW that Carter offered him the chance to write and direct in season 11, but it didn’t come together. “I had an idea that I was toying with, which is actually a movie idea,” Duchovny says, “and I was trying to figure out if I could transpose it into being an X-File. Because then you have to add two characters that demand a lot of time, Mulder and Scully. And you have to tell it in 45 minutes, so you’ve got to shrink it in half while adding two major characters. And in the end, I couldn’t see how it would work.”
Time constraints added to the complication. Even though the Fox drama’s upcoming 10-episode run is four episodes longer than season 10, which aired as an event series in 2016, Duchovny hesitated to minimize his character’s involvement in so much of the story.
“If I’m going to direct a show,” he explains, “it necessitates that I’m very light in the [previous episode] so I can prep it, and it necessitates that I’m somewhat light in the show afterwards, so that I can do post. So really what I’m asking for, if I’m directing an X-File, is, Okay, you’re doing 10, but I’ve got to be light in three out of those 10. And that’s just not fair, really.”
Seven writers for the new season — including vets like Carter, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, and James Wong, all of whom wrote for season 10 — were announced in June. Each of season 10’s six episodes was directed by its writer; Fox has not yet confirmed EW’s inquiries as to whether every season 11 writer is also set to direct.
“Chris was very generous in asking me to do it,” Duchovny says. “I hope I didn’t disappoint him by not coming through, but I’ll just be acting.”
As for what he’ll be acting in, Duchovny says (as of his conversation with EW on July 14) he hasn’t seen a script — and that’s not for lack of trying, either.
“I text Chris every day nudging him to send me whatever he’s got,” he says. “I’m supposed to get something very soon. Maybe today. Maybe tomorrow.”
The X-Files season 11 begins production in Vancouver later this summer.
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David Duchovny ushering new musical appreciation:
Keaton Simons to Infinity Girl to The Beatles
If you had told me two years ago that starting this website would lead to an entire musical journey inspired by David Duchovny I would have laughed.
This journey started May 12 at the Cutting Room. I had heard some of the album and at first was not impressed. But I had not listened either.
That live experience started a deep interest in David’s writing and the musical skills of his band which are well documented here and well evidenced by my travels since May 2015.
So skip ahead to May 2016. We had just returned from Europe when a few of us caught Keaton Simons live, two nights in a row. Loved it immediately.
Keaton as you may know plays an integral part in David’s early music path.
I personally started in life as a musician. A jazz trumpet / piano player, with love of oldies, and Blues Brothers type covers of classic oldies and blues on crack.
I know more about the theory than my own playing would let on, which makes me more suitable to be a music critic or teacher at this point. But I still know the language of Jazz and dig the blues.
So Keaton’s music speaks to me as he moves from Chicago Blues to Rock to the hippest of Jazz Guitar standards. I joked about the REAL BOOK wanting to jam with Keaton last month when we saw him playing solo. Quite simply, Keaton is the musician I wish I was.
Those two May 2016 nights Keaton was joined by opening act, Makuta, who I have since become social media friendly and followers. I now have the music of both Makuta and Keaton in my head often.
Now skip ahead to this past winter as we followed David’s band mates other projects around to the underground Brooklyn music scene.
About to turn 45, I enjoyed pretending to be a 25yo beatnik in search of music too hip for the radio air waves.
I found it.
Infinity Girl hurt my ears (I’m old) until I got plugs and appreciated the nuances in the noise. Hiding in that wall of sound are seriously gifted jazz cats playing at level 11.
We also followed Kernan O’Meara to Brooklyn for his lilting vocals and soothing alternating arpeggiated major seven and diminished chords.
Then we follow David’s sound engineer, K. Marie Kim to her one women band where she is a master of rocking out new age electronic music and a beautiful singer.
Forgive me if my analysis is off as a music critic, as you all and your talents defy labels.
At each stop there are other bands, and curious venues. I think in total we are up to 6 venues and about 20 unique musical groups, and a number of local food joints from Pizza to Alcoholic Milk Shakes, all because we are fans of David Duchovny.
The chances of me buying an album for most of these groups would be slim before this period in my life, but love each for who they are live. I am driven to lend my expertise in marketing independent artists (mostly myself) and expose them to my 1000s of social media followers.
I regret not getting into this scene sooner, remembering a brush with it when our comedy showed played the Knitting Factory in 2003ish. After we finished our show I heard my first live SKA band. They looked like my college big band, replacing In The Mood with Reggae.
Then there was last night, listening to David and other writers discuss the Beatles and their work for the new anthology collection of essays IN THEIR LIVES
Now I have been a Beatles fan for years. But admittedly my tastes have leaned to the pop spectrum of music, having come of age musically in 1979/1980.
Hall and Oats may be the first group I distinctly recognize listening to on the radio. PRIVATE EYES ARE WATCHING YOU.
Born 1972, I am an 80s kid. But the pretentious fans of alternative rock kept me away from the Cure etc. I stayed with MJ, Prince and Madonna. I was the epitome of a top 40 fan. I am the source of Hipster puke.
But I had a friend whose older brother introduce him, and therefore me, to Yes, Rush and Pink Floyd.
But in my house is was the Beatles Love Songs that I heard repeatedly.
Meanwhile I was winning awards as best county jazz trumpet soloist in 1985. I played in a communityband with my father, learning Sousa, Broadway, and Oldies. I would sit in with my father’s Dixieland Band.
By College I moved from trumpet to Broadway Musicals and eventually Opera. I have been a fan or performed the top 40 songs of every era since Bach.
But somehow I missed a lot of amazing music. I would nod supporting when folks praised the White Album or Abbey Road.
Last night I heard David Duchovny talk about his connection to Dear Prudence. I heard that song for the first time today.
Then David and Rick Moody, after a brief poor attempt to tie in Ricky name to Californication, discussing the Abbey Road Medley.
I am really good at acting like I know what your talking about. Much better than Trump. Smart folks believe me lol
So I sat down in the past hour and listened to Abbey Road start to finish.
Now I want to produce the Broadway show Abbey Road, but realize this has not been done because the Great White Way would ruin it.
I see a movie the likes of The Who’s Tommy. Would this have happened if THE END was not truly the end.
A little more context for my passion to write this blog….
Just last week, one late sleepless night stressing over the Leste Holt Donald Trump interview I saw the documentary abut the making of Pet Sounds, the album that many credit for inspiring Abbey Road.
Within the past year I saw CNN’s 1960s series episode on music. I thought about this alot. The 1960s started with Elvis and Bubble Gum Beach Boys. Then the Beatles and British Invasion sweep in. Meanwhile the Rolling Stones teacheck white people about Black Music, unleashing Ray Charles and The Godfather of Soul.
This all inspires Brian Wilson to get off the road and live in studio until we get Pet Sounds
This all leads to the late 60s explosion of music experimentation i(Most Chuck Berry Songs) and 1-6-4-5 ballads (Earth Angel, Blue Moon). There are no limits musically or lyrically, beyond the 1-5-6-4 (Don’t Stop Believing).
I am a musician since birth, or at least since 40 years ago today, when I came home from seeing Star Wars, plunked out the theme on piano and was forced into lessons the next week.
I can talk the talk and walk the walk for a lot of songs.
But these past two years have deepened my relationship to my first language and love. And now I feel I am just starting my journey. I want to rediscover late 1960s. I want to rediscover the experimental scene of the 1970s. MAYBE some 1980s and beyond but Happy with Prince and Dougie Fresh.
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