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Wednesday January 14th, 2015 with Dick Altavista
Celebrating the Life & Sounds of Mark Valcour 1954-2015

Mark Valcour was my favourite sound man. Enjoy some of my favourite recordings Mark engineered.
We're All Gonna die
Forgettables - Live at The Elmdale Tavern Canadian
Different Drum
Jehan Khoorshed - Live at LPF Canadian
4th Of July
Vapourizer - Live At Barnstorm Canadian
Old Song
Lone Pig - Live At LPF Canadian
deaf peds - Valcour Demo Canadian
Turkey Baster - Live At Barnstorm Canadian
Half-Open Door
FOUR'N'GIV'R - Live At LPF Canadian
Paradise By The Dashboard Light
90 lbs Of Ugly - Live At LPF Canadian
Right On Beaver
deaf peds - Valcour Demo Canadian
We Did The Best We Could
Slo' Tom - Live At LPF Canadian
Chops & The Holics - demo Canadian New
Mountains And valleys
Sleepy & The Noise - demosode 1 Canadian New
Going Home
James Leclaire - Live in Studio Canadian
Of What Is Left
James Leclaire - Live in Studio Canadian
Cold River
James Leclaire - Live in Studio Canadian
I'm Not Tired Yet
Steve Fai - Live At LPF Canadian
Wild Nights
No Fly List - Live At The Elmdale Tavern Canadian
Two Birds
Trevor Alguire - Live At LPF Canadian
Somewhere Along The Line
Mark Ripp - Live At LPF Canadian
I'm Shakin'
Dang Guilty - Live At The Elmdale Canadian
Famous Flames
G. Rogers & The Capital Dominion Radiators - Live At The Elmdale Canadian
Honey, Honey
Steve Stacey - Live At LPF Canadian
Good Girl
deaf peds - Live At LPF Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Matthew Saint Clare
When I was talking to my wife about Mark the other day I said "he's the only reason The Shakey Aches ever sounded good live" and I honestly believe it's true - all our best shows had Mark behind the boards at the Dom. Best soundman I ever met and all around great dude. Still rocked he's gone. RIP Valcour.

1:42 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dick Altavista
Thanks Matt! Mark was a true genius behind the sound board!

1:48 PM, January 14th, 2015
Back in the early 90's Mark seemed to be doing sound every weekend at The Saw Gallery for all the teenage punx bands. I believe he really influenced the Ottawa scene with his professionalism, and his non judgmental attitude. He taught a lot of us how to interact with a soundman by being an example. Very sad to here he's gone.

1:54 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dick Altavista
Thanks Chops. Mark always was professional no matter how amateur the band might be. He made then sound as good as was humanly possible

1:57 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dave Aardvark (host)
...and Richard, you're right, even Turkey Baster didn't sound that bad once recorded by Mark ;)

2:05 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dick Altavista
Dave: "no matter how amateur the band..." Fine drummer though!

2:08 PM, January 14th, 2015
I can't even get my head around what Barnstorm will be like next year without Mark. Even though a lot of his work there was behind closed doors recording, he was, to me, as much a part of the experience as the Odditorium and tic. He was always incredibly gracious to all the musicians. One could tell he absolutely loved what he was doing. My condolences to all the CKCU folks who knew him so well and lost a dear friend.

2:09 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dick Altavista
Thanks Jeb. You are so right Mark was such an important part of Barnstorm. I always associate his voice with "the sound of god" coming through the talkback.

2:12 PM, January 14th, 2015
Mark was a scholar and a gentleman through and through - and very funny too. A huge influence on my musical life and many others'. LPF would not have been the same without him. Thanks for everything Mark

2:27 PM, January 14th, 2015
dick Altavista
Thanks Dave! Yes without Mark LPF would never have sounded as good!

2:44 PM, January 14th, 2015
Listening from the future via CKCU On Demand. Thanks for doing this difficult show, Dick. So many memories of Mark. He was a true professional. He was also a great giggler and an all-around good guy with a huge heart and a fondness for cars with big tail fins. It's still hard to believe he's gone.

5:39 PM, January 14th, 2015
Dick Alta Vista (host)
Thanks Janis. I will truly miss hearing Mark laugh.

6:42 PM, January 14th, 2015
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