The React! Spring Collection Mixtape

Ah, springtime. When a young man’s (or woman’s) fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. Or thoughts of the perfect mixtape. To usher in the warmer, longer days ahead, and to celebrate their upcoming release on La-Ti-Da, plus their show this Saturday at the Dental Lab.The React! have put together this spring collection of songs just for you. So dust off the bike, pack away that Pea Coat for another year and stick this in your ear holes.

LTDR-Springmix by Latida on Mixcloud

The Creation – Life Is Just Beginning
The Zombies – Walking In The Sun
The Action – Look at the View
Beach Boys – You’re So Good to Me
The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
Barracudas – Summer Fun
The Vapors – Spring Collection
B Girls – Fun at the Beach
The Move – I Can Hear the Grass Grow
Mr. Zero – One Of These Days
Husker Du – Celebrated Summer
Young Canadians – Hawaii
Undertones – Here comes the Summer
The Savages – The World Ain’t Round it’s Square
The Mickey Finn – Garden of My Mind
As Tears Go By – The Eyes
The Kinks – Village Green
Daytime – Darwin’s Theory
The Outsiders – Sun’s Goin’ Down



Zero Hour. Million Miles Away. Last night was fantastic. It was such a treat to hear Paul Collins and Peter Case on stage together playing so many of our favorite songs. It was so nice to think about something else than being livid about the media bias regarding local job action, if only for an evening.

Make that three evenings. Now it is time to gear up for Nobunny/Indian Wars. Well, gear up is a stretch. One of us is walking about his home, moaning about his aching head, and playing me Incredible Kidda Band 45s. The other is strongly considering some $1/$2 at the River Rock Poker Room. That would be the one of us who lives on island without poker rooms, the one of us who otherwise plays online. Thankfully, playing on sites such as makes online play pretty much the equivalent of a trip to the ATM machine…don’t say the French never gave you anything but baguettes and The Fatals…but I digress.

Nobunny. Indian Wars. Dale & Bryce playing records inbetween. This will be a good thing:

Then to cap it all off, tomorrow night at the Astoria you’ve got the debut of The React! to look forward to. You’ve got The Ballantynes. You’ve got The Hard Feelings. These are also good things.



PS: Thanks to Roctober for the kind words, and after all these years, continuing to be Rocktober:

PPS: Thanks to the Portugal based Rock Around The Blog for their equally kind, bilingual  words:

PPPS: Ahead of The Ballantynes’ upcoming Alberta tour, Beat Route Magazine have an interview with the band in the March edition (AB). Thanks to Paul Lawton for this!