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Women at Flemisheye Ball

Hi Nikki,
I thought I’d send you a video that me and a couple of friends made for the Flemisheye Ball.  Here’s Women playing.

I have the whole concert on DVD too, and I can get your family a copy or anyone else that wants one.

-Jeff

Women live @ Flemisheye Ball, May 16, 2009. Video by Jeff MacLeod, Brian Batista and Brad Hawkins.

Women live at Flemisheye Ball, 2009

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Chris interviewed in 2008

2008 interview on About.com conducted by Anthony Carew.

Calgary quartet Women began as a project: four old high-school pals deciding to make a record to fill in Alberta’s frigid winter months. Roping in local analog-equipment-hoarding weirdo (and Sub Poprecording artist) Chad VanGaalen, Women rolled tape on a set of short, sharp, fragmented tracks in a basement, a crawlspace, an outdoor culvert, and by the side of the river. The resulting record, Women’s debut self-titled set, is a tape-hiss-draped work both mysterious and immediate. Standing outside of a Vietnamese restaurant in Hamilton, guitarist/vocalist Chris Reimer spoke.

Interview: 9 October 2008

You’re in the middle of three solid months on tour. Is it weird to have your life planned so far in advance?
“It’s kind of hilarious: you want to make plans with your friends, and you say: ‘Let’s go for coffee! How’s April?’ It feels weird, but it’s also kinda nice, because playing music for people is the only thing we really want to do.”

Has it always been that way?
“Well, I started playing guitar when I was 10, and started jamming with [Women’s] Pat [Flegel] and Mike [Wallace] when we were, probably, 13. We were the guys at school who played music. We’ve been in bands on and off since then; most of my life has actually been spent making music with the dudes in this band.” Continue reading

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Oh Chris

two bad apples

I miss you so much. I don’t know if I can stand this.

N.

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The Dodos on Jimmy Fallon

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Women, December 2008

Jagjaguwar-signed Women play in-store at London’s Rough Trade East

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Women Eyesore @ Cafe de la Danse 2010

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Reimer Rock Off

Via Noah York City on YouTube

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Benelux

http://ex.fm/song/bi671

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Weeds Recording – Feb. 8

Reposted from AaronLeaney.com / Multiphonic Sounds

I am sad to hear of Calgary guitarist Chris Reimer’s passing. We just shared a stage on the 8th of February this year where he saved my opening set that night lending me a missing power supply and cable, reassuring me that he was, “happy to help”. He performed solo electric guitar which shined with beauty; I remember feeling like I was in church or in a spiritual ritual hearing bells of cosmic light that filled my soul. Reimer will probably be best remembered as guitarist for the Calgary band Women but I think this set in particular deserves some introspection and meditation – it shines with beauty.

Recorded by Brad Hawkins, February 8th, 2012 at Weeds Cafe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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CBC Radio 3 Podcast

Remembering Women’s Chris Reimer posted on February 23, 2012

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Thanks, guys.

-N.

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