Author Archives: Mick Dalla-Vee

The Ron Tabak Band

The Ron Tabak Band   In 1979 – 1980 there was an experimental band put together called The H.U.N.N. (which stood for John HALL, Doni UNDERHILL, Rocket NORTON and Jeff NEILL). They toured around the local bar scene whenever schedules would allow. Eventually they went into Mushroom Studios during those days and self-produced about 5 […]

Vintage Amps Portal

This is a great link for research into those ‘old amps’ you don’t see very often… check it out! https://www.vintageaudioportal.com/vintage-guitar-amps.html

High School Confidential – CKVU TV Special – Vancouver 1983

High School Confidential

This actually became the impetus to forming ‘The Shoes’ for EXPO ’86 3 years later. ‘The Shoes’ ended up becoming ‘Revolver – The World’s Best Beatles Band’ Rocket Norton (drums), and John Hall (keyboards *both from the band Prism*) along with Skip Prest (guitar and vocals from the band Sweeney Todd) landed a gig as […]

The Truth and The Lie

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The Truth and The Lie According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside […]

The Magic of ‘Johnny’s Place’

Around about 1996 – 1997, I had heard about this little restaurant called ‘Johnny’s Place’ in Port Moody (about a mile and half from my place up the road in Coquitlam) I had heard about it for good reason. Through the guitarist in Cease & Desist (Brent Howard Knudsen) I had met quite a few […]

My Wonderful Sister Lydia

My Wonderful Sister Lydia   This was my eulogy I read when we lost my wonderful sister Lydia Howell Dalla-Vicenza suddenly in a car accident.   Lydia – Memorial Service July 31st, 2019 At the risk of repeating many of my sister’s wonderful attributes that have been shared today, I will try to offer a […]