One comment on “Getting GRIM: Carl Begai Takes On Heaven & Hell

  1. Hey Carl!
    Nice to see you’re still writing and (from what I’m reading) involved covering music.

    Doubtful you remember but I’m the “B” in F’N B. You did a pretty ripping review of our second album back in 95, “We Kinda Think It Sucks”, for MEAT. I remember Drew M calling me and saying,
    “Dude. You TOTALLY have to move to TO and get things going.”
    My douche bag drummer, the “F”, wasn’t into it so I didn’t go.

    That review did get us some trolling from some major label whores, one of whom at Lava/Atlantic signed Sugar Ray and poppified and then raped them. When he told me, after soliciting the album and listening to it, that, “If you can write more songs like this one and this one, I’d be interested in talking further….” I replied:
    “I’d rather buy knee pads and hang out at the corner of Portage and Main.”
    That was that.
    Thank christ.
    Someone told me they saw Drew being interviewed by Steve A on Much when MEAT closed shop and that he was asked any memorable bands and he mentioned me/F’n B. So I’m told.

    Anyhoo, Here’s a few clips for you to enjoy (?).
    Toast, the one that got the most radio/SOCAN $:

    This was a demo I slapped together in 4 days: Vocal arrangements and melodies, lyrics, playing piano (had to build chors one key/note at a time!) on my guitar, and adding Darth Vader wheezing, for 3 trax I got for audition back in 02 (?) for Wes Borland’s Eat The Day project. His bro/drummer called to say he really dug it.
    Then the project got shit canned.
    Which was sorta like what happened when were picked for 10th anniversary of CTV’s Up and Coming. We already had this Toast clip in the can so the (“double the normal budget”) fund would all go to the shoot for “Happy Song” which cam on the album after Sucks. If you want to hear the story on how that went F’n B (fukt) lettuce know because it links me directly with the Beatles in a not so hot way….Neddless to say, the why caused the show, in it’s 10th year to be cancelled before we aired nation wide and to markets around globe. Wheee.

    This clip also includes some QOTSA and Perter Gabriel:
    My first time “cheating”/multitracking my vox and doing more than 1 or 2 takes..

    Finally, a (I think) pretty crushing cover of Dirty Deeds done by a pretty fukt up nun who sang one verse 2X by accident.:

    (PS: That heckler bitch that I threatened with baptism? She’d come to every gig, no matter where, WORSHIP us, get drunk and turn into a mASSive C-word. >:D)

    Cheers and hope shit’s going well.
    And thanx for that review man.
    That was a one of the big high light for some fuck ups from Emo, Ontario.
    Will Be

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