Wednesday, October 27, 2010


"Bedtime Stories" by Young Governor (video: Dona Arbabzadeh) from Dona Arbabzadeh on Vimeo.

yo what up is me again, the most prolific illest MC this side of wankerville bringing you yet another smash except this time a much bette, more thought out video and collaboration with the one and only Mrs Deezy Dona Arbabzadeh AKA the most talented video artist in the world killin it everytime she plugs in 200 tv's and makes illin' art installments and videos. I was lucky enough to be able to hand this track over to her and after a few hours at Toronto's infamous hooker hotel (THE WAVERLY on spadina) in a room that cost 30$ clad in a custom satin robe designed by Mrs Avery Danika, with cockroaches crawling all over us (danielle nems had to bail out after 5 minutes and had a for real panic attack because shes scared of crawling things), we cut some shots of me singing the tune on a leopard print bed sheet (thank you marion aka Grandma, i actually have it on my real bed now at home and didn't wash it so for the first 2 weeks of having it in my room i thought i could feel bed bugs crawling all over my skin and became insane by it.. now im fine). Dan Burke also popped by to hang out (because he lived in the hotel for a while doing crack, and I also really liked him) and he is featured at the end of the video. Dona and I killed a mickey of Rye and then randomly found ourselves in a VIP booth at the Air Canada Centre that night watching Lady Gaga (which was awesome).. Enjoy. Thanks Dona, Avery, Izzy, Dan, Waverly Hotel, Danielle..

this just in from Mr Burke:

"...terrific song (nice mood!) and I really like the video: great flow and style.
And those RayBan shades you gave me are REALLY something!
Yesterday I went to the dentist. Gonna start putting some teeth back in my head.
The shades will look great with some front teeth!!!
Thanks for involving me in your work.
Keep blazing - the best never rest!"

Good luck at the dentist, dan!


also THIS KID put up a bunch of the darlings 7"s for free download.. get em over there if ya dont have 'em..

Monday, October 25, 2010


what up suckas and lucky gooners, yet another record could potentially arrive on your doorstep this month.. It is the Marvelous Darlings "I hate rob ford", shit i mean, "i hate rock n roll" 7" put out by this guy called Rich from a label I have never really heard of from Birmingham England, Speedowax. He seems like a decent gentleman and its a pretty fun record. The title track is admittedly a stupid fucking song, but the b side is class... soooo.....
pick it up HERE

It comes on some whacky color vinyl and Richard Dunne is on the labels.. catch the guvnor / Birmingham reference there... OK?

Next up: Official release of the Bedtime Stories Video.. and more.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

coming soon

soon. a shirt!

is available

Monday, October 18, 2010



This is a live record recorded a few blocks from my apartment and studio at a diner called Gales Snack Bar. Read about it here. It is the cheapest place you will ever eat, it has actually been around for 80 years, and they are pretty friendly there. Burgers are 1.50$. They think "mcdonalds is too expensive". We squeezed into the tiny place and played some songs one night to a few friends and some bewildered locals. I recorded it. Sounds crazy. Lots of male sexual grunting. Pick it up.

sell me your motorbike for cheap. Or if you have a buddy or a family member who has good hook ups..... Get at me. Looking for an old Honda.

Monday, October 11, 2010


You'll notice now at (AKA Mike's Mind) you get these weird little pretentious foodie recommendations or subtle references to fine dining or whatever even though dude doesn't eat meat and hates onions (WHACK!!!!! Jk, kinda). So over here in the kindergarten (AKA, WAY FUNNER) of blogs you get a little good old boy canadian greasy CHIPPY ACTION (even though my entire gang of homies are fine dining chefs and my roommate (OF THE ROOMMATES aka BEST SONGS OF 2010 NO ONE HAS HEARD) works 60 hours a week at Toronto's best restaurant and chef/food/cooking/kitchen talk is literally all I'm ever around (drives me bonkers a little) unless I am on tour with Fucked Up in which case all you ever hear about is Weed, Twitter, Patrick Amory, Matador, Wavves, Sandy making no sense, or Jonah getting his balls busted for being way more jacked than the rest of the band [all of which also drives me bonkers but without the tasty results]... I'm keeping it real here).

HIGHWAY 48, BABES. Get in your Camaros and Firebirds, I'll see you there!

p.s I love using brackets (o)(o)

pps im not really this into chip trucks, im just kind of taking the piss and also I feel a bit sick right now from eating at one but that first 5 minutes is pure pleasure, EH!!!!!

and yes.. as for non bullshit stuff.
these are due for you to listen or watch soon by the end of the year max....
guvnor firing squad 7"
marvelous darlings live 12"
firing squad music vid
bedtime stories music vid
guvnor/lets wrestle split 7"
guvnor beat of my heart 7"
guvnor pizza face 7" (official/not a lathe version)
bruised knees lathe 7"
lonely wholesome lathe 7"
actual water lathe 7"
dentata lathe 7"
wyrd visions lathe 7"
marvelous darlings "i hate rock n roll" 7"
roommates "If" tape #3
huckleberry friends debut 7"
(all non guv projects produced/recorded by me at 388 Carlaw.. all quality stuff!)

Also it has been brought to my attention that my lathe series things aren't actual lathe's or something, and lathes are other kinds of floppy flexi type records and whatever.. So.... I'm just gonna keep calling it this.. cuz I don't care what it is. All I know is that its floppy, its cut by a lathe maker, Al from Scotch tapes calls it a lathe, and the quality sounds like hipsters in a time machine filtered through a 1930's gramophone. Btw, How good was CARNIVALE?

Monday, October 4, 2010


Sometimes I record bands for chump change. Sometimes I record them for free. Yesterday I recorded for underwear. And not cool underwear either. I got the ones tighty whitey dick hole ones. But a gift is a gift, and I love it. Thank you.

also a kid made this unofficial guvnor facebook group and told me to tell people to join it, so go and join and find out via facebook about guv stuff that may or may not be true, also feel free to add me but dont look at the pictures of me and my family and stuff cuz thats weird