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Welcome to Big Dik’s Website!! - You’ll find the latest Big Dik Blak news here and of course, the latest recordings and swag…
Big Dik Blak was born on a Delta in a muddy river, surrounded by swamps and Boozecans. His Momma
took one look at him and knew she had to give him his name… “Well I looked down” she said “and there
it was… bigger than even his own body at that point… “ “I couldn’t believe it when he reached over and
grabbed at the keys of a Hammond organ!” she says, “I told him “I think you’ll be famous for one of two things...”
- Big Dik wants to thank the fans for coming out and continuing to support him!!
What’s New?? - Big Dik has been
very busy releasing albums and
has just released on July 3, 2019,
amongst other things, his Fourth
and latest Solo Album - Big Dik Covers!
It’s a collection of cover songs Big Dik recorded with
The Rash and Patsy Decline. Big Dik put it out so
people could get an idea of what some of the cover songs
were that Big Dik sang with those bands. (In case there
was any doubt about who was singing them!) It starts with a killer The Rash version of Bad Company’s - Movin’ On - and just takes off from there. You kids check it out it’s all killer and no filler as they say! Big Dik got some Aliens for the cover and there of course is an (as always) Inspiring Alien Photoshoot story!! See below:
- As we said previously Big Dik has been busy with a Publicist in England, Quite Great PR, who is helping BD get a lot of reviews. On this website BD has added a new Big Dik’s Reviews page where he’s included lot’s of reviews, and you’ll see he’s made many new friends!
Big Dik also got a YouTube channel on which you can preview all of his 18 albums, and is now on Soundcloud, Bandcamp and CD Baby. All 18 albums can also be heard streaming on Spotify, iTunes/Apple, Amazon, UMA, Deezer, Saavn, Tidal, Yonder, Facebook, Reliance JIO, Taihe Music, Napster, 24/7 Entertainment, Tidal, Joox, Xbox, Google Play, YouTube etc. in over 88 Countries worldwide! Stay tuned for the links to all that.
On The Patsy Decline front BD is
About to release two more Live Albums!
-Triple St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla
This about to be released triple album features 28 songs
in total recorded live at Valhalla in 2001. It’s that version
of the band at their best, having fun and sounding great on
St Patricks Day at Valhalla.
-More St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla
Another cunningly titled Patsy Decline album - The soon
to be released second St Patricks Day performance Live
at Valhalla from 1998 with that version of the band also
caught at their best. Technically another Double Album
this one contains 19 songs.
Remember kids older big news for Patsy
Decline fans, a long lost video of Patsy
Decline Live at Valhalla!! - Big Dik found a long
lost video of Patsy Decline Live at Valhalla from back in
the day. It is from 1997 just days before Mickey G left
the band to join The Handsome Devils. It shows Patsy
Decline at their best with those band members in full flight. Big Dik cleaned it up and has released it on his Demon Prawn Productions YouTube Channel. There is a link to it on the BD Links page.
BD thought the video might be from the same performance he used for the Patsy Decline More Live at Valhalla album. Turns out BD was right it is the same performance from the Mickey G Video. BD re-released the Patsy Decline More Live at Valhalla album as a Double album worth all 26 songs from that performance. Check it out it is an unbelievable performance at Valhalla, with that version of Pasty Decline at their best.
Big Dik Permanent All Albums Price Drop to $7.00 Cdn!! - While still releasing his 4 solo albums and multiple albums from his old bands, Patsy Decline and The Rash. Big Dik has announced another Big Dik Price drop! All albums are now $7.00 Cdn here on the website, from Bandcamp or in Person. What a price, and of course includes the Patsy Decline Double and Triple Albums - This is the new permanent price for all the albums and will not change.
Big Dik says you know kids I’m sure we’re in the middle of a Great Depression just like back in the thirties, except no-one wants to admit it. Look at those Depression era low interest rates… Yikes!! Everyone's broke!
-So Big Dik has dropped the price for all albums to $7 Cdn each no matter who buys them anywhere in the world. The price is now $7 Cdn. - Let’s recap those albums for you kids...
For Big Dik Blak - The four Big Dik Albums: Big Dik Covers, Tales From Wreck Deck, The Truth Is Hard and Live At Valhalla.
For Patsy Decline - Seven albums - Triple St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla, More St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla, Triple New Years Live at Valhalla, Never Said I Love You, , Double Live At Valhalla, More Live at Valhalla and Live at The Queens.
For The Rash - Seven albums - The Rash-The Rash, Deceived Me, At The End of The Line, Midnight Pain Train, I Will Not Move, Don’t Hog The Covers and Hold My Covers.
That’s 18 Albums in total since 2014!! Big Dik Must Be Nuts!! And need a break!! Yikes…!!
Too bad BD!! There’s No Breaks ; ) ... - But all these albums have arrived just in time to take advantage of the Big Dik Solo Albums price drop… As we said above from now on all albums are $7.00 Cdn each here on Big Dik’s Website!! Same price when and sold in person and at the, hopefully coming soon, gigs!! He’s also dropped the price of T-Shirts to $18 Cdn each as well.. Big Dik Must be Nuts!!
Record Stores - Big Dik just signed a Physical
Distribution deal with CD Baby. They are distributing
hardcopies to Canadian and Worldwide record stores
and now Amazon etc. too. So any or all of the 18 albums
can be bought or ordered at any Record Store in Canada
or Worldwide. Big Dik says “Get the UPC’s for each album
from below. Then you kids go to the Record Store and buy
‘em all there if you can!”. Big Dik wants to thank CD Baby
for all their great help in getting all that music out there.
Thanks CD Baby... You Rock!!
Here they are at Sunrise Records!!
At their new Metrotown store in Burnaby, BC, Canada!!
Big Dik wants to thank Sunrise Records, Ty, Lucas and the staff!!
College Radio Shout Outs!! - Big Dik wants to shout out all his college radio broadcaster friends and fans from around the world!! Welcome and thanks for the support!
In Canada - Big Dik wants to thank Steve Marlow and crew at CFBX “The X” - 92.5 FM in Kamloops, BC, from Thompson Rivers University . Also Shauna Kosoris and crew at CILU - 102.7 FM from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario! Thanks for the plays you Guys!!
In Germany - BD would like too thank Paulina Sonntag
and crew at Radioaktiv Campus Radio from the Universities
of Mannheim - 89.6 FM and Heidelberg - 105.4 FM
Danke Paulina and crew!!
In Italy - BD would like to thank Andrea Diani
and crew at FAN Online Radio from the University
of Verona, Italy! Mille Grazie for the plays you guys!!
- Here’s an I Luv Big Dik T Shirt at the Online Radio Station
- FAN. They are currently playing Big Dik’s albums on the
University’s Radio Station and Luv Big Dik!!
-Big Diks Encounter With The Aliens- for his 2019 Big Dik Covers Album
BD went to look for the cover for his new album Big Dik Covers. After going through all his older pics he decided to use the funny picture of him seated in the big crane that he had become famous for. He went to the Aliens who are basically in charge of everything here on Earth and showed them to see what they thought.
“I don’t like it” said the first alien, “you’ve used that picture too much.” “I agree” said the second one “you need something new.” The third one remained silent. “What do you think?” Big Dik asked him. “I tell you I don’t like it either... I think maybe we need to send you back for another probe.” “Please no more probes!!” said Big Dik “You know I did pay extra last time but I don’t think that’s necessary now!” “Yes we remember” said all the aliens, looking away... “We’ll see ...” “we’ll see...” Big Dik thought fast.
“Okay how about if I put you guys on the cover?” asked Big Dik. “You know all three of you all posing together. How would that be?” “I can see you’re a very good-looking group!” he said. The three Aliens chatted together for a while... “Okay “said the third alien “You can use our picture” and handed one to Big Dik. “We like your other covers with that blue heart thing you've got going so here’s a pic of us with your ironically coloured Blue Heart!” “Aha good idea!” said Big Dik “Do you want to know why it’s blue? “No!” said all the aliens “we don’t want to know about that.” “It’s enough that we’re on the cover... It’s good!” “Now get out there and put that album out, it’s going to be as huge success...” “We can feel that as surely as we can feel a clean colon!” said all the aliens “It’s going to be great!” “Okay!” “And thanks you guys!” bellowed Big Dik “I’ll get her done!” “Good for you!” they said “Now go.”
Big Dik stumbled off and looked at the picture... “Those guys are really photogenic!” he thought to himself “Hmmm... Maybe I can use them again…” “We’ll see...” “Now let’s get that album out and find a new band...” “Hmmm...” “I wonder if those aliens can play?” He stumbled off...
- End -
Big Diks encounter with an Ogopogo- Aug 24, 2018
In Okanagan Lake after starting recording for his latest album Welcome to Turtle Island - Ogopogo's are the Canadian equivalent to the Loch Ness monster - See below for the inspiring Ogopogo story...
Big Dik says - Quote: For the past few months I’ve been recording my next album “Welcome to Turtle Island” on the shores of Okanagan Lake, a huge inland freshwater lake in Canada. I had borrowed the Rolling Stones mobile recording studio truck/lorry that Deep Purple had used back in the day at Montreaux. I had shipped it over here in May so I could use it throughout the summer. I have it parked on the shoreline and am recording live outside on a stage I have set up there overlooking the lake.
I was working on my song “Deep in the Mountain” when I noticed something slowly approaching in the lake. It then stopped. It was there for about twenty minutes, it appeared to be listening! I could see it’s neck and head. After I stopped playing the creature slowly slid below the surface out of sight. I asked one of the local native Indians what it was and he said “It’s an Ogopogo”. “Are you sure?” I asked “Yes” he sad. “We know about Ogopogo’s. She is sacred”. “How do you know it’s a she?” I asked”. “Well” he said “If you look closely you can tell. That one was a female, but there’s males too” he said. “Wow” I thought “That’s a big lake! And very deep”. “Yes very deep” said the Indian. “And she seems to like Prog Rock” I said. “Yes” said the Indian “You should have been here in the 60’s. It was unbelievable” “I knew it!” I thought. “that’s what I’ve said a thousand times!”. “Me too” said the Indian smiling “Me too”.
I spent the next 2 and ½ months recording and have seen the Ogopogo 3 more times. Each time I’ve been unable to get a picture, the Ogopogo only comes when I’m playing, so I’m hoping to get some female volunteers up here to help me out on many levels. The Ogopogo seems very intelligent to me, very calm and very large. She seems to like the distorted Hammond/Leslie organ run through old tube guitar amp sounds, and of course the old school mono-synths. I’m very happy to have seen her and hope I will again! It was great. -End-
There you have it folks Big Dik swears it’s all true. I hope The Rolling Stones don’t mind BD still has their truck...
- Now See Below for Historical Inspiring Big Dik Gypsy Fortune Teller Story!!
Here’s Some More background Info… BD had sworn there would be no downloads of any kind, this is from a Big Dik 2016 Big Dik News Flash!!! Quote: All thirteen albums are now available as Downloads from stores like iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CD Baby etc., They can also be heard streaming from sites like Spotify, iTunes and Amazon etc. What happened?? Did they get to Big Dik?
- January 3, 2016 - After seeing some of the early sales numbers from 2015, Big Dik went to see a Gypsy Fortune Teller… He sat down across from her… “Hello” said Big Dik, “I am troubled, and was wondering if you could help me out… My name is...”. “Stop!!” said the Gypsy holding up her hand. “I know who you are and what you do….”. “Really?” asked Bik Dik. “Yes… everything” said the Gypsy looking away, “Please continue..”. “Well” Big Dik continued, “I released an album in 2014 called Big Dik Blak Live at Valhalla...”. “Yes” said the Gypsy, “I know that… It is truly one of the great live albums of our times … I love your version of “I’m a Man…” and of course “Marseilles””. “I’m glad you like it” said Big Dik, “the problem is, I have only had limited sales in 20 “. “Stop!!” interrupted the Gypsy, holding up her hand.
“I know what your going to say... Why are you only having limited sales when that album is so good?” she said. Big Dik nodded, “Exactly… You know it’s available in almost every record store in Canada, off my website, Indiepools’ website, Amazon...” “Stop!!” said the Gypsy, “I know all this already… Let me look into my crystal ball…” she looked deep into the glowing orb... “Yes,” she said, “There it is…. the answer….. beckoning… to me...”. Big Dik looked uncomfortably at his watch, then looked around… “Uh…“ he said. “Be patient!!” declared the gypsy. “Yes I see it now...” she said, staring creepily into the distance.
“It’s 2016” she said, “You have to get with the times… Allow downloads and streaming of your fabulous album… A CD only album, although born from a noble sentiment, is too limited… You have to let it all hang out, so to speak…” Big Dik stared at her, “Are you sure?!? Remember what happened last time… They stole my things… I got frozen and then arrested!!” “Yes” said the Gypsy, “That was true then but now I say… If you don’t hang out your fruit, no one can pluck it from your vine!! Now sign here… and here… and here… Give me $50” she said, “No wait… 70”. Big Dik gave her $100. “You are a good boy Big Dik” she said, “Do you want to go in the bushes?” “Yes!!” said Big Dik, immediately cheering up. “Too bad!!” cried the Gypsy, “Your time is up!! Go!!” She stared creepily into the distance… Big Dik stayed put.
“You’ve done the right thing” she said reassuringly. “I hope so” said Big Dik, “I told everyone that I would never allow Downloads or Streaming of any kind!!” “If anyone asks…” pronounced the Gypsy, “You send them to me… and remember” she continued, “because of International music licensing issues, you can’t sell downloads of Big Dik Blak Live at Valhalla yourself, from your Big Dik website...” “Wh.. what the…” Big Dik stammered, “are you sure?” The Gypsy nodded sternly, “Yes.. but because your next album, “Big Dik Blak - The Truth is Hard”, is all original Big Dik songs, you can sell downloads of that one from your website.” Big Dik’s eyes glazed over, as a deep throbbing pain started shooting from his proboscis. “Right… makes sense… Oh well… OK...” Big Dik wearily agreed. “I’ll do it”. “Good… Now Go!!” demanded the gypsy, pointing at the door of the tent.
“Wait… What about iTunes?” asked Big Dik. “That was the second page you signed.” said the Gypsy, “You always read things before you sign them right?” Big nodded, “Good!” said the Gypsy… “Now go!!. “Wait” said Big Dik, “how will I tell the fans?” “Put it on your Big Dik Website.” said the Gypsy… “How do you know about my website?” asked Big Dik. “Listen said the Gypsy, “I know everything… are you kidding me?? Do you think I pay retail for anything??” The Gypsy smirked, “No… No…. ” She looked up intensely, “now” said the Gypsy, “you will see your Big Dik album, your Big Dik swag sales, and your Big Dik fan base, expand again and again… get it?” Big Dik nodded. “Good.. You are a good boy Big Dik…” smiled the gypsy, “Please stay in touch… Now... Go!!”. Big Dik stumbled off… “She’s terrific!!” he thought to himself, “and a real Gypsy… Wow!!” “I’m sure she’s right about the music too…” Big Dik felt better. “Now back to work “ he quipped, “I gotta get that next album, “The Truth is Hard” out there, as soon as possible… I wonder if that Gypsy has a sister? Hmmm…”
So there it is fans - Big Diks albums are now available at iTunes and other download sites. Big Dik says “Please download the whole albums, if possible!” They were designed as a package, and that’s why he’s selling them that way. Also please tell your friends, family and co-workers!! Thanks fans!! Now back to…
PSA - (Public Service Announcement) - Because Big Dik missed the 60’s... (long story...) he wants to bring back two things, “Free Love”… and “World Peace”… Of course Big Dik doesn’t want anyone to get pregnant or catch anything, so always play safe kids!!!
Big Dik knows Free Love will lead to World Peace... There can be no wars or violence if everyone’s making out!! Peace and free love always beats violence kids!! Let’s never go to war again!!
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Album UPC’s + Catalogue Numbers
Title: UPC DP Cat#
Big Dik Blak-Live At Valhalla 829982-158048 DPP-0007
Big Dik Blak-The Truth Is Hard 829982-172464 DPP-0008
Big Dik Blak-Tales From Wreck Deck 829982-175113 DPP-0009
Big Dik Blak-Big Dik Covers 8299982-204783 DPP-0021
Patsy Decline-Live At The Queens 829982-177476 DPP-0011
Patsy Decline-Double Live At Valhalla 829982-180643 DPP-0012
Patsy Decline-More Live At Valhalla 829982-203205 DPP-0019
Patsy Decline-Never Said I Love You 829982-202024 DPP-0020
PD-Triple New Years Live at Valhalla 829982-205476 DPP-0022
PD-Triple St Patricks Day Live At Valhalla - UPC is Coming DPP-0023
PD-More St Patricks Day Live At Valhalla - UPC is Coming DPP-0024
The Rash-The Rash 829982-175779 DPP-0010
The Rash-At The End of The Line 829982-182869 DPP-0013
The Rash-Deceived Me 829982-182876 DPP-0014
The Rash-I Will Not Move 829982-184764 DPP-0015
The Rash-Midnight Pain Train 829982-184757 DPP-0016
The Rash-Don’t Hog The Covers 829982-185860 DPP-0017
The Rash-Hold My Covers 829982-185877 DPP-0018
Big Dik Canadian $2 Shipping and Handling also includes all applicable Taxes for albums and T-Shirts - All T-Shirts Now $20 Cdn each all in!
All CD’s are now 1 CD for $9.00 Cdn including shipping and applicable taxes!!
Any albums after 2 are $9 Cdn ea... Get all 18 for $135! see below...
1 CD $7 + $2 = $9
2 CD’s $14 + $4 = $18
3 CD’s $21 + $6 = $27
18 CD’s $126 + $9 = $135
T-Shirts $18 + $2 = $20 ea
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- Coming soon! -
- Coming 2020 - Big Dik’s Fifth Solo Album - Welcome To Turtle Island -
Patsy Decline Triple St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla
Patsy Decline More St Patricks Day Live at Valhalla
Plus - The Rash Live In White Rock Album!
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