Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (or Zeppelin, burgers and the blues …)

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted … It’s been a whirlwind this summer and, like most people, I’ve been busy :: Gigging, rehearsing, writing new songs, co-writing, teaching, meetings (I start a new teaching gig this fall), more meetings, basement renos, more meetings, and, oh yeah, I caught this little virus calledContinue reading “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (or Zeppelin, burgers and the blues …)”

Long Walk Home

I recently got to know my family a bit better … I’ve always been a bit of a ‘family-tree’ buff, researching where my family came from. I find it interesting to discover the stories behind the people who paved the way for us. Most recently I dug up the tale of how my family cameContinue reading “Long Walk Home”

Rockin’ In the Free World

How I love Canadian music and Canadian musicians. Let’s rhyme off a few who totally dig the scene – Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The Band, Arcade Fire, Patrick Watson, The Hip, Rush, Joni Mitchell, Blue Rodeo, Rufus Wainwright, kd lang, Bryan Adams, Ron Sexsmith, David Francey, Bruce Cockburn, Ian Thornley, Anne Murray, The Guess Who,Continue reading “Rockin’ In the Free World”

Country Home

Recently I discovered a great new (or maybe old?), Canadian music talent … His name is David Francey. His story is very cool. He lived the bulk of his adult life working as a carpenter, tradesman and general labourer. All the while, he was writing songs about his life. But these songs never saw theContinue reading “Country Home”

Born In Ontario

Today’s blog marks the first in a week-long “Proud to Be Canadian” series. Today’s post is about my Canadian pin … I love to travel, love seeing what our world has to offer. It has given me great respect for the world around us and has offered me a greater love for my home country.Continue reading “Born In Ontario”

What Happened Yesterday

They say it’s your birthday … This week marks Paul McCartney’s 71st birthday. Maybe the most famous musician on planet earth … My first memory of a Beatles song is listening to ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and being SCARED. Yup, actually getting frightened of the loneliness and the tragedy in the song. I can also vividly rememberContinue reading “What Happened Yesterday”

Here We Are In The Years

It’s been six months since I left my secure, full-time job to pursue other opportunities in life … … and I’ve never been happier. It hasn’t all been roses and sunshine, as I had my doubts and reservations early on (and still do at times …), but in the end it’s one of the bestContinue reading “Here We Are In The Years”

Natural Beauty

The Canadian east coast. Best vacation ever. Incredible scenery, down-to-earth people and a new appreciation for how beautiful our country is. Not to mention meeting some great musicians along the way. Every turn was a highlight, but here are a few to share; *Peggy’s Cove. It’s a real-life postcard. Spent a Saturday night in Peggy’sContinue reading “Natural Beauty”