From Hank to Hendrix (…and Buckingham to Nicks)

As my songwriting journey winds it’s path, this week’s travels had me learning about myself and listening to some amazing artistry … Monday night my wife and I went to see the Stevie Nicks movie ‘In Your Dreams’. It’s a documentary on the making of her new album and reveals a side of her thatContinue reading “From Hank to Hendrix (…and Buckingham to Nicks)”

Field of Opportunity (…and for the love of the Jays!)

Statistically speaking, I love stats. When I was a little kid I couldn’t wait for the weekly hockey statistic updates in the newspaper. I’d pour over the leaders in goals, assists, plus/minus, wins, shutouts, etc etc …I would make my own stat-charts and maintain stat books that I still have to this day (no joke,Continue reading “Field of Opportunity (…and for the love of the Jays!)”

Don’t Be Denied (…and the words of Dave Grohl)

I woke up this morning and discovered this. I wanted to share it. Dave Grohl gave a keynote speech at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas last week. His words are a gentle reminder to enjoy yourself. Top 5 Ways to a Better Life According to Dave Grohl ! 1. No one is youContinue reading “Don’t Be Denied (…and the words of Dave Grohl)”

There’s A World

One thing about making this plunge into a life of music is … The positive vibes and great nature of musicians, everywhere! I’ve been lucky to have met many great people along this road, and bad vibes rarely exist along the path of making music. The positive spirit is alive and well in people whoContinue reading “There’s A World”

The Painter

Inspiration can come from anywhere. This time from a movie I saved on PVR … The movie is called ‘The West Wind‘. It’s the life story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson, who died under curious circumstances on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park. The movie however, tried to unveil the tale of his life, rather thanContinue reading “The Painter”

String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill

Another week in the life of a dreamer … In these early stages as a working musician and a redefining life course, I have found that one has to find new criteria for ‘what to do‘ during the day. And I never thought I’d be so busy … Music motivates me, so that’s not anContinue reading “String Quartet From Whiskey Boot Hill”

Motion Pictures

Movies. A great song. A stellar album or book … Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment Would you capture it or just let it slip? – Eminem I love being inspired. Getting that inner-gut sensation and motivation to write a song, jot downContinue reading “Motion Pictures”

Bad Fog of Loneliness

You know, this journey I’m taking and this blog I’m writing is a great metaphor for life itself. Things are not always positive, or inspirational for that matter. The reality is, sometimes we can get in the way of ourselves. There are days that I doubt everything. Doubt my decision to leave that job behind.Continue reading “Bad Fog of Loneliness”