Dec 312017

December 31, 2017 I generally don’t like ranked lists, so here, simply, is my favourite music of 2017. Read on, or scroll down for the link to the Spotify playlist. Whether consciously or not, many of these songs seem to touch upon themes of struggle, hope, reconciliation and/or finding joy within all that. There are questions asked, bridges built, high roads taken, forgiveness offered and [continue…]

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Jul 212016

July 21, 2016 Doesn’t matter how old you are. Doesn’t matter how many of life’s lessons the years of lived experience inscribe on your soul. Doesn’t matter the hard-earned wisdom you’ve accrued like precious scars. August will always sneak up on you like a goddamn super-Ninja! EVERY FREAKING TIME!     share: Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about [continue…]

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Oct 212015

October 21, 2015 It’s Back to the Future Day! And why is that? It’s because the time-travelling characters in the classic 1985 movie chose as their future destination date… today! October 21, 2015. Lots of media outlets are looking back at the movie to see how many of its depictions of the future world of 2015 ring true. You can check out some of them [continue…]

Sep 222015

The Long & McQuade 2015/16 magazine just came out, featuring a couple of “How To” articles from me. The first contains advice on how to present your music for review – maybe leading to that first big break. These are tips I gleaned from writing the “Showcase” page in Canadian Musician magazine for three years. The second article offers tips for running a proper band [continue…]

Aug 062015

Let’s face it: No matter how much you love to write, sometimes the process can be a pain. But luckily there’s a variety of writing productivity apps designed to make our jobs easier. I decided to test-drive two writing productivity apps that I had never used before – oTranscribe and Scrivener – when I started work on my latest cover story for SOCAN Words and [continue…]