Jul 152015

My latest cover story for SOCAN Words and Music is an interview with legendary musician and songwriter Randy Bachman. As a founding member and creative driving force behind two iconic bands – The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive – he had some interesting things to say about his songwriting process and about songwriting in general. share: Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit [continue…]

Apr 242015

Check out my latest story for SOCAN, a cover story on Oshawa/Whitby, Ontario natives The Stellas and their amazing daughters, Lennon and Maisy. You may know the girls from this viral video, or maybe this viral video, or perhaps from their roles on the hit ABC TV series Nashville. Below is the video for The Stellas’ latest single and the title track of their new [continue…]

May 232014

Flashback Friday! In honour of Neko Case’s awesome Twitter response to Playboy and others yesterday (which gets extra marks for dropping a superb “Mad Men” reference: “DON’T PEGGY OLSEN ME, MOTHERFUCKERS”), here’s the story I did on her in December 2002 for SOCAN: “Neko Case: Honourary Canadian, Proud SOCAN Member.” I had interviewed her by phone at her home in Chicago. If I recall correctly, [continue…]

May 252011

Check out my latest article, “Working Behind the Scenes” (PDF), in SOCAN’s Words + Music magazine. It’s about how some songwriters make a living writing for TV ads, films, or for other artists. It features interviews with Ian LeFeuvre, Kurt Swinghammer, Gordie Sampson and Simon Wilcox. share: Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments [continue…]