The 20 Year Old Jam Might Still Be Good

There was a CBC radio show called Real Audio created by the inventive Loc Dao

and for some fabulous reason they hired me to make 3 pieces for them where I could dream up ideas of people to record.

I did a piece on Bruce McCulloch, Kathleen Yearwood and the third was a jam session of Kingston people, Gord Downie, Grant Etienne (13 Engines), Mike O’Neil (the Inbreds) and Sarah Harmer. This was in and around 1994.

Reading Michael Barclay’s review of The Conquering Sun poked my own memory banks to the Kingston sessions. They never aired and that’s probably a very good thing because it was just a meandering jam session. I have thought a few times that I should take those sessions and create pieces out of samples and then take those “songs” to Gord, Sarah and Mike and see if they are perhaps inspired to write over them? A good idea no?