When making up a song what comes first the verse or the chorus? ..is a question someone once asked me in an interview. I said anything is possible. Before we […]

Two music fans were fighting about Prince. One said everything he ever did was magic the other said he only sung about his penis. Soon they rolled out of the […]

The first time I saw Laurie Anderson I couldn’t figure out how she did the things she did, pretty amazing, thanks Micah Lexier for telling me to go. I like […]

Crazy right wing family friend started explaining to me what great guys Doug Ford and Brad Wall are. I didn’t comment on cue when he left space for me to […]

My brother is coming to town, haven’t seen him in over 10 years. I owe him a lot, he showed my child hands how to play ¬†blues, beatles and beethoven. […]

Years ago I read in Billboard that Bob Dylan hired a 30 something guy named Jeff to be his manager. I wondered who this guy was and how he got […]

Sometimes I’m blown away by someone’s music and that’s a good enough reason to try working with them, this job is about music first. Sometimes I’m not blown away but […]

other acts on the bill who play way longer than was agreed to. . the producer saying they had a technical problem with the take you preferred but fortunately the […]

Not sure what I enjoy more, the time John Cage put blank stave over a fish tank and had the musicians play the the movement of the single fish inside […]

george monbiot’s book about re-wilding was inspiring, later pitched songs based on those ideas for an Ontario Arts Council songwriting grant. won’t get it but at the same time did […]