I never saw Ginkgo trees growing up nor heard of them. Didn’t notice until 15 years ago around High Park when Daeren pointed them out extolling their virtues medicinally. Love […]
young songwriting student played her new song that presumes there might not be god. said she is afraid to finish it, afraid of being judged negatively when people hear it. […]
Had a meeting with CBC friend, possibly doing some segments based on what I’m doing at York – looking at music and power, how songs sometimes make the ruling class […]
Musicians seem like birds singing, sounding, listening, responding, jamming. Originally this was written as birds sure seem like musicians, then realized the error.
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 […]
Working on a rap song with former student, Akeem. Added new vocals to it today courtesy of another former student Katasha and her style lifts the production values significantly as […]
was looking through the richard manuel fan club page. liked him the most. there are theories about him taking his life when in rough shape. my theory is the uneven financial […]
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 […]
It is a chicken and egg sorta deal, the melody or the voice. Sometimes I feel like Girl From Ipanema is a drug and I’m on it.
The best moment was everyone singing the background response “if I had a million dollars, if I had a million dollars, if I had a million dollars” and then someone […]