Songwriting

At the intersection I looked up at the three story brick house and over the uppermost window was a blown up photograph. Jeff Beck seated playing guitar, late 60s. I […]

Producing a record for a talented former student who happens to work at little restaurant called McDonalds. So far the songs she has written are about her heart and relationships […]

Some Polaris Prize judges were overheard arguing  Gord Downie’s last record. One said it was unfair to nominate him because he wasn’t living, one said it was just another white […]

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 […]