Songwriting

York sent a letter to grad students today, sounds like nobody can balk about paying for the summer courses that are non-existent due to the strike or else you are […]

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 […]