Songwriting

I have a box of old music, cassettes, cds, vinyl and I was going through it trying to justify why it takes up space. Many amazing things in the box. […]

I like how my own sense of hearing has a built in filter while I sit on the subway or in a noisey café, I can by virtue of observing, […]

When I think about songs that punch me in the brain and position me to follow them, wherever they lead, Stevie Wonder wins the gold. Sitting somewhere at York University […]

I played SXSW in 1993 and after that was offered a publishing deal. It was (in theory) worth the average cost of a Toronto house – if everything worked out. […]

name one song that affected you in terms of relationships: Happy Together (Zappa Version) name one song that got you interested in a culture you weren’t familiar with: Planet Claire (B52s) name one […]

Looking at exercises in a book about Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal). Many make me think of musical counterparts, about attention and imitation or leading and reflection, similar issues […]

At the rehearsal, the guitar was so loud that the three vocalists were obliterated. Instead of directing the guitarist to turn down, this time I tried to get the singers to […]

I always knew the Harry Belafonte song Matilda started off Matilda! Matilda! But I didn’t realize the next line was “she take me money and run (to) Venezuela”. That’s the trouble […]

Trying to catch my bias and interrupt it,  decent cheap thrill. If I didn’t put effort into it, my right hand would just play piano same way over and over. […]