Composing

While driving back from Stratford, Eye of The Tiger came on the radio and it occurred to me I never before heard the entire song. It was as unredeemable as […]

Bad dream last night, best part is waking up and knowing none of it is true. Tempting to linger on hidden meanings behind imagination. Is there any difference between imaginary […]

Once upon a time, Amnesty International had a songwriting contest, I sent in a song with a metaphor about pirates, I lost to Bryan Adams. A few years ago Dan […]

The Drawer Boy won last night at the Canadian Film Fest and I scored it. Fun to revise my CV this morning and add 2018 Best Feature Film. Best part […]

Any meeting with Geordie, contained equal parts consciousness and gossip. So glad I saw him last fall, after not seeing him for many years and gabbed about Paul Bley, Escalator […]

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, […]

(to the drummer) How do you do that?   I can’t tell you.   Why not?   Because you wouldn’t believe me.   Try me.   Better to stay silent […]

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 […]

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. […]

If there isn’t free will than what’s going on when I make something up on the piano? Do we have free will or are we at the mercy of our […]