A Week or So

Nov 11

A Week or So

Hello, I have had fine week-or-so. A very fine week-or-so indeed. I spent much of Halloween night with my son, knocking door-to-door in our eerily suburban neighbourhood.  The streets were almost shoulder-to-shoulder with squirming humans — kids, grownups in tow. We are relatively new to the neighbourhood and everywhere else we have lived in town, Halloween...

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Yukon Gold

Oct 25

Yukon Gold

Not long ago I came home from an astounding 10 day adventure in the Yukon. I was there musiculating with some of my favorite folks. Mathias Kom (The Burning Hell) originally suggested I make the trip and I’m glad that I did. He, you see, has a hand in Headless Owl — a newish record label based out of Whitehorse. The folks at HO and Halifax-based...

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Home Town Metal Heart

Jul 23

Home Town Metal Heart

Hello, Recently I went on an errand to pick up some large pieces of metal from my home town. While I travel a lot, I only pass through Caledonia once a year at most. Sometimes I feel pangs of guilt about how infrequently I visit; other times I feel strangely smug at having escaped, which is ridiculous, since I only live 15 minutes away and often fantasize about...

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Hey… You. Get into my car.

Jun 13

Hello there, I bought a car somewhat unexpectedly! It’s a medium-old, shiny black wonderbeast — lightly used, but new to me. It was a bit of an unexpected move on my part. I felt quite liberated and clever riding the bus and mooching rides from place to place for the past couple of years… but then Heather and I moved far from town. And then someone...

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Angry Trains

Jun 12

My son has a wooden train set. It’s a mishmash of those generic, nondescript wooden trains and track pieces that you get from department stores, and the fancy Thomas the Tank Engine pieces bought second-hand. Recently Heather got him a special table with trees, lakes and mountains painted on it where he can set up his tracks and play with them. He loves the...

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The rest of Europe and a Strange New Home

May 12

I’m back home now. I have been for a bit. I am lying on the basement floor of my confounding new suburban home. The rain is coming down now. I meant to write sooner, but the move has been such a whirly-wind. Let me see what I can remember. I explained my time in Hannover with my friend and tour manager Vincent. Well, as Vincent a continued to drive all about...

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Everything I can remember so far

Apr 30

Hello, I will do my best to remember a lot of the things that have happened to me on my tour in Germany (and Switzerland) so far. I told you about how I played a show in Saarbruken, then took a nap in Trier. Well, after that I road a train to Mainz. Mainz a neat town where the printing press was invented. My friend Christoph met me at the hauptbanhoff and drove me to...

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Naps in Trier

Apr 22

Did you visit the ‘shop’ page and get some music? If so, thanks.  An Extra Special goes out to those who shot me something with paypal.  The response has been humbling. It’s on for a while yet,  so spread the word to people who like weird folk songs and scrappy, self-aggrandizing bastards. Right now I’m resting on a high-end pullout sofa...

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New site. Free Music. Europe Record Launch. Europe Tour.

Apr 21

I’m pretty excited about a few things: firstly, I have a new website.  This is it.  Simi made it.  She’s an all-round remarkable person; secondly, my recent record No Safe Home has just been released throughout Europe on Artfull Sounds/Cargo Distribution;  thirdularly, I’m in Germany right now,  touring in support of the record. I’m...

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Luxembourg and Saarbruken

Apr 21

Luxembourg and Saarbruken

I’m having a very nice time in Europe now.  I arrived on Friday evening after being bounced around flights and airports like a donkey.  I Landed in Luxembourg,  took a bus past the big EU buildings and another all the way to Saarbruken.  I performed at a community run theatre and music complex called Sparte4. Christoph set up a wireless mic for me so I got...

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