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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April 20

Apr 20

The new web site is almost ready! I won’t spend much time updating this crummy old thing, but I should tell you that I’m sitting in the Toronto airport waiting for my flight to Luxembourg. They kicked me off my flight, ran me round the terminal like a donkey and made me give up my laser pointer… but I did it. I’m going to Germany. This...

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April 8

Apr 08

Hi, I’ve been touring around Ontario with Dutch balladeer Mark Lotterman. His friends Auke and Vincent are travelling with us too. We have performed it Toronto, Peterborough, North Bay and Montreal among other places. We have a few more shows, and then I will be going to Europe. Come and see us off at the Homegrown in Hamilton on April 13th. Here are some...

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March 6

Mar 06

Hi, It’s damn nice to make noises — sing-songy, obnoxious noises; ring-dingy collapsing noises; napping noise. I recently finished a fun bunch of shows with our pal BA Johnston. Love that guy. He always kicks my ass onto tour just when I’m in a winter collapse. His new tunes are face-busting good. He’s got one about drinking in a bar full of...

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January 15

Jan 15

Hi Friends, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing shows lately… even though I haven’t really recovered from absorbing that apocalypse a couple of weeks back. I feel really powerful, but my chakras are still all switched around and my solar plexus has begun to pulse with a teal glow. I’m not sure where that’s all heading, but I got to...

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