fam-i-ly hang-ov-er: (noun; album; concept) ~to spend time with family, and regardless of intoxicant consumption a day's break to recover is required. ~to create a unified sound which conveys the joy of being hungover together. ~the idea that goo goo is only goo joub when shared. To me, the most Beatles thing about Walrus is how … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Family Hangover – Walrus
There's a fine line between stability and happiness. Sometimes they overlap, but when that balance is shaken it can often look like this travel map: Two years of travel has landed me back in the East after trying out Alberta again; check out the spots I've stumbled into on this search for happiness (and finding … Continue reading Getting Better all the time
Maritimers know how to have a good time, as a factor of the saltiness of their environment and family gatherings. It's no wonder (but is certainly a refreshing treat) to hear that CBC considers some Halifax locals to be worth listening to right now. On this recent list, Devarrow and Walrus were both named as … Continue reading CBC agrees: ‘Halifax is so hot right now’
these music making mellow magicians are one example of the reason why cities continue to reinvest in the arts.
Both in storyline and landscape. from this chat, I reflected how this version of the same synthesis In my context Has not been easy but it has been kind many times over.
I've had the pleasure and delight of meeting the band members of Gay Nineties a few times, thanks to the years I lived in Edmonton, AB. The year Parker came through on a tour with Mounties bandmates Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays, and Ryan Dahle I recieved a signed drumstick from a friend over at SONiC … Continue reading Gay Nineties “Decadent Days”
Sometimes I challenge myself to believe we silently elected Trump the same ways Harper remained in power for 10 years, by not speaking out, by accepting our cultural bias blindly even after becoming globally aware. Our maps are the story of this awareness shift. That our resistance must tell the story and allow it to … Continue reading A nasty woman’s rant clinging to optimism and honesty
This past September I packed up my life from the corners of Canada where I've been hiding and moved to the Annapolis Valley for the first of two years attending CoGS, a respected but secret place for mapheads. (cover photo courtesy of NASA, landsat5,+ ERDAS Imagine) I have embraced my affinity for visual memory recall, … Continue reading Cartographic Conversation
While in Halifax for some midweek evening shows, Robbie, his girlfriend Becca and I moseyed around on a beautiful afternoon. We recorded this interview on Citadel Hill in beautiful sunshine with a mini picnic and some banjo pickin. After knowing Robbie for a couple years now, we were overdue for this promotional chat. It was … Continue reading 6Q with Old Towns (Robbie Shirriff) in Halifax, NS
I don't often free write at 2:17am but here I am, wired, anxious, reflective, and visualizing happiness. Somethings I did today: -I participated in the #myanxietylookslike #mydepressionlookslike Twitter trend, and I feel amazing. - I talked to my dad for more than 5 minutes over the phone and it was easy, enjoyable, constructive... - I … Continue reading