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
Music is the key to happiness, as my life's research continues to inform such a hypothesis, it continues to be more and more true. Live music as an audience or performer continues to bring community together in delightful ways. As a hobby musician I have always greatly enjoyed being present while others explore musical topographies … Continue reading Unmaking Fear, Remaking Happiness
In followup to the 6Q interview, Dan offred some insight to a few more wonderings I've had about his career. JK: which comes first: music or lyrics? DM: my process has changed over the years. when i started i was better at playing guitar than i was at writing songs. now i’m basically the same level … Continue reading Conversation with Dan Mangan [December ’15]
"I think its important to have variety. You go crazy doing the same show over and over again."
With an echoing beauty from turning vinyl and spinning memories in my basement den, It’s time to begin some reflection about this grandiose concerting adventure. It happened in two parts, of course... because of two shows. First, Red Deer. Second, Cranbrook. Like every good story..or impulsive parking strategy, let's start in reverse. In the few days between Red Deer's … Continue reading Recap: #allmyfavouritesingersareMadic roadtrip 2015
"I once saw a dead bird on the sidewalk, so being a sensitive guy easily affected by death.. I wrote a song about it." Matt Swann offers some lighthearted stage banter in Cranbrook, BC, at the end of a season of touring small venues and humble stage shows throughout Canada. This time, sharing a … Continue reading [Jude’s 6Q] feat. Astral Swans > “what calms you down freaks me out” <