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
Don't get me started On the matters of the heart I looked far and wide And found this ebbing tide all consuming Then nothing at all But on any given day You're still my Wonderwall Afterall this time You still have a hug that is lovingly mine same, as always but growing, changing, caring still … Continue reading kinda at peace
*some small plot detail spoilers contained in the description below* When I found this book on the stacks of Halifax Public Libray, as I navigated through the careful architecture pathways - looking for inspiration in environment or education or both - I noticed in the Table of Contents that the second chapter (all named after … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘love is a mixtape: life and loss, one song at a time’ by Rob Sheffield
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”
There's been a lot of talk about how 2016 is the worst year ever. I'm not about to argue that the deaths of 50 beautiful + inspiring souls has created a dampened spirit in the hearts of global networks. These individuals we look to for inspiration, and eagerly appreciate any newsworthy actions from high profile … Continue reading rest in peace,2016
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
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
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."