In The Kitchen

Back in the 90’s, I was a big fan of Gotee Records.  Loved their artists, album artwork and their website.  At the time, they had the best label site, hands down.  One of my favourite parts of the site was a section called ‘In The Kitchen’.  On the page, they would have a list of all the albums that were being worked on, and they would tell you what stage in the process they were at.  They’d have a horizontal thermometer that would inch closer as the albums were completed.  I’d check daily to see it pan to the right as Relient K, Out of Eden, Grits and others finish their work.

I wish I knew how to do that.  I’d have a thermometer to show right now.

Been working on a project with a videographer friend of mine.  As a bass player, its difficult to stick out in the sea that is the internet.  I came up with an idea to try and present my skills in a manner that I haven’t seen much of in cyberspace.  The picture is a screenshot of what we accomplished and I’m extremely impressed.  Unfortunately, its not ready yet.  Still needs some time to bake before bringing it to the table for consumption.  Until then folks!

February 15th

So I missed the Grammy’s on Monday.  Phil and I were playing at Zaphod’s for another Showcase on the eve of Ottawa’s Snowmageddon.  On band didn’t show, so we were up second.  Big crew of mine showed up, singlehandedly saving the night from being an empty club.  More playing = more chemistry with me and Phil.  Getting used to the duo, but we’re one drummer away from a whole new level.

Got home to find out that Kendrick won 5 and Buddy Guy took home some hardware.  That’s enough for me.

Dime a Dozen

It is extremely overwhelming to think about how many musicians there are in the world.  Forget about the famous ones for a second.  If there was a global census done, there would probably be a billion people who identify as a musician.  Can sometimes seems like a vain pursuit.  But I’m different.  So is Phil.

Zaphod’s on Monday night.  Come one, come all!