The spring is upon us. (So of course it’s been snowing here for two days.)
We’ve moved into our new house and I am almost finished setting up my studio. There remains a lot of work to do on the electric side with the drum kit as it will need some sound proofing. Even though we have few and further neighbours, drums are loud, and sound carries, so we still have work to do, but my singer-songwriter acoustic space is operational.
I am very excited about my studio. It is in the basement, but the basement is above ground, and...
I’d like to take a moment to talk a little bit more about moving, and a person’s relationship with the things they own.
This is something I spend a fair bit of time thinking about in general, (and have written more than one song about) but I’ve spent even more time thinking about it lately as I recently moved halfway across the world’s second largest country with all of my things. Furniture, a music studio, shoes and clothes, dishes, my husband’s math books, plus all the stuff that comes along with having hobbies and a kitchen etc. All wraped up...
Today is Valentine’s Day, a day that I have always been quite fond of. I have a lot of friends who deride it as a marketing thing, but I see no reason to not celebrate love just to spite capitalism. Personally, I enjoy the giving of romantic gifts, but I’ll be the first to point out that it’s pretty darn easy to celebrate love without spending any money.
We had been planning to order in something special for Valentine’s this year, but Newfoundland is locked down right now due to the even more easily spreadable UK variant of covid, so...
I wanted to do a little 2020 recap to start the year off. I wasn’t able to go on tour or play any live shows, but thanks to the magic of the internet I have met more people and musicians than ever this year! It took me until December to realize there were open mics on zoom, but I found them and participated in a New Years Eve party that lasted 16 hours and involved musicians from all over the globe. I started writing songs on a twitch show that I did daily throughout the year and I’ve made a...
There is more music out in the world now. This fall I recorded and released Vagarys. It’s 5 songs, all from song prompts, with most written this year, and one written live on my twitch show.
There were a lot of issues with the recording. First it was the USB ports on my laptop being flaky and causing my recording software to loose contact with my recording hardware. Then it was our moving truck taking longer than expected so the bass and drums were late getting here. My main guitar recording mic and my bass developed loose connections or...