Reelin’ in the Years – 1990

Whew. Those overblown 80s are finally over and I’m 28 years old. I’m living in Canada again. Not the happiest time in my life, especially after spending two years in tropical India, where the sound of frogs and crickets lulled me to sleep each night. Musically, I just looked over the charts for 1990 and […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1988

It’s 1988 and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been studying in India for a year, doing a degree in Comparative Religion. During summer break the heat was intolerable so I returned to Canada where the temperatures are great in the summertime. Somewhat out of touch with Western ways, I immersed myself in family, friends, and […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1979

It’s 1979, I’m seventeen years old, and once again everything is changing. Pop music does that. A friend in India (where I studied a decade later) once sagely commented that the attraction of pop is its ephemeral nature. Well, yes and no. There are some timeless classics. But he was right. Change change change. If […]

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old school selfie

old school selfie in the bathroom… i was doing my masters in India… above my head to the left is a bucket… placed there to quiet a perpetually dripping shower head… and yes, i’m wearing a lungi… pentax K1000 film camera circa 1988-89   Related articles INDIA on FILM – Varanasi III, the boat set

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Monsoon dream

Remembering my days as a student in India, where I spent long hours doing sorta fusion ragas on my guitar… Funnily enuf, when I finished the final mix of this tune, a thunderstorm came up and it started raining heavily. Sort of perfect. Related articles May Monsoon: 3rd wettest year on record so far Indian […]

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This Lonely Planet

This is a tune I wrote while living in Santiniketan, India. I wrote it on a 6 string acoustic guitar but thought it would sound nice through a blown bottle with whale songs in the background. Sometimes the whales get a bit grumpy. I could have lowered the levels there, but that just wouldn’t be […]

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Joe Jackson – Right and Wrong

Here’s another one that was pretty big while I was at Trent. I remember seeing the album for the first time at Trent Radio, where I did a show called “From Here to Otanabee” (there’s a river there called the Otanabee, and student residences by the same name). That was a play on “From Here […]

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hindu’s and ufo’s

When I lived in India during the 1980s I was pleasantly surprised to find that some of the leading pop culture stars and everyday people, alike, were interested in very modern topics, to include UFOs. Why surprised? Well, considering that oxcarts rolled down the main street of my town on a regular basis, it seemed […]

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