Friday, February 22, 2019

Gig at St James Hall

I've been invited to play a benefit show at St. James Hall in Vancouver on March 8th. The band is killer and rehearsals have been a ton of fun. The group is led by Richard Lowy, and I'll be playing bass with:
From the event page:

LET'S PARTY! If you like to sing old Classic Rock Songs... if you like to dance...

If you want to help preserve a great music venue in Vancouver... then join us on March 8th at 6:30pm at the St James Hall at 10th & Trutch. It's going to be a night of friends, singing and good times!

Guaranteed to sell out so get your tickets early and don't be disappointed. Doors at 6:30PM - Singing at 7:30PM

“St James Community Square is a non-profit organization that annually provides top entertainment to hundred of thousands,in its historic Mel Lehan Hall. We hold fundraisers in order to maintain and improve this important community space. Please support our fundraising concerts to keep this high quality venue going!”

It's a worthy cause. All proceeds are going towards renovating the washrooms. Consider yourself invited and be ready to sing along! It'll be great to see you there. Click here for tickets.

Stratocaster Pickup Height

I've always wondered about this. In the past I've simply raised the pickups until they sounded right to my ear. It turns out there's a bit of a method to it.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Space 1999

Originally aired in 1975, Space 1999 was one of my favourite TV shows when I was a kid. I have no idea what the appeal was for me. The silly story lines, the horrible method acting, the cheesy soundtrack and effects. One thing is certain: Those Eagle ships were cool AF!

What did the crew eat up there anyway? I don't think there are any scenes showing anyone ingesting anything.

I was a bit disappointed (and relieved) as 1999 came and went without the slightest hint of lunar natural disaster. Why the heck would anyone want to bury nuclear waste from earth on the moon anyway? It would cost a lot less to just aim it at the sun, wouldn't it? No Moonbase Alpha required.

I've found the entire series uploaded to YouTube, and I'm binge watching all of the episodes until they get taken down and removed. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019


It's overdue
Like an old library book that's been sitting quietly
In a musty, dusty attic
And all the fertilizer in the barn
Won't make it grow any faster
It is happening at its own pace
But it's overdue