STILTWALK

"Stiltwalking": Part 6

Stiltwalking, 2002 So, you may have noticed that I was releasing an album per year from 1996 until the year 2000. In fact, when you count the two simultaneous releases in 2000, I released exactly 6 different products (with barcodes) in four and a half years. What, was I on speed or something? Or, was I just cursed with this…   …read more.

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"Disarming": Part 7

Okay, I’ve been writing these blogs for days now and even I’m getting bored! Are you? I hope not! You see, there are just too many albums! What’s more, there’s too much to say about each record. The torrent of memories that comes up for me while I’m listening to them makes each blog posting far too long. I swear,…   …read more.

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"Witness: Live in Australia 2005" (DVD): Part 8

Witness, Live in Australia 2005 Now, when counting my releases, I usually separate out the DVD since it’s so different from an audio recording. In this blog series, however, I decided to write about it separately. Since I combined the stories of “The Wage Is The Stage” and “Snapshots” (2000), I’m giving the DVD “Witness: Live in Australia, 2005” its…   …read more.

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"The Dirty Pulse": Part 9

The Dirty Pulse, 2006 So, at this point in the chronology, Lyndell and I had bought and moved into a home in rural Eastern Ontario in July of 2004, in the wee hamlet named Dalkeith. It was our dream home and we both fell in love with it immediately. On nearly an acre of property, it had beautiful garden plots…   …read more.

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"Lentic": Part 10

  Lentic, 2009 So, as some of you already know, China truly changed my life. When I arrived in China in the spring of 2007, I had this distinct feeling like I had been here before. The land and its vibration felt familiar, perhaps like a past life memory. Even though I had studied the language before, the more I…   …read more.

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"11:11": Part 11: The Final Chapter

So, TAH DAH!!! Today is the day that I can finally talk about the new record. And it’s up on iTunes!! ENGLISH LINK ~ CHINESE LINK Also available in its physical form on My Website and through CD Baby,  I really hope you’ll check it out and make it part of your collection! Now, I’ll step back into my storytelling/MC…   …read more.

Light A Candle

Newsletter Final Thought: December 2011 I honestly don’t have much to say this month. As you all know, I’m about to pop a human here and I’m conserving my energy! LOL! I’m 37 weeks pregnant and the baby could come anytime. When the labour begins, when there’s still a few moments in between contractions to breathe and think straight, I’m…   …read more.

Fascination With Light

Newsletter Final Thought: April 2012 The spring rains have come to Beijing. For at least one day every spring, it rains all day long here and then leaves puddles, like in Canada, for the sun to glint off of the next day. I love it because it reminds me of home. A puddle of yesterday’s rain water on the roof…   …read more.

Art & Children

Newsletter Final Thought: October 2012 Thanksgiving has just passed in Canada. I am here in China where Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated. I had to remind my in-laws and partner that the holiday even existed. While that would have made me irritable and homesick before, now I take these moments as an opportunity to just reinforce my culture with them… as I…   …read more.

SAC: Songwriting & Blogging Challenge

I’ve joined the online course with Pat Pattison of Berklee School of Music through The Songwriters Association of Canada. I have a musician friend, Jess Meider, who also lives here in Beijing and she was a student of Pat’s at Berklee. She has often passed on his songwriting wisdom in casual conversation. I decided I should see for myself! What’s…   …read more.

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