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Do You Know Who You Sound Like?

 



Yesterday, I picked up the files for The Tropical Dream from my mastering engineer. We were speaking about some of the promotional work I’ve been completing and he remarked that he didn’t know anyone else doing what I was doing musically.

Inspiration: AKA Where Do They Come From?

 

Composers are often asked what inspires them. I thought this week’s blog might be a good time to ask myself this question.

Video Killed the Radio Star…and Nearly Killed Me

 

Back in early 2017, I had a problem. I needed to come up with a video that I could use to promote, The Tropical Dream...

To My Fans…I Mean, Listeners

 

Fan or fanatic “a person who is enthusiastically devoted to somebody or some thing”

Listener “a person who listens in an attentive manner”

Saying it with Music Alone

 



Back around 2010, I reached a point of saturation. I was so bored of being one of the multitudes of singer/songwriters and pop/rock acts that I needed a change.

I Know Where This is Going

 

At this time of year in Canada, I’m reminded of the beauty of the fall season...


Tropical Adventures and The Purple Balloons

 


As a child, I travelled quite a bit to the Caribbean and to Florida with my family. I have great memories of those trips as it always seemed like an exciting adventure...

On Songwriting: Task Avoidance Times Two

 

Nowadays, I write instrumental music. I enjoy the challenges and flexibility it allows. However, when I was writing lyrics, there were two things I always tried to avoid because I saw them as impairments—even in hit songs! See if you agree.

It usually is a Tropical Dream…

 



Even though my musical focus is to evoke a tropical oasis where things are idyllic and peaceful, recent and occurring events have reminded me of just how vulnerable these places can be...

Atmosphere and Nothing to Sing Here

 



Market Rush. This is the title of a piece on my upcoming album. It was never intended to be a tune you would walk away humming. There are other pieces on the album that clearly aim for that. The function of this piece was simply to create an atmosphere...

NEWS

Jan. 13, 2019

Pleased to announce that my album made the top 50 albums of 2018 at CKCU. I'm sure it was the only instrumental album on the list!

https://cod.ckcufm.com/charts/2018.html

CD copies of The Tropical Dream are available in Ottawa at Sunrise Records in Bayshore and St. Laurent Shopping Centres and at Moonstones Gallery and Marketplace 416 Donald B. Munro Dr., in Carp.

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