Hi, remember me? The classy guy who may have slept on your couch last summer.
I've been out of the the social media world for a little bit, during the East half of my Canada tour I just stopped blogging altogether.
Aside from the odd tweet I've been laying low.
But here is what I have been doing.
Since I got back home I've been working paying off bills and such.
The day job (teaching) and selling comics with my side business The Canadian Comic Bin
Recording and touring music is pretty expensive stuff so I've got to fill the pot before I empty it.
I've been sober for the month of October. "Sober October" I calls it. Not a whole lot happened that month.
In November I jumped gracefully back on the Booze Train!
Shaved the face and started the Movember 'stache. I'm quite glad I've only a few days left with this guy.
I've Checked out Chris Tucker in Toronto.
He was doing some stand up to help pay his IRS bills.
Afterwards we went to a rip joint and I got in a fight with my lady.
Who knew such a thing could happen in such a magical place?
Also checked out a Fashion show here in Barrie and did not have a fight with my lady.
I like them eye goggles Gyna!
I've been writing songs for the new album that has begun recording.
It will be a slow process.
I've been playing bass and some electric guitar for a change so the new songs will definitely sound different from what you may of heard on the road.
A friend of mine Chris Kaplinski is recording and mixing He's done sound for a ton of bands all of the world (Matisyahu, Gogol Bordello, Bedouin Soundclash, I Mother Earth, Dub Trio and much more) He's a busy fella currently on tour with Monster Truck.
So when he's done touring Europe We'll attack a little more of the album.
It's been a lot of fun so far. I can't wait to get the other musicians in to fill out the tunes.
I've also started playing bass again with another band. (It actually started before I went on tour) We're putting together a set we've got a handful of songs and I can't wait to start playing them! We just need a band name...
Last weekend I played my last show of the year in Gananoque and won't be playing until January 11th in Toronto. It was a weird and wonderful night I ended up jamming with a dude traveling Canda from Wyoming, The owner of the bar and another guy who used to be a guitar tech for a shit ton of bands back in the day Pat Benetar, Dire Straits, Bonnie Riatt and U2 during there Achtung Baby tour. Totally unexpected. I'd grab a pint and lay on the floor (it was carpeted) with Gina and listen to someone else entertain the crowd.
I really want to have a completely different set from what I've been playing this year.
Working on some new covers I wouldn't mind putting a bunch in to retirement.
Here's one I may or may not stick with a little Queens of the Stone Age.
Vampyre Time and Memory
And speaking of Holidays
What a perfect time to plug the Classic Christmas song You're A Mean one Mr. Grinch
available for purchase HERE
This was recorded for PIE Media's Christmas issue in 2012
If you don't dig mine perhaps you'd rather listen to Rupaul's version
Remember the transvestite model from the 90's?
Alright that's it for me, most likely I will not have another blog posting until the new year but you never know...
Safe holidays everyone!