“What was I thinking!?” It was the logical next step for my band Living Illusion. We had played tons of local shows, did some minor touring and gained a little buzz, so we decided it was time to get serious. Our first album was an experiment more than anything and considering it was self-recorded & produced in a friend’s studio it sounded pretty good. For our … Continue reading 5 Lessons YOU Can Learn From My Mistakes: I Spent $20,000 Making an Album I Can’t Even Give Away
So I went to the theatre by myself today, classy I know, but there was no way I was going to pass up on going to watch X-Men: First Class on opening night at a Silvercity VIP Theatre. I’d heard about these classy alcohol serving movie theatres but had never been to one before. I was pleasantly surprised at how cool it was seeing as … Continue reading X-Men: First Class – It Didn't Shit the Bed!
Got up at 6AM today (felt more like 4AM with the time zone difference) and ran a great workshop here in Oakville, On. First off I want to mention that the Oakville Convention and Banquet Centre is a great affordable place to put on events. They had amazing helpful staff and for the price, it can’t be beat. It was overall a great experience and … Continue reading Should I Put on a Gaming/Music Con in Edmonton?
Flew to Toronto today, well technically Hamilton. I’m here in Oakville (which is considered part of the GTA) to put on a workshop for professionals that work with kids with special needs, mainly autism. I’m coordinating the event on site at the Oakville Convention Centre on Thursday. Gonna be a busy day tomorrow getting ready. When I landed it was about plus 28 Celsius here, … Continue reading Is it Sad that $3 for Bottled Water is a Good Deal? Gotta love Hotels!
Initially I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to post this or not, but in the end I decided I should. I wanted to let everyone know what it takes financially to do a high production studio album, and keep in mind this is just an EP. Maybe this will help other bands make decisions on what they choose to do and how they choose to … Continue reading Pro Studio Album Budget for Rock Music
How many more years do you think AM/FM radio stations will be around for? With the ever increasing ability to access high speed Internet via cellular networks, it’s only a matter of time until the standard feature for all new cars will be full access to the Internet at all times. Imagine going into the car dealership and being asked if you’d prefer Windows or … Continue reading The Death of Radio
In November last year I had the rare opportunity to see Flaw play live. Flaw has been a band that I have been following for years. They broke up for a couple years after they got dropped from their label and the lead singer started a side project called Five.Bolt.Main., another band that I was a big fan of as well. After Five Bolt toured … Continue reading Jager Bombs with Flaw in Atlanta, GA
I guess I’m the one nerd who has decided not to watch the cut of the new Wolverine Origins film that got leaked. Every body that has seen it has essentially said that it sucked serious balls, but I personally am still going to go and spend the money to go see it in the theatre. Part of me is starting to believe that maybe … Continue reading Thoughts on the Leaked Wolverine Movie
Recently my buddy Ryan went to Hawaii and got a tattoo. I’m not sure whether it was the fact that I felt it was completely out of character for him to get one or whether it was the profoundness of the statement plastered massively across his arm that made my jaw drop and time temporarily stop. SLAVES of FREEDOM. Right there, tattooed on his arm. … Continue reading Slaves of Freedom
We’ll after an intense week of illness, car repairs (heater fan in my 2000 Ford Focus died, and HAD to be replaced… you don’t live in Edmonton Alberta during winter without having a working heater in your car!), and last but not least I’ve been frantically trying to figure out a way to sound proof our jam space. After having complaints from both neighbors and … Continue reading Noise Complaints = Weak Sauce