Well, it’s been a hectic few months. I’m back to trying to juggle some jobs and make a somewhat regular schedule (i’ve been juggling 3 jobs the past two years). So, I’ve put off some recording and other financial projects. It can take a while to get used to saying ‘no’ to certain things but, you can’t do everything. When i meet musicians, the most interesting thing to me is what jobs they perform to pay the bills. Carpenters, Real Estate agents, Bartenders and more. You’ll hear more about these jobs as you see musicians discuss it more. It’s a new reality for musicians.
For those who may not know, I have a more social side of the internet. My other side is Huskermould. You can find me on most social networks. I only mention this because I discussed this news on the personal social side. I recently invested some money in a local, independent record store (Black Buffalo Records). The question i ask myself is not investing in a store, it’s whether i should’ve invested the money in my art? Whether i thought i should take a bigger chance/risk to believe in my music. I won’t lie, i thought a lot about this. I believe in me but can you or would you put a dollar amount on it? Maybe it’s insurance in case thee music never takes off? Lots of ways to look at it.
I have to leave you now but in appreciation for the visit, i leave you with a new song. Enjoy.
Here’s a new audio edition of the blog (Note: its around 10 minutes long). Enjoy!
Just wanted to let you know I’ll be playing a show in early October. Looks like a pretty good line-up:
Greg MacPherson (Winnipeg-based singer songwriter)
Willie Stratton (Halifax-based singer/songwriter)
Heartbreak A Stranger
Saturday, October 4 at The Company House, Halifax
I’ll be the first on stage so I would guess around 9:30pm. I’ll play a solo electric set. Looking forward to play electric versions of new/older songs. Perhaps come a little early and make it a full night of tunes.
Seems I need to update you on the comings and goings of Heartbreak A Stranger. So….
This fall is shaping up pretty good. I’m looking forward to showing you what I have in store.
I’ll be playing some free tunes this Friday, July 25. 5:30-7:30pm. Sponsored by The North End Business Association : Music @ Squiggle Park (corner of Gottingen/Falkland in Halifax). I’ll be playing some originals, covers, new tunes and more.
Let’s get updated on the latest news :
I’m still recording tracks with producer/musician Jason Mingo for a future full album release. Eight of ten tracks have the foundation laid down (vocals, guitars etc.). You can hear some of the songs over on the Soundcloud page. The drums will have to be farmed out to a drummer and another studio (The same way tracks for the Trenton EP were recorded). There’s no concrete date yet for the album release. The main focus is to pay for everything, then devise a marketing plan in co-ordination with the release date.
Recently had a meeting with filmmaker Andrew Fleming and we’re working on shooting some more video over the summer. It’s in the early planning stage but I think it’s something you will enjoy. I will let you know it will include unreleased material. I’m looking forward to you hearing songs in a different way.