audio blog post for May 24, 2016. Enjoy!
i posted these tunes on my Soundcloud page. Enjoy!
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….
- The recording in the studio was on hold for the summer. I want to pay some more money towards the studio time before I move forward. Plus, it’s a little too warm to record during the summer months. When I have enough money paid, I’ll move forward with the recording.
- I’ll be recording some live video renditions of songs past and present in September/October. I’m just working on lining up some locations around the city. Once again, I’ll be working with Andrew Fleming. Looking forward to shooting some video.
- I have a live gig in Halifax. Look for the show in early October. I’ll be on a bill with a couple of well known musicians. I’ll be first on the bill so, getting early to the show is paramount if you want to catch my set. I’ll have more news as we get closer to the date.
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.