What Is The Word (aka ‘Blog’) – January 15, 2014 Edition

Well, let’s see if I can get you up to date on what has been happening here at Heartbreak A Stranger HQ :

  • I’ve been recording some new songs in preparation for a 10 song album. So far, I have 4 songs that are about 80% done (You can hear some of the songs. Just click on the ‘songs’ category). Once again, I’m working with Jason Mingo. We have a usual routine : I come in with words and music, we bash around some ideas, record them and BLAM!, done. It usually takes 6-7 hours to complete this part of the recording process. There is more to be done after this (drum tracks still have to be recorded). It is more rock orientated sound.
  • I’ve met with local film maker Andrew Fleming. We tossed around some ideas for some more short films to be made in the future. I’m looking forward to working with Andrew again. It’s nice to flex a visual part of my brain. I have ideas but I need help to have the ideas come to life. My ideas are only as good as they are practical. Meetings with Andrew are pretty simple : I give Andrew some general ideas about what I would like to do, Andrew gives me some feedback/adds some ideas and BLAM!, pretty much ready to go. The Short film pieces will be shot over the next 12 months. I’m looking forward to this.
  • I’ve decided to host a tribute show to Lou Reed. March 1, 4pm at The Company House in Halifax. I’m approached another musician to play a David Bowie set. Makes sense. A tribute show to artists whose music has been intertwined. I’ll have more on this show soon.

Well, that’s it for now. That is the latest and greatest news. Onward and upward.


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