Category Archives: music & the arts

The Reacquaintance

I haven’t uploaded any original music in a while so I thought I’d just toss this one up here for you to listen to and comment on. Recent developments in…

Answers to “A fairly difficult synth quiz”

Yesterday I created “A fairly difficult synth quiz” on Facebook and a number of folks have already been brave enough to test their knowledge of synth geekery with it. To…

Don’t disbelieve everything you don’t read on the internet

I was recently asked to lift Deee-Lite(sic)’s ’90 dance club hit Groove is in the Heart (long story) and shortly thereafter to swallow the factoid that the “I” sample under…

Unexpected success

I got it into my head that I wanted to dig up an old MIDI file that I had created back in the Atari days, for reasons that escape me…

the pipe, the pipe, his calling

Mike Silverman, a.k.a. That 1 Guy, croaked, slapped, stomped, bowed, looped, laughed and howled his way through a bafflingly under-attended set at the Rivoli last night. Accompanying himself on the…

Canada’s Hockey Anthem Challenge entries uploaded

The National Game I uploaded three Hockey Night in Canada theme contest entries this morning. To rate and comment on them on the CBC Hockey Anthem Challenge site, follow these…

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright performs at Harbourfront Stage as part of Canada Day celebrations. She told the all-ages audience that she was wearing red and white to celebrate Canada’s birthday, plus, “I…

anatek pocket pedal instructions

I sure could have used this piece of paper about 3 years ago, when I was climbing around under my rig onstage in Ottawa, plugging and unplugging cables and hitting…

Otros Aires

Caught Otros Aires, the modern Argentinian tango ensemble, at Lula Lounge last Sunday night. Took some pictures. Check out the video for “Milonga Sentimental” on YouTube. Click on the photo…