Summer is difficult, I know, but soon our beloved winter will return. I’m looking forward to some long-delayed solo shows in the UK, likely in late November or early December. Will post dates and details soon.
The fall season over at ARP Books, where I spend much of my time, looks terrific.
Here’s a Jawbreaker cover from a session I recorded at the University of Manitoba Radio Station.
In my role as managing editor at ARP Books, and as an aspiring ally of Indigenous peoples, I’m proud to have had a small part in helping make this truly wonderful book, The Winter We Danced—Voices From the Past, the Present, and the Idle No More Movement. Find it at your local independent bookstore. The Winnipeg launch is Thursday, May 22, at Neechi Commons.
Here’s another creaky 4-track demo from 2001—“Benediction,” with different lyrics at the end, which I sort of like better than the ones that ended up on Reconstruction Site. Can’t recall why I changed them.
In June I’ll be back in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to attend the annual general meetings of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers, and while I’m there I’ll play a solo show at the lovely LSPU Hall on June 12.
Here’s a 4-track demo of Our Retired Explorer I made in April, 2001:
My friend Michael Feuerstack wrote this song for me to sing on his wonderful new record, Singer Songer, available in April on Headless Owl Records.
Winnipeggers! I am truly excited for you to see Sargent and Victor & Me, a one-woman play by the remarkable Debbie Patterson.
Christine Fellows and I have been working on the score and sound design, and it is nearly done. Deb has made an exceptional work of art, and we’re honoured to be part of it. Click here for ticket info, the show runs February 27 to March 9, at the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film.