It’s four in the morning, the end of december
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New york is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record.
Yes, and jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?
In a sense, the concert is the ritual. It started out as a very personal one, to finally step into my shoes as a person who was doing that thing they love, instead of just talking about it. [Read more…]
As I mentioned before, I just moved to a new part of town, and one of the many perks is that I live close to Grace Lake, where there are the most stunning sunsets every night. Seriously, how could you ever get sick of this:
I would have an iphone full of sunset photos if it weren’t that I usually don’t bring my phone with me.
My roommate also has a dogteam, so Maxo and I are going to hit the trails hard this winter. Also: fireplace. So as much as I miss the bay, it’s hard to complain too much!
In the meantime, my first film, North Paws, will be done this week and there are only a few tracks left to record on the album. It’s kind of unreal to be in this place. I’ll also be announcing both launch dates in the next few weeks, so hang in there!
Well, it was a great year on the Bay, but my time in the Walrus has come to a close. On September 1 I moved across town with some good friends of mine for a change of scenery and a different lifestyle. I loved living off grid and paddling home every day, but there was a buyer, she got the boat and I got the boot. What can you do? [Read more…]
I’m back in Yellowknife for a week to do some work on North Paws, just in time for break-up to begin. This is one of the funnest times on the lake, because it means the ice is melting and we can start paddling soon! Since I live on a houseboat, it’s also a bit of a pain in the ass, but it’s way easier than freeze-up and I find myself rather enjoying it. Wearing rubber boots all time time, wearing a lifejacket while stomping through a foot of overflow, and pushing your canoe with one foot on the ice when you start to feel it getting sketchy. As the ice recedes, we’ll be padding a bit at the shore ends, then climbing up on the ice. [Read more…]
Trading in this:
for two months, while I head to Vancouver / Victoria to study with Bisia and to do some soul searching.
This has been a dream of mine ever since I took her workshop back in 2008 (so long ago!), and this morning, taking the ferry across the channel, I could feel a part of me opening up that hasn’t spoken in a long time. Maybe not since that first spring in Yellowknife even.