|13 years ago I put out my very first recording as a solo musician. So much has happened over those years, but I will always have a special place in my heart for that first acoustic record. When I made “Just Passing Through…” I was indeed doing just that.
I sold the last of those hand made copies years ago now, and since then it has remained unavailable. I’ve recently come across one of my remaining copies and have decided to include it in my digital catalogue, but before it hits the regular major music distributers, I wanted to offer it to you first. In exchange for joining my email newsletter you can download Just Passing Through for FREE. I use this newsletter to keep my fans updated about shows, new music, and special activities just like this “pre-re-release”.
|After meeting producer Russ Lavoie on a trip through Edmonton in 2004, I spent the summer making my first acoustic CD with him, and it mark the true beginning of my career as a singer-songwriter.
I’d love to invite you to download a FREE copy of my first record “Just Passing Through” from 2004 from my bandcamp page here:
I’ve very honoured to have been selected as one of 6 artists to take part in “Ebb & Flow”…
As part of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada 150 Fund, The Dunk(PEI) will host Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River, a residency and concert series. The project will bring together musicians, artists and the community to reflect and be inspired by The Dunk’s unique atmosphere and rich tradition of nurturing the arts community.
I will be at The Dunk along with fellow Ontarion Aaron Goldstein(https://www.facebook.com/aarongoldsteinmusic/) from Sept. 13th-17th where the theme will be “Wisdom from our Elders: Looking back to look forward”
I’m looking forward to spending some time in beautiful PEI.
To read more about The Dunk’s Ebb & Flow go here:
I’LL USE DIFF’RENT WORDS…
Often, I am taken aback by the wisdom and self awareness of my little guy. I have learned to stay present in these moments, giving way for the proper attention and reflection needed, to continue my growth as my little fellow rapidly does the same beside me.
Yesterday we were preparing for our life besties to come over for a planned (and long overdue) play-date. I was tidying up and preparing crafts for the kids and Mickey was following along beside me, wining and complaining the whole while…
MICK – “When will they get here?”
“You said they’d be here soon!”
“How long is ‘soon’?”
“This is taking too long!”
“Why are they taking so long!?!”
“Is it 2 O’clock yet?”
“How many minutes is that?”
And on and on and on…
ME – “Waiting is harder if you spend your time concentrating on being impatient. Why don’t you clean your room? Maybe think of new activities for when your friend gets here? Try inventing some new games, use your imagination, it’s the best tool and toy you have!!”
To which he scoffingly replied,
“But that is soooooo BOR-ING!”
To which I shot back, (agitated at his incessant pestering)
“Only boring people get bored! Mickey please just let me vacuum and in the meantime go find something to do to pass the time!!”
He pondered my words for a moment, clearly recognizing my irritation and then took a deep breath and loudly exhaled… After a few seconds he said,
“Ok, Mommy. I’ll use diff’rent words…
I’m just so so so EXCITED!!!”
His truth hung in the air, pierced my heart and flooded my eyes.
I turned to him and said “Oh my darling I know it!! I am so so so excited too! It’s hard to wait when you’re this excited isn’t it? I completely understand you. It’s kind of like your whole body gets jiggly!”
MICK – “YEAH!! I just miss Ruby sooooo much! I can’t WAIT to see her!!”
And with that we continued on together, talking about the things we were excited to show our friends. We passed the time jointly being excited and openly discussing how excitement can be extremely overwhelming. It helped the wait go by quickly and allowed both of us to share in the ‘burden of boredom’.
Thanks Mickey for the reminder to slow down and listen. I am so glad you can find ‘diff’rent’ words to explain yourself and your beautiful mind. This mommy is pretty proud of you.