Odds and Ends

Born To Run

Why do my feet hurt? Over the past eight months I have been suffering from what I think is plantar fascitis. Whenever I walk, jog or run any kind of distance my left heel is killing me and I can barely walk on my foot. A friend of mine advised me to stretch a lot and wear comfortable shoes. I… Read more →

“Up”

Last week was my eighth wedding anniversary. As I write that down I can’t believe that I have been married for so long. I honestly have to say that it has been pretty awesome and I married the most amazing man (except when he leaves the cupboard doors open and I smash my head on them as I walk into… Read more →

It’s Turkey Time!

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. This is technically my second Thanksgiving for this year since Canadian Thanksgiving was in October. My friend Akiko and I are doing a combined effort of cooking and Jacob Sacks will be baking lovely pies (pecan, pumpkin and apple YUMMM!!!!) I am going to do my best to document this event. It… Read more →

Darcy’s Show

So last night I went to see Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society band. Darcy is a fellow Canadian musician living and working in New York. Darcy is also a very articulate and intelligent writer of both music and music events (you should definitely check out his blog if you haven’t done so already.) Anyways, last night was the first time… Read more →

Interesting Shows

So I haven’t been talking about any cool music that I’ve seen over the past little while. I will try my best to remember what has happened in the past month. In September I went to the Vanguard to see the Paul Motian trio with Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano (killin’!). I am always amazed at how fresh everything sounds… Read more →

Weird But Cool

So yesterday as most of you know marked the sixth year anniversary of 9-11. It was a difficult day for a lot of people in New York and I was moved by the events and tributes that were happening all over the city. I was part of a Global Peace Day event yesterday and it was bit strange but ended… Read more →

More Books

So I just finished a couple of books that I think are worth mentioning. “Mindless Eating” by Brian Wansink is a fascinating book about how we are not aware of what we do when it comes to eating. I have to admit that he has some serious evidence for that. Here’s a well-known example: The size of your dinner plate… Read more →

Good Book

So I should be counting my sheep right now but I just finished a wonderful book called “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” by Kim Edwards. I’m a sucker for a great story and this one is moving and heartfelt. Maybe I feel connected to this story because there are things I can really relate to with some of the characters. Anyways,… Read more →

On To More Fun Things

Well today I finally handed every known document about myself as a musician to my lawyer in order to apply for a visa to keep me here in the good ole USA. For over three months I have sweated over this process and now my job is done and I leave everything up to my lawyer and the U.S. immigration… Read more →

New Website On It’s Way

Well I’m finally getting off my ass and working on a new site. The blog here is a taste of what it will look like. Thanks for all your patience folks. I swear I’ll get my act together soon. Last night the E-String Band played the New York Ukulele Festival and we had a great time! The uke scene is… Read more →

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. I have been stuffed by two wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinners. Thanks to those who have made me fat! I’ll be off to the gym tomorrow, guaranteed. Have a good one. Read more →

My August

Well it’s been so long since I have given a steady update to anyone but I have a bit of time in these last few days of summer. I am trying to enjoy the few relaxing days that I have left. It has been an eventful August. I went to Aruba (as you know from my last post), and then… Read more →

Ahhh…Vacation

This post was to be put up on August 10th but I just didn’t get it together did I?!?!!!! Well it’s been two days since I got back from vacation. Where did I vacation you ask? In lovely, hot Aruba! Yes, you read that right, the beautiful carribean island. They actually call it the “Happy Island” and rightfully so cause… Read more →

Picnic Fun

So yesterday I was up at 6:30am and I went to do a church gig until 12:15pm and then I headed off to Prospect Park to have our annual Memorial Weekend picnic. I can actually say “annual” because this is the fourth year we’ve done this and it’s turned out so great everytime. Lots of my friends and Chris’ friends… Read more →