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The Dark Is Rising ( Mercury Rev Cover ) (Cassette Demo 2002)

Here is a lo-fi cassette demo I recorded in 2002, a cover of Mercury Rev‘s song, The Dark Is Rising. I’m feeling nostalgic for cassette tape motor hum. Composed by: Jonathan Donahue, Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel

Put Your Best Food Forward

Recent documentaries such as Food Inc. (2008) and Fresh (2009) deconstruct and expose how industrialized food manufacturing is affecting our global environment, health, economy and workers’ rights; Fresh goes a step further by providing ideas on how to re-invent our food system in a more sustainable way. Food Forward, the registered not-for-profit organization based in […]

95 Lotus Blossoms For Billy Strayhorn

Everyone has heard the name Duke Ellington, even those uninitiated to the world of jazz. Far fewer are familiar with the name Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s right-hand man and collaborator for almost three decades. There are those who would argue that Strayhorn’s compositions and arrangements for the Duke Ellington Orchestra are every bit as important […]

The Light Of Love And Rockets

From an early age until college and, living in Sarnia, Ontario, I subsisted on a diet of mainstream superhero comics, lost in a state of post-puberty but presexual suspended animation, where costumed fantasy, simplistic moral tales, and righteous, ham-fisted battle sequences, preferably inked by Terry Austin, were easily digested and understood. In my teenage orientation […]

My Heart ( Neil Young Cover ) 08.16.09

Neil Young. What a treasure. He’s one of those artists that I love, my brother loves, my mother loves, my dad loves, and my friends love. Mainly because Neil’s done it all; he’s worked in so many styles and genres over a four and a half decade career. A true original. His influence on musicians […]