Archive for September, 2009


September 30, 2009

I downloaded some free software called Pencil last night. I made my first animation!!! The music is mine too.


September 28, 2009

I helped Courtney Maclaren shoot an audition video for the Much Music VJ Search 2.0. We only had 4 hours to write, shoot, edit and post the video today by 5:00, and we got the entry in at 4:59!

You can vote for her HERE.

No One Can Be Wise On An Empty Stomach!

September 27, 2009

In the Honey Brothers’ Entourage

September 19, 2009

Chris Cheeseman got me a gig on Thursday night as part of the crew taking down the lights from the U2 show on Thursday night at Rogers Center. We got to see the last 5 songs of the encore up close and as corny as I think U2 have become for the past 10 years, it’s a crazy lighting and video setup and the sound is perfect. Worth seeing if you have the opportunity (I think the tour is only 1 or 2 dates from finished though).

I was glad I got put on lighting since most of the other people on my crew seemed like they had past theatre production experience, and it’s an interesting part of the show to disassemble, as opposed to just taking down barriers or pushing crates into the trucks.

My friend Tara Hendela from INK Entertainment called me yesterday to see if I was available to interview the Honey Brothers later that afternoon, who are in town for a show at This Is London tonight. Adrian Grenier from Entourage is their drummer, and their guitar player Ari Gold comes from a pretty interesting family. His mom died in a helicopter crash in 1991 with her boyfriend Bill Graham, and his dad is novelist Herbert Gold! He has a film coming out next month called The Adventures Of Power starring he and Adrian.

I recruited Nick Bechard to do the interview, since I was behind the camera. We were telling them about the practice space in our basement and they asked if they could come over and jam after the last interview so we waited for them, and gave their limo driver directions to 159 Manning.

We jammed and drank beers for a few hours before heading over to 107 Shaw for their Cronenberg Tribute art show, where Adrian bought a couple of Jeremy Jansens photos. We ran around to a few other places before calling it a night and fun was had by all.

Movie Nite @ 159 Manning

September 14, 2009

I threw the first Movie Nite of its kind at my house on Saturday night. I had videos and dvds playing on 3 screens; the 52″ big screen in the living room, the TV in the kitchen where the bar is, and onto the wall in the back yard. Thanks to everyone who came!

I’m going to do one or 2 more before the weather starts getting really cold.

The kitchen works really well as a bar and food preparation area now that we’ve got more counter-space.

This giant slug was on my front steps on Saturday night! I picked him up and moved him onto the grass so nobody would step on him.

Kathryn Borel made some more videos to promote her new book. Adrienne edited this video and used one of my songs as the background music.

New Shrines

September 9, 2009