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the beautiful chill

hello friends.  ooooo october.  soup. warm baths. layers. leaves. oh it’s good.  ami and i just spent two weeks in banff working on a new thing;  i wandered off one day and took this picture of the mountain and the creek.  the greens and blues, my god.

other stuff that’s up:  pretty soon it’s panto time. previews of Pinocchio start november 20, opening on the 22 and then just barrelling along until january 5.  i’ve brought in some songs near and dear to me, as every year.  it’s gonna be hard to top last year’s Oz, but barry and i will do our best to bring it.  and then after that, Little Volcano premieres with Music on Main at the PuSh Festival.  this is a big one for me, a beautiful show made with maiko and jamie from Theatre Replacement.  we’re aiming to tour LV all over starting next summer, remain alert.  and a new solo record to accompany that show, coming in 2020!

i’ve added more albums to the internet:  you can now stream Here is a picture and Field Study on spotify and apple and all that.

there’s a few more things going on, but i’ll wait and tell you when they’re closer.  just feeding out the info like a clean line in a fishy lake, that’s me.  ok, now go eat some soup or chili or something.  do a little stitching.  dig out that winter coat, it’s coming!



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here we are, midsummer

hello my friends.  i’ve bustled the kid off to camp and i have to settle down and write some ridiculous panto today, but i thought i’d take a sec to catch you up.  this is a picture (by Matt Reznek) from our showing of Little Volcano last april.  you can read a bit more about it and watch the trailer here: . we plan to tour this piece all over starting next year, so perhaps i will come to your town for the first time in a while.  the accompanying solo album will be out next spring!

also on the projects page I added a few demo recordings from the Bakkhai, which was at Stratford in 2017.  I wrote some songs with Anne Carson’s words, a thrilling experience for me.  i’m just slowly getting my digital house in order.  today i had myself Verified on YouTube, so i believe i can now claim to be an official YouTuber.  my kid is finally proud of me.

Vancouver folks, i am playing two free sets next wednesday, august 7, as part of the Street Beats series.  i’ll be on at noon outside city hall (there will be food trucks!) and at 5:30 outside the art gallery (there will be traffic!).  we’re also gearing up for an exciting Vhine Und Szong in October at the cultch, as part of the Raven Transforming Cabaret Series.  other bits and bobs: we just wrote and recorded a couple of faux 80s hits for the video game Later Daters, i’ll let you know when that comes out.  ami and i are actually working on a new thing, slowly. and i’m heading to edinburgh in a few weeks to check out the festival for the first time, which is perfect because i need to restock some tablet: