Selling myself

It’s not quite as dramatic as it sounds, but by some perspectives, it’s just as significant.  As I continue to challenge myself to produce more music, regardless of much I like some of what I am working on, or how great some of the work is or isn’t, I’ve spent a bit more time thinking about the business side of music.  Maybe there’s no reason not to put it out there – commercially.  I mean, what’s the harm?  Someone might buy it?

As I’ve explored this potential outlet further, it definitely has driven some additional self-motivation to produce more.  And that can only be a good thing.  Reading more about the creative process, and thinking logically about it at the same time, I imagine that practice absolutely does make perfect.  Sometimes you just need to go through the process, like exercising a muscle, to help it grow and develop.  So that is exactly what I plan on doing.

And in the meantime, I am for sale… literally… almost, sort of.  At least on CDBaby.com for now, and arriving on most online music stores (eg. iTunes) as quickly as the technological process allows for; apparently that normally takes a couple of days.  In the meantime, I’ll find myself searching for myself in iTunes every couple of hours!  And if you feel like buying it, I’ll be sure to let you know once it’s online at more commercially available stores, or if you just can’t wait until then, see the link below.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dubbuldee

Planning Another Journey

This has been a great year of travel for me already, and it’s not done yet.  While I have travelled for work with some consistency for several years now, this year has had slightly less routine or ordinary travel, and a lot more interesting destinations to get excited about.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s always up to one’s self to… Read more →

The New Vancouver

In recent weeks it seem there is an stream of endless announcements of new landmark building slated for construction on Vancouver’s downtown peninsula. Thankfully, these bold designs would provide some much-needed contrast to our oft-monotonous skyline, and in several instances, puncture the relatively flat table-top the skyline currently exhibits.  Have a look for yourself.  What do you think?  Different just… Read more →

Vancouver: Mind-numbingly boring?

By now I’m sure many of you have seen the conversation happening around social-media circles regarding The Economist blog post referring to Vancouver as mind-numbingly boring. Being born and raised in the region, and being relatively well-travelled (43 countries and counting), and having spent extended periods of time outside the city (Switzerland, UK, Victoria, Toronto, Montréal), I feel I have… Read more →

The rest of Rome

The rest of our time in Rome involved a lot of walking and a lot of stairs, Spanish Steps included.  Walking is always my favourite way of getting to know a city, and Rome is a very walkable city.  We managed to hit most of the main sights on offer but there are so many, and our desire to limit… Read more →

Roma: first impressions

24 hours later and Rome has had its first impressions on me.  Beyond the ancient remains, which seem to randomly pop up anywhere and everywhere, the scale of the city’s architectural heritage is immense.  Buildings of staggering beauty are plentiful, and yet seem somehow average, perhaps because of their abundance, and also because the winding narrow streets limit visibility of them… Read more →

Hotels that don’t get it

I travel a lot for work. Sometimes I get to stay at nice flashy places, and many other times, I get to stay places that, well, have a bed to sleep in.  That’s not to say that the latter aren’t necessarily decent hotels, but that because I work in the industry I work in, and almost always am staying at… Read more →

The adventure begins!!! Sort of…

As we’re about to head off on a bit of an adventure for a few weeks, it’s off to a great (and early) start.  On my way home from work today, I received a call from an unknown New Brunswick caller.  I’m glad I chose to answer and that I did NOT win a cruise (although I will be going… Read more →