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Back in the Saddle

I've only ridden a horse once in my life so don't really know what getting back in the saddle feels like, but Back on the Blog sounds less dramatic.

I haven't been completely idle. I write and play music almost…

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Finding Your Rhythm

    Photo by Lee Pigott on Unsplash

Rhythm is an essential part of music - finding the groove, laying down a beat. We all have an innate sense of rhythm - just watch a child when music starts playing or…

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Gratitude from A to Z: Music

I'm grateful for music. The creative space it gives me, the friendships and the opportunity to spread happiness to others. My maybe cousin Willy Witherspoon joins me to explore the topic further in a holiday way.

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Practicing Performance

 

I spilled a lot of words on this blog earlier this year and then suddenly in June, the carafe appeared empty. Other muses called my name -  music performance and improv training. I've spent a lot of time…

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Contemplating Just Love

 

I been trying to adopt the mantra of "just love". I think it reduces the human experience to its purest and most simple level. Just love myself, just love my situation, just love those around me... just love.…

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Saturday Song - Peace Within

This has always been one of the favourite songs I have written. It was inspired midway through the reign of Mike Harris as Premier of Ontario when I realized the common sense revolution didn't have a lot of common sense.…

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Saturday Song - Seeds of Love

An original song recorded in my childhood home that we are vacating after 55 years of continuous occupancy.  It is difficult to leave but we take with us a lifetime of memories.

 

Why Do We Love Music?

Why do we love music? Why can music move us to tears or arouse us to a state of euphoria? 

According to scientists, listening to music stimulates the same areas of the brain that are stimulated by good food…

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Saturday Cover - I'm Just Dreaming

After a break to travel and relax, I'm working my way back into writing and making music.

On the suggestion of a wise old friend thought I'd mix it up and start introducing a few cover songs into my…

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Saturday Song - One on to Ourself

New song reflecting the inherent loneliness of our existence. I'd encourage you to take a moment to call or visit someone you know who my be living their days in isolation.

 

Saturday Song - I'd Do It For You

Recorded in the solarium of my 150+ year old childhood home in eastern Ontario. A beautiful old stone house that has stood for several generations and has housed Witherspoons for a third of its existence.

Originally I was…

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Saturday Song - Too Many Moments

The most meaningful art comes from a place of emotion whether it's writing, visual art or music.

This particular song has it's origins in a very dark period in 2000 when we suddenly lost my late friend and band…

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Saturday Song - Cars Rust

A brand new song completed just before it was recorded. Not sure I'm entirely happy with the bridge - the different part that pops up after the second verse/chorus. A work in progress so I'd welcome your thoughts.

Thanks…

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Saturday Song: Alibi

This song was originally recorded with the Speed River Valley Mountain Boys but has been rearranged for solo performance with support from my digital drummer Chip. Enjoy!

 

Saturday Song: Can't Let Go

A new original song that reveals my roots as a bluegrass musician with the Speed River Valley Mountain Boys. I hope you enjoy it and always welcome your comments. Dancing is optional!

 

Saturday Song: Far Too Long Ago

A song that arose from reflection on the little decisions we make that guide our path in life.

Experimenting with using my live stage setup for video production. Videoed on a dull winters day - I've used natural lighting…

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Saturday Song - Holiday Edition

 

I'm having some issues with the audio dropping out so please don't adjust your set. Hopefully have it corrected in the future.

Thanks for watching and I welcome any comments you may have.

Introducing the Saturday Song

 

I thought I should have something musical on my blog so would like to introduce a new feature I'm simply calling the Saturday Song. Every Saturday, I'm going to share a song I'm currently working on. I'd really appreciate…

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