how’d it go today? Archive

November 25, 2011

You Need It When? Courier Service

I worked on a project recently that had very tight deadlines. Very tight deadlines. Tight deadlines. Here’s how it unfolded (abbreviated version): All ducks were corralled and set in a straight line – studio, producer, engineer, musicians, manufacturer, and all the other details required to record and manufacture a CD. Photos – done. Artwork, design […]

August 17, 2010

Appliances, then and now.

Yesterday – and today, too – I washed and waxed the floors. I remember my mother doing this. I remember her answering the telephone and saying to a friend who, presumably, was asking what she did that day. “Oh, not too much,” she would say. “I washed and waxed the floors”.  How long can it […]

January 26, 2010

let me in

I had occasion today to talk to a lovely and patient man in another part of the world. I reached him in a circuitous way, by means of several 1-800 numbers and many, many touch-tones. Why? I forgot a password. One of 60 passwords, it turns out. I know the exact number because I opened […]

December 16, 2009

Shiny toys

In a time long gone and almost slipped from memory, I owned a cassette tape recorder that served the purpose of catching bits of melody that were in danger of fading from consciousness. It ran on an AC adaptor or two AA batteries. It was cheap. Tapes were cheap. Short of a reel-to-reel recorder, this […]

December 01, 2009

Long day ended

It’s been a day of endless small details, dropped server connections, lost tax numbers and a numb backside from sitting at the computer. Uploads, downloads, emails, answered and unanswered phone calls. Not a musical day. Not even a thoughtful day. There are guitars hanging on the wall of my small studio. I walk by it […]

November 23, 2009

Stunned. No, really

Well, yes. I won on Saturday night. Canadian Folk Music Awards – English Songwriter of the Year. Lots of good wishes afterward, in addition to lots of this: You didn’t know? Really? Well, no, I didn’t. Turns out there was a leak the night before and the names of winners had been released to the […]

November 19, 2009

The Big Smoke

My dear friend has a new apartment since last I visited her. It’s a treehouse, so I’m over looking the neighbourhood which is drenched with sun. Fellow birds chirp. …that was yesterday – today it’s a very different story with the rain pelting down on this treehouse. I thank the gods it has a roof […]

November 04, 2009

Crosswalks IDs

My morning agenda included errands, and lots of them. Post office, bank, shoe store, drug store, grocery store, and liquor store (every afternoon should feature Prosecco or some equally satisfying apertif). In addition to these run of the mill tasks, I threw in having a key cut. I drove to do my errands. I would […]