In June of 2004, Jenny and I were awaiting the impending arrival of Ruby. For some reason I had booked a last minute show in the Distillery District in Toronto…
So last minute in fact, Jenny and I were the only ones there…
No one showed up.
Since we’d moved to Toronto, I’d played a couple of snowy, poorly attended shows at the Cadillac Lounge.
The shows were for no other reason to remind me why I didn’t play anymore.
I didn’t want to play and no one wanted to see me play…More>>
You Ain’t Living If You Don’t Die Trying
Written in March of 2007.
(The Three Stages Of Songwriting… )
This is a study how the germ of an idea for a song can happen years before the actual writing of it. I wrote this song in 2007 but, the very seeds for it were planted in 1987.
If you’d have told me in the summer of ’87 that events that were unfolding would come out, twenty years later, in a “talking blues” song, I’d have thought you were nuts…More>>