rainy days revisited

this summer has been so full. full of swimming, and boats, and gardens and little woodland creatures. in between my summer revelry, i've managed to record a few things, and i'm putting them here for you to listen to.

first, i recently celebrated with two dear friends of mine as they got married. for the occasion, i wrote them a song called "like a kite" which you can download here. it features morgan currie on the fiddle.

second, i was asked to record a cover of a mike o'neill song for an upcoming tribute album. this was very exciting because mike is one of my very favorite artists of all time. it comes with a little story: back in the day i was watching "much east", and i believe they were having a "wake" for the inbreds, as they recently decided to disband. mike was talking about his next project, and said he would be making a demo, and if people wanted to hear it he'd send them a cassette for 7 or 8 dollars or something. so of course i wrote in to perimeter records and requested one, and one of my favorite songs on it was a b-side called in the back of my mind which never made it onto a mike o'neill record. so here is my version of it.

finally, that lovely wedding i went to made me feel a bit croony, so i recorded a few oldies on the baritone uke that i learned for the event. enjoy!

Posted: 2014-07-28 21:25:18 UTC by ap

anticipation in action

i don't really have much to say today but i wanted to draw your attention to the june 7th show with static in action. that's because we're going to be debuting some new songs that are guaranteed to knock your socks off.

also, on a personal note i have a degree in biology now! yay. i've got a super sweet research job for the summer and i'll be offering some music lessons starting soon. i'll make a post about that soon with more details.

Posted: 2014-05-15 14:34:04 UTC by ap

day off videos

as promised, here are a few originals that never got the studio or demo treatment as of yet. featuring a special appearance by my parent's dog, sady and some BC seaweed. the first one, we are islands, is a love song about science. the second is just a love song, and the third is a friend song about my pal dave.

Posted: 2014-05-01 18:16:13 UTC by ap

i am a fan of this band

the pathological lovers have released a new 4-song ep. you should totally buy it (it's worth way more than $4). also watch this video:

Posted: 2014-04-26 16:27:36 UTC by ap

another yellow video

here's another one:

Posted: 2014-04-25 20:00:13 UTC by ap


harry stuck a camera on a tripod during our last gig at the fox den and captured these videos. the incomparable sean macgillivray is backing me up on the vocals which is always awesome.

for your sake:

and canopy:

here is the same song (an earlier version of the song, and a completely different lineup) taken in 2002! twelve years really makes a difference.

yellow - canopy at the polish village 2002 from cblocals on Vimeo.

Posted: 2014-04-22 19:18:29 UTC by ap

more covers

here are two more cover songs that i recorded today. the first is evaporated by ben folds, and the second is judy g by sarah harmer and her old band weeping tile. next on the list is going to be some original songs that i haven't gotten around to demo-ing yet.

keep an eye on the sidebar for upcoming events, including a yellow show on the 19th. i will have just finished all of my school work two days before hand so it might be a real good one. plus my pal lachie's band dyscontrol is playing too. at any rate, you can buy me a graduation drink!

Posted: 2014-04-07 23:23:45 UTC by ap


maybe i will start making cell phone videos when i have spare time. here is possibly my favorite odds song ever, suppertime.

Posted: 2014-04-04 21:52:36 UTC by ap

the show of friendship

here is a poster for the show this week. i'm playing with two of my very bestest friends, so i am very excited about this one. i have been few and far between with my updates because i am in my last few weeks of school before i GRADUATE. i'll let you know how it goes.

Posted: 2014-03-30 21:26:32 UTC by ap

one year ago

and it still feels so weird.

Jay Smith Footage Montage from Shot on Site Media on Vimeo.

Posted: 2014-03-27 21:18:34 UTC by ap