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

the talent of those around you

jenni welsh sent me a nice little note today. it reminded me of how she is an wonderful person and an incredible talented artist. i am going to try to convince her to make another video with me soon. for now, watch this excellent video in which i look and sound much cooler than i actually am, due to her skills:

and check out this new video that she did for heartwood slacks. holy smokes this sounds and looks amazing.

Posted: 2014-02-08 00:31:26 UTC by ap

a life of lethargy

well i feel burned out. my semester away was very difficult. i rocked it, but it meant that when i got home i just wanted to crash. and instead of crashing, well, i played 4 shows which consisted of 9 sets with 5 bands. so now i am having a sort of delayed crash. and since the crash means that i am procrastinating while i'm supposed to be doing homework for a class in what is my final semester of my undergraduate degree, i felt i should write a post on my website.

i think the shows mostly went well. they reinforced my feelings that i don't like to play quiet shows in noisy bars, and that there's nothing better than playing music with the people i love and admire.

the crash has me thinking about other things too. since right now i feel like doing nothing at all, of course my brain wants me to feel guilty about all the things i should be doing. and there are so many. i want to start putting on all ages shows. i want to write a personal song for each of my friends. i want to learn how to play the drums. i want to find a job (this one might be more of a need). i want to start a science blog so that one day i might get a better job in my chosen field. i want to learn how to brew beer. i want to start at least 3 new bands - one of which would be a bass and drums duo.

we'll have to wait and see if any of these things come to fruition. but in the meanwhile, watch these videos of bass and drums bands, the first one is my favorite band the inbreds, and the second is a video of my friends rad and subtract:

Posted: 2014-01-16 20:56:05 UTC by ap