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

it's that time of year again

just a reminder that i love christmas music, and i have a bunch of christmassy recordings for you to download for free! just click on the image below. i also uploaded all of the xmas songs to youtube. you can check out the playlist by clicking here, if you're into the streaming thing. i'll also be selling the xmas album at my holiday shows for a very reasonable price, in case people still buy cds.

Posted: 2013-12-06 20:19:20 UTC by ap

rock music

here is a poster for the show on dec 21 by one of my classmates, hannah fiegenbaum. before you ask, yes, that is a pirate wizard riding a unicorn while shooting lightning, surrounded by sharks jumping out of a ring of hellfire. most rock and roll image of all time? you decide.

Posted: 2013-11-30 03:22:51 UTC by ap


so as you can see from the events on the sidebar, i have been a busy booking bee. to maximize holiday spirit and efficiency (aka the heart of rock and roll), i am playing multiple sets at each show. for acoustic blitzen on dec 19 i'm playing with the novemberists and also a solo set (probably just xmas songs), then yellow and static in action are opening for iron giant on dec 21 at a new venue (the billiard connection), and then the novemberists and billie yvette avenue are playing on dec 28th and 29th for a pair of special shows. there may even be one more addition in the works. i'm excited to say that my bud aaron corbett will be playing the show on dec 28th with us. it's been way too long since i have seen him play. his songs are heart-ful pop masterpieces and his stage banter is usually quite entertaining.

i'd like you to check out the newest static in action video. it was filmed by the illustrious jenni welsh and edited by our own harry doyle. the recording was mixed by matty burke of caper radio, and i must say it sounds incredible. i recommend listening with headphones for the full experience.

also, for those who like to listen to music on youtubes, i put some songs up on my channel, including a christmas music playlist! give em a listen.

Posted: 2013-11-25 02:04:48 UTC by ap

5 more weeks!

5 more weeks until i am in the home of my heart again. i have never been so busy with school, but i'm spending my few spare moments trying to book some shows for when i return - you can see the results on the sidebar. hopefully there will be some more stuff on that sidebar before too long. my goal is to play a show with every band i'm in. we'll have to see if that works out.

as you may know, christmas is my favorite time of year, mostly because of the shows that take place in cape breton during the holidays. when everyone comes home from away (hey, i'll be one of them this time!), and every day there's something going on, usually stacked lineups with all the bands you rarely get to see.

anyway, keep checking back, i have a month and some to get my act(s) together, so i suspect there will be updates in the near future! in the meantime, check out a new video by david daix:

David Daix from mark scott on Vimeo.

Posted: 2013-11-08 18:45:45 UTC by ap

yellow live at caper!

Posted: 2013-11-01 03:47:00 UTC by ap

i'll try to never forget to always be honoured

here is a new video of static in action live at caper radio! this is one of our newer songs, ultimatum. it's one of my favorite ones to play.

and for those who want more of dave daix, here is one of my favorite songs by him. the lyrics in this one are really wonderful. how great is the phrase "the street-light unhindered"?

Posted: 2013-10-06 00:25:43 UTC by ap

east coast love

out here in bc i've been repping the east coast by playing greg macpherson's company store around the campfire. it makes me nostalgic, and it makes me want to share the video here. it's been hard to explain to non cape bretoners just how much this song means to us, and how it's a theme that's woven into the fabric of our very beings. even without a tradition of mining in my family, it's so much a part of where we live that it resonates in a special way. greg's playing in cb (of course) while i am away this fall.

Posted: 2013-09-17 15:23:11 UTC by ap

a song to sing you off

i'm heading out in 5 days so there probably won't be much to see here for a little while (unless i wax philosophical in my absence). i'm nervous but excited, and maybe it will prove musically inspirational. we'll see what happens. until then, listen to this song by my dear friend dave. his songs are wonderful and thoughtful, probably because he is an awesome guy. as usual, caper radio and jenni welsh have done an amazing job on this video.

Posted: 2013-08-27 21:15:19 UTC by ap