Dec 29, 2008

two thousand nine

We are having a new year party.
re-usable/ recyclable party favours. and a whole lotta cheeses.

Dec 24, 2008

mr murray xmas

foto of blueberry by gavin de west. good friend and neighbour.

we have a border for the holidays...his name is charlie and he is a blue budgerigar. mr murray xmas to me!

Dec 12, 2008

Dec 1, 2008

silver bird, silver bird

it's christmas time , in the city....
ring a ling, here them ring

Nov 20, 2008


I co wrote this song damn you when I was in the Salteens and I guess it is in the movie the Wisher. anybody seen it? I hope that my song plays in some really gnarly gruesome bit.

Nov 8, 2008

attics and cellars on the phone

somebody made a phone movie. ooh la la. we play at the western front on friday nov 28th. come if u can.

Oct 31, 2008

pumkin attaxxx! ?

mine's the ugly one. looks like it was done by a child. bottom middle. I would say I am artistic, but when it comes to pumkins...hack! saw! chop! brutalize! no patience!

let's have a vote for the favorite pumpy-kin. from top left clockwise: 1. moustache man 2. evil smile 3. dopey low-face 4. ugly 5. non-mood blank-face man

I am torn between 2. & 5. but i will commit to 2. for long-term appeal

Oct 28, 2008

oh sweet november

photo by mr de west.

Oct 5, 2008

My List

1. the Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton
2. pie
3. autumn while it is still warm
4. working on creative stuff and getting paid

Sep 22, 2008

more of what I did

a murder of crows out in Ladner, after dinner at the Riverhouse

the final scooter ride destination of the summer...Bowen Island

a very belated double birthday to Megan and Jeff at La Regalade...

Sep 10, 2008

what I did

well, I went to Naramata and played cello at my friend's wedding. I would definitely like to go back to naramata....what a beautiful place. So quiet, right on the lake, loads of vineyards.

here's the cake. I had the Parmesan crusted Halibut on a bed of beet root

Then we went to the cabin. It's coming along nice.

Aug 21, 2008

Nice Goat

that's my buddy at Stanley Park. He is just like a dog - whenever I would stop scratching, he would lean on me and nudge me with his head for more scratches.

Aug 12, 2008

Birthday times

It's my birthday. hooray.

I am making brunch for my family as I am the best cook.

My sister and her 2 kids are visiting from Ontario. Family times!

I wonder what kind of presents I will get? I am one of those people who actually likes their birthdays. I love presents and an excuse to hang out with all my friends.

I had a picnic on Sunday with all the friends. Those of you who came, thanks!

Have you seen this?

Aug 3, 2008

summer lull

what can I say?

I am going back to Sask to do some more cabin work. stain the deck!

Naramata for my friend's wedding. I think I am going to play cello at it, there will be a champagne/bocce reception to follow. wicked!

My sister and her 2 kids are coming to visit. Intense family times are upon us.

Ryan and I have been rehearsing the new album. we have a rad drummer.

I could use a little more park time on a blanket....maybe today?

Jul 14, 2008


wicked outdoor modernist chapel in Saskatchewan Beach that I found. Wicked!

Jul 13, 2008


You will be missed, young Stewie.

Jul 4, 2008

Jun 17, 2008

robin parents

there is a robin family at the cabin. 2 babies. so much for screening in the time!

Jun 6, 2008


so I am in Saskatchewan, today I paint the cabin. My brain is so relaxed from doing manual customer interactions, no phone calls, no music, just bad radio stations whilst labouring.

Album questions. I truly beleive the album will be released in August or September. It is ready to go.

Awkward Stage and Attics and Cellars are playing a show...I believe it is Friday, June 13th at the Biltmore (but I may have those facts off a little bit). I was going to play with both bands (double duty!) but I will be go and support, but I won't see you there.

oh, I hope the paint goes well...

ciao fer

May 25, 2008


hey, I went to the Breeders concert on Friday night at Richards! The best! Divine! It has been a long time since I drank beers and watched a fantastic pop band play fantastically! It was great. R.I.P. Richards soon.

bands that I would like to see this summer:

Of Montreal (I saw them last year and it makes me want to see them again)

The Wire (apparently they are playing a Calgary Festival?...)

My personal plan is to head to Europe land this Fall. I would like to tour with the Ryan Dahle and the Awkward Stage. Let's all see if this happens!!!! England, Spain, Germany....fer sure

ps. I am going away for 2 weeks to paint my cabin. yikes!

pps. I am supposed to say "HI " to my mom, whom apparently reads this blog, but never comments, and that Blueberry's new cage is the bomb.

ppps.the photo is by Gavin again. Photo-master!

May 20, 2008

scooters n such

I went to the Victoria Scooter Rally this weekend and I am still alive! My Vespa 100 Sport carried me safely to and from the great victoria-land. I went with Ryan, Gavin, Moneca, Greg, Rose Richard Felix, Deano + Jennifer, and added a bunch of new friends to the scooter clan as well.

My friend Gavin took some sweet photos that I will post over the next coupla days. Someday Gavin will be famous from his photos...just you wait!

Oh the sweet surf line motel...I miss you already.

Apr 30, 2008

new songs n such

new songs that will be on the album to be released soon.


Apr 15, 2008

Info fo yo

The Attics and Cellars Canada Live show will be aired on May 22nd. I think that it is on at 9pm on CBC Radio 3 (FM)

Also, it looks like it will aired on April 25th on The Signal...whatever that is? Fm, AM?

soooo informative!

Apr 7, 2008

things are lookin up

warmer, ryandahle myspace, artwork almost together, less than 2 months til mini vacation times.

Mar 24, 2008

will winter ever end

how's life?

Mar 14, 2008

windmills n pies

me and my dad went to Lynden washington. we had dutch food, donuts, and took pictures of windmills. oh ya and we held handguns at a hunting store! what a crazy place!

Feb 27, 2008


I went to Disneyland for the weekend with my mom for her birthday. what an exhausting place. Ryan's album is done. Artwork time now!

Feb 16, 2008

best bird ever

hours of photographic entertainment. what would I do without my sidekick? Sometimes Blueberry can look so mean and overweight...but she's not...not really

Feb 7, 2008

sweet xmas memories although it is February

so one night, me and my friends went on the Christmas Train (I think I blogged about the night already). We came home and my neighbour Gavin showed me the miracles of the Macro button on my digital camera whilst taking photos of Christmas-styled assorted candle holders. Perhaps this isn't the most close-up or creative of my camera endeavors from the night, but a monster did happen to appear in this shot. Some sort of large, land living octopus thing overtook the small town of Bigtree By the Glen that evening.

Jan 22, 2008

Jan 11, 2008

fresh blog #2

ah, a fresh year.

I have had 2 colds in 2008....quite the start to year!

Big show coming up:

Attics and Cellars, January 31 at the CBC studios downtown on Hamilton Street. "canada live" taping in the lovely, historic, subterranean "studio one" at 6pm. it is free.

please come

Jan 1, 2008

with a bang!

hello new year,

what do you have in store for me?

I began it with some good friends listening to Ryan's solo album.

then I went to sleep, got up and ate some oatmeal with flax seeds and blueberries.

So far, so good.