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Why Bands Work

Why Bands Work

Some bands just click. When that group of musicians get together, it’s greater than the sum of their parts. When they play music, the effect can be an overwhelmingly direct feeling – a force multiplier for an emotion with each musician adding momentum. It can also be a wide open feeling, like seeing (hearing…) multiple...
Let The World See You Truly.

Let The World See You Truly.

I chatted with a close and dear friend of mine today, and he told me that he thought that doing some performing would help him deconstruct the barriers he’s put up around himself from being too self conscious. As the day went on, I kept thinking about it; being self conscious and erecting walls. My friend...

Urges Don’t Matter, Actions Do.

A major part of western culture wants your attention badly, and right now. Constant stimulations in the form of advertisements, social media posts (likely how you ended up here…), notifications and text messages are inescapable if you live the average life in western culture. They’re also very, very distracting. Furthermore, an overarching message of our times...
Introducing: THE PRINCESS SHOW

Introducing: THE PRINCESS SHOW

A LIP-SYNCHED STORY OF LOVE, SELF DOUBT, BETRAYAL AND RIDICULOUS PERFORMANCE ART Princess Edward is finally performing a full solo show this April 22 and 23 at Club Didi in Lethbridge. Plans to bring it to the east coast are in action too. Oh my God.
Family and Community in 2016

Family and Community in 2016

Richie and I are coming up to a change in our lives – we’re leaving our community of peers in Lethbridge, AB after four remarkable years here. When we came here in 2012 neither of us really had any idea what to expect. We thought we’d be here for 9 months, the duration of Richie’s...
Princess Is Here.

Princess Is Here.

On Saturday February 27 2016, I performed at the Pretty Witty and Gay Cabaret in Lethbridge, Alberta, as Princess Edward. Pretty Witty and Gay is an annual festival put on each year by Theatre Outré, the queer company I am proud to be technical director for since coming to Lethbridge in 2012. The festival culminates...
Discovering the pleasure in tackling impossible tasks: A Devising Workshop with Jessie Fraser

Discovering the pleasure in tackling impossible tasks: A Devising Workshop with Jessie Fraser

My good friend Jessie Fraser is coming to Lethbridge and together we’re offering a workshop exploring methods of collaborative devising on March 12/13 2016. The workshop is open to anyone with an interest in artistic creation, team dynamics and creative exploration, and would be of particular interest to theatre and performance students. Discovering the pleasure...
A Quick Tip for Better Sleep

A Quick Tip for Better Sleep

I recently discovered a little app called F.lux. This handy piece of work will gradually reduce the amount of blue light emitted from your computer screen throughout the evening, and this is a really important thing. The light emitted from devices with screens (televisions, computers, phones, tablets etc) as well as from certain led and...
If You Want Rights, Believe In Them.

If You Want Rights, Believe In Them.

I am a sexist and a racist. This is true. I have had no choice in this. The status quo propagates sexism and racism where I live and was raised. Canada, North America, “The Western World”, although this is not the only place or time in history it’s been this way. There’s a lot of...
New Chandelier Music - This Is Not A Drill

New Chandelier Music – This Is Not A Drill

If you didn’t know, I use the moniker Chandelier for the electronic music I make. Myself and @WilcoxRichie just finished this new track up.
Be A Better Musician and Music Lover

Be A Better Musician and Music Lover

Whether you’re playing solo, in a duo, in a band or in an orchestra, music performance is a powerful event that centres on connection. It has the power to unite and transport people unlike any other art form. Music is one of the most important and beloved aspects of my own life, and it’s something I’ve...
Beard Oil Test Run: The Mod Cabin

Beard Oil Test Run: The Mod Cabin

My brother Chris sent Richie and I a box of tester vials of The Mod Cabin Beard Oil and a couple tins of their Beard Balm too. Chris is typically a very beardy fellow – not sure if he uses the stuff himself but I have to say the stuff is great! A light texture...