More John Prine stuff. Ya, I’m a fan.

John Prine is an alchemist – turns a voice like gravel into a song of pure love. He’s so inspiring to me – nothing fancy, nothing flashy, no tricks, what you see there is John Prine pure and simple. He sings from the heart, and it infuses his music...

John & Yoko – Give Pieces A Chance

Mend Piece by Yoko Ono I went to this really cool and fun and enjoyable art exhibit today, at the Rennie Museum in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Check out the website, see for yourself what it’s about, the exhibit is a bunch of broken crockery, twine, thread, glue and rubber...

Why I Play Music

“It honestly and delicately express(es), in a full, tangible way, what it mean(s) to be alive. A crucial aspect of the world that (can) only be expressed through the medium of music.” Haruki Murakami...

I Like Shibumi.

The Japanese have a concept known as shibumi. (Also shibui.) I find it exemplifies the best aspects of Japanese esthetics: a simple, refined and elegant, yet paradoxical, path I believe we in the West could benefit from walking along even a short distance. “…shibumi...

John Prine News.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a fan of John Prine. John’s had a bit of a tough go lately, and he’s doing alright now. In fact he has a new album and a tour going on right now, and here’s a cut from the record. Pretty darn good if you ask me. Give it a listen. John’s...
JML T-shirts!

JML T-shirts!

They’re here! Men’s and women’s t-shirts emblazoned, I say emblazoned! with the wicked JML logo. Forest green in a standard T, or pretty blue in the women’s design. Sizes S-M-L-XL. $20 each. I don’t have a store, you can order shirts by...
Working On Another Road Song!

Working On Another Road Song!

I’ve always enjoyed being on the road. I travel around Western Canada a lot, and often wonder why people are so eager to explore far-flung locales when there is a lifetime worth of beauty, wonder, and majesty right here at home. And I’ve only explored the western half...