Archive for January, 2013
There is a light at the end of the tunnel as DARREN HOLMES & I begin to wrap up a lot of the recordings for our project ‘TiNY ARMY: THE D. HOLMES SESSiONS’. Just only a few weeks ago he & I celebrated one year anniversary of this inspired collaboration; as those who have been following can attest, its been a steady process.
I’m most thankful to D for the countless hours he continues to put into these special recordings of ours. It’s a labour of our mutual love for music, expression & the various talents of the ‘tiny army’ of folks who are involved, in whatever capacity; be it as songwriters, singers, musicians, creative go-to’s – the contributions are amazing & I could’t be more thrilled to see what we have been able to accomplish in a years time. A lot of fond memories, a lot of coffee. :-)
While we are nearing the end of a particular chapter in this work, next up we finesse what we have & begin thinking about what we do with this collection, how we go about introducing the world to it & in what fashion. It will continue to involve our creativity & commitment, but this is something we are inspired to see through, so while I can’t confirm when ‘TiNY ARMY‘ will see the light of day, I do know its coming. Stay tuned…. & thank you all for your continued support.
Much love, CC
My very good friend – & most talented artist CATHERiNE asked me to sit in as a model for NORVA’s artists for a night of sketching. Was a lot of fun, & I had the easiest job: sit still! Thanks for the inclusion – & below are some images of some artists work. For more information on NORVA CENTRE (Northern Visual Arts Centre) please visit www.ffnrc.ca/norva-center.html.
Stop by & check out the beautiful works by local Flin Flon artists – there is always something interesting & creative happening within these walls.
Had some back-to-back gigs this past week here in Flin Flon; it was a busy Christmas holiday & a lot of fun creatively. First, FIVE EASY PiECES (minus one easy piece, our friend CHAD PABiANEK, who was sick with a flu) played in front of a crowd of folks @ NORVA CENTRE, the Northern Visual Arts Centre. Christmas cheer was the goal of the night – & the event was called ‘HOME FOR THE HOLiDAYS: A NiGHT OF MUSIC w/ DOUG & ANN & FRiENDS. Several folks got up to sing.
Next up, the following morning, I accompanied DOUG & ANN to THE ORANGE TOAD again, to their monthly Saturday gig. From about 2-4 we played a couple of sets of originals & covers, which again was a lot of fun. BIG thanks to the folks who helped set us up & for DOUG & ANN for giving me the opportunity to join them.