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Did Paul McCartney redo his bass on Pepper between the original mono mix and stereo mix that Capitol Records ordered?

By on Friday, August 11th, 2017.


Something was bothering me about some of the bass playing when I revisited the Sgt Pepper mono mixes recently. It seemed to be missing bass lines that I knew by heart after so many years of listening. In fact it seems quite evident that there’s a lot of bass ‘flubs’ on the mono mix. Did McCartney…
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Is Social Media hurting you? – Borrowed from Kerry Song

By on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.


Social media is evolving, with the major platforms constantly offering new tools and features to attract and retain their users. Facebook has a live-streaming feature. Instagram has Stories. Twitter has the President’s tweets. Well, maybe that last one isn’t part of the evolution. But it’s certainly one of the aspects of social media that keeps…
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Some Must Reads (thanks to Mako Britz)

By on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017.


“Man has the ability to change but one thing in life, but by changing that one thing, he changes his life”. Epictetus: “Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinions of the things that happen.” Ever feel yourself getting perturbed by something that happens during your day? Ever have the urge…
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Seoul, Korea (borrowed from Craig Urquhart)

By on Monday, July 3rd, 2017.


Korea is a great place. Before I go into the dark side, let’s look at a few outstanding goodies you get to have as a wide-eyed foreigner in exile from your own homeland. – People are basically friendly, even in big, crowded cities, unlike in many other places. And Koreans are often profoundly decent people….
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10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be (Borrowed From Tim Hoch)

By on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.


1. You ascribe intent. Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a reason to be offended on a steady basis. So what caused you to be offended? You assigned bad intent to these otherwise innocuous actions. You took it as a…
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10 Things You Should Never Say On Stage – Borrowed from Ari Herstand

By on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017.


1. We’re Having Technical Difficulties Even if your guitar just caught fire. Well actually, that would be hilarious if you said it then. But when bands sheepishly admit it into the mic, it’s uncomfortable and kills the vibe. Technical difficulties are your fault. Even when they’re not. It’s your stage. It’s your show. You should…
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19 Things A True Gentleman Does Differently

By on Monday, May 29th, 2017.


Chivalry is not dead. The art of the gentleman is very much alive and kicking. There are still some true blue gentlemen out there who are keeping the noble tradition of genuine manliness alive. So what exactly constitutes a gentleman? Well, since the art of being a gentleman originated from ancient practices of knighthood, some…
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The Top 37 Things You’ll Regret When You Get Old…

By on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.


1. Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself. 2. Not learning another language. You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school…
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You May Want to Marry My Husband – By Amy Krouse Rosenthal (get tissues ready)

By on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.


Note: Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away on March 13, 2017, 10 days after this essay was published. You can read her obituary here. I have been trying to write this for a while, but the morphine and lack of juicy cheeseburgers (what has it been now, five weeks without real food?) have drained my energy…
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THOSE TOP 37 THINGS YOU’LL REGRET WHEN YOU’RE OLD.

By on Sunday, March 12th, 2017.


1. Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself. 2. Not learning another language. You’ll kick yourself when you realize you took three years of language in high school…
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When Trump Voters Say They “Suffered For 8 Years Under Obama,” Here’s The Perfect Response

By on Sunday, March 12th, 2017.


One of many, many infuriating parts of having Trump as the President is the insufferable smugness of conservatives. When they’re not telling you to “suck it up, snowflake” or trying to sell you fake news, they’re gloating: “We suffered for eight years under that tyrant Obummer. Now it’s your turn.” One man, Scott Mednick had…
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99 Quick and Fascinating Facts About the Human Body

By on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.


99 Quick and Fascinating Facts About the Human Body 1 The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air. 2 The human brain has a memory capacity, which is the equivalent of more than four terabytes on a hard drive….
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We Only Fall in Love with 3 People in Our Lifetime—Each One for a Specific Reason

By on Monday, January 16th, 2017.


It’s been said that we really only fall in love with three people in our lifetime. Yet, it’s also believed that we need each of these loves for a different reason. Often our first is when we are young, in high school even. It’s the idealistic love—the one that seems like the fairytales we read…
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A Simple Christmas Wish

By on Friday, December 9th, 2016.


This is the holiday season and it is important to remember that not everyone is looking forward to Christmas. Some people are not surrounded by large wonderful families. Some have problems during the holidays and are overcome with great sadness when they remember the loved ones who have left them. For many it is their first Christmas…
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He is SO Presidential…

By on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.


Frankly, I am appalled. I have people that I care(d) for deeply who have decided that this lunatic should be president and hold the highest office in the free world. Lately, people have been reluctant to bring up his political rhetoric during his run for the White House. In speaking with a good friend of mine…
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An interesting approach: How can you be sure the person you’re going to marry is the one?

By on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.


I recommend the backpack test. Both of my children agreed to this, and it appears (so far) to have worked successfully for them. The basic idea is this: for a marriage to last, the partners need to recognize that there will be periods of intense stress, non-romantic moments (often lasting days or longer) when life…
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What kind of music do the most intelligent people listen to?

By on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.


One guy correlated the average standardized test (ACT/SAT) scores for various universities against the favorite music artists of those attending said schools, based on social media profiles. This is a visualization of the results:

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An Actual Learning Curve

By on Saturday, November 5th, 2016.


Whenever you begin learning a new subject such as maths, science, programming, a new language, or the piano, your enthusiasm level soars. Basic concepts are simple and easy to grasp, everything is fresh and new = this is fun! Then comes the trough where simple things, just aren’t so simple anymore. Concepts become more complex…
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17 Grammar Mistakes You Really Need to Stop Correcting, Like Now

By on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016.


Borrowed from Bill Murphy Jr. So, if you want to avoid becoming known as a hyper-corrective jerk, start accepting some of these minor errors in other people’s diction. Here 17 of the most obvious.   1. Him/her or his/her versus them or their We don’t have a gender-neutral singular possessive word in English, so many of…
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Rules for love…

By on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016.


1. When it arrives, cherish it. 2. Whatever you accept, you will get. 3. Understand that love is a mirror—it will show us who we are if we allow it to. 4. Only we can make ourselves happy, it is not the other person’s responsibility. 5. Don’t say words with the intent to hurt. 6….
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10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

By on Thursday, April 28th, 2016.


It’s not selfish to prioritize yourself. Borrowed from: Lindsay Holmes – Deputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post You can’t be all things — or do all things — for all people. A life without limits means rarely saying “no” and considering everyone else’s feelings before your own. Not only are these people-pleasing habits wholly exhausting, they put you…
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The last words of Steve Jobs –

By on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016.


I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.
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How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

By on Thursday, March 24th, 2016.


Borrowed from David Hopkins I want to discuss a popular TV show my wife and I have been binge-watching on Netflix. It’s the story of a family man, a man of science, a genius who fell in with the wrong crowd. He slowly descends into madness and desperation, lead by his own egotism. With one mishap…
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How to take a compliment

By on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016.


How to take a compliment Borrowed from Derek SiversYou would think this would be a basic life skill, but it seems almost nobody knows it, so please spread the word. When someone gives you a compliment, what should you do? Do you say, “What? No! Not at all. That’s ridiculous.” Do you give details of…
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11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed

By on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.


Grit is as difficult to develop as it is important. Learn how to build this skill and give yourself an edge in life. Borrowed from: TRAVIS BRADBERRY There are a ton of qualities that can help you succeed, and the more carefully a quality has been studied, the more you know it’s worth your time…
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The Mellotron

By on Monday, February 8th, 2016.


This will help to explain what a Mellotron was (and is). For those of you that aren’t familiar with the workings of the Mellotron and it’s many uses in past recordings, this is for you: http://www.openculture.com/2013/06/rick_wakeman_tells_the_story_of_the_mellotron_the_oddball_proto-synthesizer_pioneered_by_the_beatles_.html

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30 One-Sentence Improv Lessons Anybody Can Practice To Live A Happier Life

By on Sunday, February 7th, 2016.


1. The most important thing is to be truthful. 2. Vulnerability makes you strong, not weak. 3. Listen to the person in front of you, instead of thinking about what you’re going to say next. 4. Say what you feel. 5. Mean what you say. 6. Nothing is as infectious as watching joyful people do…
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8 Things To Remember When Everything Is Going Wrong.

By on Saturday, February 6th, 2016.


Borrowed From: marcandangel.com   #1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us to. When times are tough, remind yourself that no pain comes without a purpose. Move on from what hurt you, but never…
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Simple Life Guidelines

By on Monday, February 1st, 2016.


I have struggled with more than a couple of these… but I’m getting better I think… Live beneath your means Return everything you borrow Stop blaming other people Admit it when you make a mistake Give clothes not worn to charity Do something nice and try not to get caught Listen more – talk less Every…
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28 Things You Never Knew About Canada That May Surprise You.

By on Thursday, January 28th, 2016.


from Laura McCallum 1. Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world. 2. Canada is the world’s most educated country by percentage: over half its residents have college degrees. Police departments in Canada give out “positive tickets” when they see people doing something positive. Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4…
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The Rock Legends Boat Cruise 2016

By on Thursday, January 28th, 2016.


In 2013, we played a Rock Legends Boat Cruise with Bachman and Turner. At that time we cruised Fort Lauderdale to Haiti and back. 30 bands, 4 concert stages and steady live music morning until the wee hours. The roster was incredible and I looked forward to seeing as many of the bands as I could….
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21 People Share Something Someone Said That Forever Changed Their Way Of Thinking.

By on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016.


Borrowed from: Laura McCallum Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get you through the day. People on Reddit were asked: “What is something someone said that forever changed your way of thinking?” Here are some of the best responses. “You know you’re an adult when you can be right without proving the other…
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Why Glenn Frey’s death shakes us

By on Thursday, January 21st, 2016.


Written By Marc Eliot   (CNN)The passing of Glenn Frey both recalls and closes the book on one of rock’s most celebrated rock ‘n’ roll songwriting teams, but for many of us it also signals something more personal: the passing of a time when the Eagles’ “Hotel California” was the anthem for the youth of…
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Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed

By on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016.


Originally by: Gustavo Tanaka Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven’t Noticed Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening. A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the…
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All I Want is You at Christmastime

By on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015.


‘All I Want is You at Christmastime’ was written in September 1994 on a very warm fall day for my then upcoming Christmas album. I’ve always liked this song because it took no effort. It was my ‘Yesterday’ in that, (like the infamous Paul McCartney song), it literally wrote itself. I don’t think it took…
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Giving Back Tuesday

By on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.


An old friend of mine from grade school (Canadian Martyrs) posted something on Facebook today (December 1st, 2015) that struck a nerve with me. (I hope you don’t mind me doing this or mentioning your name Janet Candido – but it’s now etched in stone lol) Her post was: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have…
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26 Ways To Take Your Life Back When You’re Broken – By Heidi Priebe

By on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015.


Note: I liked this when I read it… I felt it may be useful to others as well…. There’s an old, outdated assumption that time heals all wounds. But I believe this to be untrue. In the words of Dr. Phil, “Time doesn’t change us. It’s what we do with that time that changes us.”…
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A Whistler Christmas – 1994

By on Thursday, November 26th, 2015.


In 1994 I had become a fairly popular entertainer in Whistler and played up there a lot. In the spring of 1994, I met with the head of the Chamber of Commerce in Whistler (Ann Chiasson) to ask if she would like to commission me to do a Christmas album dedicated to Whistler. After a…
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The Longest Day

By on Friday, November 20th, 2015.


The Longest Day     The day was Monday, June 14th, 1999. I’ll remember that day very well for the rest of my life.   It started out early for me. Being a professional entertainer, I had performed the previous night and had finally made it to bed at approximately 3:30 a.m., which is typical…
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The ‘Double Whammy’ – Russell Marsland and ‘Slider’

By on Friday, May 29th, 2015.


“Slider” This was probably the first most memorable thing I ever did in my studio. It was in early 2000 with my old G-4 Mac with my first Pro Tools rig… a DIGI-001. Earlier, Russell Marsland had asked me if I’d like to join him in representing ‘The Double Whammy’ guitar system at the Nashville…
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The Vancouver Symphony May 20th, 2015

By on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.


In 2014, we embarked (with Randy Bachman) on another quest. Randy had decided that to perform his wonderful music catalogue with the band and a symphony orchestra. The incredible Charles Cozens http://charlescozens.com was enlisted to score the charts. In October of 2014 we had a two day run through of these very different arrangements of…
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Wow – and I do remember most of these….

By on Monday, May 18th, 2015.


Or as the right wing refers to these: ‘The Good Old Days’ (Wink)

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David Letterman

By on Saturday, May 16th, 2015.


I will be sad on Wednesday May 20th, 2015. My main reason will be that David Letterman is signing off… AND… I will have to record it. I am gigging that night. It’s somewhat odd that I feel that I’m not going to be ‘in the moment’ by watching it later. Of course my feelings…
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The Proper Etiquette Of A Woman Dating In The 1930’s

By on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.


Music, God and Breakdowns Grand Prairie, Alberta, May 2nd, 2015

By on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.


Whenever I’m in Grand Prairie, my mind floats back to me at 18 years old, on the road with Shama. Although I thought I was emotionally prepared and mature enough to handle being out on the road, I found out by the third month of traveling that I wasn’t. Michael Sicoly and I left Sault…
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What’s in a Professional Name?

By on Thursday, April 30th, 2015.


I was born Michael Allan Dalla-Vicenza At Bawating (my high school in Sault Ste. Marie), the musicians I hung out with adopted the first names of their favourite rock guitarists. Glenn Barbisan became ‘Eric’ (for Eric Clapton), Michael Sicoly became ‘George’ (for George Harrison), Jeff Neill interestingly enough remained ‘Jeff’ (for Jeff Beck) and so…
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The ‘Great’ Buddy Rich….

By on Monday, March 30th, 2015.


There’s no disputing that Buddy Rich helped to put drums at the forefront of music. Along with contemporaries like Gene Krupa, he took drums from the back level of the orchestra and onto the front of the stage. He wowed audiences worldwide. However – was he the best? Some people would say so… but was…
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Has music become TOO cookie cutter?

By on Sunday, March 29th, 2015.


This is an interesting example of some recent hits in country music. The similarities are quite evident (and more plagiaristic than the recent Robin Thicke/Pharrell Williams/Marvin Gaye lawsuit in which it was ruled in favour of Gaye’s estate) What’s your thoughts on this subject?

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TBT: Winterlude – Ottawa, Ontario – February 2, 2007

By on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.


These series of pictures are from February 2nd, 2007. The Randy Bachman Band were asked to open ‘Winterlude’ in Ottawa. It was a perfect day to do something I had on my bucket list… skate The Rideau Canal. My niece Janine worked on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and met me at The Rideau Canal to…
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High School Confidential – CKVU TV Special – Vancouver 1983

By on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.


This actually became the impetus to forming ‘The Shoes’ for EXPO ’86 3 years later. ‘The Shoes’ ended up becoming ‘Revolver – The World’s Best Beatles Band’ Rocket Norton (drums), and John Hall (keyboards *both from the band Prism*) along with Skip Prest (guitar and vocals from the band Sweeney Todd) landed a gig as…
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The Magic of ‘Johnny’s Place’

By on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.


Around about 1996 – 1997, I had heard about this little restaurant called ‘Johnny’s Place’ in Port Moody (about a mile and half from my place up the road in Coquitlam) I had heard about it for good reason. Through the guitarist in Cease & Desist (Brent Howard Knudsen) I had met quite a few…
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Garnett/Edwards

By on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.


Interesting project. Doug Edwards… wow – what can I say. The guy wrote WILDFLOWER!!! I saw Doug play at The Sawmill Lounge at The Water Tower Inn with The Hans Staymer Band in Sault Ste. Marie when I was 17. What a band…!!! James Leroy was the manager of the Sawmill Lounge. James was the…
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Trama at The Chain and Ballroom- Matsqui Penitentiary, Abbotsford BC, 1982

By on Monday, March 2nd, 2015.


Loved this gig… I believe it was an Easter Dinner. There were wives, girlfriends, kids there…. but wow… I LEARNED! When I first got into the Matsqui Penn to play this gig, I was escorted to the stage. In those days with Trama I preferred to set up my own gear instead of using some…
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TBT – The Roseland Ballroom in NYC with Bachman and Turner, November 2010

By on Thursday, February 26th, 2015.


Probably one of the more memorable times in my life thus far. We were to shoot a live DVD in the infamous Roseland Ballroom in NYC (since torn down sadly). I LOVE NYC – always have from my first time there in 2007 (***). I had played there earlier with Randy Bachman’s Band in 2008…
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Climate….

By on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015.


Okay…. Time for ‘shake up quiz’ for the weekend…. Who is right? Is the climate changing and is it caused by humans? Or is it changing and it’s just part of the nature’s cycles? We all seem to be in agreement that it’s changing…. But maybe even that’s up for debate?

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Sammy Hagar – March 11, 2011

By on Friday, February 20th, 2015.


Sometimes there’s never a dull moment – brothers from a different mother… or at least the same follicle family. The picture above was taken at the Gibson showroom in Toronto. Sammy was in Toronto for Music Week. He had just recently sold off his interests to ‘Cabo Wabo Tequila’ for high 8 figures and had…
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Throw Back Thursday – Bruce Greenwood and Don Felder – July 12, 2003

By on Thursday, February 19th, 2015.


Cease and Desist got a call to back up Don Felder from The Eagles, as he was going to play onstage during the ‘Courtnall Celebrity Classic’ in Victoria. The event raises money for mental illness disorders and this was the first of what was to become a semi-annual event. I was thrilled of course. Having…
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The Montreal Jazz Festival – 07.07.07

By on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.


07.07.2007…. and apparently we actually started at 07:07 PM just to make it ‘magic’ (however, unless Randy’s watch is on a different time zone (as you can see in the video), that could be ‘folklore’) Montreal Jazz Festival. The sweet (and now late…) Roge Belanger on drums, the incomparable Chris Gestrin on Wurlitzer, me on…
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Revolver Playing PNE on the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Playing In Vancouver

By on Thursday, August 21st, 2014.


Mike Sicoly and I did this as an advert for the PNE show on August 24, 2014. The show is a tribute show for the Beatles show in Vancouver of August 24, 1964. http://globalnews.ca/video/1508458/pne-preview

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Throw Back Thursday (posted August 7th, 2014)

By on Thursday, August 7th, 2014.


TBT: November 2008 Sanai, Egypt I awoke this first morning approximately 10 miles across the desert from the Gaza Strip. Evidently it was easy to hear the fighting when they engaged. (I’m sure this very spot is a very noisy one these days) It was a beautiful desert morning and as I positioned myself on…
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Recording Talk

By on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014.


Millennia Sound Design Studio Les Paul: Inventor, Innovator, Overdubber, Looper Pretty Heady stuff for it’s era. This man started it all

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Derek Sivers

By on Sunday, May 18th, 2014.


I made aquaintence with Derek Sivers back in 1995 when, at the time, he was gaining reputation as an independent music distributor. I looked him up for help on getting my 1994 Christmas album ‘out there’ and because of his help, it continues to sell to this day. He came to run one of the…
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John Lennon for Kids (and Roger Klug)

By on Thursday, April 17th, 2014.


One day, Brent Knudsen and I were driving back from a rehearsal for something (can’t remember what now) and I saw a CD sitting on his console. I asked him what it was and he replied that he didn’t know; that it had found it’s way into his car and he didn’t know where from…
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Rockburn Presents – Randy Bachman

By on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.


Randy Bachman Interview with Jian Ghomeshi

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Randy Bachman interview on George Stroumboulopoulos

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Revolver News Flash!!!

By on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014.


NEWS FLASH!!!! Revolver will be appearing August 22nd, 2014 at the Pacific National Exhibition on the main stage re-enacting the Beatles appearance at the PNE’s Empire Stadium 50 years ago to the day. The entire evening will be staged as in 1964 with period outfits to be worn by the Vancouver City Police complete with…
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Randy and Burton Parody

By on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.


This has been a bone of contention for quite a while now… but I found this parody quite humorous… http://www.cbc.ca/22minutes/videos/clips-season-21/guess-who

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I’ve often thought this myself…

By on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014.


Interview about the Band “Hello Beautiful” with Chris Quinlan of Whistler 101.5 FM

By on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.


I am currently producing a band out of Ontario called “Hello Beautiful”. This is an interview from March 28, 2014 with Chris Quinlan of Whistler 101.5 FM. At the end of the Interview, Chris Plays “Bad Like That” which is off the upcoming album. Chris Quinlan Host Whistler Mornings 101.5 Whistler FM Suite 102 –…
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Randy Bachman Releases “Every Song Tells A Story” CD/DVD on March 11, 2014

By on Monday, March 17th, 2014.


The Guess Who guitarist and Bachman-Turner Overdrive member, Randy Bachman, has released a live CD/DVD recording featuring many hits from both bands performed on April 4, 2013 to a sold out crowd at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg Canada. EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY Track Listing: 1. Prairie Town 2. Shakin’ All Over 3….
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Massey Hall – Randy Bachman Band – Vinyl Tap Tour – March 15, 2014

By on Monday, March 17th, 2014.


Randy Bachman Band - Vinyl Tap Tour - Massey Hall Toronto, March 15, 2014 . Mick Dalla-Vee, Marc LaFrance, Randy Bachman, and Brent Howard Knudsen. Photo 20

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The Greenest Sort of Green – Greenhouse.

By on Friday, March 7th, 2014.


This is a bit of a departure from my usual ramblings. I recently visited some of my family in Port Alberni BC, Canada and while there, looked in the backyard and was reminded of this video on YouTube. My brother Dennis and his wife Denise completed this greenhouse project a few years ago, and it…
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Late Night Talk Show Wars Continued…

By on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.


I assumed Seth Meyers would be great in his new position on the Late Show. So far so good. He will develop in this position… (Unlike Jimmy Fallon). Don’t hate me. Like I said Fallon is talented but will never be a great talk show host.

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Is this going too far Quebec?

By on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.


So…… I don’t know about you, but I think this is asinine. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/26/quebecs_language_watchdog_targets_stores_use_of_english_on_facebook.html

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The Snowden Chronicles

By on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.


I will add to this blog post if discussion warrants it… but this is chilling: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-nsa-webcam-images-internet-yahoo

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SOCHI 2014

By on Thursday, February 27th, 2014.


Hartley Bay, BC – Village of Heroes – slapped in the face

By on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014.


Cease & Desist just did a show last night in Hartley Bay, BC. Hartley Bay is a First Nations community on the coast of British Columbia. The village is located at the mouth of Douglas Channel, about 630 kilometres north of Vancouver and 145 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. It became most famous for it’s…
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Late Night TV (2.19.14)

By on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014.


So Jimmy Fallon’s show is just more of the same dreck. He’s a nice guy and is talented as hell…. But he’s not a talk show host. Link Actually, there’s been nothing new under the sun since David Letterman was on NBC at 12:30 after Johnny Carson who’s never ever been dethroned. Leno is a…
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Boingy Boingy Country Band – June 2011, Pender Harbour BC, Canada — From My Youtube Archives

By on Monday, November 18th, 2013.


I happened to be at a community day festival in Pender Harbor BC Canada in June of 2011. Although I had heard about these spring suspended drums, I had never seen them before, even in pictures. Seeing them in action was unexpected, but I could not resist the opportunity to take a video and immediately…
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Boingy, Boingy Rock Band Youtube Video – From 2011

By on Monday, November 18th, 2013.


I have never seen anything like this before or since! “In June of 2011, I happened to be at a community day festival in a park in Pender Harbour. I had heard a rumour that these drums were in existence but had never seen them in pictures or in action up until that time. When…
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Rock Legends Cruise 2 — February 2013

By on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.


Rock Legends Cruise 2

It took me a long time to get around to talking about this, but it has been a very busy year. Last February, the Bachman and Turner Band participated in the Second Rock Legends Cruise. It was a fun time for all, and the feedback from our fans on board was great. Randy, Fred, Marc,…
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Bachman And Turner Shot On Location At The Commodore Ballroom

By on Thursday, September 19th, 2013.


Playing the Vermont State Fair on A Double Bill with the Doobie Brothers with Bachman and Turner

By on Monday, July 1st, 2013.


As usual, the Doobie Brothers put on a stellar performance. Truly a great time sharing the same stage with them.

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Lunch With Drew Carey

By on Sunday, June 30th, 2013.


You gotta admit that performing on the road with the likes of Bachman and Turner sure has it’s upside.

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Playing With Bachman and Turner At the Arcada Theatre In Chicago

By on Saturday, June 29th, 2013.


The historical Arcada Theatre in Chicago

The Arcada Theatre is such a cool place to play at. A really amazing venue steeped in history.

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The First Time that Cease and Desist Played with Randy Bachman

By on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013.


This interesting tidbit of information was recently found. It is a schedule that shows the first time that Cease and Desist played on the same stage with Randy Bachman. This was back on May 6, 1993. Twenty years ago.

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The 2013 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

By on Sunday, June 16th, 2013.


I am finally getting around to posting this. This is something that I did last year and this year, and plan to keep doing as long as my health permits. Due to scheduling reasons, I had to do the run on a different weekend than the normal event. This year though, my Friends Wayne and…
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Instruments I Have Used

By on Friday, June 14th, 2013.


These are just a few of the many instruments that I have used in my career.  

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On ‘Da Grine’ TV on Shaw – June 10, 2013

By on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013.


I don’t think it hits YouTube or Shaw On Demand for a while. I don’t have shaw so I didn’t see it air yesterday. The producer just sent me the pic.

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Revolver Dec 6th, 2010 – Studio 4 (The Fanny Kiefer Show)

By on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013.


Revolver Dec 6th, 2010 – Studio 4 (The Fanny Kiefer Show)      

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On The Way to A Revolver Gig

By on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013.


Nothing like being chauffeured to play at the Half Time Show of a CFL game.

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Revolver Onstage at Massey Theatre

By on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013.


Revolver Onstage at Massey Theatre.  Michael Sicoly, Rocket Norton, Skip Prest and Mick Dalla-Vee

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Back From New Zealand

By on Friday, February 8th, 2013.


Gibson's Winery Show - Wine Tasting

Back From New Zealand Well, here I am, back from a tour in New Zealand. Randy, Fred, Marc, Brent and myself were on stage performing all the memorable Bachman and Turner numbers to a very appreciative set of audiences.   On the tour with us were America, and Pat Benatar They put on stellar performances…
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