Shop Talk – Picking Up The Pen and Letters to Yourself

“Just write a letter, mail it to yourself. Read it out loud but to no one else.” From The Northern Pikes song “Hopes Go Astray” This great line from a song by The Northern Pikes is something that rings true to me many years after first hearing it. It might make even more sense now. […]


One for the Bass Players

It is one of my oldest friends, and enemies. I have four representations of the instrument in my home office. A beat-up Samick 4-string which I paid a hundred bucks for at a local shop in Halifax. A 6-string Ibanez which saw a great deal of work on stage and at many a drunken jam […]