Back to the Grind – Personal Update

Hello, friends and stumble-uponers. I’ve left this page to stagnate for the past year or so, and for a handful of reasons. In short, no time!

Firstly, I’ve had a change in careers. After my schooling at NBCC, and a brief work term at Computers for Schools, I’m now working as a Server Support Technician. This, and moving away from my rock and roll friends at the Monteith Manor has led me to doing far less with music than I used to.

One of the few projects I’m keeping up in my time away from the tunes, is a brand new album with The Green Lung Grinders. We have a full length album that we’ve been plugging away at with a session every week or two, really taking our time to get something fantastic. If you caught the GLG live in the past, or just heard one of their previous albums, you know that you’re in for a treat. New Album: Coming Eventually.

To those who don’t know, I’ve gotten myself a place downtown again. Between Mactaquac and Woodstock, it’s been a healthy few years away from our little city. I certainly don’t miss sitting in my car for an hour a day. If you’re in the neighborhood, come say hi.

I was pretty pleased to see this site is still getting a couple hundred views a month in my absence, slowly creeping up to about 300+ a month. Certainly nothing like when I was writing articles, but about 300 more than expected.

That’s enough stream of consciousness for now. On the chance someone is looking to record, please note I am only taking on small projects right now.

Rock and Roll.

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The Mind Unleashed – The First Three

Hello again, followers of the heavy! If you haven’t heard the name yet, it’s time to get acquainted with THE MIND UNLEASHED. No, I’m not talking about spiritual self help news mumbo-jumbo, This is the newest, heaviest, and metal-est band around the Maritimes. Comprised of Jamie Norrad, (Wasteland Zombies / ex Age of Days Guitarist) Steve Mansfield, (Iron Maiden Tribute Band Drummer, Run For Your Lives) and Cujo Bonvie (All around “cool guy”, and ex vocalist for Winters Howl) This saucy new band is kicking in some teeth Pantera Style. Steady paced, riff focused, thick, juicy metal.

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Software Collaboration with BigCat Instruments

Hello fellow audiophiles! I’ve got some interesting news for any of you who produce your own music or demos. I’m excited to announce a collaboration between myself and Joe Stevens, the tech wizard behind BigCat Instruments. This small non-profit from Denver, CO is best known for their large suite of freeware orchestral VSTis.

While the name of the plugin is yet to be determined, I can tell you that we are building guitar emulation software. Get ready to kick out your guitarists, folks!

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