Or, starting a catalogue of music projects.
The first album I ever bought was the Wayne’s World soundtrack on CD, mostly because my adolescent mind could not compute Tia Carrere. Her version of Ballroom Blitz was what I thought all music should aspire to. It was only many many years later that I actually started getting some taste. Not quickly enough to stop me from starting an acid jazz band in Montreal when everyone else was starting Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, but hey. I wore it with (very funky white boy) pride.
I’ve been in a fair share of bands, some of which have brought me around the world. It’s great. Music is just the best.
Here’s one of my favorite songs and videos from my band Woodhands. The band was made up of me and Paul Banwatt; he drummed and I played synths and sang. Maylee Todd, who is a real star, was a frequent collaborator with the band and sings on this song. It’s called Dissembler and the video is a time capsule of a time in the Toronto music scene in the early 2010s when lots of bands were exploding. Check the video, directed by the extremely multitalented José Lourenço, for some fun cameos.