Posts Tagged ‘The Colour I Remember Most’


June 30, 2009

I am Henry VIII I am, Henry VIII I am, I am.

Herman’s Hermits (covering an old British Dance Hall song)

I’m Henry VII I Am

This relatively obscure song is my way of saying sorry folks! I’ve been away camping for several days, and without internet a little bit longer.  Thus The Alder Fork has taken a bit of vacation.  The new album is now available in hard copy form through my store.  It is also available directly from me, if you are interested.  I think the album art alone is worth the ten bucks, and the music is the icing on the cake.  Pretty soon it will pop up on iTunes and the circle will be complete, so to speak.

My recent post on HIV was pretty popular so I suspect I will write more on related topics in the near future.  It is fascinating to delve into recent history and witness how the unknown continues to confound and scare our species.  There are certainly other examples, but none as clear cut as the AIDS epidemic.  Some people still believe you can get it from casual contact, even though it has been clearly established that it isn’t possible.

Music Music Music

June 19, 2009

Hi fans of The Alder Fork.  If you’ve had a chance to check out my new album on Amie Street, I’d be ever so grateful if you could sign up for an account (or log into your existing one) and “rec” a song or two. It would really help spread the word about the music. It’s especially helpful if you say things like, this song reminds me of so an so.  That’d be fantastic. Just follow this link and you are all set.

As of right now you can also listen to and request the entire album on New Music Canada.

On another note the album will be hitting iTunes very shortly, so if that’s your preferred musical supplier you will be able to get it there very soon. An announcement will appear here when that happens.  The hard copies of the disc will also be available in the next few days.

As always I very much appreciate your support of my endeavours!

Down To The River

June 1, 2009

The Colour I Remember Most

With the release of the new album mere weeks away, I wanted to give you a sneak preview of what the cover may look like. This isn’t 1005 in stone, but it is likely going to be the cover.  I took inspiration from my travels in Western Canada and my love of the Group of Seven.  The poem I grabbed the album title from is about Lawren Harris (I should know I wrote it).  This picture was created with pencil and crayola marker.  Let me know your thoughts on this piece of work.  In the coming weeks I will be previewing songs and the rest of the album art.

From The Harbour Out To Sea

May 16, 2009

This land is your land, this land is my land.

Another Victoria Day weekend has arrived in Canada.  It’s an occasionally debated occasion in this country.  Everyone is in favour of a day off in the middle of May, but some aren’t so sure we should be celebrating a long dead monarch who never visited this country, and represents the deplorable concept of imperialism to a large degree.  Regardless this is a chance to shake off the winter and be hopeful for a long, warm summer.

In honour of the weekend here is a new song from my upcoming album The Colour I Remember MostCoast to Coast was written back in the fall as a folk-inspired piece. I immediately shared it with my good friend Matt in the hope that he would cover it.  In the meantime I’ve tweaked it in my own style.  Lyrically this track is at first a meditation on the economic crisis that has gripped the world, but my intentions were a bit deeper than that. I was thinking about what people focus on in their lives, and what events leave long term effects.  I might have been wondering how history will remember this period of time.  I might also have been spouting some philosophical nonsense. You be the judge.

As with all my songs this one is subject to change. Enjoy Coast to Coast.

Make Me Out As A Villian

February 10, 2009

Or ti guarda, suora mia.

Il Bianco of Siena

Letter to Catherine of Siena

A new podcast has hit the internet today. This one features some preview tracks from The Alder Fork’s new album The Colour I Remember Most. I also talk at length about the process of putting each song together.  I’d like to remind everyone that you can be a guest on the podcast, and if you are a musician you can contribute to the recording of The Colour I Remember Most. If you are interested just drop me a line at I’d love to have you on the show and I’m always looking for fresh sounds in my music. Short post today because of the podcast, and the 8 or so hours of studio time I’ve put in today.  Check out the podcast over there–> and have a great evening! Thanks for all your support.