Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Ecclesiam Renovare Talks

Good morning! I have decided to change my upcoming video talks to "Ecclesiam Renovare" or Renew the Church. We have decided to postpone recording and releasing our album Love is the Answer and instead work on our next concept album.

I am also in the process of typing my spiritual journals starting in 1982 and going to the present. I will print 3 copies: one for my spiritual director, one for Cyndie and one for myself. I am learning a lot by re-reading my journal entries.

Have a great day!

Photo: Burial of our dear friend Derek Mason at Gardens of Gethsemane

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Getting Ready for Chair of Peter Talks

Hello! Happy Feast of Our Lady of Fatima! Here is a great movie on her apparitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HzfwPgvVTg  We are preparing our studio for my Chair of Peter talks that I plan to do every day in the morning, probably at 9:30 am. We are hanging up a red curtain that will be behind me.

I will be sitting on an antique chair that our family has owned for many years. We had it re-upholstered red and it looks great. I am still in the process of typing my spiritual diary from 1984 and after. It is really an interesting thing to read my journal entries from so many years ago.

I am also still in the process of writing my next book which I plan to finish within the next month.

Have a great day!


Monday, May 11, 2020

Pause on Recording to Complete Book

St. Francis of Assisi

We have decided to put a pause on recording our next album so I can finish my next book. I hope to finish the book within 30 days, and then I will create a course on Udemy based on the book. We will  make a paperback book, ebook and audio book as well. I already have the cover photo for the book. Our graphic designer, Lisa from Abstract Marketing in Chatham, Ontario, will create the cover. She is away until about November on maternity leave. 

The next step in our recording for the album is to lay day tempo tracks on the rest of Cyndie's songs. We will use our  BOSS drum machine to set a tempo, along with our metronome, and Cyndie will play keyboards and sing. I found a place that can convert my 7 solo albums on DAT Digital Audio Tape to .wav files, so we can upload them to our website. 

We had a great time on Mother's Day with Cyndie's mom (dinner) and  my mom (tea and chocolates). My mom is 95 is Cyndie's mom is in her 80's. Both live in their own home. My mom has a live-in caregiver. Cyndie's mom lives on her own and we visit every week with groceries. 

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Recording Drum Tracks

Good afternoon! Yesterday we returned a USB cable that did not work in our studio and get back about $17 for it. Today we will record drum tracks to set the tempo for a few of Cyndie's songs on our new album. I have already recorded drum tracks on my songs. Today is the feast day of Bishop Francois de Laval, the patron saint of Canadian Bishops.

On June 1st we plan to rent a Roland digital drum set to record the drums for our album, replacing the tempo drum tracks that are on there. I may buy a DAT (Digital Audio Tape) machine to transfer my songs to a .wav file. These are my solo album, 7 in total, I think. And then we will make them available for people to listen to. Even Cyndie has not heard many of my Christian songs that I recorded before we met.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Happy Birthday to Cyndie

Happy birthday to my beloved Cyndie! She is such a blessing in my life! We have been together 15 years! We first met in Derek Mason's recording studio in Vancouver. He set us up! She joined our band Myztery right after we met, singing and playing keyboards. Today is also the feast day of St.Catherine of Sienna, my patron saint in the Missionaries of Merciful Love.

We plan to record more music in our studio this evening and maybe watch a movie on the life of St. Catherine of Sienna. I am also writing a new book that I hope to finish in a month. I also plan to make a course based on it that will have text, audio and video.  I plan to make an audio book and an ebook as well. Lot's of plans!

We are re-uploading our Myztery albums to TuneCore and they will be in all kinds of digital stores and platforms, including Spotify and Apple music etc. I  hope we are listed as an artist, i.e, as Myztery, and not fall into a solo artist's albums who is also called Myztery.

Have a great day!


Monday, April 27, 2020

Upgrading our Recording Studio

Good morning! We recently upgraded our recording studio from Garage Band to Logic Pro X. It has many advanced features like a mixer and buses etc. We will continue to record bed tracks, e.g., click track with bass and guitar and possibly vocals. When we are ready we will rent a digital drum kit, Roland, and I will record drums for the songs.

We are using Cyndie's MacBook Air to record our album. My computer is too old! We have about 4 songs recorded partially at this time. We are also composing music for the album after this one, which will be our 6th album. It will be a concept album. We are not telling what the concept is! You have to wait until it comes out, maybe in 2021 or 2022.

We will have a lead guitar played named Andreas, who was a friend of the late David Sinclair. David's wife and our friend Christine Sinclair recommended Andreas to us, saying that his style of lead playing is quite similar to David's. Andreas also write his own songs, which is a good sign.
Have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Rising

Greetings in the Risen Lord! Above is my painted called "The Rising." It is acrylic on canvas. My friend Jane Appleby helped me to finish it. It now hangs in the gallery of Marcello Convertini who lives in Italy. We recently recorded keyboards for a song Cyndie wrote. This week we will set up our BOSE system in our studio for better sound for our Myztery Live on Saturday nights on Facebook concerts.

Remember, we are in the Easter Season until Pentecost, which is many weeks away! This is a time to rejoice in the Risen Lord! Even though we cannot meet closely with family and friends at this time, we can still phone friends and email them etc.

We plan to set up some kind of colourful background for our live music videos and for my ROCK Talk program and my Chair of Peter program. I do these for Myztery and the  Missionaries of Merciful Love. We are busy in our home recording studio and going for walks in nearby parks. Have a great day!