Monday, October 28, 2019

Ready to Record Next Album!

Me and a Bishop from New Brunswick or 
Nova Scotia during my cross Canada tour. 

The issue with Garage Band resolved itself when I was at Metrotown Apple store.  We are now ready to record our next Myztery album, which will be our fifth one.  It is long overdue!  We will also release a couple of singles on Spotify and other stores as well.  I had a good jam with Kip Zimmerman.

We hope to do local tours in 2020!  We may drive as far away as 5 or 6 hours, e.g. Kelowna and Kamloops, as well as concerts on Vancouver Island.  We will use my truck for the tours.  One day we may buy another RV to do tours with, probably a class C.

You can watch a music video of my song Open Your Heart here: 

It was for a Myztery Facebook Live video we did last night.  Open Your Heart is one of the first spiritual songs I composed.  The very first one was How Can I Know You.  We will do a music video of that song one of these Saturday evenings.  We plan to do a Myztery Cafe live music show every Saturday at 7 pm PST, so it would be 10 pm in Ontario, not too late for people there to watch.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Three Days to Jamming with Drummer!

Good morning!  Here's a photo of me and a Myztery fan in Chatham, Ontario!  I am holding my Ovation Custom Balladeer guitar.  I later traded it in for a black Taylor acoustic/electric guitar at Frank's music in Chatham. Today I will book an appointment at Apple in Metrotown to resolve the monitoring issue we are having with our Garage Band recording software on Cyndie's computer.

We will practice some Myztery songs tonight in preparation for jamming with drummer Kip Zimmerman this Saturday afternoon.  We will play Touch the Sky, Flood of Mercy and other songs, including Let's Make Some Noise and There's Only One Rock.

Follow #MyzteryOfficial on Instagram!  We have started to follow Christian rock Instagram accounts as well as Christian rock bands and fans. 

Have a great day!

Monday, October 21, 2019

New Drummer for Myztery!

Hello!  This coming Saturday we are meeting a new drummer named Kip Zimmerman.  We will play three Myztery songs and jam on some other songs.  Hopefully Kip will record with us on our next Myztery album, which we will start recording soon.  We also plan to start doing live shows locally as well, once we rehearse a couple of sets worth of material.

Yesterday we had a good day of retreat, which we do once a month.  It's a great way to recharge our spiritual batteries.  We also had an hour of Eucharistic adoration at Corpus Christi church in Vancouver and I read my spiritual journal.

I had to make some corrections to the proofs of my book Radical Shifts and I mailed them to Volumes in Ontario and they will make the changes.  What happened is that a number of paragraphs had an extra space between them due to the formatting of the book.

Have a good day!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Radical Shifts Proofs Will Arrive Soon!

Saint Marguerite d'Youville

Hello!  The proofs for my memoir, Radical Shifts, will arrive any day now!  Once I approve them the books will be shipped to us here in Burnaby from Ontario.  Today is the feast day of Saint Marguerite d'Youville.  She was married to a man who drank too much and squandered his money.  After he died she founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal, commonly known as the Grey Nuns of Montreal. Some people mocked her order as the "tipsy sisters," as that was another meaning to the French word describing their order.

We have to set an appointment with Apple to resolve the technical glitch we are encountering with the recording program Garage Band on Cyndie's computer.  For some reason I cannot hear the drum track while recording the mandolin track for the first song we are working on.  Hopefully we will do this sometime this week.

I wrote some new lyrics to a song I started writing back around 1983!  I used a rhyming dictionary to help me.  It comes in handy that's for sure.  Thanks for reading my blog and have a great day!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Myztery Rock Music Video for Amazing Grace

Tonight we will record a rock music video doing a cover of Amazing Grace.  I will play rock guitar on my Gibson Les Paul using my amp and Cyndie  will operate the camera.  Please pray for my Uncle Glen as he has lost almost 20 pounds recently and is unable to eat.  He only drinks Ensure.  I am visiting him this Saturday.

We have found a good lead guitarist named Dave Corman.  My friend Craig Zurba suggested him.  I will record a song and email it to him to create a solo part for it.  We will also do a music video for the first song I will record and send to Dave.  David Sinclair used to do all our lead guitar work but he passed away from cancer several months ago and we miss him.  He did phenomenal work on our albums, especially the song Judgement and Heaven on our Tempus Fugit album.

Cyndie and I will drive to Long and MccQuade in Vancouver to get the issue resolved with Garage Band:  I am unable to hear the drum track I recorded when I try to record my mandolin over it.  Our friend Chris should be able to help us.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Spiritual Companionship Declaration

Tom Petty


Yesterday I recorded a drum track for the first song on our upcoming Myztery album.  Next I will record a mandolin part.  I am picking up my Taylor acoustic guitar from Neil Douglas music store in New Westminster.  They cleaned it up and changed the strings.  I have a solo concert in Burnaby today.  Today is the second anniversary of Tom Petty's death.  He believed his music was a gift from God.  Here is his song Free Fallin' 

Yesterday I renewed my Spiritual Companionship Declaration, where I profess my desire to be a spiritual companion of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face and St. Faustina Kowalska.  I wrote that I want to spend my Heaven doing good on earth with St. Therese and St. Faustina.  I hanged the document on one of the walls of our condo and will give a copy to my spiritual director after mass today during my spiritual direction session.

Please pray for our MML director in Nigeria, Fr. Chris Princewill, as it is his birthday today!  It is getting colder out here in Burnaby but no snow like they have in Calgary.  I am walking today for 30 minutes at Metrotown mall in Burnaby for my health and to lose weight.  I lost two pounds since yesterday!

Have a great day!