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!