Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Well, if you have kept up with us on social media you know what a year we’ve had!

Since we packed up and moved to the ‘cabin’ in the last days of February, we’ve certainly had our share of events! From ruptured water mains (2!), leaks, sinking bathtubs and more leaks, to the hours and days of scraping and painting, the bear who favorites our yard more than Lynn Valley Canyon itself, and especially the ups and downs with Buster’s health, we feel like we’ve had very full plates indeed. 

But we wouldn’t change a thing!

We’ve been so fortunate in that we’ve have had the time to deal with all the emergencies, work on the house, go to school, fit in some volunteer work and do a bit of music work as well.

Next year we’ll be doing more of the same (hopefully without the catastrophes!), as we have a bit more painting to do and a new studio to build! We have a film to score in the spring, a few more small projects and volume 6 of the Christmas album to get out, and you never know what else we’ll be getting up to! Come by and say hi!

We wish you all the very best,
& Much happiness in the coming year!

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Friday, December 14, 2012

How to speak to your kids about tragedy~

Please share this link around:

And also, here is a repost of a post I wrote a while ago:


"Well this isn't just for music folks, but a reminder to everyone ~

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook, can also make terrible events and danger seem closer than they are, and so can make our reactions stronger.

This is both good and bad; but for people already in crisis it can be a lot to handle.

So please remember to be kind to yourselves and take care of you and yours. If you have the capacity to get involved in a tragedy, do as much as you can without dipping into the reserves you need to keep yourself 'ok'. Doing a bit to help out can help you feel grounded, but don't do more than you can or should.

It's ok to turn the TV off and close down the computer and get some perspective if you are feeling overwhelmed.

Eat well, rest and get some exercise. Maybe write a song about it or draw a fancy picture..."

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I wanted to quickly tell you how great Heather and Don at EARasers and Persona Medical have been to us, and how cool their product is.

I know there are so many great ear protection products out there these days, but after searching for an alternative to molded plugs, for a lower volume environment, EARasers win the day.

They are almost invisible, super easy to get in and out and are so >CLEAR< I mean CLEAR like WOW - you won't believe it!

And the customer service is A+++; these folks have been amazing from the start. From making a specialized product to meet our needs, to sending Buster treats from Florida and having the best communication of any company I can think of - they have it all.

I know I'm gushing, but I want to give praise where it's due, and these people have it going on.

And did I say the price is right?

** If you wear a small size hit me as I have one pair left I'd be happy to pass along to you to check out!

(Also note, while they didn't pass the Roxy stage volume test, because of the heavy bottom end and well, yeah, the loud volume - for anything quieter than the stage at the roller, they would be perfect!!)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A nice story from Adam ~

"Today I saw the purest of pure love. While visiting my father in the hospital, Elise, Chance, and I have become friendly with an older couple Jim & Judy.

Jim is also in the hospital with my father, and he's battling Alzheimer's. Jim's wife Judy spends day and night with her husband of 47 years, wearing a smile from morning to night, only running home for a few minutes at a time to make home cooked meals for Jim.

That in itself is beautiful to see how much she cares about her husband... but, Judy herself had a heart attack less than 7 weeks ago. To hear the story of her heart attack is like hearing a script to the sweetest movie ever written. When Judy was hospitalized at another hospital, all she could think about was pretending she was healthy so she could get released quickly, to once again be there for Jim.

Today Judy found out she has cancer. Judy and Jim have no other family other than each other, and instead of dealing with her own issues, she is right back with Jim feeding him a home cooked meal with that same smile she has worn for 47 years. The more time I get to spend with them, the more I learn just how beautiful this Judy lady is. It turns out her husband's company was forced into bankruptcy in 1986, and instead of putting a strain on Jim, Judy went out and got a second job.

This lady is truly an inspiration. She is beautiful inside and out, and I really want to adopt them both as my grandparents. Guys, if you have a good woman, do not... I repeat... do not screw it up, because in 47 years when you truly need someone, you better hope you still have your precious Judy.

Do yourself a favor and tell your Judy how much you love her. Judy, you are truly an inspiration, and you have new friends for life ♥"

 Adam H. Hurstfield

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sharing a gift from Brock~

 Just received this from Brock and it's such a great vibe I wanted to share it -

 "'s a little fun present for is the last song of the World Kindness Concert (all the performers are on stage in this song - Leora Cashe, John Mann, Valdy, Jonas & Jeanette, Bobby Bruce, Michaela Slinger, Sharon Small, Adam Lucas, Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders, Bill Sample & Band, Marcus' Chorale, Shari Ulrich, Michael Vincent, and Bill Henderson - all on stage together!!!:-) and you get to see me dancing like crazy!

I don't know what got into me, but i was a wreck for the next few days and my knee, from my knee replacement operation, was swollen and in pain for days after, but it was worth it!

Sit back and enjoy it... KINDNESS takes a lot of 'heart' work!

 ....always follow your heart,
 Brock - to see more about the WKConcert, my 3 bicycle trips around North America, Speaking Engagements, Kindness Rocks, etc.