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Strumming some hymnals 

My newest song "Hymnals On A Clear Day" was a joy to write and record. 

Here's me strumming it, but you can stream/download it on Bandcamp now as well. Link below.

And bonus, there are two versions to choose from. 

I'd be curious to hear which one you prefer. 

My market research dept thanks you.

Cheers everyone, keep safe!

Onward and upward in 2022: The Hymnals on a Clear Day 

Here's a bit of an upbeat new song to kick off 2022! 

Writing songs can be a tough journey but I've enjoyed the path this one has taken me on. I've been playing it for a couple of years to myself, so it's time to kick it out there into the world and hope it gets a job.

I like that it captures some good memories of Montréal, while the lyrics push and pull on those distant times in my brain. And I get a kick out of reliving the characters each time I play this song. 

For those of you who have been following, the Saturday night/Sunday morning series continues: there is one electric version and one acoustic.

From the get-go, I've been playing this uptempo (see the Saturday night version), so the slower, mellow version (Sunday morning) is new to me.

I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out.

This concept of doing multiple versions of songs is keeping me entertained these days.

And for those of you who remember and liked my Glen Nevous Retraction project, you'll likely enjoy the Saturday night version. It reminds me of that era of my writing and performing, which was about a solo electric guitar and little else. 

So again, you can pick your path or enjoy both. 

Have a listen, share, follow, etc.

Keep safe, stay positive and keep being kind to each other. 


Saturday night:

Sunday morning:


'Tis the Season 4: New Year's Eve On The Couch 

A little more isolation strumming to wind down another year.

I'm sending this song out to all of you, hunkering down and riding out another wave.

I'm also thinking of my friends and family on the front lines working hard to keep everyone safe.

So positive vibes all around this NYE, wherever you find yourself.

I'll be here on the couch.

And let's hope 2022 brings light at the end of this long tunnel.

Wishing you all a happy, safe and healthy new year.

Oh and yes, there's a recorded version of this song which you can find on streaming platforms like Spotify and Bandcamp:

Thanks as always for listening.

See you on the other side!



'Tis the Season 3: I Saw Santa Sliding on a Cafeteria Tray 

This one is an outtake from the previous vid I posted, but thought I'd post it anyway (head cold be damned) since my Mom is now on record saying this is her favourite Christmas song! lol

It's not as good as the version on YouTube with The Special Joyous Festive Drinky Singers, because it's not easy standing alone without such talent. 

You can see that one here:

Miraculously, you can also find this silly number on Bandcamp, Spotify, etc.


Merry Christmas everyone.

Keep safe.

Hope Santa is good to you!

'Tis the Season 2: The Minor Crime at Christmastime 

Strumming a seasonal number I wrote a few years back called 'The Minor Crime at Christmastime'.

You can hear, purchase and download this track on Bandcamp here:

You can also find this song on Spotify and other streaming platforms.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone.

Here's to a bright, happy and safe 2022.

Hang in there and keep looking out for each other.

C. xo

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