Archive for the 'Recordings' Category

Mokai At The Top Of His Game

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I went to Mokai‘s CD “Release Party”, that is, a performance in honour of the release of his new CD, “Any Distraction’ll Do“. A little history is perhaps useful here? Mokai and I go way back, back to a time when we supported each other’s antics in protecting old growth forests and stopping nuclear missle […]

Composing Confusion

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Yesterday morning, 5:30A, I woke up with what I thought was the final melodic part for a piece on which I’ve been working. I didn’t get a chance to try it out in situ yesterday. But, this morning, the same music was once again in my ears awakening. Despite the fact I heard this melodic […]

Give a Listen to Hippie Tendencies

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Sometimes, the social network does actually bring some very interesting people and in this case, music, to me. A couple of years ago I got hooked up to Hippie Tendencies through MySpace. I really loved a couple of demos they had posted. This music has charm to spare on top of excellent composition, thoughtful lyrics, […]

Autumn Leaves

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Jazz compilation includes Brook with the Joyce Baker Group playing “Autumn Leaves” featuring singer, Opie Bellas. The collection includes Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.

Pleasant Surprise from Vermont: “Stony Creek”

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

A few days ago, I was feeling a bit down – this continuous ride of “Up, people noticing & enjoying my music”, “Down, is the ride over?” is taking a bit of a toll. Then, I received an email from my publicist, Curtis Smith of Maelstrom Music PR, about his trip to Vermont. At some […]

The Radio Play Keeps Rolling

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I’m deeply grateful for the attention that DJs around the world have given “The Source”. In January, “The Source” closed the month at number 18 on the NewAge/ambient/world radio chart. That’s 18 out of 193 albums listed from playlists that were reported during the month. (only a fraction of airplay is reported) At the beginning […]

Popularity Contest as Marketing Strategy

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Today, I got an email (not the first) from There are soliciting artists for a fan contest. The reward is inclusion on a college radio promo CD***. When Melusine Records was doing pre-release review distribution, another site, told me to try and win their fan contest. They only review the winners I’ve thought […]

Waitin’ On Someone’s Else’s Opinion

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

How many times I’ve found myself in this artistic place? Too many, a lifetime! I set up my studio for quickie video shoots. I put up a nice Celtic hanging to hide the wiry mess. I found a good angle for shooting, (if a bit tight against the recording booth – small room!) set up […]

Thank you, R J Lannan!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Today, R J Lannan published a review of “The Source” radio EP. Wow! Thank you, RJ, for your kind words of encouragement. I’m humbled and more than a little stunned at what you wrote, RJ. I’m not sure that I can live up to your praise, musically. But I do promise to try. Thanks for […]

“The Source” charts #14 for November!

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

“The Source” has broken the top 15! – The album is listed at #14 (of 204 charting albums). New Age/Ambient/World Radio Playlist Chart I am so deeply grateful for the support of listeners and the brave DJs who are spinning my album, many of whom, I’m sure, had never heard of me before “The Source”. […]