A sweet 10 minute long video directed by Michael Phillip Wojewoda, shot at Kurt & Lori’s home in Toronto with Ron Sexsmith. All music is from the new album, and included are stills from the original recording session.
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Performed by Lori Cullen
Words written by Ron Sexsmith
Music written by Kurt Swinghammer
Animated and directed by Ken Lacroix
30 years ago I jumped at a chance to join Vital Sines and rock as hard as possible with the most intense drummer in all the land – Glenn Milchem. I got my first taste of pro recording with the Michael Phillip Wojewoda produced Big Dark Dreams ep and enjoyed some great gigs. My only regret is the garish cover illustration I did for the record, but, you know, … it was the 80’s. The late James Gray played with the Sines as well, and Monday, September 19th we’re reuniting to celebrate James’ musical spirit. Rick Winkle, Terry Michaelson, Glenn and myself are doing 4 tunes at 11pm at Lula Lounge as part of an annual memorial. All procedes go to a worthy charity.
This is the cover of the children’s book I illustrated for Doubleday back in the mid 90′s. 32 pages of full colour illustrations of 5 Tom Connors lyrics that took me 3 months solid. 20,000 copies were printed and it did well as far as I know. The weird thing was that Tom flat out refused to do ANY promotional stuff and turned down offers from pretty much everyone to appear on television or do print interviews.
This is the portrait that Tomori Nagamoto did of me for his 2012 Luminato installation Life Lessons. It includes images of 311 Torontonians who have contributed something unique to the city. Each subject was asked to submit a quote that related to a lesson of life and I chose a fragment of a lyric by Gil Scott-Heron. Sept 29, 7:00 till ?, 333 Dundas East (East of Sherbourne, South side).
Production has wrapped on a new 14 part TV series that I scored. Canadian Made was created by Kevin McMahon and Primitive Features and will broadcast on Friday nights at 8pm on History Television starting June 1. It’s an entertaining look at great Canadian inventions over the years, and hilariously narrated by Rick Miller. My favorite episode explores the ground breaking musical instruments invented by the under appreciated genius Hugh Le Caine.
The first inaugural Sleep Walk Guitar Festival is coming in November. I’m honoured to have been asked to participate. Details will be posted soon.