Truly a favourite topic of mine. I learned to read from comic books. In university, I even audited a closed Theoretical Physics class. The prof didn\'t want to let me in, but he had me talk to him about my knowledge of the subject matter, and we discussed Schrodinger\'s Cat and Everett\'s Many Worlds Theory in such detail that he allowed me in. Everything I said to him came from Peter Milligan\'s run on Animal Man. He had a hard gig, following Grant Morrison on that book, but he got me into a cool class!
Music has been an important part of my life for a number of years. I try to play as much as I can, no matter how busy life gets. Influences include, but are not limited to, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, The Smithereens, Elvis Costello, Queen, The Cars, Brian Wilson, Mike Kennealy, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Rush, The Alarm, Adrian Belew, The Bears, Psychodots, The Ramones... well, you get the point.
Who am I? I’m a musician, writer, husband, dog owner, pop culture junkie, comic book collecting thirty-koff-koff year-old, who lives in Guelph with a great wife, an adorable baby daughter and a snorty little pug named Charlie.
What am I going to write about here? A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and sometimes even some of the other thing. I make no promises to update this thing regularly, or, you know, ever…
…but I’m going to try… I’m going to try and share my mostly meaningless thoughts on popular culture, politics, funny books, the nature of creativity and daily life. What am I reading, what am I watching, what am I eating or drinking? Sure, it’s possible you won’t care. Heck, it’s even highly likely that you won’t, but that’s okay. I’ll still be here when you come around. I’m not going anywhere. After all, this thing’s paid up for a good couple of years.
It’s a girl!
Ella Ivey French born 3:31 PM 7.5 lbs and perfect!
Mom and daughter doing well!
Three months ago, a server upgrade blew up this site.
Now, at long last, it\'s not only working again, but I was able to keep all of the original posts! Not a huge deal in this digital age, but I did have the kid\'s birth announcement in there, as well as some comments by friends, so I\'m glad to have it all intact.
Much has been going on, so I\'ll post some news soon. For now, it\'s time for Ella\'s first soccer game.