Posts tagged dog
A blog post, which I wrote

Totally not dead up in here. Stuff I'm working on:

New music

It's being worked on. I had a slow start in the new year but I'm back on track finishing up demos for the new album. See photographic proof:

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I'll post stuff as I finish it, which better be soon if I hope to be nearly finished this album this year.

Live show

The live show is coming along nicely and is basically ready to go. It's myself, a laptop, a drummer (Justin) and a guitarist (Ben). I think it's sounding a lot closer to the albums than the last live setup that was more of a garage rock version of the songs (which was fun for me but apparently not what most people wanted to hear). I just got this book today so you know it's serious.

Figuring out what to do with my live show

Did you know I'm not at all popular in my home town of Ottawa? That sounds amazing but it's actually true. Gigs here are generally both empty and demoralizing. So I'd like to actually play for some people and maybe make, rather than lose, money.

Apparently I'd do well in places that are very far from my home but I'm not sure how to get the live show there without losing a ton of money also. And furthermore: money.

Recording a band

There's a band I know (and like) and I'm recording their album. They're pretty different than my stuff so I'm learning a lot. How to record a drum kit, how to record a rhodes piano, how to binge drink, etc, etc. I just bought this book so you know it's serious.

Boring stuff

I've been trying to be better about a lot of areas I'm bad in. Bios, photos, t-shirts, promo and so on, they're tedious and boring processes and I don't want to talk about them. I also bought a car. And an iPhone.  And we have a new foster dog (our fourth!):

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His name is Milo. He has no home but he's hanging here until he gets one.

GeneralBrad Turcottedog, live, misc
State of me

I seem to Twitter more than I blog, so let me get caught up here:

  • My dog Maui was spayed Friday and is full of reflections on life without a cone collar:

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    She's got 12 days to go. :(

  • I'm still slowly working on the new live show. The pace should pick up soon and maybe some shows in a month or two?
  • I tried out some LandRollers (in my living room):

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    I'm thinking about getting some of these to skate with the dog instead of buying a new bike (which was the original plan for this year). Only catch: I am not a skilled skater.

  • I'm also so close to being done with the new web design:

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    Looking forward to getting that out the door.

  • Sellout Central Episode 13 goes up tonight at midnight. The fact that I've stuck with it for 13 episodes is all thanks to my podcast generator script. Still not sure I can do the entire year though – do I really like that many songs?
new puppy!

Adopted this Catahoula/Beagle mix today:

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She is super cute. Not traumatized too bad by us so far. Some quick introductory photos here.

Got any name suggestions?

GeneralBrad Turcottedog, puppers