En Wunderschöna Mensch (Spiegel-Liedli)

Wo Du mier z’erschta mol hesch xait:
“Ich liab di”, han’ mer überlait.
Das cha’ nid si! Wie xehsch Du mi?
Und ‘s isch mer halt so peinlich xi. Continue reading En Wunderschöna Mensch (Spiegel-Liedli)

S’Isch Immer z’Nacht am Zwei

S’Isch Immer z’Nacht am Zwei
Und d’Gitarra seit: “Ich will…”
Und I darf jo kai müxli macha.
Z’Dorf im Bett… s’isch still. Continue reading S’Isch Immer z’Nacht am Zwei

Swiss German?

IMG_20170820_172300Over the past couple of decades, I (co-)wrote a huge amount of songs, in English, mostly for someone else to sing. Now, all of a sudden I find myself surrounded by the language that I learned on the streets of my Swiss hometown. A language that has no grammar or spelling rules, a language that mutates lively from town to town, from year to year.

I decided to write my next project in Swiss German. Here’s a little example: Continue reading Swiss German?

Valley Vibrations

This album is a collaboration, live from the Hupman Brothers studio floor. The band learned and recorded 11 songs on Saturday, March 25. On Sunday they recorded 3 more and re-did a couple. On the following Tuesday the Dearlies added backup vocals to 3 of the songs. 3 Weeks and 3 days later, the disc was mixed, mastered, manufactured and delivered. Launched at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville on May… Continue reading Valley Vibrations

Thanks to Many!

heart-29328_960_720So I’m releasing a CD next Saturday, at the Whittle. Tickets are still available at the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville ($15) or at the door ($20). I’ve posted things about the band members. There were many, many more people who helped me. And I want to thank those who I remember… Continue reading Thanks to Many!

Cailun Campbell

CailunPaddysEverybody needs a “George”. I learned this from Darren Arsenault, who co-wrote the first song on my new CD. If you ain’t got no “George”, you ain’t got no nuttin. Once, when I owned a canoe, it was a “George” who fixed it, and it was a “George” who showed me how to pluck it. But heh, I’m “Easily Distracted”… Continue reading Cailun Campbell