The ECMA acceptance speech I wish I had given

Quite to my surprise, Halifax Pop Explosion won the East Coast Music Award for Event of the year… Completely unprepared I stumbled through an awful speech, my worst ever I suspect. Here is what I should have said: Thank you, this is completely and totally unexpected.


My views on ECMA

Over the last 24 hours, between posts on a local message board, some emails that have resulted from that, and Scott Long’s interviews on CBC Mainstreet Sydney and Halifax, friends and colleagues in the music industry have exchanged a lot of words about the ECMA. While I am a Board member of Music NS these views are mine alone.  I feel comfortable sharing these views because I think this is a dialog that needs to be happening, not just between read more


ECUA/ECMA/No Case redux

Well I already came home. Marnie had to work today, the kids have a PD day and none of my family could take the day off work to watch ’em. ECMA was fun, though, in retrospect, I should have spent more time watching bands and shmoozing. I got a lot of good work done in the (re)building relationships area, saw a lot of great people, met a lot of people who might help with Halifax Pop Explosion and such. Marnie read more


PEI ho!

Gentle readers… I will be in Charlottetown from 1pm Friday to 5pm Sunday, staying at the beautiful Holiday Inn. In addition to the odd ECMA official event, I will be moderating the independent music panel at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon, and will be hosting a Meet and Greet at the Arts Guild at 2:30 on Saturday. The Centre for Arts and Technology is supporting both ECMA all ages program and the No Cases. For more info on the nocases, which read more