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Xcode installation on OSX Lion – iTunes error

Having trouble installing Xcode on Lion? Having just updated my Macbook to OSX Lion (yay!) I found that there was an odd issue with installing Xcode which you may have run into. First I downloaded the Xcode app from the App Store; a process that I’m still getting used to from my laptop OS. That being said, it is pretty …

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Cycling and the Ontario Highway Traffic Act

I am a cyclist. It’s a simple statement, but you have to understand what it means. I fully support the cycling¬†community by being a law abiding cyclist. That’s probably an oxymoron based on what I see on an almost daily basis. Why underline cycling? The true cycling community is one that supports cycle commuting, recreational cycling, trail usage, amateur and …

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Binary Gods – digging into my musical past

This was a music project that was an ongoing effort between Bill Dunlop (vocals), Barry Tezuka (Bass), Murray Uncles (Guitar) and myself (Guitar). Lots of fun on many occasions. Here are a couple of tracks that we recorded with our friend Grant Taylor on drums. Grant was a full time drummer for The Salads at the time who very kindly …

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Musical memories – Michelin Slave (nee Strait Jakket)

The days were long and filled with teen adventure. It was high school and life was simple. The only question, was when and where we could find Strait Jakket playing. It was the height of hair metal and this was the dawn of a new era of local music. A harder edged sound with haunting vocals and a stage presence …