Friday, December 01, 2006

And now a shout out to my sponsor...

My man Kobe had 52 points last night against the Utah Jazz. After the game, in several different interviews, he said it was easy, he was in a groove, it was like he was playing playstation.

From the LA Times:
Maybe he'd done it, "in video games, man," he said, smiling. "PlayStation was the last time. In the NBA it's so tough to do that. Guys are on top of you and you get your arms hit once in a while. I can't remember the last time I did that.

He is the cover boy for Sony's NBA franchise, NBA07. What a good boy.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Happy 25th, SBG

Here's to 25 more years of large size refreshment.

"In the 1980s, 7-Eleven was the first retailer to introduce self-serve fountain drinks. And just last year, 7-Eleven stores sold nearly 33 million gallons of fountain drinks – enough to fill 75 Olympic-size swimming pools."

Any phrase that starts with "In the 1980s" is good in my book.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Check out my man Birdapres

Bird's MySpace

And I'm slowly updating Peanuts & Corn Records for the 21st Century.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Good Stuff

I have an arch-nemesis. I can't go into any more detail.

I went and saw a Seattle Mariners game. I ate the garlic fries. I also bought 1 pair of shoes. I should have bought three pairs.

I think if you take the time to make a sign or print a menu, you should check the grammar first. But not so much if you design album covers.

Good songs:
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Be Easy - T.I.

Guilty Pleasure songs:
SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
That black eyed peas song that uses the pulp fiction shit. yiii

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

2nd Assistant Director Haiku

Tired and Weary
Waiting for a Light Meter
Ah The Product Shot

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A man without a country

So I watched the world cup. And I liked it. Never paid this much attention before and it turned out to be a good game. Plus there are no commercials during the broadcast except at halftime, so thats pretty cool. And the annoucers say funny things like "What a caucophony here in the stadium" and they use the word "Brilliant" to describe every single goal. I love it.

So why have I been more compelled than ever to buy one of those adidas country/flag track tops? I have been out lately and all of the styles are half price. This goes against my number one rule - don't wear gear with countries or flags on it. I've followed that one ever since the Mondetta fad back in high school, where small town hicks would wear these white sweatshirts to the high school dance with some country's flag that they didn't even know the capital of.

But they are half price! And so colorful! So lets look at some of the options...

BRAZIL - well I just got back from Brazil. So at least it is from a place where I have actually been. But its bright yellow, not really my thing. And wearing a Brazil top is like wearing Yankees or Lakers gear... thats some front-runner shit. Even though I wear Yankees and Lakers gear.

ENGLAND (as above) - Well I have never been to England, but I hear my ancestors are from there. Or some of them are. But I can't really use that as an excuse - its not like my grandma even knows who David Beckham is. Plus the style was described to me as being too "Where's Waldo"

JAPAN - Well its blue, and I have been there. But it makes no sense. I don't look like I am from Japan. I'd be a poser.

PORTUGAL - The burgandy is great. But all their players dive too much. No.

FRANCE - It's a bright blue, which is OK. It has a chicken on it though. Again, I've never been there, although I hear I may have ancestors from there and I sort of speak the language. But it has a chicken on it. Or a rooster or something.

USA - No one roots for the USA in soccer. Not even the USA. Plus its wrong on so many levels. And I haven't seen any for sale anywhere either.

CANADA - I can't wear a Canada jacket while in Canada. Never, ever. I would consider it when I was travelling outside of Canada, maybe. But that happens for like 3 weeks a year. And Red isn't my color. And white isn't either because I will definitely spill on this jacket.

TRON - OK they also have these TRON track tops. What better way to declare 100% geekdom than to wear an adidas TRON top with the lightcycles embroidered on the back? I am considering this but it is not half price yet. And I could get the matching lightcycle shoes with velcro straps instead of laces. Stylin'. If they get a Fletch track top I am sold.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


So I went to Brazil with Marcie. It was nothing like the movie. We were mostly in Sao Paulo, with a little bit of Ilhabella for good measure. It was cool to see Sao Paulo, especially during the world cup. But if I went back, I would spend more time on the island, sipping diet soda by the pool at off season rates, knawmean?

Also Marcie and I have been together for 10 years and married for 3 years. Hooray for that!

Now I am working in commercials and finishing projects. A couple of videos to be finished and a couple of albums to get out there. Once all that is done I start making beats and writing songs and the cycle continues.

I might start a sports blog because I think I would update it more and I got things to say. I have opinions. Dave Nonis needs my help.

Monday, June 05, 2006

June is the new May

OK, you didn't really expect it to come in May, did you? I mean, its me. I always set myself up to fail like this. To let you nice people down.

But here is the deal. Its done. I just have to mix it so it doesn't sound like crap (right now it sounds like crap). I will start taking orders on the website on June 16, and will ship June 26.

There will be two editions: The basic edition which is the CD. The deluxe edition has a deluxe bonus instrumental CD and a deluxe fold out insert with all of the deluxe lyrics. So you can rap along with me. Shirts will also be available with the logo, seperately or as a big bonus pack. This wont be widely available in stores - strictly websites and indie stores. Deluxe edition on ONLY.

I really had a good time with this. Its pretty fun. I'm not calling it a mixtape because its not that disposable - there are some really good songs here. A few are serious - Alpha Flight is about the Canadian identity. Save the Kiddies is about our disillusioned youth and the lack of any real youth movement. But mostly its pretty light - Cereal For Dinner (about how I ate like shit in university), Birthday Check from Jesus, So Scared (my verse is about Hot Dogs, J-Mart raps about Denny's). There is a Nirvana cover. Bird is on it. Cadence Weapon is on it. Josh Martinez too.

The beats are pretty light. Banging. I sample pretty heavily, some of it has been used. Stuff I wouldn't use on an album. But I'm not just jacking 12" instrumentals here, these are all fully produced with original drum tracks and my own arrangements. You'll find them to be a bit funkier and far less dense.

So it isn't the new mcenroe album - that project will be far more ambitious. I'm not breaking any ground here, I'm having a good time. Its like a lite album, the diet coke of albums, with no aftertaste. I hope you like it.

Sunday, May 28, 2006


I will be back in Winnipeg for June 19. Before that I gotta go to Brazil to check it out. Well I don't have to go but I'm going. I'm going to take a zillion pictures and hope not to get mugged. I also hope I remember to turn off that stupid DATE STAMP. Boy I hate that thing

So I have signed a new distribution deal in Canada for my label. We are now distributed by Rec Room / Fontana North / Universal. There are like 100 middlemen! Its good because our records should be easier to find and they should be marketed better. Because I did a bad job at both. Now my job is to make records, sign artists, and do videos. And no more marketing! Hooray!

So I might go get a job, full time. Make some money, get out of the house, see the world. I want to be a chef, I really like to cook and I am good at it. Or maybe get back into the engineering thing for a while. Or the film thing, which I have been working part time. Such decisions...

Anyone else staying up 3 or 4 AM reading Wikipedia? Reminds me of when I first found the Internet back in school, 95 or something. Too good.

Now that TV is over and most sports are getting close to over, what do I watch first, Six Feet Under or Battlestar Galactica?

Last few records I have picked up: Minutemen - Post-Merch, Vol 2, T.I. - King, Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues, INXS - Best of INXS, Scientist - Wins The World Cup. The new Mobb Deep is AWFUL. Luckily I got hooked up with a play copy that I won't ever play.

Monday, March 27, 2006

new new new

I am recording Smitty's album right now. Hot shit. I am thinking about my album too and I can't imagine two albums from the same producer being more different, being made only months apart.

still a tv junkie: 24! Sopranos! Lost! is that a bad thing?

I bought a bike and am riding up to an hour and a half a day. Haven't ridden since I graduated from university so I am trying to get my legs again, but I love it! Haven't boiught a tank of gas in like three weeks!

My mixCD is called Mastermind, I am going to release it in May. I will do a regular edition and a deluxe edition with instrumentals and lyrics or something. What do you think, whats some good bonus shit?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

so whats up?


I'm writing synth pop right now. I can't sing. I need a singer. Someone with my range only with good tone and character. Also if anyone needs a keyboard player for a dub reggae band, holla.

The Canucks are going nowhere. So sell me your tickets for half price.

I will soon be 32. Life begins at 64, halfway there.

Arrested Development is over. I watch each episode 3 times and finally get it. On an unrelated note, BitTorrent is off the chain!

Lakers are going NOWHERE. I can't watch. Go Raptors!

I think I'm going to get a job and get out of the house. Holla.

I accidentally watched figure skating today. By mistake.

Monday, January 30, 2006

So I entered a beat battle...

But didn't place.

So for fun, here is my entry.

mcenroe Beat

If you are interested in voting on the finalists:

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Overrated Remix

Here is a little remix I did for the Park-Like, just for fun. Hunnicutt plays me all these reggae remixes so I made my own...

Check it out and lemme know what you think!

Overrated Remix

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Am I insensitive or...

Is this insensitivity thing getting out of hand?

Are these organizations just attacking people for these tiddly little things just for publicity?

I don't think either of these things are so bad...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Great game by Simms

But we came up short... I hope he starts next year though.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I have been watching the world junior hockey championships and enjoying it. I have noticed that the crowd here in Vancouver roots pretty hard against the American team. Hardly a surprise, but it got me thinking: If I were American, I would be pissed. I mean politics aside, the US is like Canada's big brother in a lot of ways, and our similarities outnumber our differences.

Personally, I have never received an order from the Czech Republic or Russia, but plenty of Americans support me and what I do. Sometimes its easy to get caught up in the anti-american sentiment, again because of the politics. Sometimes I think we Canucks should show just a little more respect...