Words & Music
Feeling the love from NS Design
Not too sure what to say about this one, except thanks for all the amazing and ongoing support NSDesign. Ned makes amazing instruments, and I can't imagine playing anything else. Such an honour to be in such good company with such a great company!
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We have a title!
After much back and forth and way too much overthinking - we've got a title. The train is rolling down the tracks, full steam ahead. Stay tuned...
All Systems GO!!
Very happy to be able to share that the pieces are in place and it's all systems go with Chasing Tone. We're looking at hardcover and e-books in July with paperbacks to follow.
Stay tuned for updates as we get closer - can't wait to share this one with everyone!
Design New England Revisited
The story I wrote for Design New England is back online on the rebranded Boston.com. It's a few years old, but still fun and the pictures are fantastic (can't take any credit for those).
Check it out here.
It's announcement time!!
After two years, hundreds of hours of interviews, and, finally, a trip to Santa Rosa to dig through the archives, the next book is on to the final editing stages. I can’t tell you how excited and honoured I am to add Rob Turner’s and the EMG story to the bibliography.
I’ve put together a little teaser page here.
Watch for more details as we work through the publishing process. Many, many thanks to the artists, the Turners, and Rob for sharing their stories. Can’t wait to share it with everyone.
The author and the subject - May 23, 2022.
Many thanks to Drew and the Frontiers for the call to fill in the bass chair for the weekend. We started with a warmup at South Block and brought it home as the house band for the Flames vs. Oilers game, complete with after party shenanigans. Here are a few pics:
A wonderful memory
If for nothing else, I'm grateful to Facebook for keeping memories alive. Here's a link to an interview I did in 2014 with Dan Chapman. We talked about all things Chapman Stick, most notably his documentary in progress about his brother Emmett. Take a few minutes and check it out. I hope you enjoy.
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One step closer to the big time: https://www.writersunion.ca/member/jim-reilly
A story about the stories
I sure enjoyed my time at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. So many seeds planted. When Steinberger was released, I reached out to my old professor, Dr. George Johnson. His biography class led to StickMan, which led to Steinberger, which opened up even more doors. The TRU Alumni department got a hold of that story and did this one. It was great to catch up and go down memory lane.
Author - Musician - Educator
Welcome! I hope you enjoy this glimpse into a little bit of what keeps me busy. Looking forward to your comments and connections.