Archive for August, 2011


Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Had a good time at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition.  We were the last act of the evening, the people wanted more, and the sound crew was in no rush to shut us down so we got to play for an extra 15 or 20 minutes.  It’s the first time we were on that stage and it was pretty nice to have some extra space to play with.  With the exception of the hall stage in Gitanyow for the cancer benefit a few years ago, all the other places we’ve played have been pretty tight quarters.

Afterward, I was told that someone in the audience kept shouting “Bradley, Bradley!”  The person who told me about it, who referred to them as my “biggest fans”, didn’t know who they were and I couldn’t see them or hear them so I don’t know who it was, either.  I’m curious, though.

Sounds like we almost wore out Alain.  He hasn’t been drumming a lot recently and it’s a pretty demanding activity.  He did well, though.  A few minor miscues, which is absolutely expected when coming in with only one practice with a band with whom one is not used to playing.  It was fun to play with him.

As for me, my legs are tired and sore now that I’m home.  I need to get back on my mountain bike so I can be in better shape for this stuff.  My voice doesn’t feel strained, though, and my fingers feel fine.

We were a late addition to the schedule after another band canceled.  I hope they’ll consider us for next because we’d love to do it again.

By the way, it was recorded and I’ll probably upload some MP3s after I get around to listening to it and doing some editing.

Last practice, quick drummer switch

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

On Thursday noon, we’ll have our last practice before the Fall Fair.  Tonight, Al Sebastian suddenly found out that he had to go out of town this weekend on urgent business so big thanks to Alain Paquette for filling in at the last minute.  One practice should be enough, eh Al?  😉


Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I’ve started adding some lyrics to the site.  Some are from songs I wrote before Axes of Ego was formed but all of them will be songs that the Axes have played in public at least once.

Two more…

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Heather got back yesterday so we had a practice last night and have two more planned for this week.  We’ll be ready for the BV Ex on Saturday.

Our blurb in the BV Ex program

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Here’s a scan of the part of the page in the BV Ex program that mentions us.  This version of the program was in insert in the August 17 edition of the Smithers Interior News.  (Click the image to see the whole thing.)

Axes of Ego in the Bulkley Valley Exhibition program

Axes of Ego in the Bulkley Valley Exhibition program

Practicing for the BV Ex

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Heather’s away but the three boys have been practicing this week.  We’ve tweaked our festival set a bit and are working on the performance.  Heather will be back in a few days, so she’ll have time to be ready for the 27th.

BV Exhibition

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

I just got off the phone.  We’re going to play the closing set on the main stage at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition at 9pm on Saturday, August 27th.  Cool!