ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts

3/18/2014

Stage Fright!

Hello again.  As I write this post, my first show with a fresh new band rapidly approaches.  I find that I am having a little bit of stage fright.  The good thing is, from my past experiences it goes away shortly after getting started.  Like most of my other performances, this one is going to be awesome.  It's a small venue, however the chance to play for other people will be awesome!

In my last post here I posted the song we have on YouTube.  I am not sure how many people have heard it, but playing it live will be an amazing experience.  I'll get my chance to be a 'rock star' for a night, and, fingers crossed, there will be more opportunities to come.  Participating in a live rock show is fun, but it is more fun from the stage in my opinion!

Every time I go up on stage there is always a little bit of stage fright.  Even after playing for many years.  Stage fright never really goes away, it helps keep me sharp.  If anyone else has dealt with stage fright, I would love to hear how you deal with it.  That's all for now, and let there be Rock!

1/18/2014

Awake.

Hello to my loyal readers.  I have been working very hard on my music project.  Now I can share with all of you the fruits of my labors.  I hope you will enjoy our first release. The recording process took much longer than we anticipated, but we are now gearing up for some live performances.

Hopefully with the majority of the recording out of the way I can find some time to get back to writing.  I enjoy writing blog posts almost as much as I enjoy writing music, so its hard to find time to do both.  However I am looking forward to posting more thoughts, hopefully I can get back into the writing routine.  Take care and keep rockin!

7/15/2012

To You, the Best Audience A Blogger Can Have

<p>Recently I published a similar note on one of my other blogs and I wanted to post a thank you, with an update here.  I have been quite busy outside of the world wide web and haven't  had a lot of time to keep in touch with all those who stop by this blog and have a read.  I haven't  forgotten you and I still find inspiration from all of the good comments you have left behind for me.

For everyone who has stopped by and have been discouraged by my lack of new posts; I want you all to know that I have been working on a music project.  I have been drumming for a good bunch of guys and haven't been able to find time for all of my passions.  Hopefully as things progress with my music project I will be able to find more time to give you something to come back to.  In the mean time I just want to say "Thank you" to everyone who has stopped by and left me a little piece of you on the comment section.  God bless.</p>

6/26/2011

Hats off

Let me say "Hats off" to Elizabeth May of the Green Party.  If I haven't said "Congratulations" for your work to get elected on May 1st, I'm saying it now.  I don't normally sway too much from the parties I have voted for in the past, but in the short time since the election, I believe that Canadians need to see more of Green Party.

I have recently had a few moments to read a few of Elizabeth May's blog, and I am starting to think we need more politicians like her.  I was looking through the list of people who are following me on Twitter and I found that both Elizabeth May and Jack Layton are on that list.  I can only hope once in a while they will pop by here and have a read, but I digress.  I was heading towards a tangent.  Anyway, I found her blog through Twitter and I was very pleasantly surprised.  The first post I read told me more about what our elected officials are working towards accomplishing on the federal politics stage.

The New Democrats normally get my vote, I was one of the swing voters in the last election.  I changed my vote when I watched the confidence vote that brought down the last minority government on TV.  I didn't want to go back to the polls...and as much as I despise the Liberals, I have to admit the election was necessary.  I'm sure after all the results are in, everybody was happy to see a Conservative majority with Jack Layton and the New Democrats opposing in the House.  Most importantly we have Elizabeth May in Parliament.  Granted she has a lot to prove to help bring more Greens into House, but I am certain she will go above and beyond not just for her party but for all Canadians.  I think we should see more of Elizabeth May's kind of politics in Canada.  Let me know if you agree with me.

6/17/2011

A Blemish On Our Image

The Stanley Cup finals are over, Boston has ended their cup drought.  Vancouver's first cup however will have to wait.  After the game...I am almost ashamed to say this but...riots in the streets of Vancouver.

Such shameful behavior. This is not what is supposed to happen after a huge loss at home.  All those fans should be ashamed of themselves.  Later reports show that the rest of the city has pitched in to clean up after the riots.  Although the riots have been cleaned up, the taint left behind from the riots is what will most likely be remembered.

After watching the whole event on TV, I am left with a question.  "What would happen if that had been Toronto losing the cup at home?"  Would the Maple Leaf fans start a riot on the streets of Toronto?  Its hard to say considering the Leafs have not made the playoffs since the lock out.  One thing I would hope is that the Maple Leaf fans who are accustomed to failure in the playoffs would take the loss a little better than Vancouver.   If I remember correctly, the fans in other Canadian cities who's teams have lost the Stanley Cup in game 7's have not started riots.  Suck it up Vancouver and look towards next season!

5/31/2011

Liberal Democratic Party?

I can't believe what I just read.  A former Liberal minister thinks the time is right for the New Democratic Party and the Liberal Party should merge. This article explains why the Liberal party has been in decline and why the time is right for a merger.  Are you for real?

Granted Jack Layton and his New Democratic Party is definitely showing momentum winning 103 seats in last month's election, but wouldn't the merger kill that momentum swing.  The political landscape of Canada was changed with the last election.  I for one am glad that Stephen Harper won a majority.  Although Harper has a majority, he has quite an opponent with Jack Layton heading up the official opposition in the House of commons.

In my humble opinion, if the NDP and the Liberals were to merge, the Conservatives would most likely win another majority government four years from now when we Canadians go back to the polls.  It would be morally wrong for the NDP and the Liberals to merge after Jack Layton convinced Quebec to vote for a federalist party instead of the Bloc Quebecois.  This just looks like the Liberals are continuing their quest for power and forgetting about all of those who cast their votes on May 2nd.  The Canadian people sent a clear message to both the Bloc Quebecois and the Liberal party that we don't want their type of politics on Capital Hill.

I changed the way I voted in the last election.  The main reason I decided to change my vote was because the Liberal Party was against Canadians protecting our sovereignty by voting down a budget that Canadians have been waiting for.  Far too long have we been a joke in terms of our military and that is mostly the fault of previous governing parties (specifically the Liberal Party).  I could not believe that the Liberal Party was against a budget that brings defending our own shores to the forefront.  I did not want to go to the polls, but this time Canadians now have a government that will protect its people.  What do you think?