THE BLOG

An intimate view into the portal of Joey’s life experiences, musings and meanderings.

Cracked Ice – When I Found Jazz

Cracked Ice – When I Found Jazz

I have several stories of how and when I found Jazz music, but this particular one seems to stand out more than the rest. Growing up in the late 60s through the 70s, I was a strange kid with strange tastes and although I heard a lot of music that was currently on Pop...

Ray Bradbury And My Creative Process

Ray Bradbury And My Creative Process

It was time to create another blog installation and nothing was coming immediately to mind until I flashed upon Ray Bradbury and his lists of potential titles for stories. This had been one of his creative M.O.s for years, one that he always mentioned in interviews,...

Cachao – Why I Play The Bass

Cachao – Why I Play The Bass

Most of you know me as a bassist but I am also a guitarist and have actually played the guitar ten years longer than bass.   I began guitar at eight years old and bass at eighteen and now I’m approaching my 40 and 50 year mark on these instruments respectively....

My Bob Dorough Radio Tribute

My Bob Dorough Radio Tribute

When Bob Dorough left the planet in 2018, he left behind a musical legacy and career spanning eight decades. He had a long run and finally cut out at 94 years young. If you grew up in the ’70s or had children back then, you would most likely be familiar with Bob...

My Reggae Podclash Episode!

My Reggae Podclash Episode!

I was recently selected by The Reggae Podclash to do an extensive interview about my involvement with the revival of traditional Jamaican music, namely Ska, and the circumstances surrounding how I became involved in this nearly 40 years ago. It was a great honour for...

My Free Film Noir DJ Mix

My Free Film Noir DJ Mix

As a kid growing up in the 70’s I watched a ton of old films on our black & white TV set and since there were only a limited amount of channels (no cable or VCRs or YouTube yet) there was a certain commitment to paying strict attention when my favourite movie was...