Mike Speaks. Sabrina Speaks. Our Favorite Gigs Ever

Mike Speaks: The Holiday Inn and Silly Pranks

Thinking about my favorite gig there was a lot to consider.  There are different kinds of gigs such as a club gig (typically 3 to 6 nights), one nighters, touring gigs (either…

Mike Speaks. Sabrina Speaks: Our Worst Gigs

MIke's Worst Gig: The Welland House 

When we decided to write about our worst gig this week, I had to do a lot of thinking.  I have played all across Canada, the USA, and many other countries. I have played…

Sabrina Speaks. Mike Speaks: Memories of Elementary School.

Sabrina Speaks: My Elementary School Super Hero - Mrs. Smedbol.

I was in Elementary school during the 70s. It was a time when school districts payed extra money to have a dedicated music teacher in the schools.  Currently, that’s rarely…

Mike Speaks. Sabrina Speaks: Road Stories

Mike Speaks: Steamer's First Tour

Steamer was the name of our band. We got the name from a character in the 1975 movie “Walking Tall Part 2”.  The character’s name was “Steamer Riley”. Steamer started in Kamloops, BC and became…

Just Being Me is all I Need to Do

This keeps coming up for me and just recently I’ve come to terms with it.  I kept feeling sorry for myself, believing that I was no one’s bright shining star potential with the ‘it’ quality.  I was not the favorite…

Live Your Joy

The holidays are such a great time of the year for me.  It seems that it can create kinder, more generous people.  It can turn takers into givers.  It can create more love in our world.  Of course, I know…

Do you put yourself in handcuffs?

As many of you know, I have had the pleasure of performing for all different age groups.  At my most recent performance, I was oddly drawn to one girl who was sitting way in the back.  She was quite pretty…

Free your mind and the rest will follow...

Loss.  I’ve been struggling with this concept.  It seems that loss comes as a lesson in many forms. How I’m experiencing it these days is that I find myself attached to the idea of an outcome and that outcome is…