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I started my web presence on MySpace back in 2005. MySpace has always been good to me. Thank you MySpace. You gave me a means by which I can have my modest artist page and have my tunes streaming front and centre, showing off to the world how few people listen to my songs.

But the time has come to turn the (web)page.  The only active thing left on the MySpace account was my blog which, bafflingly, got almost 3x the traffic that my songs had. The blog has been fun and will continue, but will continue here at WordPress. I’m sorry MySpace, your relevance is waning. Even your testament of how few people listen to me has been usurped …that job now goes to my YouTube channel.

BLUE BLUE SATELLITE MYSPACE BLOG READERS: Thank you for reading. I can’t believe you do, but the numbers don’t lie…so thank you. But the fun isn’t about to let up…welcome to the WordPress blog…please continue reading right here, right now.

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Ok, I’ll level with you oh anonymous blog reader. I like the FOX TV show “Glee”. They’ve got a nice little thing going there with a fun cast of characters, energetic arrangements of some classic tunes and hoo doggy can that little Lea Michele belt a tune out something fierce!

Recently I was in attendance at the finals for an American Idol-type contest for the Toronto District School Board. The “opening act”(if one can really have an opening act for a high-school knock-off of a reality show) was a choir of mentally challenged students. Yes, there were a lot of polite smiles and cheers but in all honesty they were pretty good and the crowd got behind them. They may not have been Vocal Adrenaline or even New Directions circa Glee episode 1 but as the host, Funkmaster Flex(or something), said, they really showed us the joy of music.

And I guess that’s what I like about Glee. It may not be completely my style of music(quite often it’s the polar opposite) but the spirit is there. Good songs, punctuating the emotional arcs of the characters, delivered with passion and enthusiasm….even if they tend to have the beautiful singers front-and-centre and the aforementioned Lea Michele is an established broadway singer. You know, it’s very telling to just compare the title of this show with another music-oriented show: “Glee” vs. “Idol”. As a musician I can tell you that there is much glee to be had in music. What the hell does being an idol have to do with music?

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Hey, to anybody who’s reading this, happy holidays. I was hoping to have a new song posted for the end of this year but I guess I’m gonna have to wait till I shed the Christmas pounds so that my belly doesn’t keep pushing my guitar from off my lap.

Also in the new year, I’m hoping to spice up my live act with a new, yet-to-be-acquired piece of technology. Sexy lead singer robot? Wait and see…

Tune of the moment: “Topanga Canyon” – John Phillips(myspace.com/wolfkingofla)

See y’all in 07!

Wen

So this is cool. I was informed that an aquaintance of mine, whom I’ve met only a handful of times, actually stumbled upon my MySpace page simply by perusing the list of friends of one of my singer/songwriter friends(of whom she’s a fan), recognizing either my profile or my name, and then making the connection. How cool is that? Well…maybe not that cool but I thought it was…so if Cheryl is reading this…cheers!

Good to know that MySpace isn’t just for weirdos looking for skanky pictures of teenagers…

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006 – Free Times Caf – Toronto, Canada – Time TBA

That’s it. Ha. Yeah…don’t do much live but when I do it’s always a fun time. Freetimes is always great…which is easy for me to say cos I’ve never played anywhere else.

New tunes, special guests and millions of dollars of pyrotechnics…we’ll have it all(except that last one).

-Wen