Summer 2016 so far

Couple little tour rips, sappyfest, dickin' around with the band and some other random nonsense. 

"High Hopes" Vinyl come in

Whippin' through months of photos here. In May the Canadian version of our vinyl "High Hopes" arrived in the mail so we smoked a super disgusting cigar and had a little look. High Hopes will be released internationally on September 2nd, 2016. Stay tuned!

Like A Motorcycle at Soundpark Studios

In January my band Like A Motorcycle recorded our first full length album at Soundpark Studios in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with innumerable ECMA winner Jamie Foulds and Tom Fun Orchestra's most loveable lumberjack Albert Lionais. It was such a great opportunity and we somehow managed to grab a few snapshots during the five days we were there busting our asses. Stay tuned for some video and first single coming out this spring! 

Pulled Pork for Dumbies

Yesterday was my birthday - Here is my gift to you: My pulled pork recipe w/ green apple tzatziki slaw. It's fool proof and delicious. 

Things you'll need:

  • Pork Shoulder- Usually I grab a decent sized hunk of for about $10 dollars and manage to make well over 8 servings. 
  • BBQ Sauce - My personal favourite is the Our compliments Tequila Lime but whatever is clever.
  • Buns
  • Beer - preferably something malty. (Propeller Nocturne or Bitter is my choice)
  • Green Apple - 2/3 makes a decent amount of slaw.
  • Tzatziki
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Garlic 
    Onion
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Dijon if you're feeling sassy. 
     


Depending on the size of your slowcooker/pot you might want to cut the pork into a few pieces. Let that bone hang out in there.

1. Make a Rub. Nothing crazy - mine is usually mostly brown sugar with a little cumin, chilli powder, whatever is around. 

2. Cut up some garlic and onion. Fry em up in the bottom of the slowcooker.

3. Throw dat pork in dere, bie.
Once your pork is covered in rub throw it in the slow cooker with some liquid. If you are boring you can use chicken/veg stock but I like to use beer or rootbeer. Something malty is great - Propeller Bitter or Nocturne Dark Lager is my favourite to use, but you can really use any beer - seriously, I used blue once -  as long as you don't go too hoppy (cooking that for a long period can bring out some flavours you probably don't want.) I usually top it off with a splash of Dijon. Leave it on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. Uncle fuckin' bobby. 

4. BLAM. Porks ready to pull.
Pop that shiet out of the cooker, use two forks to pull it apart, remove the skin, bone, fat. 
Drain the juices from the slow cooker and set aside. 
Put the pork back in the slowcooker, add your BBQ sauce, add a bit of the liquid back (i like mine to be pretty moist but it's your call) and let sit for another half hour on low heat. 

5. APPLE SLAW
So simple. Cut your green apple into matchsticks. Throw tzatziki in. Splash of sriracha sauce. Pepper. DONE. 

6. Season your pork more - I use salt, pepper & sriracha sauce. 

7. Assemble Sandwich. Apple slaw on bottom is the way to go but hey, be yourself.

8. Eat Sandwich.

9. Eat several more sandwiches. 

10. Nap it off. 

P.S. I do this with tofu simultaneously as well. I throw it right in with the Pork because my roommate/bandmate Kim is a pathetic excuse for a vegetarian but it's still delicious without those sweet, sweet, pork drippings.  


 

couple a buds, bud.

  • david at propeller brewery

  • michelle at gus' pub

  • kirk fiddling with his bass

  • kathleen with smoke in her eyes 

  • sam being sassy 

Nova Scotia Music Week & Awards

Couple fun shots and shenanigans from Nova Scotia Music Week Nov 6th - 9th.
Great weekend although it took a couple of years off my life, I'm sure.

But hey, my band Like A Motorcycle won "Best Loud Recording" - that's pretty neat!

New Camera

I recently picked up a Fujifilm X-Pro1. It's been a bit of a learning curve but I'm beginning to really enjoy it. 

Here's a slew of photos from my first week with it. Nothing too interesting - just my life.