If Calgary dirtbag bangerdom has a royal family, Dean Murdoch is definitely part of its lineage. Having one foot firmly rooted in dirtbag bangerdom myself, I do not mean this as a disparaging comment. I was quite flattered when “The Deaner” (actor Paul Spence), co-creator of the classic indie movie Fubar released a cover of one of my songs complete with video. And, as a … Continue reading The Ballad of Pilsner Beer: approved by dirtbag royalty
After playing a ton of roots and country for most of the last decade, I had an urge to go back to my hard rock/punk/metal beginnings. With longtime Calgary scene vets Darell Hartlen on drums and Tim Bulb on bass, we hit Echo Base studios where studio whiz Casey Lewis whipped one of our songs into shape. It’s linked on the music page and here. … Continue reading Important 21st Century Rock ‘n’ Roll news: Introducing The Deadly Skulls!
This year I’ve written/started a pile of hard rock songs. I was a gigging musician before getting serious about fiction writing, and not having a live band up and running is killing me. Is it the on-stage adrenalin I miss, or the free beer? Whichever, school and writing are driving the bus but I have been jamming sporadically with members of Cowpuncher and the Mad … Continue reading No, seriously, I’m still a musician