October Playlist

Cover design for October playlist.

I tried, I really tried. I really wanted to get this playlist published before the end of the month, but the universe had other plans. October had proven to be a much busier month than I’m accustomed to lately, but that didn’t mean that I wasn’t able to spend some of my time listening to music (old & new). Anyway here it is, a not-as-spooky-as-you-would-expect playlist for October.

Head to the link here to like/follow on Spotify: October 2020 Playlist

1. Sunken “Somewhere Not Real”

2. Epic45 “Ritual Ghost” 

3. Matty “I’ll Gladly Place Myself Below You”

4. Shlohmo “Nice & Shiny”


6. Public Memory “Butcher”

7. Joji “Modus”

8. MorMor “Heaven’s Only Wishful – Extended Version” 

9. Secret Pyramid “Hexes” 

10. You’ll Never Get To Heaven “White Light”

11. Wanderwelle “Amor Fati”

12. Nick Hakim “WTMMG

13. Phoebe Bridgers “Halloween”

13 songs with a total playing time of 58 minutes.

“Memories of Light” Solo Art Exhibition

About a month ago, my first solo art exhibition was installed at a downtown Kamloops coffee shop called Amplified Cafe. It’s titled “Memories of Light” & features selected works made over the last few years, drawing from ordinary and unassuming places, emotional connection & ambient light. Generally speaking, my intent has always been to make images that evoke a sense of nostalgia that are typically rooted in using only natural light. This showcase is a testament to that special kind of relationship I have cultivated with my camera while creating these images over the last three to four years.

Although each of these selected photographs are rooted to a distinct place & time, my hope would be that others are able to find connections between elements that are repeated in these images I’ve made & to their own personal experiences.

The exhibition was curated by my good friend Lea Bucknell & made possible by the TRU Visual Arts Program. It’s still up for another couple of weeks so if you find yourself downtown & in need of a coffee, please go check it out.

September Playlist

Cover design for September playlist.

I’m sure you know the drill by now, so here’s my playlist for September. 

A slower, calmer start to the month meant I could spend some time working on a few personal projects. There’s a few things that I’m excited to share, but for now I’m just happy to be sharing this thing ahead of schedule.

Head to the link here to like/follow on Spotify: September 2020 Playlist

Here it is in list form:

1. Max Cooper “Reflect”

2. Helena Deland “Truth Nugget” 

3. Sunken “Visions of You”

4. Brijean “Moody”

5. Yellow Days feat. Mac Demarco “The Curse”

6. Gidge “New Light”

7. Indian Wells “Black Trees”

8. Death and Vanilla “A Flaw In the Iris” 

9. Forever “Blur” 

10. Maverick Sabre and Jorja Smith “Slow Down”

11. Actress and Sampha “Walking Flames”

12. Black Marble “Poison Tree”

12 songs with a total playing time of 51 minutes.

August Playlist

Cover design for August playlist.

Was August a busy month for anyone else? Even though life still seems slow, the weeks have passed by at an alarming rate. Perhaps starting the month off by moving wasn’t helpful but it was definitely positive & a much needed change in my life.

 My goal was to ensure I published this playlist by the end of the month, so I suppose… achievement almost unlocked there.

And finally, a couple of these tracks were taken directly from one of my favourite winemaker’s playlists he released to coincide with the release of his new summer wines (shoutout to Ursa Major Winery), but I have no shame about that because they’ve made up a large part of my summer listening habits.

Head to the link here to like/follow on Spotify: August 2020 Playlist

Here it is in list form:

1. Ruby Haunt “Avalon”

2. Helena Deland “Lylz” 

3. Yuno “Fall In Love”

4. Harmless “Notice Me”

5. Arca “Time”

6. Peel Dream Magazine “Up and Up”

7. CASTLEBEAT “Research”

8. Fenne Lily “Alapathy”

9. Washed Out “Time to Walk Away” 

10. Blended Babies & Anderson .Paak “Cheap Whiskey 70’s Riesling” 

11. Spooky Mansion “You’re the Wave”

12. Land of Talk “A/B Futures”

13. Midwife “S.W.I.M.

13 songs with a total playing time of 51 minutes.

July Playlist

Cover design for July playlist.

For the month of July, I chose to put together a playlist mainly focused on BIPOC artists, in the hopes that I can, either consciously or subconsciously, influence my listening habits going forward.

Some of these songs are recent discoveries from the last few months while others are from records that I didn’t pay enough attention to when they were released (which is the entire reason for my playlist project this year), but I do acknowledge how important it is to diversify my music tastes. 

Now I am aware that just putting a playlist together doesn’t really do much, but I am going to make an effort to directly support each of this artists featured here (& others whose art I enjoy ) when I can in the future.

Head to the link here to like/follow on Spotify: July 2020 Playlist

Here it is in list form:

1. FKA Twigs “Sad Day”

2. DRAMA ” Hold On” 

3. Anderson .Paak “Lockdown”

4. Toro Y Moi “You Hid (Instrumental)”

5. Leon Bridges feat. Terrace Martin “Sweeter”

6. Frank Ocean “Lens”

7. Bear “Blue House Black Mold”

8. Moses Sumney “Cut Me”

9. Baba Ali “House” 

10. Thundercat “Funny Thing” 

11. Isaiah Rashad “Why Worry”

12. Actress “There’s An Angel in the Shower”

13. Run the Jewels “A Few Words for the Firing Squad (Radiation)”

13 songs with a total playing time of 51 minutes.

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