Springtime! Update!

April 8, 2007

Hey Guys! Well, I know it’s been a while since I talked to you last, but not to worry, I’m here now. And I will sing you a lullaby, so don’t cry anymore. Everything is going to be alright.

I just got out of band practice and it went amazing! We were all having so much fun and I felt like we were giving a great performance. Today, we were talking about how some bands get on stage and they act SO SERIOUS the entire time… I guess that can work for metal or emo bands or a certain artist, but we like to make people laugh and have fun. That what we want to bring to our fans.

The Month of Giving

You may have seen a banner up about “The Month of Giving” from Dominique Vouk & The Sexy Band, or noticed that most of our shows coming up are fundraisers for charities. If you haven’t heard, I’m going to fill you in. Starting April 12th, we’re going to have as many shows as we can, aimed at raising funds for worthy causes for a month. Right now, we have 5 lined up and that number seems to keep growing rapidly. Now that I’ve told you WHAT it is… Maybe I could tell you a bit about WHY it is. How I look at it is that, I have a roof over my head, food to eat, I am healthy, my body functions properly, I have a family, I have friends, and my life consists of doing my passion; MUSIC! I’m so fortunate, so it makes me feel so good when I can make someone else feel like they are fortunate too, because of the actions I took.

This is the ad. Click it to go to my calendar and join us in the giving!


I’m asking you to come join me in contributing to these great efforts. Together, we can begin change the world. At every show that you come to, you will help change someone’s life for the better. If you don’t live in Florida, (where the shows will be taking place) be there in spirit by continuing to support our music and the charities that we support.

Operation Smile

One event that specifically means a lot to me is The Operation Smile Benefit Concert. If you’ve never heard of Operation Smile, it’s an organization that raises funds to give surgeries to kids born with facial deformities and cleft palates. I guess this one really hit home for me being my little cousin Alex was born with a cleft lip and palate and luckily he was able to get the surgery he needed, but if he was in another country and his parents didn’t have enough money, that may have been something he would have to live with for his entire life and it would probably affect his speech, eating habits, confidence and self-esteem.

The fact that the concert we’re putting on with The Drive Home & Tommy Dalton can raise over $6000 dollars from ticket sales for Operation Smile and provide 25 successful surgeries to 25 different kids around the world is quite remarkable. So be a part of this & get your tickets today!

Inspired by Givers

Two Givers who I really admire in my life are my grade 8 english teacher Syd Korsunsky & my grade 10 english teacher Alicia Sloane. They both made such a difference in my life and gave so much to me in my teen years, which was a very emotional and confusing time for me. Syd inspired me to love books & work for hours on end at my own creative writing, which kept me out of trouble and improved my songwriting skills. Alicia treated me like I was intelligent and important. I felt like she cared about what I had to say and she supported my passion for music by letting me incorporate it, into my school projects. They both made school such a creative place and I think that it’s really important to have a place for creativity in schools, because at the low points of my life, art is what kept me going and I think it has done the same for a lot of people in the world. Another show we have this month is called Race For The Arts, and it’s to raise money for art supplies and programs in schools. I believe that art and creativity are crucial to a child’s emotional health & intelligence and Race For The Arts is making sure that kids have this outlet.

 

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Winterfest

December 9, 2006

Okay, soooooo… I’m getting pretty pumped about the Winterfest Boat Parade show. First of all, now we’re playing on the 160 foot Coast Guard Boat. Second of all, I think we’re going to be on national television. Third of all, my dad is going to get to see me play on the boat because he’ll be in Miami on December 16th!!! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, YOU’RE ALL INVITED. For more information click: shows.

So I saw the movie “Click” a few days ago. I had heard mixed reviews on it, but when I finally watched it, it turned out to be really amazing. I cried in parts of the movie, which is rare for an Adam Sandler movie, but I think it had a really good message about how important it is to live for today, rather than living for the next material possession we may want.

Since we talked last, I went to the “All American Rejects” concert with my bass player Casey and his sister Kelly. It was such a fun night. On the way there, we managed to see an entire car on fire, which was breathtakingly cool, but only because nobody was in it.

Then when we got there we realized our seats were on the floor, so we pushed and shoved our way to the front. I am claustrophobic, so I was pretty much having a panic attack the entire time. The highlight of the night for me was when I got so surrounded I had to get out of the crowd, so I was saying excuse me and walking all the way to the back of the room. Just when I thought I escaped the crowd, the lead singer and the guitar player appeared on a smaller stage, right where I was, to perform an acoustic song together. Everybody who I was trying to escape started running to the stage to try to get a good seat, and I was once again trapped. But it was okay, because I felt psychic for knowing that the band was going to go there.
A week later, Casey invited me to another concert because he’s so nice and awesome and this time it was a little band named AEROSMITH. I’m such a loser for not going, I know. But I was as sick as a dog, and I had to perform the day after, so I wasn’t going to risk, not being 100% for my loyal fans like you.

I’m going to Winnipeg, Canada on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with my family. I am pretty excited about that. I went Christmas shopping on Black Friday and got some good dealz!

OKAY! You must watch this video.
One of SNL’s finer moments:

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