July 6, 2020 - by metaspira

Find me with Unsubscribe Below on YouTube

I am now one-half of Unsubscribe Below, a comedy/music/improv/general randomness duo. Check us out, and do subscribe if you like what you see… or even if you don’t… because you can always unsubscribe…

Here’s our latest, a coronavirus parody song to BeeGees’ “Stayin’ Alive”, and a PSA, and a thank-you to British Columbia’s Dr. Bonnie Henry for handling the COVID crisis so astonishingly well.

November 8, 2017 - by metaspira

Off traveling the world at the moment

I’m currently in Bali, Indonesia, where I’ve been living for the past three weeks. After one more week, I’ll be heading to Tamil Nadu, India, and spending some time at the Ramana Maharshi ashram. In total, I’ll be gone for about five months. I’ve got a lot to say about it in the meantime – I’m keeping a blog of writing and photography from my travels, which you can follow at http://www.measuringcoastlines.com. Come along with me!

September 3, 2016 - by metaspira

Performing and writing music for Manipulation at the Fringe Festival in Vancouver

I’m in the midst of writing music and rehearsing for Cloud Opera, one act of Manipulation, a show at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Now, I won’t be performing the music live – because along with Maria Lantin, who created, conceptualized, and programmed the piece, I will be in a motion-capture outfit as a puppeteer operating a virtual-reality character.

In other words, just a normal day in the life.

Come see us from September 8-18, 7-8pm, at Emily Carr’s Intersections Digital Studios. More details and ticket information here.

September 16, 2015 - by metaspira

There are songs now.

Two songs from Difficult Animals are now completed and ready for your ears. You can have a listen and find out more information at metaspira.bandcamp.com.

November 24, 2014 - by metaspira

This is the starting point.

“Latest news” seems like a bit of a misnomer when there’s never been any news from Metaspira before. But you’ve got to start somewhere, and this is it. The latest news is that I’m working on some music, and some of it is done.

I’ve been working on and off over the past year and a bit with Rory Macdonald at Orchid Studios to record and mix an EP of five or six songs I’ve written. It’s been an epic adventure, involving floods, small fires, and various other sorts of those interruptions we call “life”.

It feels both like we’re almost done, and like we’ve still got a long way to go.

I’ll keep you posted.