Boreal Bootcamp – Day 1 (The great hockey controversy)

Today marks the first day of our Peak Performance Bootcamp experience. When we arrived, we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of other bands swarming around Rockridge Canyon. After a rousing evening of live music from several of our fellow artists, we were alerted to an ongoing rivalry between the faculty members representing the Peak and the artists. Of all the rivalries that could exist between highly musical individuals, the most heated, in fact, seems to be that surrounding the annual late night ball hockey game. Although I ran my little legs like crazy, I was robbed of not one, but two goals by the obviously biased faculty member referee. Despite Zach’s adamant vocal protestations from the sidelines, the referee was clearly wearing his professionally custom-molded earplugs.

For the past five years, the artists have always won. But not tonight…

Although we’ve hit a morale snag early on, we feel confident that our time here will improve, and that we as artists can unite to overthrow our faculty oppressors. But in all sincerity, we’re so excited and thankful to be here. A great week lies ahead!



The Adventure Begins

If you know me, then you will know that I’m not the biggest fan of mornings. My own family has learned to give it at least an hour, after I get up, before trying to have a real conversation with me. This morning I woke up early.

This was a good thing though. I got to wake up in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and make the drive out to Rock Ridge Canyon in Princeton, BC, for the beginning of the 2014 Peak Performance Project Boot Camp.

Let me tell you, they don’t waste any time here. In the half day that we’ve been here, we’ve already had co-writing/pre-production sessions, live showcases and for the FIRST time (I think) in the history of the Boot Camp the Faculty Hockey Team beat the Artists, in what I would like to call the closest game in history – mind you we were definitely robbed of two goals. I may not have played, but I know a goal when I see a goal. Just saying.


Tomorrow I get to play with my guys, who made the trip from Edmonton today, and I couldn’t be more excited. All of the artists here are so unique, and I’m stoked to be able to share what I do, with a new group of amazing people.


First day of camp down, six more to go.



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