Category Archives: Mick Dalla-Vee’s Blog

Mick Dalla-Vee’s Blog

Musings and musical news from Canadian musician Mick Dalla-Vee.

Your Kids Should Not Be the Most Important in the Family

I came across this article from 2017 that I had saved. I found it intriguing and close to many of the things I have thought personally. I wonder what your feedback would be on this. Please feel free to respond! Sunday, January 1, 2017  Naples Daily News Your Kids Should Not Be the Most Important […]

Joe Johnson’s Beatle Brunch with Guest Host Mick Dalla-Vee (Aired April 21, 2024)

  I was very honoured to be asked by Joe to be a guest host for his show. I was allowed to pick whatever topic I liked so I decided to have my first show be about anomalies and alternate mixes of some Beatles songs. These certainly aren’t all that I have but there’s only […]

I love you my Carolyn – if you’re listening

 Carolyn in September of 1999 with her little dog, Puggy. I have to preface this little true story by saying that I am not a ‘believer’ of anything supernatural. I can always figure out a logical reason for something happening that seems to be ‘unexplainable’… except for what I’m about to share with you. My […]

The Infamous Shama 50 Dollar Bill

The Infamous “SHAMA $50.00 Bill” It was an ingenious marketing strategy dreamed up by Shama’s ‘manager of the moment’, Dallas Goodmanson, who operated the Regina, Saskatchewan office of the Canadian prairie’s leading music agency, “Nellis Booking Agency” The idea was to literally ‘spread’ these fake fifties everywhere. On the front, when folded in half (note […]

“Place Called Home” – A New Single and Video from Cease & Desist

“Place Called Home” – A New Single and Video from Cease & Desist After many years of being a band Cease & Desist have finally released their first single, ‘Place Called Home’. On the week of Feb 20-25, 1989, Mick Dalla-Vee, Marc LaFrance, and Brent Knudsen had their first public performance. Who would have thought […]

The First Time that Cease & Desist Played with Randy Bachman

The First Time that Cease & Desist Played with Randy Bachman This interesting piece of paper was recently found. It’s a schedule that shows the first time that Cease and Desist played on the same stage with Randy Bachman. This was back on May 6, 1993. Almost 30 years ago at the time of this […]

Randy Bachman Does His Jazz Thing Too, At Massey Hall (With Special Guest Guitarists Jeff Healey and Duke Robillard)

Randy Bachman Does His Jazz Thing Too, At Massey Hall (With Special Guest Guitarists Jeff Healey and Duke Robillard) [from jazzreview.com] Concert Review by: Joe Curtis Venue: Massey Hall (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Friday April 13, 2007 – It was certainly a truly historic musical celebration of the blues, jazz, folk and some Middle Eastern musical […]

The Ron Tabak Band

The Ron Tabak Band   In 1979 – 1980 there was an experimental band put together called The H.U.N.N. (which stood for John HALL, Doni UNDERHILL, Rocket NORTON and Jeff NEILL). They toured around the local bar scene whenever schedules would allow. Eventually they went into Mushroom Studios during those days and self-produced about 5 […]

Dana Honey & Danny Casavant

Dana and Danny are old friends from Winnipeg. During COVID they decided to try recording remotely as Danny now lives in Vancouver and Dana has relocated to Kamloops. Their goal was to recreate songs they loved from their childhood with as much authenticity as possible. I got involved in a small way to make their […]