Category Archives: Mick Dalla-Vee’s Blog

Mick Dalla-Vee’s Blog

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

Zero Tolerance USA 2018

Have you heard that children were separated from their parents under Obama & Clinton? Then, you need a little Facts vs Myths lesson. Michelle Martin, PhD Cal State Fullerton summed up the most important FACTS: There is so much misinformation out there about the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy that requires criminal prosecution, which […]

The Cookie Thief

Borrowed from Valerie Cox A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside […]

How can you trust if someone will repay a loan? Look at their smartphone.

May 17, 2018 / Patrick D’Arcy By replacing traditional credit scores with mobile phone data, entrepreneur Shivani Siroya has pioneered an innovative way to think about trust. What makes you decide to trust someone? Maybe you have mutual friends or you know their family. Maybe you know other people who went to the same college […]

15 Tiny Things That Could Seriously Improve Your Life In Just A Month – Gyan Yankovich

1. If a task if going to take you less than a minute to complete, do it as soon as you think of it. The One-Minute Rule is simple, but it works! Getting out of the habit of putting things off is the easiest way to get shit done. 2. Try to read for a […]

9 Things That Make You Unlikable – (Forbes Magazine)

9. Sharing too much, too early. While getting to know people requires a healthy amount of sharing, sharing too much about yourself right off the bat comes across wrong. Be careful to avoid sharing personal problems and confessions too quickly. Likeable people let the other person guide them as to when it’s the right time […]

The Vancouver Symphony May 20th, 2015

Mick Dalla-Vee with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony May 20th, 2015 In 2014, we embarked (with Randy Bachman) on another quest. Randy had decided that to perform his wonderful music catalogue with the band and a symphony orchestra. The incredible Charles Cozens was enlisted to score the charts. In October of 2014 we had a two day run through of […]

David Letterman

My main reason will be that David Letterman is signing off… AND… I will have to record it. I am gigging that night. It’s somewhat odd that I feel that I’m not going to be ‘in the moment’ by watching it later. Of course my feelings are silly; the show is taped at 5pm New York time… a full nine hours ahead of the Vancouver broadcast time… but when you’re a fan you’re a fan. I’m sure you ‘sports people’ get it.

Music, God and Breakdowns Grand Prairie, Alberta, May 2nd, 2015

Music, God and Breakdowns Grand Prairie, Alberta, May 2nd, 2015 Whenever I’m in Grand Prairie, my mind floats back to me at 18 years old, on the road with Shama. Although I thought I was emotionally prepared and mature enough to handle being out on the road, I found out by the third month of […]

Trama at The Chain and Ballroom- Matsqui Penitentiary, Abbotsford BC, 1982

Trama at The Chain and Ballroom – Matsqui Penitentiary, Abbotsford BC, 1982 Loved this gig… I believe it was an Easter Dinner. There were wives, girlfriends, kids there…. but wow… I LEARNED!   When I first got into the Matsqui Penn to play this gig, I was escorted to the stage. In those days with […]

TBT – The Roseland Ballroom in NYC with Bachman and Turner, November 2010

Probably one of the more memorable times in my life thus far. We were to shoot a live DVD in the infamous Roseland Ballroom in NYC (since torn down sadly). I LOVE NYC – always have from my first time there in 2007 (***). I had played there earlier with Randy Bachman’s Band in 2008 […]

Throw Back Thursday – Bruce Greenwood and Don Felder – July 12, 2003

Cease and Desist got a call to back up Don Felder from The Eagles, as he was going to play onstage during the ‘Courtnall Celebrity Classic’ in Victoria. The event raises money for mental illness disorders and this was the first of what was to become a semi-annual event. I was thrilled of course. Having […]