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War & Oil live performance - Canada Day
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Sometimes I feel the need to write about what's happening in the world around me.  I can't help but feel fortunate when I hop in my mini-van loaded down with bandmates, guitars and piles of music gear , when I've just listened to a news story about the troubles in Syria and the ongoing struggle to stabilize Afghanastan just to name a couple.  Today a fan sent in a video they shot of our Canada Day performance of one of my new songs "War & Oil".  It really felt good to perform this amoungst the thousands of people gathered in Riverside Park.  It's not that I'm down on government, but I do think it is important for us to remember that there's more to the cost of everything we buy in our lives, than the dollars we pay.

"Prime Ministers and Presidents counting where the money went from their lands."

We are fortunate to live in a reasonably stable country, where corruption is limited, where rights exist and our government tries to maintain peace and order within our borders.  I really touch on these feelings when Chris and I perform this piece.  It is so exciting to have someone record this song and send it in... thanks Ben!

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