Wow… Interesting that Apple studies Gould at their internal Apple University.  I’ve been a long time fan of Gould and have used Apple products for a very long time now.  Hadn’t thought there was any correlation until now.  Makes sense when I think about it though…

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/how-apple-and-its-products-are-inspired-by-canadian-glenn-gould-1.2335254

There’s nothing like a great drummer and I’m lucky enough to work with one of Canada’s finest, Dave Patel.  But for writing, EZ Drummer has been an amazing tool.  I just picked up the new Indie Folk add-on and it sounds incredible.  I particularly like the Slingerland kit in the 4 mic configuration — truly massive tones.  Getting lots of ideas for the next Sixteen Different Minds record!

Sixteen Different Minds will be performing at a benefit concert for the charity Make Music Matter this coming Monday (July 30 – 8:30 doors) at Hugh’s Room in Toronto.  To learn more about Make Music Matter and about the event, please check out the press release attached below.

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On Monday July 30, 2012 at 8:30pm, the Event Production and Management class T-316 at Metalworks Institute is hosting a benefit concert. The concert will be taking place at Hugh’s Room in Toronto and is in support of the charity Make Music Matter (formerly Song for Africa).

Make Music Matter’s current goal’s deal with the hardships and devastation brought to the children of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and other African countries. They work with HIV/AIDS orphans, child soldiers, and women and children who are survivors of sexual violence. Make Music Matter brings music and education into the lives of these people as well as joy and hope for a brighter, safer future.

There will be many different musical artists playing at the event featuring Grammy & Juno award winning singer/songwriter Dan Hill, Tim Edwards of Crash Parallel, Luke McMaster, the band Menage, Jesse Labelle, Odario Williams of Grand Analog, Julie C, Mark Christiano and Sixteen Different Minds and the host for the evening, Canada’s Queen of hip-hop, Michie Mee.

Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door. To reserve your tickets, go to the Hugh’s Room website http://hughsroom.com/reservations/?performance=Metalworks+Institute+presents+A+Night+to+Make+Music+Matter&pdate=July+30%2C+2012

There will also be a silent auction at the event as well. If you have an item or a service you can donate, please contact us by email at: mwieventsteam@gmail.com.

You can support the event by buying tickets for you and your friends or donating something to the silent auction. This is a excellent opportunity to attend a great night of entertainment, while helping out a great cause at the same time.

You can also help by sharing the event on social media. Visit the events Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/events/259987297447341/  and invite your friends!

Reminder that Hugh’s Room serves an amazing dinner so plan to come early and enjoy the evening.

Sixteen Different Minds is having a Toronto CD release party for Dancing Castles this Sunday (June 26, 2011 – 8 PM) at the Blue Moon.  We have the fantastic Henry Heillig (bassist and co-founder of Manteca) on this date.  We also have some pretty darn cool t-shirts (and fridge magnets) for sale.  If you’re in the Toronto area, please come on out and say hi!

Thanks and bye for now,

Jamie