“The Making Of” No Schedule Man CD

Entries from a weekly journal documenting the triumphs, trials and tribulations during the nearly year and a half it took to create and release the CD, “No Schedule Man.”

Recording Journal Vol. 50: “The End (And the Beginning)”

Recording Journal Vol. 50: “The End (And the Beginning)”

Well, we did it. No matter what script the future writes, I know in my heart that I set a goal, I stuck with it through thick and thin and I darn well got the job done. On June 26th, we (me, Kevin Gorman and Alyssa Sestric) did a show at the London Music Club, played songs from our new...

Recording Journal, Vol. 49: “Is This It?”

Recording Journal, Vol. 49: “Is This It?”

Is this it? One year ago, we started work on a CD I hoped to call “No Schedule Man.”  We’ve been through break-ins, hospital stays, equipment failures and all sorts of other challenges, including the re-scheduling of the CD release show because of some of what I just mentioned. And now, as I write this, we’re standing just a few...

Recording Journal Vol. 48 “Kevin on the Ground”

Recording Journal Vol. 48 “Kevin on the Ground”

Hello from the floor of my living room. Having received some advice from my physiotherapist (as we work to improve the herniated disc in my lower back), I am typing this journal while lying flat on the floor, stomach to the ground, chin on a pillow and hands out in front of me to reach the computer. Sounds ridiculous, I...

Recording Journal Vol. 47: “Rollin’ Again”

Recording Journal Vol. 47: “Rollin’ Again”

If was the kind of person that thrived on sympathy, I’d have been in heaven these past few days. But I don’t want sympathy. I want to be a part of the action. Which is why I bought a cane and hauled my busted-up body out to the race track this past weekend. I have learned that you have to...

Recording Journal Vol. 46: “Sidetracked”

Recording Journal Vol. 46: “Sidetracked”

This past week was one I’ll not soon forget. And if you go back and read the last few weeks’ worth of journals, I suppose you could argue that you could see this coming. As you may know, I’ve been managing through some vicious left leg/butt pain for the entire month of May. Last Saturday (May 22), I actually felt...

Recording Journal Vol. 45: “Pain”

Recording Journal Vol. 45: “Pain”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my back/left leg pain and my first visit to massage therapy. I did so with an eye toward humour. I’m not laughing anymore. I’ve now been in real pain the entire month of May. After two treatments with massage, the therapist suggested I go back to my family doctor (who had told...

Recording Journal Vol. 44: “Deadline”

Recording Journal Vol. 44: “Deadline”

Greetings! This is Kevin Bulmer, coming to you LIVE from inside a sea of post-it notes, mock-up merchandise designs, doodles, lists and other plans! And I’m here to ask you: will I ever reach this goal? Are you still with me? Are we still on track? Does anyone still care? Yes. I care. I’m starting to feel like the boy...

Recording Journal Vol. 43: “Butt Massage”

Recording Journal Vol. 43: “Butt Massage”

Things in CD land have slowed down this week after much excitement the previous seven days. We pressed hard in order to be ready to release two new songs and also to be prepared for our live radio interview and performance. The whole week was extremely gratifying. There is always a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you fulfill a goal...

Recording Journal, Vol. 42: “Homecoming”

Recording Journal, Vol. 42: “Homecoming”

Recording Journal Vol. 41: “Whipped From Water, Work & Waiting”

Recording Journal Vol. 41: “Whipped From Water, Work & Waiting”

What a week. I’m whipped. And looking back in my day planner and listing out all the things I’ve tried to tackle, I can understand why. Got my taxes finished, submitted and processed this week. I got our car e-tested and the plates renewed. I also had to turn to Tracey’s dad for help in solving a water-in-the-basement issue that...