Thursday, August 18, 2011

A new addition to the lyle project.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I love this song!

I was just clicking on random Youtube and Vimeo videos looking for something interesting and I stumbled across this video for Mumford and Sons 'The Cave'.

I was surprised I had never seen the video before.  I love Mumford & Sons, and The Cave is one of my favourite songs from their album Sigh No More, right behind Winter Winds.  I love the whole concept of this video.  The look of it is brilliant and the lip sync is spot on.  I'm always impressed by slow mo singing in videos.


'Because I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it's meant to be.'

Monday, June 6, 2011

Re-post of Murray's Market

murray's market is a pure dream come true for me.

on a rainy may morning as i wandered ottawa's lower town i discovered murray's market was open for business. i have anxiously been awaiting its opening so i absolutely had to  get something to eat.  and what i got to eat i believe was the breakfast of champions... the charcutercone.  several different meats, some warm, some cold, a bit of aged cheddar, in-house grebiche sauce and topped of with crackling all served in a paper cone.  brilliant.

i will definitely be going back and trying other meals and picking up some incredible looking charcuterie and local cheese.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Check out my recently launched site: the lyle project on tumblr

Here is a re-post of the the original idea behind starting the new site. 

Originally posted May 31, 2011 on the lyle project
the lyle project: an idea.
my first post on tumblr.
i want the lyle project to be a simple outlet for my thoughts and creations.  an experiment with           writing, photography, and film.  a new outlet for creating.  the scope of it can include anything i want, from what i ate that day, to upcoming projects, to ideas i’m still trying to work out.  but it will always be my own expressions.
i will continue to use as my main site for highlighting my productions, showing what i’ve been creating and to share what others have done that i find impressive, inspiring and worth attention.  some of the postings from the lyle project will make their way over to and vice versa.
the idea is that things don’t have to be perfect but instead this will be an outlet, a way to experiment, and hopefully through this process create something interesting.

So please check it out and feel free to let me know what you think.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


For all of us that need a little inspiration in our artistic endeavors, I think this is simply incredible.

 And, a reason to listen to our Mother's encouragement.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Elmdale and the Low

Had an awesome time at Elmdale House Tavern last night to see the Lowest of the Low.  They're on a tour for the 20th Anniversary re-release of their debut album Shakespeare My Butt.  For those of you who don't know them the band consists of Ron Hawkins (vocals, guitar) Stephen Stanley (guitar, vocals) David Alexander (drums) and my good friend Dylan Parker (bass).  Dylan may dispute this fact but he knows it's true.

They are putting together some video clips of the anniversary tour and asked me to man the camera last night.  It was a great crowd and the band was amazing.  This was the first time I've been to the Elmdale and I had a blast.

Find details for the rest of their tour here , with the final show (and afterparty) at Massey Hall.

A couple of weeks ago they were featured in a great intro video for the opening of Hockey Night in Canada:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

the ice book

I stumbled upon this by accident, but it's so incredibly moving I just needed to share it.
It's amazing the talent and creativity that people are capable of.

Compositing - The Ice Book from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.

There is a great behind the scenes look on the ice book website.