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So Much Music, So Little Time 

Submitted by Ben

One of the incredible bonuses of our playing Canadian Music Week this year is that each of us gets access to all the shows happening next week. The problem is, I can't be in multiple places at once to see everyone I want to see. Here's what I'm hoping to check out next week.

March 20

Filmmaking 101 

As you might recall, we decided a while back to try and drum up business for our online mailing list when we launched the site. The first 100 people who signed up had the chance to win a WWWY prize pack, complete with a shirt, CD of our single Burn Back Down, a magnet and some random crap laying around Ben's basement.

But drawing a name with just the 4 of us standing around is boooring. So, we decided to make a movie. Thankfully, Chris has a (disturbingly) large collection of action figures to choose from.…Read more

Inside and Outside Saturday 

This past Saturday was a busy day for us.

We first had the honour of premiering "Burn Back Down" at a fundraiser for the Kenneth Mark Scholarship fund. It was powerful to play for Ken's family and friends and heartwarming to see the energy and positivity in the room. As an added bonus, we got to meet to Jenny Gumbs, the Consul General of Grenada in Toronto. Who bought a CD. So, basically, we're huge in Grenada.

Later that evening we had a blast playing our first outdoor festival. It was a gorgeous night…Read more

The First Time 

 Getting those first few words on paper or onto the screen can be daunting. The flashing cursor is taunting you, laughing at you, as if to say, “ You've got nothing!” That’s what makes the first of anything so intimidating: first blog entry, first song lyrics, first single or a brand new website. Somehow it has to be special because it was there before anything else.

Today is the launch of our website and the release of our first single, Burn Back Down. We've all worked hard on it and hope that you…Read more

The perils of not being piss broke 

I've been doing a lot of thinking about The Sheepdogs lately, especially their meteoric rise following their winning the Rolling Stone unsigned cover competition. I was struck by one quote from Ewan Currie in particular:

"Shit was bleak, I saw high school friends get jobs and get married and become adults, and I'm still pursuing this artistic dream where I have no money, no assets and a shitty car I can't even afford to register."

As a band The Sheepdogs have been playing and touring for well over a…Read more

A Matter of Inches 

 Recently our wild and crazy bassist supported a project on KickStarter (a cool little micro-financing site). It was a small donation to a fun art project in his home city of Detroit and would help build a statue near the old Tiger Stadium location on the west side of downtown.

As part of this donation came another little initiative that sells micro-plots of land in the city, with the ultimate goal of purchasing a space for artistic expression.

As a result, WWWY is proud to announce our presence on the…Read more