Big City Productions is situated within the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
Black Lives Matter
“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
AND NOW… HERE’S THE NEWS! Standing Tall – Documentary Film
Christine Baudry and Two Sparrows Media is proud to present Standing Tall: Vancouver Stories During the 2020 Pandemic. This series features the people of Vancouver and how they are coping through the COVID-19 pandemic by finding inspiration, motivation and a way to maintain strong mental health. Tim is featured in the second episode titled ‘The Heart I Sent to You’ which is the name of the song he performs in the film. You can watch it here on Vimeo or on Facebook here
THE CUCKOO GENE BY CHRONOLORD
Podcast: Chronolord Talk About The Cuckoo Gene
The focus for our latest podcast is our debut album The Cuckoo Gene. We’ve had a few questions about the music and the story via email and social media so we thought it would be fun to talk about it all in more detail here.
Thank you to Mark Marc from Profil – Quebec’s progressive rock radio and website – for his review of The Cuckoo Gene. It was lovingly translated from French into English by Naomi Readman and you can find it here.
Steve Edge of The Rogue Folk Club here in Vancouver challenged Tim to write new words to the old Julie Felix novelty hit ‘Going to the Zoo’ (written by Tom Paxton) about the current lockdown and ways to alleviate the tedium via Zoom. The Felix version was very popular in the UK as a novelty song/children’s favourite and was often on the radio when we were kids. The parody ‘Going on Zoom’ was featured on the 35th anniversary edition of Steve’s long running radio show ‘The Saturday Edge On Folk’ on CiTR FM 101.9. The show is archived here. The song starts at 2:54:12
Steve also suggested that the writer of the original song, Tom Paxton, might want to hear it so we sent it to Tom’s agent Jim Fleming. Jim replied, “Tom asked me to convey to you that he appreciated your version, and thought it was very funny.”
It’s not for commercial release – it’s a home recording just for fun; a light hearted song related to the pandemic to cheer you which has been picked up for airplay by folk DJs in Canada and the USA.
VIDEO FOR TWLIGHT: LOW TIDE
Twilight: Low Tide is a song about beachcombing at low tide, from the CD “Hither and Yon” by The Eventually Brothers. Tim recorded this and 11 other songs for the CD, together with multi-instrumentalist Craig McKerron and producer Bill Buckingham in Vancouver. Alan Millen wrote the lyrics and his friend Raymond Kerr created the melody. Sadly, Raymond died just three months after the CD was released. This track was played at his funeral service in Zurich on January 31. This video is dedicated to his memory.
NEVER DID MEET RINGO – THE VIDEO
Ringo Starr inadvertently plays matchmaker in this light-hearted number that tells the tale of an unexpected romance between two Beatle fans. The song is one of 14 Beatle-themed tracks on Under The Influence by Newcastle Road.Here’s the video.