Monday, 4 July 2011

All that and a bag of chips!

I love Grand Bend! Every summer I look forward to getting there. Lake Huron is super inviting and the beach is awesome. My dad used to live in Sarnia when he was about my age and I'm kinda jealous he got to spend the whole summer by the lake. Guess he probably wishes he were somewhere else at the time. But trust me, Grand Bend is great! It's about 3 hours from Burlington, so not too far.

I was so inspired a couple of years ago, that I composed one of my songs there.

And I wasn't the only one that got inspired. Local musician Brian Dale also wrote a really cool song about Grand Bend.

The first time I saw Brian was at the Oakwood Inn where he gigs regularly all through the summer. 

summer 2009

He's a really nice guy. And can play anything that he's requested. For real, he has this amazing memory for lyrics and can sing whatever people want to hear. I never saw anything like this! No wonder he's known as the "human iPod". He's incredible!

On one occasion, he told the story of a girl he was dating and that she always used the expression "all that and a bag of chips". So, he wrote a song for her (how totally cute is that!). They ended up breaking up. But the song is great and you gotta listen to it!


  1. Great job DZ and nice original song - fabusys - shoelesssundays on youtube - missgrandbend on blogspot

  2. Thanks :) It's easy to write about places I love and talented musicians like Brian. He's indeed an inspiration - and such a nice guy!