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My New Album + PledgeMusic Campaign

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Hello Friends,

I am very excited to announce the release of my new album “Sweet Little Fantasy” on June 17th of this spring. With the album I’m offering a mountain of other goodies and treats via my Pledge Page that you can visit here.

I’m offering everything from house concerts, to postcards, to disposable cameras from the road so please stop by and pre-order your “Sweet Little Fantasy“.

P.S. only 2 drunk dials left 😉

Dom

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CBC Searchlight Contest – Cast Your Vote

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I feel like I’ve waited long enough since I was involved in any kind of internet contest in which I had to harass you all for votes. Some may argue that never would be too soon. I empathize with you.

That being said, I’ve entered “Our last song” in the CBC Searchlight Contest and would love your support. Lots of great Canadian talent. Help out a developing artist by casting your vote. Success in this contest would be a huge leg up for anybody.

To cast your vote for my song click this link and find the tab that says “Vote for this artist”:
http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Dominique-Fricot

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Music Therapy Month is Here!

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Music Therapy Month is March and it is here! Music Heals partnered with Blenz as an official iPod Pharmacy depot in British Columbia. For every iPod donation you make you’ll receive a free $5 gift card.

In Toronto we partnered with Vortex Records and Twelfth Fret Guitar Shop. The online zine Toronto is Awesome helped out by letting me post a guest blog on the topic of Music Therapy Month and the iPod Pharmacy. If you’d like to read or share it you can find it here.

Please lend a hand by helping us spread the word about music therapy month, the iPod Pharmacy and Music Heals.ca.

Thx

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2 New iPod Pharmacy Depots in Toronto!

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Hello friends!

I’m extremely excited to report that two businesses here in Toronto will be joining the iPod Pharmacy campaign for Music Therapy Month as official depots. If you have an old functioning iPod or mp3 playing device that you don’t use any more and would like to donate to be repurposed in local Music Therapy practices, you can now donate them to the Music Heals iPod Pharmacy in Toronto.

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From now until the end of March  the Twelfth Fret Guitar Shop (2132 Danforth Ave) and Vortex Records (2309 Yonge St) will both accept your mp3 device donations. All donations will be repurposed as tools for local Music Therapists in their practices.

 

If you have a device that you’d like to donate please visit the Twelfth Fret or Vortex Records. If you have any questions or would like to know how you could get involved in the iPod Pharmacy or if you’d like to make your business a depot, please respond to this post or contact me at dfricot@gmail.com.

 

 

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In Flight Medley with Leighton Bain

While playing shows in Southern Ontario this weekend, I was reunited with an old soul-brother of mine Leighton Bain. Leighton and I used to tour around playing shows together when I was still in my old band the Painted Birds. When the band broke up Leighton and I remained friends and have always been huge supporters of each other’s work.

Having some free time outside of our gigs in Chatham and Windsor we figured we should shoot some kind of video together. After going through a myriad of songs we came up with a little medley of songs about flight. You’ll likely recognize the first and last one. The middle one happens to be the title track off of Leighton’s latest record “Planes”. I’ve posted the video for that song below.

Dom

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Ontario iPod Pharmacy

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Some of you may remember my push to collect iPods for Music Heals a couple autumns ago. Being that March is Music Therapy Month Chris Brandt (the co founder of Music Heals) and I figured my Eastern Canadian tour dates in February would be the perfect lead up and opportunity to get the iPod Pharmacy going again.

Do you have an old mp3 player that you’ve kept around but don’t use any more since you upgraded? Here’s your chance to repurpose your old mp3 players by donating them as a tool for music therapists to use with their patients. All of the devices that I collect over will be distributed by Music Heals to music therapists in your community to aid them in their practice. If you have a device that is still functioning that you would like to repurpose, please stop by one of the tour dates listed on the poster below.

Please help spread the word by sharing this post.
Thanks so much for your continuing support,

xo
Dom

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Left on a Train, Arrived on a Bus: Mere First World Problems

After a short week of being in transit I’ve arrived at my final destination: Toronto. For those that have never travelled Canada via train I can honestly say it was a purely pleasant trip with exceptional service, amazing food and, as you could probably guess, the scenery of the Canadian Landscape is absolutely stunning.

photo (15)I must admit, however, that being an artist on board gave me some of the luxuries that I likely wouldn’t have enjoyed had I travelled on my own dime. But if you can afford your own sleeper car and aren’t worried about arriving a little bit late, I would highly recommend crossing Canada VIA train. Waking up with to the rocky mountains or the sun rising across the prairies being broadcast on your widescreen window is enough to make anyone fall in love in my opinion. (That is, I guess, if you could fall asleep on the train. I have no qualms sleeping basically anywhere).

Without a lot of explanation, I posted to instagram etc the other night that because of a train derailing we would be finishing the journey via bus. Not to worry, it wasn’t our passenger train that derailed. A freight train travelling east of Hornepayne, Ontario had derailed and blocked the tracks in both directions. When we arrived in Hornepayne we had to wait for a bus to pick us up and take us to Toronto.photo 3

I’m sad to say that I was a little ashamed of all of the humming, hawing and belly aching I heard from my fellow passengers. Some were up in arms fighting to get their whole trip refunded. Some looking for seemingly anything and everything to whine about to the VIA rail staff. My bus for instance was “too hot” during the night. There was apparently a system malfunction and for the bus driver to be able to defrost his windshield the whole heating system had to be on. As the VIA rail staff walked the aisles passing out drinks and pop to aid in the situation I heard a light mention that the second bus (carrying the economy class) didn’t even have heat. The whole bus was freezing cold for the whole 14 hour bus trip.

I really had to hand it to the VIA rail staff that I witnessed. Their 5 star service didn’t stop until we were sent off on our merry way. One of the staff members even took the initiative to stock up on hand sani wipes to offer to passengers emerging from the bus bathroom when he found out the bathroom didn’t have any hand sanitizer.

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All in all, I got what I wanted out of travelling via train. I made some new friends. I shared my music with people I never would have come into contact with. I made it to Toronto. And I had an adventure.

Now to have some fun in the Golden Horseshoe. First shows start this weekend:

Friday Jan 24 in Chatham @ Left Wing Tattoo
Saturday Jan 25 in Windsor @ Phog Lounge

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