Gibsons Public Market, Halloween Day.

Hi guys. I’ll be back performing at the Gibsons Public Market this Saturday, Halloween day, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please swing by for some tunes and a beverage at Emelles. For the out-of-towners on this list, please check out my recorded music at Spotify or my TubeTube Channnel.

This Sunday’s Playlist

This Sunday’s Playlist is all about me. Truth be told, it’s always all about me. It includes every song I have recorded to to date, all wrapped up in one tidy little package called This is Donald Glenn. Please play all 11 tunes. I get 0.36 of a penny for each stream, but it’s an American penny, so…

I Voted Green

I cast my vote for a Green candidate for the first time ever in the BC provincial election last week. I made a nice neat “X” in the box beside Kim Darwin’s name, stuffed it in the ballot box and walked away happy with my vote for the first time in years.

Kim Darwin

I have thought about voting Green many times before because I believe climate change is the most important issue of our generation, and it will continue to be for generations to come. But each time, I managed to talk myself out of it. It was better to be strategic I told myself, even though the candidates I voted for were often less representative of my views. In the last federal election, I voted Liberal because I wanted to protect the carbon tax from the Conservatives who had vowed to axe it. The problem with voting strategically though, is that main-stream parties are not taking us where we need to go.

Kim Darwin looks like an outstanding candidate to me, and she is well deserving of my vote; however, I know her chances of winning are not great. People hesitate to vote Green because people don’t vote Green. It’s a chicken and egg problem that maintains the status quo and keeps us from making any real progress. If we want real change, we have to embrace change ourselves.

Donald Glenn at the Market this Saturday

Donald Glenn

Hi guys. I’ll be performing upstairs in the Atrium at Gibsons Public Market this Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Please stop by a for a few tunes and a beverage or a bite to eat at Emelles. For those of you that won’t be in the neighbourhood, you can always check out my recorded music below.

Ciao for now…

Songs for a better world

Hi guys. Here’s a playlist featuring songs sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter protest currently underway in the United States. It’s called Justice Now, which is a shout-out to the notion that this protest will lead to significant change and the end of systemic racism wherever it exists.

2020: the year of the rat, and other stuff.

Even without the coming U.S. presidential election, 2020 would still be a very quirky year.

For starters, it’s a leap year. Check your calendar for 2020 and you’ll find it includes a February 29th. That only happens once every four years. Second, it is the year of the rat, the beginning of the cycle in the Chinese zodiac, and a year that is supposed to bring ingenuity and renewal. That only happens once every 12 years. Third, 2020 is a double-date year, where the first two digits are the same as the last two as in 1919, 1818, or 1717. That only happens once a century.

But more to point, we are only a little more than halfway into this tumultuous year, and it seems like there’s already been enough societal turbulence to fill a decade. So far this year, we have seen the outbreak of the corona virus, the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani triggering open hostilities with Iran, the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 killing all 176 souls on board, Harry and Megan’s dramatic exit stage right from the British Royal Family, the death of more than one billion animals and the extinction of several endangered species in the Australian brush fires, Brexit in the U.K., the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump and the horrific death of George Floyd unleashing widespread protest throughout United States.

But as we all know, there is at least one more big news story on the agenda for 2020. It is the cherry on top of this Pandora’s box of horrors: the U.S. Presidential Election, the outcome of which will have huge ramifications, not just for America, but for the entire world. It will determine, I think, the direction of our humanity for decades to come.

Even though the election is likely to affect every living person and organism on this planet, only Americans get to vote, and rightly so. It is, after all, their election. However, I think it’s okay for the rest of us to at least express an opinion, and it is in that spirit that I offer up this short movie chronicling events of 2020 in song and photographs.

Song and video by Donald Glenn