Nov 19 2012

courteney rodda and the other guys – show

Hello people of the internets! Just dropping in quickly to tell you that I have a show this weekend at the House of James in Abbotsford. Tickets are $7, and the show starts at 7:30.
If you want to RSVP, here’s a link to the Facebook event:
Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys @ House of James
Hope to see you all there!


Nov 15 2012

shameless promotion of humble beginnings.

I’m not even going to try to be sly about this.

I wrote a Christmas song.  My jazz band recorded it.  We put it on iTunes.  And you are going to buy it.


It’s our first single available on iTunes.  I’m so beyond stoked.  Somehow it feels like I’ve achieved something pretty big because I have this in the iTunes store.  Not that they screen anything…but whatever.

It’s interesting to me that the style that I tend to write in has a bluegrass feel to it.  Despite my best efforts to write strictly jazz, my families bluegrass influence holds strong.  In any case, I think I actually like that the style doesn’t really fit one category.  Makes it more interesting.

Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

Want to buy it on iTunes?  I’ve got just the link for you!

Humble Beginnings - Single - Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys

Humble Beginnings

Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys

Christmas Single


Nov 14 2012


If there was an olympic medal for basking in the sun, Bigsby would win it.  Hands down.


Nov 9 2012

when autumn leaves start to fall

This morning after walking Minnie, I decided to go to one of my favourite spots to walk and take pictures.  It’s a crazy beautiful day today, so it’d be silly to not want to capture it.  Yesterday and today we got the first frost of the season, and I keep looking at the weather report hoping for that tiny snowflake symbol.  Here in the pacific northwest, however, that tiny snowflake symbol comes rarely in winter.  It’s more like once or twice per winter we get a big dump of snow, and then it melts within 2 or 3 days.  But alas…I keep hoping…maybe this year will be the one when we have a white Christmas.

As I was walking back to the car I noticed an area where the sun hadn’t quite gotten to, and it was covered in heavy frost.  As I approached, the sun was just peaking up over the trees and shining on the frost, making it look like the whole area had been covered in glitter.  So pretty.


Nov 2 2012

old crow.

I was cleaning up today and found this old picture that I took on our honeymoon (7 1/2 years ago!) when I was learning film.  Despite it being taken in June, it feels like a November picture.

I hope your Fridays are all going well.  I’m making mini pumpkin pies this afternoon, for company tonight.  So far…they are not looking very nice.  But I’m sure they will taste fine. :P  Easy as pie is fine when it comes to big pies, but so far I have never been able to succeed at mini pies.  I don’t know why I keep trying.

Happy Friday!