Tuesday, November 25, 2008

weirdly enough, a radiohead video

MTV and Radiohead teamed up for an end child slavery campaign... Interesting video resulted.

via jonny baker

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

cassette angels on a concrete wall - desktop wallpaper

working on a video concept involving these guys too... stay tuned...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rueben's Birthday Party

Rueben's Birthday Party, originally uploaded by josh lyon.

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Gertrudes - Blackbird and the cedar music video

The Gertrudes' Blackbird and the Cedar from josh lyon on Vimeo.

My first "official" music video, for my band The Gertrudes. Created and directed by Lenny Epstein of Epstein Creative. Animation by me!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

inflatable space

Inflate is a company that makes awesome inflatable structures... would love to make a labyrinth inside one of their domes!

Also, as portable prayer tent/sacred space...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This one's for Jonny

Aerotone is a fantastic online record label - all beautiful ambient and almost all free! Some of my favourite music is stuff I found here and they don't seem to want much in exchange.

Le Mepris is currently blowing my little feeble mind...

(It's for Jonny as I figure this would make a sweet 'worship trick'... I should prob. pass it his way... )

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Entire Cities' Deep River - Now Available!

Listen to this post!

Entire Cities' Deep River is now available! You can even get it online at Zunior.com.

"Really, I can't find anything wrong with this record, and more importantly, I don't want to. It's a great showcase of a lesser known Canadian band doing all the right things. They are trying new things, without ever drifting too far into the experimental sounds that often bog down these type of records." - Read the full review at Herohill.com

"...albums this amazing/wonderful/superb/
whatever-other-positive-adjective-you'd-ever-want-to-affix-to-an-album don't come around very often, and I sincerely hope that in a decade I'll still be able to appreciate something that strikes me as deeply as this one does." - i (heart) music

Learn more about Entire Cities at our new website: EntireCities.ca

Monday, April 14, 2008

Dear God blog

'Dear God' is a (snazzy designed) prayer blog for all denominations, beliefs and non-believers. Go, read the prayers...

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Gertrudes

Well, I know I do not have a vast readership and I try to keep on track, but as you (anyone) knows, I love music, it brings me joy and, well, I reckon playing music with folks is pretty darn sacred.

With that excuse, I hereby plug my newest band project: The Gertrudes.

We have a myspace where you can listen and download a song for free!

Greg Tilson and Annie Clifford are the primary song writers, we arrange collaboratively. The lineup consists of accordion, bass, keys, drums, trombone, guitars, banjo and lots of gang vocals and pretty harmonies... we're even working on an all accordion version of "Reel in the clothesline"... secret info leak... you didn't hear it here.

Check it.



Thursday, March 27, 2008

easter report - the house famous perspective

for more info/background on the easter weekend and how it all went down, hop on over to my good friends at the house famous blog.

ps. these guys are doing some really great stuff around communal living/hospitality/general creativity and sharing of their lives... inspired/inspiring stuff!

Monday, March 24, 2008

good friday in the park - labyrinth

as part of a good friday installation/service in the park, we made this flagging tape labyrinth... took about 1.5 hrs to setup, and we left it in the park till easter sunday... ended up looking like laser lights in the darkness... see more pics from the event on my flickr site at flickr.com/photos/joshlyon

easter dawn

easter dawn, originally uploaded by josh lyon.

he is risen...!

so, we didn't want to miss the easter dawn service put on by the catholic worker in toronto.... so we had our own down by lake ontario, at 6:15am.

people from next came out, along with an accidental double-booking from the folks at central baptist, who graciously joined in. I'm wiped, but it was worth it! Happy Easter!


Hi Jay,

I'm really sorry about the misuse of your photographs. I will not post the images on my blog or anywhere else... I did assume too much about a use that I thought you would approve, partially based on your posting of 2 Peter 3:10... (see Acts 4:32)

I would never assume use of anyone's artwork for commercial purposes and did not see the "all rights reserved" tag... I'll make sure to be more careful in the future and again apologize for any offense caused.

much appreciation for your work,


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Good Friday and Easter Dawn

It's been a real joy planning the following events with the support of the next church and the good folks around the corner at the house famous... please come!

next invites you to a family friendly service 10am at neXt church, 89 colborne street

9:00pm Good Friday Meet for a time of exploration into and reflection on the Cross of Christ. Opportunity for interactive spiritual contemplation on the meaning of Good Friday and the responses of the disciples to the Easter events. - McBurney Park (a.k.a. Skeleton Park), Kingston

Labyrinth walk, stations, communion... in a park, in the dark... dress warmly!

rain plan: lovenasium at 89 colborne street

Sunday, March 23rd - 6:15am
(sunrise projected for 7am)
Meet at Murney Tower Parking Lot - Corner of
Barrie and King St, near KGH, on the waterfront.
A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus! Come together
with the Body of Christ to rejoice in the gift of new life . . .

Everyone is welcome to join us at neXt (89 colborne st)
for breakfast after the service between 8am and 10:30am

Monday, February 25, 2008

entire cities "waiting" live

I got to play a set in Ottawa and in Kingston last week with my TO band - Entire Cities. Man I miss those kids... t'was a blast as always. There's nothing quite like rockin our with si and brendan while banwatt smashes stuff and tamara makes it for prettier...

Also, the new album "Deep River" is out finally! Or at least a pre-release version of it... available at shows for now. Check out the myspace for new tracks (myspace.com/entirecities)

and check out the great reviews on iheartmusic.net and herohill.com. it's not my fault they're both gushing... i'd post a bad one too if i knew about it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

attitude of gratitude - Thankscards blog

My friend has setup a blog with a similar theme to the now well known Postsecret blog except that this one focuses on thanksgiving! So send her a postcard at:

Thanks Cards
P.O. Box 339
Station A
Ottawa ON
K1N 8V3

and make sure to check out the lovely works of gratitude already in place: Thankscards Blog

Friday, January 11, 2008

Winking Circle

The Winking Circle
is a bunch of crazy, not-afraid-to-be-fools bunch of folks doing some really creative work to 'redeem' (their word, not mine!) their surroundings and fight attitudes of boredom and apathy...

their statement:

from winkingcircle.com

plus making some crazy art, doing wacky stunts, and making amazing art-bikes:

All things shall be made new: All things shall be redeemed!