In A World Possessed By The Human Mind

"In A World Possessed By The Human Mind" is the first single from the forthcoming album Man Machine Poem, available June 17, 2016. Check out for album pre-order information. Producers: Nadia Gammal & Max Montalvo, Gabana Films Director & DOP: Max Montalvo, Gabana Films Copyright © 2016 The Tragically Hip under exclusive license to Universal Music Canada Inc.

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver


Unnamed and unknown,

Yet full of potential.


Life is waiting

For your arrival.


You grow exponentially 

Within one I know.


What color are your eyes?

What shape is your nose?


Will you be outgoing like him

And precise like her?


Many faces are to be met

And voices are to be heard.


You present your awakening cry,

Booming through the room.

9:59 am


NEWBORN - ECC was written by my oldest niece Lindzi Marie Printz in honor of the birth of our first son.  Two of the most beautiful presents I have Ever received.