Sometime last year, during the pandemic, my friend Derek Christie asked me if I wanted to play bass on a song he was recording called "Long Way To Go", a tribute to my brother, fellow songwriter John Bottomley. John originally recorded and released "Long Way To Go" on "Blackberry", one of his most successful albums. I had a lot of fun grooving to Derek's version of it, and after we had finished the song, the discussion turned to making a video for it.
The song, being released on September 17th to mark what would have been John's 62nd birthday, is not only a memorial tribute to John, but also a way to raise awareness of and funds for CASP (Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention).
On May 8, 2019, a unanimous vote in Parliament passed Member Motion M-174 sponsored by NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay, Charlie Angus, which called for a National Suicide Prevention Action Plan.
WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UxxpJ6Wb8Xc
DEREK'S DEETS: https://www.derekchristie.com/long-way-to-go/
In Crisis? Call Talk Suicide Canada 1-833-456-4566 Quebec 1-866-277-3553
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 If you're in imminent danger call 911 or go to Emergency
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CASP: https://suicideprevention.ca/
Video produced by brilliantfish, archival material provided by Chris Bottomley
Song produced by brilliantfish w/DC @Session House
From the album 'DC'
Written by John Bottomley (Music Publisher: Universal Music Publishing - BMG; Blackcurrent Music)
DC: vocals, electric guitars
Chris Bottomley: bass
brilliantfish: drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
Laurelle Augustyn: backing vocals
Michelle White: backing vocals
Chris Bottomley, Donne Roberts, Great Bob Scott
Friday July 29th/2022
458 Queen St. W.
OSSINGTON FESTIVAL 2022
See you on the street!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Brainfudge - Live at Supermarket 2007
This night was recorded at Supermarket during a hellish snowstorm in Kensington Market. We were amazed a good crowd showed up, and it turned out to be one of our best nights ever.
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Join CHRIS BOTTOMLEY & the BRAINFUDGE crew for a celebration of Chris' 60th Birthday!
Thursday, 23 September/2021
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT
SHOWTIME is 8 PM
268 Augusta Ave (Kensington Market)
$10 advance $15 door
Summer has kicked in here in Toronto, and the air has sweetened, with the many flowering trees adding to the mix. I've been working on the new album, with Bryden Baird adding trumpet and flugelhorn to some cuts, and Kathryn Rose contributing backing vocals. There's some funky reggae songs I wrote that I'm trying to finish, along with some rock tunes. Keep you posted on all of that! In the meantime, have yourself a good time in the sunshine and hit the parks!