The origins of See Joe Smile are in the Ottawa Valley, west of Ottawa Centre, in a suburb named Kanata. It was in the land of telecommunication companies, strawberry farms, and Ottawa Senators hockey that the red-haired Joe Cousineau learned to drum, play piano, sing, and write songs.
Song of the month
Life On Mars (Bowie cover)
Hi! I was just thinking it'd been a little awhile since I shared some thoughts here. Seeing how most of my musical attention is focused on music ministry at my parish of St. Augustine's, I thought I'd start a series of short reflections on related topics. First up,...read more
See Joe Smile is taking on a whole new look this month. This year marks the first time I will be officially participating in Movember. The requirement to get started is a clean, shaven face. I haven’t shaved my entire face once this decade. There was a short time, in 2010, where I think went with a goatee for a few weeks. Otherwise, I’ve been fully bearded.read more
When Thom said he’d like to celebrate his 30th birthday with a concert, it made sense that we would reunite the full band lineup to play. 30’s a big milestone and deserves some fanfare, and that’s exactly what we provided. It also turned out to be a farewell to the home that served as our main practice space for many years.read more
These days, life is different and musical anniversaries sometimes get overlooked, but I couldn’t let this one go. Not Sgt. Pepper. It’s too big a deal.read more