Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quick update

(Photo of Donnie on the set of TV pilot)
Here is a quick update: Donnie in Toronto filming the TV pilot (formerly called Reagan's Law) with Tom Selleck from PopGoesTheNews.com:

Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg play cops in Toronto 
Television icon Tom Selleck, who hasn't headlined a series since Magnum, P.I. in the '80s, started work today on a potential new drama for CBS.

The 65-year-old actor is shooting an untitled pilot (formerly called Reagan's Law) in Toronto until the end of the month. Since Magnum went off the air in 1988, he has made several movies and had recurring roles on series like Las Vegas, Friends, The Closer and Boston Legal.

In the pilot, Selleck plays a widower named Michael who is chief of police in New York City and living with his father, played by Winnipeg's Len Cariou (Damages), who is a former NYPD chief. New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg (Boomtown), plays Selleck's son, a detective who's just back from a stint in Iraq.

It's not the first time that Selleck has worked in Canada – he shot part of the 1987 comedy flick Three Men and a Baby in Toronto and has made several Jesse Stone TV movies in Halifax. Wahlberg has worked a lot in Toronto – including in the TV remake of The Taking of Pelham 123, the TV mini-series The Path to 9/11, the movie Dead Silence and several Saw sequels – and he made the feature Dreamcatcher in British Columbia.

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03/19/2010 - Oh Canada...How I love thee
Oh Canada, how I love thee... 

I was really grateful to be a part of Canadian Music Week last week.

I have belabored the point in the past, but I will say again, I think the New Kids were Canadian in our former lives.

The Knights are already Canadian so maybe we were rehearsing in the basement of their Toronto home a hundred years ago.

All the cliches are true about Canadians- kind, straight forward, positive, caring, and content. They seem happy in their own skin and it feels good to be around that energy.

Sure there are a few jerks up there but I haven't really met them.

The music scene mirrors that positive vibe. Maybe it's because there's 35 million people that it feels like a real community, but that's a lot of folks too, so maybe it's just the openness to artistry. I'm sure everyone doesn't like everyone else's music up there but there is a comradery.

Maybe it's because I'm just a visitor and I'm seeing it through rose colored glasses. It's always fun to travel outside of your home- you feel the freedom to really be who you want to be. I get that vibe traveling thru the states too. When I'm in Canada you get the best of both worlds- not the US but very close :)

I spent 3 days in TDot and had a lovely time. Universal Canada had a show with their artists. Stereos and Down with Webster rocked it among others. Good times! I did a few songs to track and it felt good to be on stage as usual- even if I forgot the words :)

Second night was the CMW Awards for the industry and my good friend David Corey won programmer of the year at Chum FM- I was sitting right next to him so it must have been the luck of the Irish.

Friday was Fan Fest at the Masonic Temple- very cool place. Lotta great bands and I was honored to be asked to play. (I think Daughtry referred to me as Joey MacAttack and his drummer said Please Dont Go, Joe from behind his kit). My performance was again just me and my tracks but it felt real good to rock out. I was "on a mission." 

Then we were off to Calgary. Wasn't there for very long but I was told time and time again Thank you for coming to see us so we didn't have to travel for once! :)

The sound system at the show was not good at all but I think we had a good time despite the technical difficulties.

I enjoyed meeting all of you who came out at such last minute notice! Energy FM really stepped up! 

And then the next day we hopped over to Victoria- on a sea plane! Yowza- that was fun :) What a life over there on the island. I could get used to flying back and forth to Vancouver. Sooo beautiful. Stunning.

Johnnie and I got in early to Victoria so we hit Darcy's and had a couple of the best burgers I've had in a while. The caesars were fantastic (and I ain't talking about a salad). 

We jumped over to the Kool FM station and had a great crowd waiting for us. Again this was all last minute so I thank everyone for coming down.

We signed some CD's and took some pix.

And we had the cutest baby interrupting our interview- no way I can ignore a baby crying ;) 

And then that night I was back home to my babies who I missed desperately. Skype is ok, but nothing beats the real thing. I honestly have a hard time thinking of being away from the fam.

I'm glad we have days off in between this upcoming tour. I'll have the best of both worlds- Rock star/Dad! :) 

We are starting to put together this upcoming show! Gonna be special. It's got to be!

See ya out there.


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