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Don’t Stop Stompin’ - Full Video
Larry Pegg interview
Don't Stop Stomping' - a tribute to Stompin’ Tom and a message to live by. Listen to the music here. Download it below.
Hockey is Great, LIFE is BIGGER!
Hello. My daughter loved hockey. She is no longer with us due to a terrible choice to take her life in December 2007. Choices like these crush friends and family alike. It’s too late for my lost daughter, but it’s not too late for us to try and make a difference and to find ways to reverse the tide in the epidemic of hopelessness that is affecting so many, not only in Canada, but globally. I believe we can shift the earth and change the Mental Health paradigm. The Hockey Project is just one small way to help bring awareness to this crisis. Hockey's penalty box provides the ideal metaphor for the 1 in 5 Canadians that will suffer from a Mental Health Challenge.
There’s a new video produced by The Carleton University School of Journalism that I made public on December 9th, the 7th anniversary of losing my daughter. It captures the key elements very well:
Although I’m trying to create global awareness, in Canada, where hockey is a national obsession, my fund-raising is supporting Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), a well-known Mental Health charity that is supported by many Hockey communities, particularly in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
As a musician and songwriter, I’ve been writing some hockey songs because my family loved playing shinny and watching all the games. Don’t Stop Stompin’ is co-written and produced by Edmund Eagan (This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report). We are filmied an amazing music video with almost one hundred young actors on skates for this tribute to the late Stompin’ Tom Connors and the song he wrote called The Hockey Song, heralded as the world’s greatest hockey song. Click the player below to hear the current version of Don’t Stop Stompin'.
The Hockey is Great, LIFE is BIGGER album supporting DIFD
Support this music and support #LIFEisBIGGER cause for #MentalHealth and throughout the years. Canada’s 2017 Mental Health week is May 1-7. World Suicide Prevention Day (#WSPD) is September 10th every year. Make a difference by supporting this music. |
To help further the cause, I've released a download album entitled "We Love Hockey" with eight hockey-inspired tracks. 90 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the album will go to Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), a grassroots movement with the mission of creating awareness, inspiring conversations, and transforming youth mental health. It was started by Luke and Stephanie Richardson after they lost their 14 year-old daughter Daron to suicide in 2010.
The Theory of Positivity - another download for the cause
Since my daughter's death, music has become much bigger for me than I ever expected. It is the glue that holds me together, a big part of my ongoing therapy, in this aftermath of grief and depression. "Before and Afterlife: The Theory of Positivity" is a collection of music representing work that goes back to 1997—before my loss, and after. The songs cover a range of emotions, from love to loss, from joy to hope, from landscapes in our minds to the deepest oceans in our hearts. I always try and bring a positive Groove to my work, as do the wonderful players who have helped me create this album. They are all amazing artists (from Canada and the USA). They all bring the groove.
You can sample the music and find information at LPGroove.ca