About

Well, hello. My name is Gord Fynes. I am a first generation Canadian of Northern Irish descent, drummer and kinda/sorta okay fella. Currently, I reside in the west end of Toronto with my wife, two kids, and a couple of cats that ignore me.

Once upon a time, I was the site designer and webmaster for the Miksang Society for Contemplative Photography.

I used to mess about with HTML, CSS, web and graphic related software off and on for about the last umpteen years. Now, I mostly just play drums in a bunch of bands and projects and use social media, like most of us.

The word “gordasm” is a nickname given to me by a friend about decades ago. I’ve been wanting to use it in a public space for quite sometime now. With all the “ist” and “ism” suffixes over the past few years, I felt it was time to toss mine out into the world.

I have been playing drums since 1980 and been fortunate enough to play with many different bands and artists in many different styles of music. You can find out more about that over on the drumming page. Over the last couple of years I’ve learned to play a bunch of first position guitar chords from a Beatles songbook and have been strumming out some numbers of my own. I’m also learning and pecking away at the piano when the moment is right.

Family, friends and co-workers think I’m a coffee geek and a pop culture windbag.

I never manage to get enough sleep.

I am made of media.

Leisure is a lot of work.