Just adding a tune for fun… 06 Boy on a Bicycle
What a time at the Music Room on Saturday night. For years now, the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) has held song circles named Bluebird North in homage to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Great little showcases of writers which (usually) leave behind the schtick and schmooze of the the bid’ness of songwriting. They’re always [...]
Doing a show at the Carleton with Shari Ulrich on May 12th…really looking forward to it. She’s shamefully good…dang. And a great human being. Details to follow….
I’m reposting from Christmas, 2009. Much has changed since then, but the good things, the good memories remain unchanged. We’ve added a few sad ones, too…but that’s for another day, another season. So, here it is, amd it comes with my best wishes for a happy, restful time: There are good memories. Certainly, the year [...]
Today my youngest sister would have turned 50. I remember her – so recently with us – with love and wonder.
If one is declining an invitation to a Facebook event, “yes, no, or maybe” will suffice in the public response. One should avoid declining with a lengthy description of their own event, its place, date, time and ticket price. Geez.
Here’s the great thing about John Reischman and The Jaybirds: they’re coming to Halifax on March 27th and playing at the Carleton. Truth be told, there are many great things about John and his band, but for me it’s especially good to know he’s coming to town. John and I go back to my first [...]
I’m not sure if I written about this before. If so, I apologize. Christmas window displays in department stores seem to suspend time, stopping us in our determined shopping tracks and sending us into a revery of memory and a bit of nostalgic longing. Simpson’s in Halifax, Eaton’s in Toronto, Ogilvie’s in Montreal, Woodward’s in [...]
…and Lisa Kent and Charlie Greenspoon. Have you met Danny? What a goof. Who does he think he is? Big shot producer, wine snob, Scotch snob, wanna be tennis pro. Oh, and he thinks he can cook. What a goof. Well, ok…maybe not such a goof. Great producer, generous friend, fantastic dinner companion, oblivious to [...]
Today is the day Italians commemorate the end of WWI. Around the corner, a brass band plays patriotic music, and speeches are being made. It’s raining. The red tile roofs and the golden trees are a dramatic contrast to the grey sky. Very beautiful. The anthemic music, the handsome uniforms, the solemn faces and the [...]