UPCOMING GIGS

  • Sept.30,2017 All That Jazz & More, at the Minden Legion
  • Aug. 5, 2017 Private Party, Carnarvon, ON
  • Aug. 4, 2017 Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • Aug. 2, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby ON
  • May 17, 2017 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • April 29, 2017 Minden Cultural Centre, Minden, ON
  • March 24,2017 The Old Mill Toronto, Home Smith Bar
  • Feb.26,2017 San Pancho Music Fest. Mexico
  • Nov.5, 2016 Radio Hall, CanoeFM, Haliburton, ON
  • Nov. 2, 2016 le Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • Sept. 4, 2016 The Red Umbrella Inn, Minden, ON
  • July 26, 2016, Head Lake Park, Haliburton, ON
  • Jan. 29, 2016, The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill, Toronto
  • Oct.23, 2015 Gate 403
  • Sept. 9 The Nice Bistro, Whitby, ON
  • August 22, Gate 403, Toronto
  • August 14, Music by the Gull, Minden, ON
  • July 29 Hugh's Room, Toronto
  • June 13, Gate 403,Toronto

Sunday, November 23, 2014

THE DREARIEST DAY

or as they say in Ireland:
Droch aimsir
which makes a sound that truly reflects the shittiness of the day.
Just soooo grey; one longs for colour.
I could post this fabulous sunset from the summertime in rural Ontario:

since I keep forgetting to put my photos from Florida and N'awlins onto my flash drive.  Well they'll be up soon enough.

IN THE MEANTIME:  I'll be singing, jazz standards et beaucoup de chansons francais - with the piano accompaniment of Danny McErlain:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  7-9 or 9:30pm
The Nice Bistro
117 Brock St. North
Whitby, Ontario
905 668 8839

here's a photo from another time there:


Sunday, November 2, 2014

DEFINITION OF A CANADIAN

A friend sent me this piece from another contact, and I think it's worth noting.  If you substitute "a human" for "a Canadian" and people everywhere took it to heart, maybe the world would improve.  As it is, I'm proud to be a Canadian, and hope we all can remember that we should be united in this outlook.  And thanks to that Australian dentist in the aftermath of the murders of two of our best citizens.

...there was a report that someone in Pakistan had advertised in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed a Canadian - any Canadian...
An Australian dentist wrote the following editorial to help define what a Canadian is, so they would know one when they found one:

                                                          A Canadian can be English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian Dutch, or Greek. A Canadian can be Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, Arab, Pakistani or Afghan. A Canadian may also be a Cree, M├ętis, Mohawk, Blackfoot, Sioux, or one of the many other tribes known as native Canadians. A Canadian's religious beliefs range from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or none. In fact, there are more Muslims in Canada than in Afghanistan . The key difference is that in Canada they are free to worship as each of them chooses. Whether they have a religion or no religion, each Canadian ultimately answers only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
A Canadian lives in one of the most prosperous lands in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which recognize the right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.
A Canadian is generous and Canadians have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return. Canadians welcome the best of everything, the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services and the best minds.
But they also welcome the least - the oppressed, the outcast and the rejected.
These are the people who built Canada . You can try to kill a Canadian if you must as other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world have tried but in doing so you could just be killing a relative or a neighbour. This is because Canadians are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, can be a Canadian.