UPCOMING GIGS

  • 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

Friday, July 15, 2016

MUSIC THAT MOVES

It's all part of the farewell process - farewell to my home of the last 26 years; to all the memories and mementoes scattered around on walls and tables; farewell to the lovely quiet and solitude (whoops!! little typo there - I wrote soliturde - heh heh.  what say you, Herr Freud? Is it all just crap?)

Among all the pictures and objects that tell so many stories, is my beautiful harmonium - the pump organ that i've had for lo, these 40 years or so.  You can't take it with you, right? and i just can't take it at all anymore - too heavy, too big for a smaller space.  But finding a loving home for it was a long journey that happily, I can say is now over.  A good, singing friend who also happens to play the organ fell in love with its fine wood and carvings and rich sound. 
we did it last Sunday (i got it to the door by myself, and then four big guys took over for the transfer to the pick-up truck).  So, really, we, including my singer friend.

some pictures:
Me, giving a goodbye hug;
 me being sad to see it go;
 guido, visiting from holland, giving the move the thumb's up;

it's out of the house; now what do we do?

the proud new owners - wil and jacques
 a creative moment - moi and guido and the great outdoors reflected
 dennis giving instructions
 first hoist
 first turn and onto the planks to the truck
 poosha poosh
 poosh a little bitta more
 that's-a nice now- jacques, frank, zoe, guido


 dennis and zoe
 wil and her new baby
 
 
THE END AND NEW BEGINNING.  TUTTO BENE.

Monday, July 4, 2016

LE JAZZ 2016

Yes, the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival was here again, and we were playing at Gate 403.
Here are a few pics of the band with John Deehan on sax, Jason Agouris, piano, and Tony Laviola on bass.  Moi, je chante, comme toujours.