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

Monday, October 31, 2016

QUE MON CORPS FREMIRA SOUS TES MAINS.....

French is such an expressive language, and as i always say, when singing the French songs, so much more expressive than the English translations, which always seem sort of flat compared to the emotion of the originals.  Examples:
"If you leave me", as opposed to  the desperate "Don't leave me"; or "What's left (of our love)?" compared to "I wish you love" - which sounds like a kiss-off to me.  And don't even try to translate (except I am doing it now):  "Tant que l'amour inondra mes matins; que mon corps fremira sous tes mains" - "As long as love floods my mornings, and my body quakes beneath your hands".  The published English words are "If it seemed that everything was lost; I would smile and never mind the cost".  Well, which would you rather hear?  I thought so. Exactement comme je disais......



Two French gigs coming up:
first one at the lovely Nice Bistro in Whitby Ontario, where the food is fabulous, and the music is magnifique.  that's on Wed. Nov. 2, 7pmuntil approx. 9:15. Standards in French and English.


then on Sat. Nov. 5, I will be at the Radio Hall of Canoe FM in Haliburton, Ont recording all my favourite French tunes, just because i want to.  the evening will be broadcast later.  also 7pm


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CH CH CH CHANGES

   David Bowie's song, of course, and he accepted the changes, sliding peacefully into the loving arms of death, as we all will do, hopefully in that same peaceful way.  But meanwhile, back at the ranch of life, changes are not always welcome or peaceful, and we often meet them with resistance, clinging to the ways we have grown into.  Sometimes, of course, we happily leap into the waters of change, seeking the excitement of the new, the thrill of the unknown.  But at those other times, it’s hard to let go – if that is what the change means.
Where is the excitement of not being able to do what you once did? Of not looking like the god or goddess you maybe had been? Of losing a loved one? A job? A relationship? A limb? Or just a  favourite something?
I guess the problem lies in expecting excitement, or at the other end, in expecting the reassurance of what is comfortable.  If we were Buddah, we wouldn’t expect anything. But by god, it’s hard to be holy and satisfied as a plain Jane or Joe, in this imperfect world.

Changes are there no matter how we respond, just like some miserable people (lousy neighbours, for example) who intrude on our lives.  The important part is the response – not letting the misery get inside; not wishing there was no misery; not crumbling.
The response is what defines a person, and what creates a life that gives us what we need. Moving with the changes makes it like a two-step, a dance.
And dancing, in my opinion, is always magic, whether a fast wild jive, or a slow, even sad, shuffle. Dancing, like music, takes us somewhere else.
Never let the music go, the music that is you.


CH CH CH CHANGES….



DON'T FORGET:

Two French gigs coming up:
first one at the lovely Nice Bistro in Whitby Ontario, where the food is fabulous, and the music is magnifique.  that's on Wed. Nov. 2, 7pmuntil approx. 9:15. Standards in French and English.


then on Sat. Nov. 5, I will be at the Radio Hall of Canoe FM in Haliburton, Ont recording all my favourite French tunes, just because i want to.  the evening will be broadcast later.  also 7pm

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FLASH! BUT NO DRIVE

It finally happened.  My worst fears realized:  I left my flash drive/USB stick in a public computer. These things occur when one is rushing....
God knows what embarrassment was on it.  I only hope that whoever took it is honourable.


How likely is that, eh?


In the meantime, I am trying to recreate what I do recall. And to carry on bravely.


Two French gigs coming up:
first one at the lovely Nice Bistro in Whitby Ontario, where the food is fabulous, and the music is magnifique.  that's on Wed. Nov. 2, 7pm until approx. 9:15. Standards in French and English.


then on Sat. Nov. 5, I will be at the Radio Hall of Canoe FM in Haliburton, Ont recording all my favourite French tunes, just because i want to.  the evening will be broadcast later.  also 7pm


so if you're out and about in this beautiful province of Canada, do come by. Venez ecouter.