Tagged With: Owen Sound

Bean Cellar

September 10, 2012

There are living, breathing loops of news in this community, which we check into and out of regularly, just to make sure all is well. So an so had a stroke but is recovering well.  Someone else will have her baby today after three days in the hospital.  The gig went great on Saturday; the […]

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We can do this Here.

August 29, 2012

I highly recommend watching this TED interview with Sistema Founder Jose Abreu,   and then watch this video of Sistema Youth Orchestra performing in Caracas under sistema graduate Gustavo Dudamel (now conductor of the LA Philharmonic, and two other leading orchestras on two other continents) I happy-cry every time I see this. The following text […]

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Returning home

August 28, 2012

We hit the road a week ago yesterday for London Ontario for a quickie overnight visit.  This was the fulfillment of an idea that we should mark the last week that my niece would live in Canada before she left on an extended Rotary trip to Germany.  We did so –   there are new […]

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Lighten Up. or, Where I’ve been these past six months

December 18, 2011

Oh how I’ve missed writing here – it feels very good to be back.  I’ve been gone from this blog for some time now, entirely absorbed in a job that I chose to expand into more than a job, once I understood the value of the Festival that sponsored said job.  It has been, I […]

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music, coming down into spring

April 28, 2011

On Easter Sunday Tyler Wagler gave us his own unpredictable, earnest, funny, challenging self, channeled through his very very good music at a concert @ Mudtown Pottery. It was packed with excellent people -all tuned to every note, every chord, every twist, turn, raw shock & tender pause. We the band had not played together […]

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I love my town.

March 8, 2011

Not sure I have photos for this, since it’s not a photograph thing. I’ve been away & rolling around in great BIG ideas for a week – regional-sized, provincial sized, Canada-sized, even international ones. What an incredible, exciting ride it’s been, and all connected back…. to the food, the music, the quirkiness, the weird, small, […]

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old girl, new girl

February 21, 2011

  Lupercalia was a great success this past weekend – it’s safe to say that the little local music festival that filled the streets and packed ten venues in Owen Sound is the first of many – also safe to say that it will grow. Thanks Josh R, your promoter skills are much appreciated. I […]

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Weather & Ice

January 28, 2011

This is how fast it happens. January 23, it’s frigid, lethal, beautiful open water, slapping happily at shore & ducks. There’s a cold snap (minus 26 at the coldest). In five days of cold, open water changes to solid crust. There are now ice-fishing huts where there were waves. Moral of the story: if you’re […]

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Winter, close to here

January 2, 2011

hardly any time to write as yet. Just got a little thinking in. In the meantime, I’ve got visuals to communicate…  

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