May 2006

Model City

Healey’s is a great room and a crap room at the same time. It’s great in that the acoustics are great – and they’d almost have to be given the owner, wouldn’t they? – the staff are without the rock-star trappings of a rock&roll...

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I Think Jason Blanchard Doesn’t Like His Ex

I had the opportunity to perform a couple of sets at Jason Blanchard’s Fox&Fiddle night last night under the theme of “Bash Your Ex”, celebrating his recent divorce. The place was standing room only by quarter to 10:00pm. The show kicked off shortly...

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“Omemee, Omymye”, or “A Fish Called Mittens”

Two shows this past weekend with two completely divergent themes, but similar content needs. That being, custom-written not- performed-before-for-quality-assurance material. Saturday was a curling club awards show in Omemee, Ontario. Before you go bounding for MapQuest, it’s outside of Peterborough. Not...

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The ‘Sauga Bottom Boys

Had another opportunity on Tuesday to work a Jason Blanchard show, so obviously I turned up at a Fox and the Fiddle…somewhere This time in Mississauga. Drove Brian Hope and Andrew Evans up to the show and was regaled by Andrew’s tales...

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No Other Guys And A Modest Prize

This weekend saw me perform for the first time since I’ve been back in Mexico as I’ve either been busy or fighting off this avian bird flu/cold that has not only hit me but apparently everyone in my office. Yay, the miracle of recycled...

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