I was saddened to hear on the radio this morning that Hugh’s Room is closing its doors. Over the years, Tuffy P and I have attended so many great performances at this venue, including: the late Tommy Makem, The McGarrigles, Tom Russell, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott,… Read More
The other day I was at my local purveyors of alcoholic beverages, stocking up – which for me meant a whopping 4 cans of craft beer and one can of hard cider. I don’t drink a lot of cider, but once in a while, I… Read More
I noted an article in the Toronto Star this morning which listed the percentage of votes our City politicians missed at Council last year. Our own Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes, is listed in the bottom 10, having missed 24.1% of votes, according to the… Read More
Wildwood Flower was popularized by the Carter Family, but its close cousin I’ll Twine Mid the Ringlets was written by Joseph Philbrick Webster and published way back in 1860. It could be that both are based on another earlier tune, but if so I don’t… Read More
I stumbled across this gem and thought I’d share it. It’s Mac Beattie and his Ottawa Valley Melodiers performing Snowmobiles.
The Paris Bear is our latest large-scale mosaic project. This grizzly bear mosaic, which we recently installed at a beautiful home in Paris Ontario, is about 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It’s made with a combination of materials including broken crockery and smalti… Read More
I’d like to encourage my visitors to check out The Immortal Jukebox. Thom Hickey is among the most passionate and articulate voices writing about music out there in the blog-swamp. The Immortal Jukebox has introduced me to a number of performers I knew nothing about,… Read More