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PostArctica: NO JAM THIS FRIDAY NO JAM THIS FRIDAY

Anyone who has come to the Jam knows that it is an original community art event that has been fulfilling the needs and desires of Verduners and others. Many have […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: NO JAM THIS FRIDAY NO JAM THIS FRIDAY

PostArctica: Surprises – Jam Report #13

You just never know what you are going to get at the Jam. Friday night at Cafe Kali being no exception to this rule as things started off quietly, perhaps […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Surprises – Jam Report #13

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms.

Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms for left hand piano: The Chaconne is the fifth movement of Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Unaccompanied Violin, written between 1717-1723 (ages 32-38), while Bach was in the service of Prince Leopold in Cöthen. Joshua Bell has said that the Chaconne […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Bach, Chaconne from Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004, arranged by Brahms.

PostArctica: Friends – Jam Report #12

Writing this on February 3 which signifies one month smoke free for me, hard to believe, and all I can say is it can be done, but you have to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Friends – Jam Report #12

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Mentioned in Latest BadLipReading NFL Video

"We might have to get biscuits in Sask…Sask…Saskatchewan." – @BadLipReading https://t.co/CR3KBRhoFe #NFL#ExploreSK — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 3, 2016 There are many other great lines in this, including confirmation that Krypton isn’t a planet. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Saskatchewan Mentioned in Latest BadLipReading NFL Video

wmtc: the great weed of 2016: the results are in

Goodbye.A while back, I announced that Allan and I were going to try weeding our books and CD collection. A few months passed until we could find the time, but we’ve done it. Seven boxes of books and three boxes of CDs will be leaving our lives.Last Se… . . . → Read More: wmtc: the great weed of 2016: the results are in

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – This is Your Fight Song

Starting the video a bit later to avoid the god-baggery they included in the beginning. :) Filed under: Music Tagged: Piano Guys, The DWR Friday Musical Interlude, This Is Your Fight Song . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – This is Your Fight Song

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: E.A.M.

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PostArctica: Light – Jam Report #11

At 5pm you can see it is still light out and that has always been a liberating experience for me, that first day of the 9-5 drudgery where you walk […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Light – Jam Report #11

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises in E-flat Major

Well, well, well. I spy another tune that I’m learning, and looking at the tempo I use and the one below. Nothing like seeing the work ahead that needs to be done. :)   Filed under: Music Tagged: Beethoven, Ecossaises in E-flat Major, The DWR Friday Classical Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises in E-flat Major

PostArctica: Warmth – Jam Report #10

We have not had too many real cold days so far this winter but Friday night was one of them so I was a bit concerned about musicians wanting to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Warmth – Jam Report #10

wmtc: in which the death of a rock legend makes me think about how our world has changed

When this came out, I hung the cover on my bedroom wall. Sharing memories of David Bowie, as so many of us were after his too-early death this week, led me to think a lot about the world I lived in when I was a big Bowie fan.My world thenI saw Bow… . . . → Read More: wmtc: in which the death of a rock legend makes me think about how our world has changed

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Sound of Silence cover by… Disturbed?

The Simon and Garfunkle green greatest hits album was the very first piece of music I acquired on Compact Disk. I can still remember receiving for Christmas a portable stereo system with the newfangled technology known as a “CD”. Oh, what aural experiences were to be had. :) I’ve heard many covers of the Sound […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Sound of Silence cover by… Disturbed?

PostArctica: Calabash Beats – Jam Report #9

Friday night was the first edition of The Jam at Cafe Kali for 2016. And if anyone was worried that the Jam may have lost its incredible pre-holiday momentum, let […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Calabash Beats – Jam Report #9

Trashy's World: Diamond dogs and suffragettes….

In spite of my love for his music since I was a child, I didn’t get a chance to see Bowie until the spring of 2004 here in Ottawa. I took my then 11 year-old eldest daughter with me. I thought it important at the time that her first live concert… . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Diamond dogs and suffragettes….

PostArctica: Fire Victim Benefit Concert

Was at the Fundraising concert at the Crowley Arts Centre today. Stayed for the first 5 acts, all of whom were very good. Hopefully this event will raise some money […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Fire Victim Benefit Concert

Scripturient: Who By Fire

I’ve been reading a biography of Leonard Cohen, recently: the 2012 I’m Your Man, by Sylvie Simmons. It’s an interesting journey through the life and thoughts of an exquisite artist who is, by nature, somewhat reclusive and stays out… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Who By Fire

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach – Minuet in G Major BWV Anh 116

Returning to the Bach this year. First up in line is this Minuet in G major, I’m in love with the passage that modulates to E minor soooo much. :) Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach – Minuet in G Major BWV Anh 116, Piano Stuff I can play, The DWR … . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach – Minuet in G Major BWV Anh 116

Scripturient: Updated Ukulele Songbook

Even though our local uke group, CPLUG, is not currently meeting, the songbook has not died. I have updated it with new arrangements and made a few editorial changes to the older content this past fall and winter. I, of course, continue to play the uku… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Updated Ukulele Songbook

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday New Year’s Musical Interlude – Perspective

Thank you to all who have made it into the New Year and let us pause in brief remembrance of those that will not be joining us in 2016. I can think of no other piece to feature other than this one. It stands alone in its majesty and meaning. I’m not going to big-word-barf […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday New Year’s Musical Interlude – Perspective

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Infant Holy (low brass quintet)

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Santa Baby

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PostArctica: Happy Holidays! – Jam Report #8

All I can is WOW! What an amazing 8 week run this has been! People said a live music venue in Verdun was needed and I think we proved them […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Happy Holidays! – Jam Report #8

Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Pre-Xmas Musical Interlude – Silent Night featuring Plácido Domingo & ThePianoGuys

I kinda hate Silent Night as our choir has sung this tune to death over the last 5 or 6 years. However, you don’t see shit as fine as this everyday. Domingo is the gold standard for Tenors and all of us wee fledgling Tenors wish we could be a quarter as good as he […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Pre-Xmas Musical Interlude – Silent Night featuring Plácido Domingo & ThePianoGuys

PostArctica: Mandolins and Traditions – Jam Report #7

Another great night at the Jam! I would like to mention the importance of community, that feeling of belonging to some kind of evolving open cohabitation in the ‘hood, up […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Mandolins and Traditions – Jam Report #7