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Something to warm your heart

You may have already seen this, since it’s making the rounds, but I’m sharing it just in case. Besides, I’ve watched it a bunch of times and I’m not tired of it yet.

This little Brazilian guy is almost two years old.

Name That Song: A Contest

I think it’s high time we had a contest around here!

Simon (the African Grey parrot) has spent several hours a day over the past few weeks practicing a song. I’ve recorded one of his practice sessions (see the black video below). The first person to correctly guess the song will win the prize. It […]

Astronaut Love Triangle thrills audiences!

Astronaut Love Triangle was brilliant and superb and I love them more each time I see them. They’ve added a couple more pieces to their repertoire (I especially liked the Roller Derby Girls) and they’ve modified at least one piece to reflect changes in the composition of the band (the lovely, irreplaceable Aggie has moved […]

I did a bunch of things

I’m taking a brief break from the Ask Me Anything series to tell you that at 7:50 this morning, my favourite son will turn 30 years old. (He’d still be my favourite even if I had more than one, but I probably wouldn’t say it out loud.)

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that I […]

Meet the Folkers

So a while back The Ottawa Citizen asked if anyone was interested in blogging about any of the local music festivals for them, in exchange for festival passes. I applied to blog about the Folk Festival. I kept waiting and hoping, but I never heard back from them. By the time I realized they weren’t […]