Category: music

Dec 31 2016

A Sonos sound system upgrade


In 1990 I bought a nice Denon stereo system with B&W speakers from Bay-Bloor Radio. It was my first serious investment in a sound system and I quite enjoyed it for many years.Some time in early 2001 the speakers told me they were getting tired and the amp was getting a little noisy. Plus it …

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Mar 08 2015

Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Andrea and I have been getting out to see a little more live music over this winter and it just keeps getting better. Last night really blew me away. I happened to notice a listing that Jon Batiste would be playing at Koerner Hall and knowing our friends Marilyn and Michael are big New Orleans …

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Jan 01 2015

Hello 2015

Not for the first time I’ve been amiss in keeping my blog up to date. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. Nor is it that I haven’t been doing interesting things. I’ll have to give some thought in the days & weeks ahead to consider what it actually is. For now I’ll …

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Dec 02 2014

Clearing My Backlog Part 4 – Instruments

All these music festivals Andrea and I have gone to for the past few years (Shelter Valley Folk Festival in particular) have rekindled an interest in re-learning to play an instrument. In my youth I took lessons on the recorder, then the flute. I played cornet and euphonium in a marching band too. Later in …

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Aug 26 2014

I’m In The Mood For Music

This extended week, from last weekend until the end of next weekend, is a break from photography and a shift to music. So far so good too! The weekend behind was highlighted by the Greenbelt Harvest Festival which is the brainchild of Daniel Lanois. While only four years old it has a reputation for having …

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Jul 08 2014


Well… recorded live action 🙂 I spent a little time today putting together a few videos from the weekend. I’m not done going through all of the footage yet but I’ve run out of time for the moment so I’ll published what I have gotten to so far. The one I personally like is the …

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Aug 14 2012

Volunteer time: SVFF

Last year some VW friends went on about how great the Shelter Valley Folk Festival was and I thought it would be worth checking out. Early bird tickets were gone and camping spots weren’t available any more in the main area so I decided to volunteer. Andrea and our friend Liz bought tickets and came …

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