Monday, January 30, 2012


I can't believe Matthew Broderick did this! He said he'd never play Ferris again! Well, he did. Maybe it's only two and a half minutes, but Ferris is back in 2012! (Proof that people can be bought! But so what.)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whosarmy in Cannington

They won the CBC reality show "Cover Me Canada" - Whosarmy.

Cover Me Canada is a fresh, creative show, featuring relatively unknown Canada bands, that compete for a $100,000 prize with Universal Records. I like the concept. I've always been a fan of young bands, with a vision, who work hard - and have talent. I guess that's why, in a previous life, I managed and booked three young cover bands. But that was a long time ago.

The Friday night show was part of the weekend annual Cannington Dog Sled Races.

It was awesome to hear a combination of well known Canadian songs which they performed on CBC, original songs they are currently recording, and songs from their 2011 cd release. With the right people behind them, Whosarmy could be major Canadian rock stars.


Maggie's Alright
Automatic Baby
American Woman
Hole In My Heart
Glory Bound
No Mystery
Revolution Girl
THe World Is Ending
Lonely Boy
Can't Live Without You

Here's a brief clip from the chorus of "Alive".

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dog Rescue (dog is fine)

I can't watch this without crying. I love dogs.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


The song everyone is talking about - "Blessings" by Laura Story. Here's the story behind the song, in her own words.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Brett & Crystal

At 8:30 this morning, my son Brett and his wife Gretyl, began their long drive home to Nashville, away from the sleet and ice pelts we got today!

For the last four weeks Brett has been visiting me and Janice, here at our new house in the Oro Station Super City Centre, relaxing, working on music, catching up on Prison Break, snowboarding and BBQ-ing our steaks. Haha - a good month!

As a teenager Brett was a total home-body. No longing to be anywhere else but with his family. But after going to BC for Bible School, (and finding his future wife), things changed. He's lived in Gnashville (yes, I'm spelling it with a "G" and you know why!), he's toured Canada as the recording artist Handsome and Gretyl and honeymooned in Paris.

On the other hand, my daughter Crystal IS a world traveller. I can't count how many countries she's flown to, how many States she's visited, either with AJ or on a missions trip! She's been east/west and everywhere - but she resides in Barrie!

I guess the holiday season is officially over. Brett's en route.

Next visit...? Brett - when? Not til summer? Arrrrrrrrg! Thanks for the Prison Breaks!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Three Stooges

Are you ready for this? THE THREE STOOGES - 2012 movie! Man this looks funny!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheating Death

These "close-call" accidents are incredible. Each one more outrageous than the next. Skip the first 40 seconds - FYI.

Djembe (pronounced JEM-bay)

I bought a dejembe. It's a drum, like a conga, that you sit down and straddle and play with your hands - no sticks. Kinda tribal.

A month ago I was at a dinner-thing and a friend of mine played a djembe with the band. I liked the rawness of it. Kinda rootsy and casual, and maybe a bit eclectic, which is odd for a top 40 music guy like me!

I picked up an egg-shaker, too. So I shake it with my right hand and hit the skin with my left.

Last weekend I play publicly for the first time. "Maybe I've not practiced enough to play publicly?", I thought. Well I did anyway. Our set was 8 songs - I played the djembe on two soft, reflective songs. It added a nice flavour to the set.

My friend, the guy who got me hooked but doesn't realize it, was playing, as I recall, a small crash cymbal. I liked that too. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll pick one up!

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