We’re back from Labrador. Wow, what a trip; memorable in so many ways. Cold, don’t be talking. Honest to god, my eye balls started to freeze on my only four minute walk from hotel to theatre. What a beating the poor old face took. Someone suggested duct tape! But the locals don’t seem to mind. They think we islanders are soft as crap. Minus 37o C. “Nothing”, they say. “Should see it when ‘tis cold.”
But there’s more to remember than the cold. The hospitality lingers in our minds too. Nowhere … [Read More...]
It seems that God doesn't want a banjo in our band. The signs are very obvious.
On Wednesday morning we happily loaded the musical gear out of the Mississauga Stage West hotel and into our rented van. The show the night before was delightful. All hands were on top shelf as we rolled west along Dixie and on to that ribbon of misery, the 401. We had gone no more than 2 kilometres en route to Port Hope when a man in a SUV sped up side by side with us and gestured strongly for us to pull over. He … [Read More...]
To all the great people in Goose Bay we want to say ‘thank you’ for the reception at our recent shows and for the kindness shown by so many of you. We were given tours, treated to lovely meals, transported, entertained, accommodated and all in fine style.
And we can’t say enough wonderful things about the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre. The venue is superb in every way. The staff is professional, kind and easy to be around. It was truly a good experience and that comes from three old codgers … [Read More...]
It’s June month and for three weeks we’ve been smacked in the face with easterly wind, rain and drizzle. The CBC weatherman, Ryan, even deserted us in desperation and went off to the mainland. It’s like the captain leaving the ship. The capelin won’t even come in. They don’t like rolling among icy slob. The robins have their hoods up and the aspens have good reason to tremble. My rhubarb didn’t make it this year. It’s all enough to get on your nerves.
On the first day of summer I was out in … [Read More...]
Don’t start. No seriously, get the thought out of your head. It is truly the worse drug known to man. If you want an escape or a diversion from normal living then take up something less addictive like smack, crack cocaine or something. And believe you me, it will be far less expensive and destructive. Guaranteed, it will ruin you in more ways then one. Let’s examine it on several fronts.
Take for example the financial consideration. It will break you. Here’s what the tip of the iceberg looks … [Read More...]