Last Toronto municipal election day: October 27, 2018, I got a surprise telephone call from Judi Jansen asking about Scott Cushnie and Gene MacLellan; whose name has never shown up in online searches but whose presence has been central to Canada’s early Rock and Blues, who comes to mind whenever I hear Jan Haust’s historical … More Judi
I hate to admit it but I don’t recall any performers who played on the stage of the Edison Hotel. I remember sitting in the audience in front of the stage of the Edison Hotel at Yonge and Gould where I used to drink beer between sets probably in the men’s room, but I can’t … More Edison Hotel
“The Consuls” recorded for Hernando in Buffalo, New York. Hernando had connections with Lori Records in New York City where he had “The Consuls” re-record at New York City’s Bell Sound what we’d recorded for him in Buffalo New York so that we could broaden our record distribution.
…I have also learned another interesting aspect of drumming which for years I had associated only with the 26 drum rudiments and technical exercises. I have recently come to believe that roll, and flam rudiments are related to trills and appoggiatura. Measured rolls hold a note for an indicated number of beats as do trills; … More From Why I Became A Drummer
On Sunday evening June 30, 2013 I found myself searching an external hard drive for my pod cast of Emma Woodlouse’s father from J. Austen’s novel Emma, but what I found were two mp3 recordings by Cesaria Evora that reminded me of the rather brief time not too long ago that I used to … More Evora, A Chance Find