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Jul 27, 2011
May 29, 2011
I recently went to Iran and had the rather unexpected pleasure of listening to the gypsy kids playing music on the streets. I could never find a recording of this music in any store, so I recorded it with my camera.
I have more footage that I will upload on youtube in the coming weeks.
Mar 21, 2011
At the metro the other day, a flute player was piping away. He continued without a flinch when an old lady stared pitifully, pulled out a sandwhich from her purse then placed it into his music case.
I decided to take a picture of this to inform others that not all musicians are beggars. Many buskers are professionals who take busking very seriously. They set an ambiance! Usually, busking is the last resort for musicians who haven’t a clue on how to monetize their talents.
For some, it’s a difficult decision after spending countless hours of practice, getting into obsene amounts of debt from music school and then face the possibility of being confused for begging.
Feb 2, 2011
On a Saturday in Toronto, I love spending the afternoons at Dora’s! Celtic session, Irish staff, charming decor and drinks all combined can easily take your imagination away to a land of unicorns and leprechauns.
In case some of you regulars don’t already know, the session is no longer on Sundays. So yea, it’s on Saturdays! Even better for us working folks!
Here is a pic of me with the music gang a few months ago.
Dec 18, 2010
Last summer I was at the bus stop way late at night when some total creepy dude was staring me down. I’m usually the only woman at the late night bus stop so I was expecting some attention like that, but man was this dude ever creepy. I thought I was overreacting to his stares, but when he followed me out the bus I knew it was bad news. It took a turn for the worse when he started a conversation with me when we were all alone. I was freakin’ terrified. I had no idea where to go, what to say or what to do! I was in the middle of the nowhere suburbs Scarborough at 3 am! You could imagine how relieved I was when this total teenaged stranger rushed to my rescue! You can hear the full story on this week’s edition of Definitely Not the Opera on CBC.
I didn’t know how to repay him, so I added him on Facebook to wait for an opportunity! He turns out to be a really cool actor so in the meantime I’ll do a proud plug of my new friend Ryan Drummond!
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