I thought you might want to listen to a song while you’re here. This is my “theme” music.
At the end of the year, it's good to look back and think about the people who have helped you along the way in the past 12 months, or longer. When I was quite young I memorized a poem about a self-made man who was only self-made in his own mind. The truth was he'd forgotten about all the people who'd helped him along his way. I hope none of us will ever do that. I have a long list myself of people who've helped me – intentionally or not. Not the least of those is Johnny Reid. Now although [ Read more...]
I just ordered Buddy Jewell's latest CD, which I've heard is great, and that got me going through my CDs to pick out my favorites. Since I've been a huge fan of country music since I was about 5, I started there. Most of these aren't major ones where they had all the bells and whistles, like Toby Keith and Brooks and Dunn, or some of the classics like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, but maybe some lesser known ones that I think are very well-done. George Canyon – George Canyon John Berry – Faces The Roadhammers – The Roadhammers [ Read more...]
My husband and I and our two middle sons attended Markham Theatre's performance of DRUM on Saturday night. All I can say is "Wow!" The history I learned back in elementary school came to life as the 19 membsrs of the cast very effectively demonstrated the four people groups who make up the people of Nova Scotia (aboriginal, French, Celts, and black settlers). We saw each group as they were when they first came to the land. Then we saw how the different cultures intermingled and blended into a new culture while not losing their original identities. The sets and [ Read more...]
If you enjoy music that has substance, lyrical quality, and intricate wording, and you haven't heard of John Berry, you're missing out on one amazing voice. After listening to his music since he burst on the scene in 1994, we finally got to see him in person last night at a place called Hugh's Room in Etobicoke. http://hughsroom.com/ John was on painkillers while recovering from a right hand and left collarbone that were both broken when a new horse he was riding was frightened by something in the grass and bucked, throwing him in the air. He landed on the [ Read more...]