Monthly Archives: June 2019

Friday: Brubeck Bros. @ The Yardbird Suite

What a full moon evening! What an unbelievable spirited show! Place was packed. Chris (bass, trombone) and Dan (drums) Brubeck are, of course, Dave Brubeck’s sons, top-notch musicians in their own right backed by a guitarist and pianist they’ve worked … Continue reading

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Now: The Most Colorful, Relaxing Place in South Edmonton

Bonnie Doon Flowers! Go on a sunny morning to escape the awful ugliness of Edmonton roads and LRT construction¬†and to get a guaranteed aesthetic high via Nature. The greenhouse will lift your spirits and mood like nothing else in May … Continue reading

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A Name I’d Change If It Was Mine:

Peter Dick.

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Canadians think that 59%

of fake news originates from the States.

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We have not seen the worst abuses

of technology yet. Manipulation of social technology for nefarious and corrupt purposes shall only increase. E.g., Deepfakes–what happened to Nancy Pelosi on Facebook, which the platform claims zero responsibility for and refuse to take down.

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“Is it so small a thing

to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done?” –Matthew Arnold  

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Funny Country Music Titles

(More well-known ones/bigger hits near the top) Drop Kick Me Jesus, Through the Goalposts of Life I’d Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me than a Frontal Lobotomy You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd Thank God and … Continue reading

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The Manfreds’ “Sold Out Live at the Fisher Theatre 27.11.07” DVD

Features Manfred Mann stalwarts Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo (2nd vocalist who led them thru MM’s more pop-styled tunes), Tom Guinness (guitar), Mike Hugg (keyboard) plus backup musicians. You can see the 2 disc track listing attached. 2 songs sung by … Continue reading

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Re. 1984’s Continuing Relevance 70 Years On

(from my e-mail response to a friend) (George Orwell aka Eric Blair) Definitely, one’s consciousness is the last line of sanity, defence, and whatever truth and truisms one can observe and conclude. Orwell’s “Reality is inside the skull” pretty much … Continue reading

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Advice to Any Edmonton Summer Visitors:

“Don’t come! Don’t waste your money! Go somewhere else!” Don’t believe the misinformed National Geographic Summer Destination list. Edmonton is on the Closed for Business, Closed for Tourists, Closed for Locals lists. Downtown is officially closed. The only worthwhile visitor … Continue reading

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