We Can Work It Out? Really?

I always liked the song We Can Work it Out. It’s got a cool melody, and a good, pos­it­ive mes­sage. Right? At a super­fi­cial glance, maybe. But I dis­covered some­thing. In case you live under a rock, here is the song I am talk­ing about: Neat melody, hunh? But take a closer listen to theCon­tin­ue read­ing “We Can Work It Out? Really?”

Opportunity does not always knock

My folks had a strange rule when I was being brought up: I was taught that it was rude to ask for things. Now, I’m sure the *idea* was to teach me not to whine about want­ing treats and so forth when out in the store, for instance, but it exten­ded to ask­ing for treatsCon­tin­ue read­ing “Oppor­tun­ity does not always knock”

Baby, It’s Not as Bad as Other Songs

Baby It’s Cold Out­side versus Sev­er­al Oth­er Songs It’s the time of year when folks dis­cuss the coer­cive nature of the Winter song, Baby It’s Cold Out­side. Now, I under­stand the issue with this call-and-response song: Sing­er #1, pre­sum­ably female, has to head out into the snowy night to go home. Her host, Sing­er #2,Con­tin­ue read­ing “Baby, It’s Not as Bad as Oth­er Songs”

Bistro Thank you concert

A huge shout-out to all the won­der­ful per­formers who par­ti­cip­ated in the Thank You con­cert for Helen and Rain­er Daniels at the Port Moody Legion this afternoon/evening! Such a ter­rif­ic event. I am sure the guests of hon­our were exhausted but replete with music­al joy. From ukeleles to the jazz jam ses­sions, it was aCon­tin­ue read­ing “Bis­tro Thank you con­cert”

And still it snows.…

I know, I know, we don’t really have any­thing to com­plain about. But why is it always snowy when I have to go to Gord’s for rehears­al? He lives on a Steep Hill, for cry­in’ out loud! Someday the bizarre weath­er will end…won’t it? We’re play­ing the Gal­lery Bis­tro in Port Moody, March 9th fromCon­tin­ue read­ing “And still it snows.…”

Satire over the head

We are quickly dis­cov­er­ing that if we are going to show satir­ic­al movies to our kids, they need to under­stand what is being sat­ir­ized. They did­n’t really “get” Spin­al Tap, and though we star­ted watch­ing For Your Con­sid­er­a­tion, I think we won’t fin­ish that one with them. Sim­il­arly the Girl did­n’t quite “get” The LifeCon­tin­ue read­ing “Satire over the head”

Family and Friends. Oh, and POV. Part 2

Like I said, sum­mer is always a dif­fi­cult time for me to write.… Little to no struc­ture to the day, the kids are around, oth­er com­mitt­ments, etc. I’ve had no few­er than four fam­ily din­ners in the last week! Not that I’m com­plain­ing about that, any­one who knows me is well aware of my loveCon­tin­ue read­ing “Fam­ily and Friends. Oh, and POV. Part 2″