Hi listening friends!
Firstly - Let's remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. - he was born on January 15th, 1929. As we continue to struggle for what we believe in, many of us still exercise the principle of nonviolence at protests and demonstrations worldwide. As long as people abuse power and hoard wealth at the expense of the lives of their fellow humans and environment, we need heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr. to inspire and motivate us. He taught by example to love and respect one's fellow beings - the most fundamental values, whatever your finer struggle may be.
Music in Montreal: I am getting a head start on my blogging this week because it's a busy one. Firstly, let me remind you that Mike Rud will be playing with the great Chad Linsley at Upstairs this Tuesday night (January 10th) and that it should be a show well worth seeing. I have seen Chad play before, but am extra excited to also catch Mike Rud at a live show for the first time, and so soon after my uncle had me listen to Mike's cd "Live From Lotus Land". The show starts at 8 pm.
Come out to Burritoville this Wednesday night for "Born on the AM" - a showcase of Concordia's musical talent! Show starts at 8 pm, and I'll be there making noise to support! Beer and burritos and bands - what else would you want on a Wednesday night?
This weekend's very fun - and recommended - show is the Franco Proietti Morph-Tet playing at O Patro Vys. It is bandleader Franco Proietti's birthday show, so it is a show and a party and a jam all rolled into one lively evening event! I will be playing a track off FPM's most recent release on Struggles and Dreams this week to tantalize and remind you about the show...
check out the facebook event for a detailed description:
This week's dream - -
Blurb. There was so much rain and I was in some suburb taking care of children. An obese house. White picket fences and weedless yards. Shrubberies, etc. But the rain! Buckets at a time. So many cancelled soccer games, so many cancelled soccer moms. Sun comes out after everything is called off, like a prankster - hey guys, I was just kidding! Haha! ....guys? I take the children to the backyard, and all is glorious. Mud. A voice (Narrator? Is that you?) suggests that it could be dangerously slippery and nobody should walk on it. The lubed-up lawn. I ignore the voice - after all, it's so cowardly, it can't even show it's face. I start the mayhem with an inaugural dive and slide - all over the once-perfect lawn. The sliding action is marvelous. Just like a rollercoaster. Wheeeee!!
I figure that one means I should play with danger and enjoy the ride...