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Entries from February 2008

some over the transoms lately

February 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

. Brian is an undiscovered (or at least under-rated) genius, and I think I can say that with some authority — I’ve known a few. Ask him to tell you the story someday about when the two of us climbed the “Hollywood Sign” in LA in the ’90s with his ubiquitous Heinekens in tow, hilarious! […]

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Finding Casey

February 9th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Real-life Adventure Tales, Weird Things About Me

Finding Casey . So, mom & I are staying at this resort up on Georgian Bay.  We fall asleep around 11 that night — more of a late nap for us — and both woke up aboot 3 in the morning just rarin’ to go.   As a dedicated Niagara Escarpment explorer and veteran waterfall collector, […]

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Love Is

February 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Poetry

Love  Is     . Love is missing someone             when they leave the room                         just for a minute   Love is living in an electric 3-D high-resolution wide-screen technicolor heaven             after living in a world of out-of-focus rabbit-ears                         in blurry black & white   Love is hugging the other person’s pillow in the […]

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HippieFest ’07 — Toronto

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Music

. . “I mean, tickets come to about a dollar per supergroup.”  Ian Tyson, in Festival Express.    same idea  +  inflation  =  last night   hearing, “Come and get it, but ya better hurry cuz it’s goin’ fast.”    my momma always said, “Life is like a multi-act rock show;  You never know what […]

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Neil Young at Massey Hall – Nov 27, 2007

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Music

The Tour Set-List . . .  opening act:  Pegi Young (8 songs, with a 3-piece band)1st set – acoustic, Neil solo on guitars, banjo, upright piano, organ/synth.   From Hank To Hendrix – w/ harmonica,  Harvest Moon (’92!)  the only non-oldie he plays, * Ambulance Blues – On The Beach Sad Movies – never on […]

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The Rangers and Sacred Places

February 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

That was the most fun i’ve had at a game, well other than the Sabres-Sens playoff, in about … whenever my last Rangers game was!  🙂  I mean, seriously, it restored my faith in hockey.  .   Hey and get this — I’ve now pegged my Rangers fanship to at least 1969/70!  cuz by 1970-71 Eddie […]

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My Dinner With Jimi

February 9th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Movies

. If you’re a fan of funny films and/or sixties music — boy is there a new movie for you!  The comic docu-drama “My Dinner With Jimi“, features master Hendrix, The Beatles, Brian Jones, The Moody Blues, Donovan, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison and numerous others, all seen through the eyes of the writer, humorist and […]

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Brian’s Obama endorsement

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

I know you’re all smart enough to make your own choice.  For me, I was a Clinton supporter, as I have been since 1992, but will be casting my Democrats Abroad vote for Barack Obama.  I think Obama can win the Presidency in a landslide, bringing independents, Republicans, and new voters into the party.  Most […]

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The Turning Point in the Democratic primary 2008

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Politics

The moment: It was between 10 and 11PM on Saturday night, the night of the South Carolina primaries. The race was a projected victory for Obama at 7:00:01, as soon as the polls closed.  Obama announced he would make a speech at 9PM, giving Edwards and Clinton two hours to make their concession speeches.  Edwards […]

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