the conductor was disappointed each time the 3rd movement started because the percussionist played so loud. he told him a hundred times but the percussionist had short term memory problems. […]

I don’t have the usual strategies of a piano teacher, no book I’m following, no commitment to a template, no insisting on any particular scales. Just eyes open for no […]

“They said you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tape, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played”. I like […]

Asked the class if they ever had a song stuck in their head that they didn’t like. Mostly laughter, answers of yes. Asked why that was, some said it was […]

ran into an old neighbour who lived across the street from me when first moved Toronto. she’s probably 15 years older than me. spoke a bit about how life goes […]

In the cafe, one person working on their computer was also on their phone talking loudly about the rights of music for their film project. They were indicating the musicians […]

The guy from the record label admires me, talks about how many things I’m associated with that move him and says other flattering things. I play him the two people […]

Had to get police check in order to be a music teacher at the summer camp. When I went to pick it up, Bay and College, I noticed they also […]

I missed watching the democratic debates but already see the mainstream media framing it as though Bernie and Elizabeth lost but a little research shows a very different interpretation of […]

I met Paul Krassner, we both played The Bitter End on Earth Day 2000, he was doing stand-up. Later, he introduced me to Odetta which I can’t describe except for […]