Saturday, January 01, 2005


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Happy New years bloggers!!

watching Guy Maddin's Dracula, which is his film based on the Winnipeg Ballet doing Dracula was great tonight.

I really got excited when I turned on the hockey game (US vs Sweden) immediately after and was reminded how much hockey is like ballet.

As usual the directors commentary is great, just like a good commentator at a hockey game (to take the metaphor one step further)

Friday, December 31, 2004

It is new years eve and I am grumpy. I dont get grumpy very often (I dont think) and I rarely post on my blog when I am grumpy but...

I am dwelling on all things I havent done in the last five days, five months, five years!!! I wont go into details but I am reminded tonight that one of the biggest sacrifices you can make is having children. Yah, I know how great it is and how lucky we are.....tonight I am just grumpy.

Ill cheer up. Maybe everyone will go to bed and I will watch the Guy Maddin film I rented. (what a loner huh?)

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Just watched ron mann's film Go Furtherand man is it great. Check out the trailer. My immediate inspiration is to give up drinking milk, check out yoga (although I have been threatening that for a while) and looking into hemp paper. We shall see.

I really want to see all of ron's films. he is really good.

what a fun night last night. I love the double header or social event plus gig type if you are getting a babysitter may as well "go all the way."

Great social evening at the Drake for the Woodchoppers tenth anniversary. Some great music too but, most of it was made while I was in the audience. that is part of the excitement with the WCA; you never know what is going to happen.

I did however get to hang out with one of my favourite authors and meet another that wrote one of my favourite books. I think that is one of the great things about where we live...ok, gotta go flip the laundry. happy new beers!!

Go canada go!!


Tuesday, December 28, 2004


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Hope you can make this show!! I can't wait. It is always fun for me to perform with this group.
The WoodChopper's Association 10th Anniversary Party!
Wednesday December 29th 2004
the Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St. W
$10.00 donations to Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund
4 sets - 4 different WoodChopper ensembles.
9pm, 10pm, 11pm & 12pm
Featuring Toronto's finest improvising musicians.
web site
music available from

"From us to you with love in our hearts." -WCA motto.

The WoodChopper's Association works with the intention of inspiring artistic excellence within our community and abroad.
We have performed/collaborated musically with the likes of the Nihilist Spasm band, Gordon Downie of the Tragically Hip, John Oswald of the CCMC, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Malian Griots: Mansa Sissoko, and Jah Youssouf, dancers: Yvonne Ng, and Andrea Nann, poets: Ken Babstock, and Chris Chambers, and film maker Steve Reinke. We have performed in clubs, theatres, loft spaces, schools, remote villages, on the streets, through web casts, on television, on radio broadcasts, for music and multi-media festivals, we have run music education workshops, multi-media arts festivals and done charitable work in Canada, the US and Africa. We have three cds available from We number over 400 members. Thanks for your support over the years.

I am back downstairs after my two hour nap with dylan (didn't even read him a story tonight as we were both exhausted)

Here is my Christmas survey for my Christian bloggers out there (can one question be a survey?) If you are in the room by yourself, do you turn on the Christmas lights on the tree?

Sunday, December 26, 2004


Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
the children were nestled all snug in their bed while shostakovich played on my itunes and boy am I dead.

I love the holidays but man...its tiring. fun to watch Star Wars with Dylan tonight for the first time!

Do you like the photo of my feet. I am no Man Ray but I like it...heh you may be the 1000th hit on my blog!!!! Congratulations. (actually, I think I started it at 100 in case no one was going to look at it)

Watch for details here tommorrow about the big 10th Anniversary Woodchoppers Association concert at the Drake this Wednesday night.

happy Charlie Brown said; Christmas is so commercial.

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