Friday, February 20, 2004

Other than my big show with Howard Johnson on Monday (wow I am excited!)

this would be my pick of the week here in Toronto:

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:34:08 -0500
Subject: Dave Clark & Les Blancs Live
From: Dave Clark
To: Dave Clark

Les Blancs Brilliants!
(Sageev Oore - piano, Dave Clark - drums & Dani Oore - saxophone/didjereedoo)

3 Toronto Concerts!

Thursday Feb 19th @ C'est What
w/ Rock Plaza Central & Jack Breakfast
Located @ Front St. and Church St.

Friday Feb 20th @ The Cameron House
w/ the Mountainside Band & Steven Dall (Ottawa)
Located 1 block West of Spadina on Queen St

Saturday Feb 21st @ the Array Space
The ARRAYMUSIC Studio is at 60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite. 218. Atlantic Avenue runs south off of King Street, just a few blocks west of Strachan Avenue. It is one block south of King Street at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Liberty Street. Please enter through the door located off the adjacent parking lot and come upstairs to Suite. 218.

Les Blancs Brilliants!
Les Blancs Brilliants share a skill and passion for music in the moment. This trio is brand spanking new, but is founded on some old relationships, so is the music: first breath out of the womb, but worn like a glove. The trio members’ backgrounds in rock, jazz, avante garde and classical traditions, have lead them to form close, daring and fruitful collaborations with such leaders as Jerry Granelli, Gord Downie, and Fides Krucker. Les Blancs Brilliants have been featured soloists in the orchestras of Fred Frith, Sam Rivers, and Georg Tintner; and regularly conduct and compose for the Upstream and Woodchoppers orchestras. The Oore brothers and Mr. Clark have collectively appeared on over forty-five cds, performed on national and international radio, television and web broadcasts, made the subject of a film, and are critically acclaimed for their artistic efforts. They have collaborated with dancers Andrea Nann, Yvonne Ng and Sara Shelton Mann/Contraband, jammed with the Sun Ra Arkestra and published research with neural-networks expert Geoffrey Hinton and graphics guru Demetri Terzopoulos. Now the Oore’s and Clark come together, in a mass of white fire.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

The sloppy joe saga

I had a craving or an urge to make sloppy joes for my kids today. I called friends for recipies and
search our shelves as well but no luck. So I improvised; a little ground chicken, some tomatoes, garlic
toasted buns under the grill...I was very excited and was hoping my Mom was watching me from above!!

Ok, I confess, they werent very good.

Talked to my sister later the same evening and she cleared the air by telling me that Mom's recipie
was to go to the grocery store and get the Sloppy Joe Mix. Next time.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

It is amazing how silly one can feel when taking their life/art/work so seriously and of your
kids gets sick. (Nothing worse than seeing your little baby get sick) I think these times are provided
to remind us that we wont live forever and that we should never take our family or friends for granted.

They are definitely the most important things in life.


Sunday, February 15, 2004

I decided to write brieflye BEFORE going out to play shinny today so as to not have my usual
rant about how great hockey is after the game.

I wanted to tell people, as I have been known to do about this great book I am reading; the Jim Jarmusch

It is about twenty five interviews between l985 and now. He is such an interestng guy and a true
independent. (although he claim the underground scene is dead) Everything he says seems to relate
to things that I think about. I suppose it is that self obsessed, art making thing...

btw thanks to Bill Parsons for telling me about this book. I am starting to rent his films again but
cant find the time to watch them....oh well, hopefully life is not too short.

More about Jim later,


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