Saturday, September 11, 2004

I just discovered a really interesting project Frisell was commissioned to do with the work of painter Gerhard Richter and some poets.

I kinda wish I had the $200 kicking around to buy it. (I like Richter's work)

Here is a quote from Bill that is pretty interesting. I don't feel I really need to comment on it.

"There is this element of improvisation in what [Richter] does," says Frisell. "One of the things I really connected with was that he's always trying to trick himself into being surprised, to keep himself in a state of innocence. As you get older, it's harder to get the same rush of discovery you have when you''re younger. He works to keep himself in that state of uncertainty and that's something I've struggled with for as long as I've been playing music."


if this sort of project interests you, I still have some copies of the limited edition, handmade paper, poems, original artwork cover copies etc. of my third Cd; An Eager Leap.

They are $40 including postage.

p.s. team Canada rules!!

Friday, September 10, 2004

kind of ironic. I am off to Guelph tonight to see a show but two different folks I know from out of town are playing shows here tonight. Sorry folks! this Bob Ostertag show is extra, extra special for me.

btw, I have to do some more I was loving this track on the radio (yes, I am listening to 91.1 a little more these days) and it was Kinda Blue...ooops. Now that is embarrasing.

see ya,

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Do you know anyone other than me that constantly goes into video (DVD) stores, looks around, sometimes for half an hour and comes out empty handed?

Yes, I think it is kinda weird too. I do enjoy it though.

I have the feeling it has to do with not wanting to make a committment to watching a whole movie, but enjoy reading the back of the packages, looking at the artwork etc.

I do this in record stores too.

My only real reference for this is David Mott (while he was my prof at York) saying that he liked to spend time in record stores and bookstores and found it inspiring just to be around all that creativity.

Just back from Queen video (empty handed...)

Was truly fun to play the guitar last night. Looking forward to a busier performance schedule for the future.

It can be overwhelming, seeing how much musicis going on in this town. (especially as we prepare for our November festival; The Grand FEstival of Autumnal Happiness)

I hope to make a blog for that!!

Have you checked out this:

this guy is putting on some serious music in this town. (he's no Ron Gaskin but he's doing good for a new guy!)

Disappointed I cannot catch Derome and Hetu tommorrow in Guelph (any babysitters available?)

I will make Bob Ostertag!! Keep saying things and they will happen...I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag I will make Bob Ostertag

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

I have plugged ears right now. (I am, and always have been a waxmaker)

It is frustrating when music is such a huge part of my life. It is also a good reminder to take care of my ears and hope to keep my hearing for as long as possible.

wish I had more energy but stayed out really late last night. bedtime...hope to write more tommorrow. Looking forward to seeing Bob Ostertag in Guelph on friday night at the jazz festival.


Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Although I am really excited about the changing of seasons which will bring more playing of music my way for sure....I do like reading about and talking about music.

thanks to Carl Wilson's Zoilus for linking me to Ken Vandermark's thoughts on improvised music journalism and more.

Bed time, big school day for us tommorrow.


Sunday, September 05, 2004


Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
this is fun!

this summer included a lot of great memories and amazing times with Julie and the kids. Today though, was definitely one of my highligts!

sometimes I forget how much I love physical challenges, athletics etc. Actually, I lost a bet to my 19 yr old cousin as he smoked me on the golf course (my annual game of golf wasnt at its best) so I ended up having to try his wake board.

Secretly, I have wanted to try it for a while but was a little bit chicken. Well, today, having lost on the golf course I won in the water. What a rush. I didnt have any really long runs or jump any wakes quite yet but had a good time on my few short runs that I took. I can already tell which muscles are going to ache tommorow morning. but,.... I think it was worth it.

Cut and print, summer 2004

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