Saturday, September 18, 2004

Its saturday night. there is no hockey. I guess hockey wouldnt start yet...but somehow I can tell that the players arent at training camp, sweating like they are suppose to be doing.

I am watching Chitty chitty bang bang this week with my kids. great film. those old films were so beautiful...simple, fun but beautiful.

I generally dislike kids films but already look forward to watching it again before we return it.

I am heading out to see the rock and roll train movie....its canadian but I forget its here tommorrow?

I love the rep cinemas, they are close, good vibe, less ads and trailers, cheap if you have a membership..

Ok...i am off (i really need to get a light for my bike)


Friday, September 17, 2004

woodchoppers gig

woodchoppers gig
Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
This gig was a lot of fun. It was a great reminder that music is a social thing, almost without exception. There were so many good people and lots of good music.

The Transac is truly one of the most comfortable, supportive venues for music in this city.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

I had a great time at cafe Brasiliano this morning. Everyone, including the clientele seem so happy there all the time. I am not sure why but it is great.

there was a guy there filming people talking about why they like coffee and this gave the morning an extra entertaining vibe. Watching peoples excitement or sometimes shy reaction to the camera was funny. There was also this guy with a huge head of grey fuzzy hair and big glasses that was watching the whole thing that seemed almost like a "plant" to make people laugh or smile or something. I think he might be the cook there.

Jessica at the Dip is also very happy all the time. perhaps this is the reason I go to these places all the time. I like happy people.

I am also reminded this morning of a great article/interview years ago on bob wiseman where he talked about searching out the great and beautiful parts of great coffee, great music, great food, interesting people...etc. I hope I still have that article somewhere. I think it was in Exclaim.

Speaking of great music I am listening to Paul Haine's Cd Darn It. I am so sad when think of Paul. He seemed like such a great guy. I was just getting to know him when he passed away. I am glad he left things like this cd to remember him by. His sense of humour is really a part of this record.

You can find it at:

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Although I was very happy to have Mike Hansen back on the radio today, it did leave me feeling a little frustrated. He had Vancouver guitarist Ron Samworth on the air and Mike talked mostly about how great Vancouver's scene is.

I suppose he didn't deny the fact that Toronto has a lot going on but both of them talked about lack of organisation here. Not really sure what they mean.

Two things we don't have here are 1) Ken Pickering (there is only one Ken Pickering and I am glad he exists at all, Vancouver or whererever)

2) Artists being invited, to perform abroad and record etc. on a regular basis. This is mostly happening if you ask me; because of the connections and experiences the Vancouver artists have had at Ken Pickering's festival.

No need to drool, be jealous etc. Two very different places (T.O. and Van) for numerous reasons and one really big reason: KP.

Let's just get back to work.

happy Wednesday!


Monday, September 13, 2004


Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
Always fun, always crazy. The Woodchopper's Association ladies and gentleman!!

Before I forget:

The woodchopper's Association is performing at the Tranzac on Thursday night, 10pm. This collection of musicians is unbelievable if you ask me. I can't wait. Just the hang is going to be memorable. Plus if you have never heard Dave Clark conduct the woodchoppers you aint lived.

Don't go changin...

clutton photo

clutton photo
Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
he will probably be mad that I used this anywhere public...oh well...thats what friends are for.

I have a new blog. yes I am excited about this. perhaps I should collect them? check it out at

Of course it is about our annual festival, the grand festival of autumnal happiness.

I haven't done much on it yet so the work in progress it is. I think now is the time to put a picture of rob clutton here since he is the one that I put this festival on with.


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