Saturday, February 26, 2005

I am not really sure what to write tonight as it has been a crazy week. Sorry to faithful reader for lack of posts but, heck...even I get busy occasionally. For a couple days there the phone was ringing as fast as the emails were coming in and I was a happy camper. (I still am!)

It really looks like our summer tour with Howard is going to be great. We are confirmed in Stockholm and Finland and there is lots of other European stuff that might still happen.

The Canadian leg of the tour is going to be such a blast too. We are confirmed in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and I think we may end up doing Winnipeg and Edmonton too which would be a pleasant suprise.

Saw a beautiful film on Gerhard Richter last night. It was the format of artist walking around checking out and commenting on his show before it opened. (at the MOMa in 2002.)

I have a film of Jack Bush doing a similar thing and I love it.

Richter was a little more subdued, mysterious and occasionally quite funny. He talked about the freedom he has as an artist. He has nothing to prove and doesnt get caught up or even involved in his fame while he is painting. (I remember reading how important that was to Picasso too)

It was really interesting having the director and the curator of the show there after too. This was all set up by Canadian Art mag and lucky me; it was right over at my local rep theatre.

Hoping to go out and see the Dinner is Ruined tonight at their Cd launch at the Tranzac.

I downloaded there new record for $8.88 (no tax) at

Most of that money goes to the artists too. Very cool.

Monday, February 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by tim posgate.
One way to see if your friends read your blog is to talk about them.

This bass player you see is rob clutton. He is a true artist. (always inspires me) He is a great bass player and composer and I am lucky enough to have played on both his group Cds. Available at:

He also has a new solo bass cd coming out on Rat Drifting. This will be launched at the Tranzac club on march 22. We are doing a double bill that night with Jazzstory!

the solo disc sounds great. Make sure you get a copy.

And, talk about fun; this guy just got back from two weeks on the road in the US with NOJO and tommorrow night he starts a week at the Montreal Bistro with the Steve Koven Trio.

He deserves it and you deserve to hear him play.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

What a great day for Hockey. I would trade in many of my guitars before I would give up hockey. Outdoor really is the best!

Went over with my neigbour Michael, brought our boys, got them on the ice for a bit. Then they hit the hill while we played for an hour or so. Michael and I swapped cds and he is quite a fine singer songwriter. We thought it was funny that he knew no one on my record. (different scenes!) but I think it is cool that Lewis Melville played a big part in both our records. thanks Uncle Lew!

I just read a really inspiring and insighful (not to mention rare) interview with Henry Threadgill

Randall pointed out a few great quotes from it: “I could turn into Jesus tomorrow and you wouldn't know it.”

“I'm scared to come out of the house because I think someone's going to give me a CD,” he said. “I've never had so much recorded music that I didn't pay for in my life.”

back to the kids...

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