Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Two-Bit Auction Coming Up on Feb. 25/16

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Just one sample of the many baskets being prepared for the Feb. 25 Two-Bit Auction at the Elks Hall in support of Camp Gitchigomee.

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Gifts for the Crossing Guard (Me): Jan. 27/16

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Near the end of my last shift today, a group of kids who don't normally cross the street made their way towards me from Kingsway. I wondered where they were all going. They were coming to me to give me gifts!

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Sunrise: Jan. 27/16

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At my post during my first shift of the day

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Camp Gitchigomee Volunteer Appreciation: Jan. 23/16

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Great meal. Prizes. Camp stories. I led "Man Gave Names to All the Animals", "You Are My All in All", and "Little Cabin in the Woods".

Prizes!

Um ... zero?

"Meatballs and spaghetti"

Dish-washer selfie

Photos by George+

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Open Stage at the LU Study: Mon. Jan. 11/16

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At the LU Radio Open Stage at the Study I sang:

My Sound Check Song (& My Sound Check Waltz),
Caffeine,
You're In Love,
Cal(i)purnia's Dreamin',
I'm Too Old (For the NHL),
Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner), and
Commodores Are Dumb.

Both of my three fans attended.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fra - jee - lay: Jan. 13/16

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Maybe "the Old Man" in A Christmas Story was right.

I spotted this on a box I was prepping for recycling the other day.

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Monday, January 04, 2016

Hometown Hockey in Thunder Bay: Jan. 2,3, 2016

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Poor Young Things

Wendel Clark

The Allan Cup

Ron MacLean

After Cambrian Improv was over (c. 2100h), I headed back down to the event & caught the end of the game. I managed to appear on camera a few times behind Ron. We were outside, and he was inside a trailer behind a big window. See the pictures above. I'm not visible in the photo above, but every so often (following a five second delay) I appeared behind the guy in the blue Finnish jersey.

Once the event was over, the crew started to tear down, but no one told us to leave. I overheard the MC tell someone else that it was unlikely that Ron would come outside to greet people. (He had done so in the afternoon, while I wasn't there.) So I handed my CD with "Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner)" to a producer who assured me he'd get it to Ron. I did later see this fellow through the window wandering around inside the trailer with my CD in hand.

Eventually there were only three of us (two strangers & I) who were hanging around the broadcast trailer waiting for Ron. Shortly after 2200h, Ron emerged, and took some time to pose for pictures. I told him about my song & that a producer had it. He said that, in that case, he would get it.

Don received a copy of it, and in July 2002 he sent me this postcard:

Here's a link to a streaming version of the song:

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