Archive for April 2010

NOTHING ELSE SEEMS TO MATTER

Sunday, April 25, 2010: NOTHING ELSE SEEMS TO MATTER “The state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the the sheer sake of doing it.”  That’s what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls…

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ENJOY YOUR MUSIC

Sunday, April 18, 2010: ENJOY YOUR MUSIC “When people enjoy the music, they will achieve even greater results with related activities.”  That’s what Dr. Bin Hu (Head of Division of Experimental Neurosciences at Foothills Hospital in Calgary) said to me when we talked about music and parkinsonism. Today, I rehearsed with REVV52 and some very…

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BANTER AND BARENAKED LADIES

Sunday, April 11, 2010: BANTER AND BARENAKED LADIES Entertaining, the best banter you’ll ever hear on a stage and kicking great musicians! That’s the concert I saw this week at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.  I met them last year at the Junos with their wives – we laughed and shared a few stories. On…

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The ARTS IN DOWNTOWN CALGARY

Sunday, April 3, 2010: THE ARTS IN DOWNTOWN CALGARY I had a little free time and so I ventured downtown for a coffee at Arts Central. At Arts Central, artists host galleries of their original works.  It’s a real art landmark in Calgary.  A friend, Murray Ord, called to meet for lunch – we ate at…

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