Archive for July 2010

CANADIAN TALENT WEARS A UNIQUE INSIGHT

Sunday, July 25, 2011: CANADIAN TALENT WEARS A UNIQUE INSIGHT I’m always fascinated to talk with actors or musicians after a performance – the wind down, the honesty, the inside on the performance. This week, I visited Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto and Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario to see a couple plays.  One was Russian…

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AMERICAN FOLK SONG ROOTS

Tuesday, July 20, 2011: AMERICAN FOLK SONG ROOTS As I researched through the songs and the artists with roots in the American Folk Songs of the 60’s and specifically roots in Greenwich Village, I ran across some great songs. Songs from the Forest Gump soundtrack including: “California Dreaming” (Mamas and the Papas), “For What It’s…

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WHEN YOU KNOW "CHANGE IS GONNA COME"

Sunday, July 11, 2011: WHEN YOU KNOW “CHANGE IS GONNA COME” I’ve been reading Bob Dylan’s “Chronicles”.   Rolling Stone magazine reviewer Mikal Gilmore says that it’s “a remarkable achievement, and like Henry Miller’s best personal writings, it is a story that open up the times that it portrays, and then reveals the possibilities of the…

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THE MUSIC AND MUSICIANS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

I’ve been researching more about Greenwich Village in New York.  This was the place in the 60’s where musicians lived and shared ideas, listened to music and created the newest sounds of the day.   The heart of folk music was Greenwich Village and the heart of the heart was Washington Square Park. Here’s a list…

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