Archive for November 2011

COMMUNITY

Sunday, November 27th, 2011: COMMUNITY It’s a small farming community in southern Alberta – about an hour and half from Calgary on Highway 2.  I drove to the community hall in this little town, population 500, on Friday night.  A singer I work with was performing at her cd release.  She drives this distance to…

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A BETTER SELF- IMAGE

Sunday, November 20th, 2011: A BETTER SELF-IMAGE “He would have made it if he’d had the intangibles – if he would have had a better self-image,” stated one early observer. Over and over, this individual struggled when he didn’t quickly succeed.  Another observer quoted, “He’s never developed a coping mechanism because he never had anything…

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MY KIND OF TOWN

Sunday, November 13th, 2011:  MY KIND OF TOWN We piled into a white stretch limousine and traveled to 700 South Wabash in Chicago.  That night at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Sonny Rhodes was performing.  Rhodes is an American Blues singer and lap steel guitar player who has been nominated for numerous Blues music awards. The 14…

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ROCKIN – BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA

Sunday, November 6th, 2011: ROCKIN – BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA It’s noted for it’s quaint shops, restaurants, shopping and mountain scenery.  On Saturday night, the Centre in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta was the setting for a rockin’ blues extravaganza.  It reminded me so much of my time this summer in Memphis along Beale Street. The…

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