Archive for May 2012

PRE-SHOW

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012: PRE-SHOW The large slab risers and portable stage is delivered and set in place, the set designer anchors the large set piece backdrop of Beale Street, the large Memphis road sign is erected in the balcony stage left, the radio station graphics and “ON AIR” sign is perched on the stage…

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"M'AM I AM TONIGHT!"

Sunday, May 20th, 2012: “M’AM I AM TONIGHT!” She said, “Are you a Christian child?”  I said, “M’am I am tonight … and I was walkin’ in Memphis.” Real words from a sweet lady who played at the the Hollywood Cafe on the outskirts of Memphis, Tennessee.  Real words from a man who visited the…

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BORN OUT OF TIME but IN TIME

Sunday, May 13th, 2012: BORN OUT OF TIME but IN TIME There is this excellent British barber in St. Catharines, Ontario where I used to get my haircut – now since I’ve moved to Calgary,  I try to stop in when I’m in town – even to say hello.  We always talk about music.  One…

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ONE WITH EVERYTHING

Sunday, May 6, 2012: ONE WITH EVERYTHING Sometimes you hear a speech that just rivets you – the words get to the heart of what it’s really all about. Michael “Flea” Balzary, bassist for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers spoke at the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremonies in Cleveland on April…

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