The Grand Mother of Grand Central

This picture speaks more than a thousand words. It could represent the book cover of an entire collection of conversations and general memories I’ve had with my Dad’s parents. The long side yard that took up the majority of their property was many things. It was a yard to run and play in. It was […]

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Record Store Day

    International Record Store Day drew attention to the glorious medium of music on records and the businesses that sell it. I have been collecting records for a long time and it is something I enjoy immensely.  To me it is still the best method for listening to music. Rock and Roll Hall of […]

Ten Years After

Canmore Alberta. For nearly a year I spent time walking through town only driving occasionally when the family I was staying with would ask me to take their truck to do something for them. After a while time and necessity dictated that I start shopping for a vehicle. A few junkers were abundant, and I even […]

C-Train Saturdays & Holiday Shopping

My first job in Calgary was with a well-respected printing company. I spent many hours at a this place working hard to ensure blueprints looked presentable to construction and engineering firms. It was not that much money per hour, but it was enough to pay all the few monthly bills that followed me around.  It was also enough […]

Blue Rodeo, Cuddy and Keelor

When I started to take an interest in bass, among the first half-dozen bass players I could really hear well was the rich Fender tone of Blue Rodeo’s Bazil Donovan. I thought his catchy line on “Diamond Mine” was rather cool even if repetitive. It is easily recognizable even today. A nicely simple yet profound piece […]

Memory Pub Crawl

I moved to Canmore, Alberta in April of 1999. Upon my arrival there within a day, I found a great pub over by where I would be working called the Rose and Crown. Spent the better part of the first 4 days in town eating meals there. Probably because I was insanely shy and not […]