In a moment of spontaneity, on Saturday night I bought a ticket to the Juno Awards show, the annual celebration of Canadian music. It's not quite my bucket-list event... that would be The Oscars, but that is unfortunately a members-only event. The only way I could go is if a certain actor were invited to … Continue reading I Went to the Junos!
I was in the coffee shop the other day when this plaintively sad song sung with a haunting falsetto came on. "Sounds so familiar," I thought. Much to my surprise, I realized that it was one of my favourite songs from the '80's, but done in a completely different way. Whitney Houston came from a … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: Sam Smith / How Will I Know
My dad came from a small town in Quebec, with Irish and French ancestry going back for centuries. As a kid, I used to love sitting in the living room with my family and singing along to my dad's favourite records of The Clancy Brothers, sometimes with Tommy Makem. The group sang rousing Irish folk … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I've been telling my dog all day, "This is it! It's your year! It's the Year of the Dog!" He just stares at me... In fact, I call him my watch dog, because his favourite pastime seems to be watching me! No matter where I am, no matter what I'm doing, he's just -- watching … Continue reading The Year of the Dog
On the weekend, we decorated the house for the holidays. It's a family affair, complete with traditional snacks and drinks and Christmas music playing in the background. We pour the Kahlúa and eggnog over ice into crystal glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Then we choose our favourite Quality Street chocolates to munch. This year, … Continue reading Holiday Decorating
No, you are not experiencing déjà vu... I had previously participated in the Mystery Blogger Award about a month ago. However, Luscinnia kindly nominated me again earlier this month and her questions are so interesting that I decided to give them a go. I won't repeat the technical details of the award here, but please … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award – Revisited!
I do love musicals, and I was lucky enough to see three different types of production in just over a week! Busy, but fun! All with good companions and none too expensive. Jersey Boys: My younger son and I went to see the touring production of Jersey Boys -- yes, that's right... my heavy-metal-loving son … Continue reading Three Musicals
For me, long before Richard Armitage, there was David Cassidy, who died yesterday at age 67. When I was a preteen/young teen, there was nothing so beautiful to me as the face and voice of David Cassidy. He had those pretty-boy looks and slim body that are so appealing to a young girl. And to … Continue reading My First Celebrity Crush Has Died
On Tuesday, Gord Downie died at 53. He was the singer, lyricist, and front man of Canadian rock band, The Tragically Hip. A little over a year ago, knowing of his incurable brain cancer, more than 11.7 million people (including myself) watched The Hip's final concert televised on CBC from their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. … Continue reading Gord Downie Tragically Exits
I am a huge P!nk fan. I love her strength and her powerful voice. So when I heard she was coming to Vancouver in May 2018, I was really excited! Tickets from the venue would be $60 to $260 and would go on sale this week. Verified Fan Presale Ticketmaster planned a presale using their … Continue reading P!nk and Scalpers – So Disappointed