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Nov 27, 2021 - 10:42:37 PM
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Paul R

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Good dark and early morning from cool Kingston, Ontario. It's -8C now, and will go up to 0C later. Yesterday we went to Prince Edward County to pick up (and pay for) the stained glass that the Mrs. commissioned. It was an adventure. We got gas on the rez, but the bridge over the channel was closed, so we had to head through Belleville, down through Bloomfield to Picton (so the Mrs. could get cash) and then out through Cherry Valley to miss the turn to Schoolhouse Road. We finally got there and got the item, loaded it in the back, and headed for the Acoustic Grill in Picton, with its tiny stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP39MaOz45A Not only did we get a fine early dinner, I got a t-shirt - J-45 Amber Ale. I don't drink beer, but I had a J-45 guitar over forty years ago.

Have a great day!


Edited by - Paul R on 11/27/2021 23:12:03

Nov 27, 2021 - 11:29:27 PM
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Brian T

Canada

18999 posts since 6/5/2008

Supposed to be some wet snow and windy, the edge of another river.
Highways will be bad. Everybody understands if you call and put off the drive for another 24.

No sharp edges to the day. Just get a few house things done and have a nap.

Nov 28, 2021 - 3:32:45 AM
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Good early enough morning from Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
5 AM , dark as the inside of a cow, and 30 degF.

Made $76 at the Sandhill Farms Christmas tree sale, just wandering about and picking my salad bowl banjo.
And handing out fliers, promoting myself as the person who will show up at their school, scout troop, adult activity center, food fight, or other occasion, and show them how to build the Wonderful One Stringed Wunjo.

Going back today.

Imagine that! Being PAID to do what one LOVES to do.
Best Job In The World!

Hope you folks have AT LEAST half as much fun today as I will.

Nov 28, 2021 - 6:10:27 AM
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wizofos

USA

6209 posts since 8/19/2012

Good Morning from cool (29f) and clear Mukwa Township Wisconsin. Thought that I would post a more detailed home location. I just want to be like Mike. Been just relaxing after the holiday. Letting the Tryptophan metabolize. She put up a small tree in the front window. Not going to do the whole thing since we are going to be out of town visiting the distant Washington state grandkids. Trying to decide if I should take my new Banjo Uke, or a banjo. Mike's mute will make either acceptable on the train.
Have a good day, keep eating those left overs (lots of pie here) and keep warm.

Nov 28, 2021 - 6:40:39 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

61532 posts since 10/5/2013

G’mornin’ everybody,,, a mild day in store here in the Foothills City - up the 55*F and mostly sunny. The cold weather arrives at the end of the week so I’d better enjoy today.
Photo of the venerable old Massey Hall in Toronto,, recently refurbished and anointed with a re-opening concert by, who else, 83 year-old Gordon Lightfoot on Friday. Tom Rush opened the show. The hall was built by the Massey family of Massey-Harris agricultural equipment in the 1890's.


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 11/28/2021 06:43:55

Nov 28, 2021 - 6:45:34 AM
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Originally posted by mike gregory

Good early enough morning from Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
5 AM , dark as the inside of a cow, and 30 degF.

Made $76 at the Sandhill Farms Christmas tree sale, just wandering about and picking my salad bowl banjo.
And handing out fliers, promoting myself as the person who will show up at their school, scout troop, adult activity center, food fight, or other occasion, and show them how to build the Wonderful One Stringed Wunjo.

Going back today.

Imagine that! Being PAID to do what one LOVES to do.
Best Job In The World!

Hope you folks have AT LEAST half as much fun today as I will.


Mike,

That must be a great job to have! I would love doing that, especially with singing along with folks and picking the banjo. I have been looking for a job in these parts, but cannot find one, unfortunately. Playing the banjo and getting paid for it would definitely be something!

I have thought about going to retirement homes and playing there, but most retirement homes, ESPECIALLY these days, are not too keen on having a teenager high-schooler coming within a quarter mile of their homes, lol.

Would be very great to get a job like that though...

Have a nice day everyone!
Russ A.

Nov 28, 2021 - 10:38:32 AM
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heavy5

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quote:
Originally posted by Paul R

Good dark and early morning from cool Kingston, Ontario. It's -8C now, and will go up to 0C later. Yesterday we went to Prince Edward County to pick up (and pay for) the stained glass that the Mrs. commissioned. It was an adventure. We got gas on the rez, but the bridge over the channel was closed, so we had to head through Belleville, down through Bloomfield to Picton (so the Mrs. could get cash) and then out through Cherry Valley to miss the turn to Schoolhouse Road. We finally got there and got the item, loaded it in the back, and headed for the Acoustic Grill in Picton, with its tiny stage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP39MaOz45A Not only did we get a fine early dinner, I got a t-shirt - J-45 Amber Ale. I don't drink beer, but I had a J-45 guitar over forty years ago.

Have a great day!


Paul , Looks like a nice place to go !     Speaking of tiny stages , I used to play in a bar w/ 3 other guys all sitting scooched together on a 4x8 sheet of plywood on top of the pool table .   Our heads were sometimes in the cloud of tobacco smoke just below the hung ceiling . It was a known rough bar but for what ever reason there were no fights during our tenure there . ----- Great memories !

Nov 28, 2021 - 12:10:06 PM
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OM45GE

USA

111823 posts since 11/7/2007

Have a super Sunday everyone.

I’m out at UMass Amherst. I brought my son back out after he came home for Thanksgiving. He has a jazz concert Tuesday and a classical one Wednesday so I booked a room at the campus hotel for four nights so I can see both shows. Lots to do around here. I plan to do some hiking and picking in my room.

It’s a pretty campus. This view from my room isn’t the best look at it but I’m OK with it.


 

Nov 28, 2021 - 1:30:30 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15662 posts since 9/27/2007

We just had our atmospheric river event! The last big one was way worse. There wasn't much wind so the power didn't cut out. We planned on staying in all day yesterday anyway. It rained hardest overnight & this morning.

It's foggy & warm out though. We can hear the creek roaring outside at night .

This is a view just out our backyard on the Galloping Goose Trail. In the pic I'm standing about 10 paces from the 44K sign where there's a small trail to our place. If you follow the trail south you will end up in Victoria B.C..

It used to be an old rail line for hauling out logs,

Nov 28, 2021 - 1:44:09 PM
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heavy5

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Exceptional pic Bob ! 

 One of our grand daughters is up there in Prince George & her room mate from the area says they get this water event every year ?  A recent forecast for that area looks more rain !

Edited by - heavy5 on 11/28/2021 13:53:31

Nov 28, 2021 - 1:47:12 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15662 posts since 9/27/2007

Thanks Bob I have a pic from farther up the trail the other way where the trees are leaning in farther like they are going to fall over!

Nov 28, 2021 - 2:12:29 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15662 posts since 9/27/2007

Map of Galloping Goose Trail, British Columbia

Leechtown is the end of the line at 55 Kilometers. There was a  brief gold rush there. There were schools & brothels up there for a while. We've been up there & there's not much there now, some old machines & a shot up old bus! We are a short walk from the Charters Trestle.

https://bcgoldadventures.com/leech-river-and-the-lost-cave-of-gold/

Edited by - bubbalouie on 11/28/2021 14:16:58

Nov 28, 2021 - 5:04:48 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

15662 posts since 9/27/2007

If I was a younger man I could be a tour guide for the area. Can't climb those trails like I used to do!

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/british-columbia/mount-quimper-grassy-lake-and-mount-brule/photos

That Brule guy is buried just down the road from here.

https://www.sookenewsmirror.com/community/voyageur-jean-baptiste-brule-had-sooke-roots/

Nov 28, 2021 - 8:02:54 PM

Paul R

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Originally posted by chuckv97

G’mornin’ everybody,,, a mild day in store here in the Foothills City - up the 55*F and mostly sunny. The cold weather arrives at the end of the week so I’d better enjoy today.
Photo of the venerable old Massey Hall in Toronto,, recently refurbished and anointed with a re-opening concert by, who else, 83 year-old Gordon Lightfoot on Friday. Tom Rush opened the show. The hall was built by the Massey family of Massey-Harris agricultural equipment in the 1890's.


That Massey-Harris company allowed Lawren Harris to be independently wealthy, finance the Studio Building, and found the Group of Seven, A few years ago Steve Martin co-curated a Lawren Harris exhibit, "The Idea of North".

When I moved to T,o. in '70, I went to my first Massey Hall concert - Tom Rush. Livingston Taylor was the opening act. That was the first of many concerts I saw there, including the famous Neil Young solo concert that he put out on CD (and DVD) thirty-six years later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vef03k5i8VI&t=123s  John Hammond was his opening act and the audience yakked all the way through his set. 


Nov 28, 2021 - 8:06:23 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

61532 posts since 10/5/2013

Yes, I remember Steve Martin buying up Harris’ paintings. He’s quite taken by them,, as I am.
Never made it to Massey Hall, wish I hadda

Nov 28, 2021 - 8:21:27 PM
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Paul R

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quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97

Yes, I remember Steve Martin buying up Harris’ paintings. He’s quite taken by them,, as I am.
Never made it to Massey Hall, wish I hadda


For about four years I lived off Yonge just north of Wellesley and could walk to Massey Hall. I saw Poco (one of the best live acts), Murray McLauchlan, the Byrds, the Kinks, Ry Cooder, Sandy Denny, Robin Trower - among others. I saw Bruce Cockburn there at least twice, including recording Circles in the Stream. On consecutive nights I saw the Kinks and Randy Newman - what a contrast in audiences!

Nov 28, 2021 - 8:31:09 PM
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Paul R

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I wasn't familiar with the Group of Seven until I saw an exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in '66. It was a shock. But it shouldn't have been, My parents had Norwell paintings, a super talented guy who unfortunately drank and would sell a watercolour for the price of a bottle. You can see the influence in his work. A few years ago we bought a Frank Casey oil sketch. He studied under J.E.H. MacDonald, and there's traces of Harris there, too.


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