https://youtu.be/VAMzAIH12yc In Toronto we have an FM radio station, CHFI, that plays only Christmas music at this time of year. I noticed this song came up a lot (by checking "recently played" on the web) but never heard it 'till now. Not bad! 🙂
https://soundcloud.com/user-696738973/xmas-without-u-1 This song has a melody but I won't have enuf time to get that together by Xmas so I'll just post an instrumental and let my guitar gently weep. Dedicated to all those who might be alone or missing someone over the holidays... and to all those 70s pop stars who made FM radio... Continue Reading →
Taken today at one of the more economically disadvantaged parishes in Toronto (area-wise). Seems these amazing people are doing the most for kids this Xmas. And isn't that usually the way? Those with a lot grasp on to it and are often cheap and miserly. Those with a little know what it means to be... Continue Reading →
Over the holidays TCM broadcast an old film about Bernadette, the young village woman who allegedly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes. It was a good film. Made me think about the whole thing. Here's a pic of a Catholic church named after all that. Related articles The Immaculate Conception - Apparitions of the... Continue Reading →
People in our surrounding area are really getting into Halloween this year. Some of the displays are quite elaborate but also dark, energy-sucking things, which makes me think how we live in a culture of death. But then again, the same neighborhood really gets into Christmas displays. So maybe it's just a seasonal thing. It... Continue Reading →
Funny story behind this one. I take my Mom up to Richmond Hill to get her hair done. It's a small, quaint old town just north of Toronto---almost part of Toronto, with the incredible urban sprawl that's going on. Anyhow, as she was getting her hair done, I walked across Yonge Street (a busy street)... Continue Reading →
Christmas Day 2015 in Toronto. The weather has been unusually warm. The steady din and chaos of an unprecedented construction boom has - for a day - disappeared. My walk is quiet and sunny. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have stopped to take this scene.
https://soundcloud.com/earthpages/shooting-stars Maybe living in Toronto, one of the most multicultural places on Earth, did it. Or maybe it had something to do with my living in India for a couple of years. Or maybe it was my interest in world cultures. I really don't know. But I was playing around with some exotic scales and... Continue Reading →