On this week’s show, I talk to the former Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 20 years after the AHF’s founding.
It’s a sunny Tuesday in Ottawa, and I’m having shawarma with my son on Bank Street. We are the only customers this late in the afternoon. On the TV there’s a live broadcast from the nearby Delta Hotel, where I… Read More ›
Bloomistry live at the Raw Sugar Cafe, Ottawa, Canada. October 10, 2009 Audience recording. Dmitri Koev, bass; Simon Meilleur, drums; Terry Calder, guitar, b. vocal; Wayne K. Spear, guitar, vocal. CBC radio’s Amanda Putz had just done a feature on… Read More ›
Bloomistry live at Westfest, Ottawa, Canada. June 12, 2010 Soundboard recording, MP3 (320 kbps). Dmitri Koev, bass; Simon Meilleur, drums; Terry Calder, guitar, b. vocal; Wayne K. Spear, guitar, vocal. Westfest is a yearly Ottawa music festival started by Elaina… Read More ›
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MEET BRUCE CARSON, as early as the 1970s a compulsive thief and fraudster and, in more recent decades, a fixture of Parliament Hill. He is the man who today begs the necessary question, Who exactly has failed to do their… Read More ›
TEN YEARS AGO, in 2003, an acquaintance of mine named Elaina Martin created Westfest. This free-of-charge Ottawa street music festival first took place on June 12, 2004, the year that Jane Sibbery was the headlining act. Elaina was then, as… Read More ›
AS I WRITE this it is impossible to say whether the drama surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s alleged new high constitutes an actual new low, but drama does seem to be the word of the moment. Exactly one year ago… Read More ›