Monday, April 07, 2008


Never was good with grammar

"The 19 Rules for good Riting:

Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

Just between you and I, case is important.

Verbs has to agree with their subject.

Watch out for irregular verbs which has cropped up into our language.

Don't use no double negatives.

A writer mustn't shift your point of view.

When dangling, don't use participles.

Join clauses good like a conjunction should.

And don't use conjunctions to start sentences.

Don't use a run-on sentence you got to punctuate it.

About sentence fragments.

In letters themes reports articles and stuff like that we use commas to keep strings apart.

Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.

Its important to use apostrophe's right.

Don't abbrev.

Check to see if you any words out.

In my opinion I think that the author when he is writing should not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words which he does not really need.

Then, of course, there's that old one: Never use a preposition to end asentence with.

Last but not least, avoid clichés like the plague."

unknown author

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Pierre Burton, Defining Canada

I haven't made love in a canoe. I imagine that I could figure how one would succesfully go about it; I do after all, list canoeing as one of my few areas of expertise. That list would also include rolling cigarettes while driving, packing the trunk of a car for long trips, and almost always being able to clean not only my own plate but anyone else's around who may have given up on the task.

I have wandered off topic, another one of my many talents. Canoeing is one of those endeavours which can bring a peace of spirit akin to opening a window in a musty room. It is the navigation of that suspended balance between air and water, the efficiency of a paddle blade, the shifting vista, and the exploding silence.

I remember as a boy, taking my fathers canoe out, from the limestone beach in front of my grand parent’s cottage, pointing it at the horizon, and riding stationary as the waves came in. It came naturally, and I developed a steady hand without ever having to take the paddle out of the water. I would do this for hours on end finding some peace or comfort in the primal element.

"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe." Well... it ain't over yet.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

All Good Things

Fountain Street Blues Project (2004)

Playing with The Road last night at Latino Rock Café got me all hyped up on the music, the grip of fear the hours leading up to the show, and the rush of the rythm hitting the crowd. This morning I got all nostalgic for some of my old projects. All good things must come to an end sometime. This one is just beginning.

Latino Rock Café, Barrio California

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Set as Background

My co worker set this as my background (Running prank at work). She is a lesbian. Is that irony? Ha,no she knows me too well.

Roy Hargrove

While touring around San Jose this morning I had the Roy Hargrove and the RH Factor's funky soul and jazz riffs cranking out to the world. I got a few strange looks and as I pulled into work one of my co workers commented that "It really shows your age when you listen to jazz while your driving." Ha! I guess funk never hit here.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Upcoming Show

From a Pot of Wine Among Flowers

*PePe* says:
From a pot of wine among the flowers

I drank alone.There was no one with me --

Till raising my cup, I ask the bright moon

To bring me my shadow and make us three.

Alas, the moon was unable to drink

And my shadow tagged me vacantly;

But still for a while I had these friends

To cheer me through the end of spring....

I sang. The moon encouraged me

I danced. My shadow tumbled after.

As long

*PePe* says:

as I knew, we were born companions.

And then I was drunk, and we lost one another.

....Shall goodwill ever be secure?

I watch the long road of the River of Stars.

*PePe* says: