Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I saw the most phenomenal guitar-player on Sunday night. His name is Jacob Moon and he is from the Hamilton area. I first saw him about 2 years ago and have been telling my friends about him since! His CD is great, but until you see him live, you can't fully appreciate his incredible talent. His fingers fly over the frets and strum, pick and slap the strings. He plays alone, but makes it sound like there are at least 3 or 4 playing with him! http://www.jacobmoon.com/video/leaving.html I'm not sure of technical terms, but he uses a little foot-pedal to "record" certain parts and them plays them back and layers on top of himself. It is SO COOL! He played a Peter Gabriel song "Come Talk To Me" and got this really cool sound by "slapping" the strings. So amazing. As a bonus, he played a Paul Simon song, (my favourite artist) Under African Skies. He is coming back to London in January, so if you're in the area, you should plan on going to see him.

I also coined a new word on the weekend. Following a misunderstanding, I came up with "indecitis" which, of course, the disease where you can't decide anything! Feel free to use it in future conversations.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I just had a Johnny Cash-packed weekend. I have been anticipating the release of "Walk The Line" since I heard it was in production. The date finally arrived! My friend Char and I had plans to see it on release night. (I even dressed all in black) I had heard all the hype about this movie and was prepared for an "oscar-worthy" performance, but I just could not get over how bang-on he was. Joaquin Phoenix became Johnny Cash. Now, I might be a tiny-bit biased since I love Johnny Cash, but I thought the movie was amazing. I'd see it again in a heart-beat. One of the really cool things in the movie was when he proposed to June...it was in LONDON ONTARIO!!! The rest of the weekend I spent listening to his music, watching various specials on TV and reading anything I could find about the Man In Black. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has any interest in Johnny Cash.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I saw October 31st as an opportunity to wear my favourite hat. Living in the city, I just don't feel I can wear it as much as I'd like. So, here are a couple of pictures of me & fellow co-workers. (my friend Matt is the 70's cop...the other is local celebrity, Nick Paparella as himself)