Category Archives: Music for Men Over Fifty: Poems of Love and Surgery

Drums and Bass – Part 1

I’ve always preferred trios, quartets, and quintets when I’m listening to jazz. Trios do not always have drums and bass, with experimentation and preferences varying instrumentation. It is unusual for quartets, quintets and sextets not to have an strong rhythm section including drums and bass. I’m listening to Dr. John and Jimmy Smith on the […]

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Movie of the Week (feat. Jennifer Warnes)

You would think your subconscious dreaming might look like an art film, but this one clearly was running in my sleeping head as a Movie of the Week, featuring Jennifer Warnes, in her fifties, as the love interest.  Might have come into mind when I downloaded The Well, her last album from iTunes the previous […]

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Stumble Bum

What I have in common with Brian Pallister Premier of Manitoba Size 15 shoes. My Left Foot and Ankle I’m unsuccessfully trying to ignore continuing bad news on the health front.  My left ankle fusion has officially been pronounced a failure, only the third in three hundred. Options range from do nothing, and increase pain […]

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Recommended Listening

Dawn Tyler Watson Brad Mehldau Blues and Ballads  

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GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER?

A (Dead) Mennonite Literary Society Fundraising Faspa Feast A unique fundraiser honouring our ancestors to see if we can  recognize them from your five minute talk. The Ultimate Mennonite Name Game. Publisher Victor Enns will host and serve at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017 To attend, please register asap via email […]

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19 MARCH 2017 ONE NIGHT ONLY!

7:30 Sunday TONIGHT !!!!!!!! SHIP & PLOUGH 40 Centre Street, Gimli, MB FREE FALL OPEN OPEN MIC THIS IS OUR ANNUAL OPEN NO THEME THEME NIGHT COME TO LISTEN, TO READ, TO SPEAK, TO CHANT, TO TELL A STORY, TO SING KEEP IT OPEN!   THERE WILL BE CONTESTS AND PRIZES INCLUDING TWO VOUCHERS PROVIDED […]

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I was in a surgeon’s office trying to describe my foot pain on a scale of 1 to 10. (Doctors and nurses frequently ask patients to do their best to choose a number between one to ten to describe their pain.) I thought wouldn’t it be great if someone invented stickers that you’d just place […]

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I’m Back

I’ve bought a good USB Microphone (thanks for the recommendation, Murray Toews) and will now finish recording The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch. You can check it out if you click on the letter o, a recent blog posts like the rest of the alphabet. I’m considering switching my blog to podcast, but we’ll see. […]

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from The Sad Phoenician by Robert Kroetsch, published by Coach House Press, 1979. Read by Victor Enns.  

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