Muse: Saturday Afternoon Jazz Saunter

Kicking off the Canada Day long weekend this Saturday with no watch and no worries. Heading down to the Distillery District at some point Saturday to grab a bite and check out some of the Toronto Jazz Festival bands playing for free. Especially interested in hearing the Bossa Nova tribute band playing at Dominion on Queen – just the right speed for a lazy Saturday afternoon saunter.

Music to suit: Stan Getz, The Girl from Ipanema
(Source: YouTube, claudiofilippi1)

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Muse: Black Sabbath Recaptures Original Sound and #1 Position in Charts

How important is brand voice and stewardship? Just ask Black Sabbath. When the original members got together to record their first new album in 35 years, they hired Rick Rubin to help them recapture their original dark, heavy, early 70’s sound, and did such a good job, they now have the #1 album in the U.K. – their first time since 1970. How Ozzy can sing so well when he can’t even talk is still a mystery to me. I guess that’s just one more piece of the Black Sabbath b(r)and puzzle.

Music to suit: Black Sabbath, God is Dead?
(Source: YouTube, Dylan Collins)

Muse: Somewhere under the Rainbow, in my Backyard

Surprised to stumble over a rainbow last night when I went out back to feed the Koi in the rain. I can’t remember ever seeing a rainbow in the comfort of my own backyard before. Felt like a personal, concentrated message of good fortune from Mother Nature … though a quick search of the perimeter revealed no gold whatsoever!

Music to suit: Billie Holiday Sun Showers
Source: YouTube, purple0accident

Muse: Black Creek Pioneer Village Wedding Revisited

Black Creek Pioneer Village, Mennonite Meeting House, Wedding Space

Lunch with my wife at Black Creek Pioneer Village today … $50
First time back, since we got married there 17 years ago … $7500
Still chewing the fat together after all these years … Priceless

Wedding Music: The Beatles, When I’m Sixty Four
Source: YouTube, AuthorizedRock