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Blue Roses Falling: A Eulogy

After more than five years of slowly losing her grip on reality, my grandmother, Florence Frazier, died yesterday. She was 84 years old. It was time. 1,608 more words

Winnipeg Final(e) Day

The weather (damp & chilly) was in distinct contrast to the tunes that were being pumped out by the musicians all day Sunday at the 2014… 20 more words

Photo Essay

Guitar Vs Ukulele

When you're looking at string instruments and have narrowed it down to the guitar vs ukulele one factor that you're going to look at is which is more difficult to play? 24 more words

What it's like to lose faith in Gen Y

Have you ever met a real-life loser?

I have.

For simplicity, let’s just call him Gen Y Jake. (If it makes you feel better or you’re a lawyer, assume the name has been changed to protect the individual involved.) 1,937 more words

Game Of Thrones

lowering my voice

I mentioned a couple of posts back that I re-strung my travel ukulele with baritone strings. That was cool for a while, but the thing about a tenor ukulele is that it wasn’t meant to have baritone-length strings, because the neck is shorter, and when strung with baritone strings, the pitches aren’t quite right because the frets are spaced differently. 110 more words


Folk Fest sold out of adult and youth passes

Weekend and single-day passes to the Edmonton Folk Music Festival are now sold out.

For adults and youth, that is.

If you’re a senior, though, passes are still available to the four-day folk-out in Gallagher Park, Aug. 122 more words

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