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My blue period in DTK–Blue Dot 2017

Last Friday I went to church… the church of techno, art and social experience. I finally made it to my first Blue Dot party, which just happened to be in the former Zion Presbyterian Church on Weber at Ontario in … Continue reading

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My happy 7-hour weekend wandering: Night\Shift

My friend Eric Rumble runs Night\Shift, which for the uninitiated is a (now) multi-day installation/expression/performance of art/music/food/theatre. That went off Saturday night in downtown Kitchener. Between feet-on-the-street at 7pm and my delightfully exhausted collapse back into the car at 2am, … Continue reading

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Lover of cover (band)

My Labour Day weekend included a fun fieldtrip to see a friend’s cover band: Heintz 57 & The Wailing Whippets. Here’s Chris Mintz, James Gilbrook and Steve Sattler turning out set after set on Saturday night. These guys are really … Continue reading

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The Jazz Room–5 years

I meet Stephen Preece back in 2011 at a talking-about-the-arts thing. He said: I’m working with a bunch of people to create a jazz club in Waterloo. Said I: that sounds pretty wicked, how can I help? A day later … Continue reading

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1shot #254-opportunity

Last week I found Erik playing the most beautiful music amid the most baffling uptown visual esthetic. Outside the liquor store. Within this photo lies our challenges and opportunities. At King and William, this is Waterloo. DW

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Waterloo Tape Music Club: contact!

Regular readers know about the nascent (and I rarely use that word) Waterloo Tape Music Club. They know because they read my earlier post on WTMC meetup #1 back in January. An engineer, a composer and a DJ wanted make … Continue reading

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DIY community: electronic music with WTMC

To state the obvious: you can build the community in which you want to live. A week ago, I got together with some electronic music makers as they (well, we) put that into practice. My good friend and modest polymath, … Continue reading

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Open Ears this weekend

Montreal’s Lori Freedman stretched our minds today at Communitech, collaborating in a performance piece with dancer Marc Boivin. My friend Ben Grossman from Guelph opened this Open Ears gig called Supercollider with his haunting hurdy gurdy. Composer James Harley was … Continue reading

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1shot #234-Jessie Treneer’s mid-day music in DTK

Tony Reinhart and I headed out from the Hub to hit The Yeti for lunch today. Rolling by 305 we heard Jesse Treneer just getting into her first set. Sounded great and I’m going to (virtually) high-five Jesse for momentarily … Continue reading

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Mid-town music and porches–June 14!

From the don’t-miss-this department, The Grand Porch Party 2015 is less than four weeks away. Sunday, June 14, 2015 2pm-5pm in Waterloo mid-town west. This map link to the corner of Alexandra and Avondale will get you in the general … Continue reading

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