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Grand Porch Party 2017–coming June 11 to Uptown West

If you’re new and don’t know about The Grand Porch Party, get this in your calendar right now: Sunday, June 11, 2017 2pm-5pm in Uptown Waterloo West (more specifically: here). It’s porches + live music. It’s free-no-pay, hipster-friendly, dog-friendly, wheelchair-friendly, … Continue reading

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Another Tri-City Stopgap art popup starts today

What: 40 artists showing work in the back of ZM Cycle and FitnessWhen: today+ Tue-Sat (see facebook for hours, I will be tending the show Wed 3:30-6pm)Party: May 27, 2017, 7pmWhere: 131 Strange Street, Kitchener (map link) Really where: go … Continue reading

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Open Jam at The Jazz Room

Andriy Tikhonov (left) along with Steve Montgomery, a director with the Grand River Jazz Society and sound engineer Jeremy Bernard tried a social/musical experiment on Saturday: they hosted an open jam for jazz and blues players at The Jazz Room … Continue reading

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Melissa Doherty is the Cloud Witness

Wickedly talented painter and good friend Melissa Doherty opened her show Cloud Witness at Open Sesame on Thursday night. Notable to me is the location of Kitchener City Hall where, 20 years ago, I first saw Melissa’s work, loved it, … Continue reading

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3-cent earbud hack

Occasionally in life, a 3-cent, 33 ohm resistor is the solution to your problem. The problem, in this particular case, was that I wanted to use an old mobile phone headset as a lavalier microphone for doing some audio recording … Continue reading

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My new co-working space has hammers and fire

“How about I just work here at the bench?” I think I first met Sandra Dunn of Two Smiths on a tour of the old Double R Steel facility down on Ardelt in Kitchener. Her business, specializing in both blacksmithing … Continue reading

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Monthly arts crawl–tomorrow in Hamilton

Where does the time go and why am I not getting to the ever-awesome Hamilton more frequently? It’s been two years since I hit the gigantic TH&B United show up at The Cotton Factory on Sherman. And two and a … Continue reading

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Get yer mug on–WPW pottery sale April 21-23

This is my kitchen cupboard. Aside from a few mugs painted by our live-in artists, it is filled with locally-thrown goodness from the Waterloo Potters Workshop. If you’re new here, the WPW fired up (ahem) 49 years ago and has … Continue reading

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1shot #265-market cowboy

When the buskin’ is done. Haven’t had a 1shot here in a while, so here’s Nicky Lee packing up last Saturday at SJFM. The sun warmed up the picnic tables and this fella’s work ethic emptied my pocket of change. … Continue reading

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On a personal note…

“If you see the train yard security, tuck the ladders up in closer to the tracks and sit tight.” So said my Pop back in ‘82 as I helped him re-tag tank cars in the Sarnia yard. By day, he … Continue reading

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