It seems to me the cherry blossoms are even more beautiful as they fall. Long lines of pink along the streets. Hallways of rosy colours and small petals that tickle the road as they pass before you. This Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is a wonderful thing. Thanks to Linda Poole for creating it.
even the blind woman
-Rosa Clement, Manaus, Brazil
Before I leave you with a fantastic photo of Yayoi and I, and a video clip, I’d like to let you all know I’ll be returning to the garden once again May 28-29 with the amazing bassist Dino DiNicolo.
Yayoi and I performing haiku.
This is a video of our performance at VanDusen Garden.
…and three thousand people witnessed us! It was GREAT to have SUCH a BIG (and good-looking) audience!
“Heartfelt appreciation to friend/colleague/choreographer/dancer, and international-interdisciplinary artist Angela Brown for the wonderful birthday present (Friday, Nov. 6) of Comp tickets for Glenn and I to FUSE: “Beyond Object and Action” in collaboration with Australian artist Evelyn Roth at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Ethereal improvisational music by flautist Holly Burke and other Vancouver musicians added texture. Tom Tassé was present with camera!” – from flautist Heather Duff.
Laura Crema, Yayoi Hiro, Catherine E.Lee, Michelle Hersey, Nadine Pluzak.
Ross Barret, Michael Mayr, et moi.
Next event: Vancouver Dance Centre Nov.14th 7:30 PM.
Is there anything better than hearing your songs float out into the world for the first time?
Floating out into a beautiful space like Brentwood Presbyterian church..seeing and feeling the lovely people respond…wow!
Peace, Love, Joy, Light!
and all that jazz…
Thanks to Brian Fraser, the Naturals, old friends and new!
I’ve always loved Thanksgiving, giving thanks feels great, doesn’t it? It’s kinda like “Christmas Lite,” without all the trappings and expectations of X-mas. Except for the turkey feast which is always fine. So do come and feel breezy with us @ the Café Ça Va next Friday October 9 – 1860 Marine Drive. West Van. 604-925-2503. Music 8-11 pm, and the best French onion soup and red wine I’ve ever had. It’s a really pretty place, and so is the piano player, Dmitri ‘Gritty’ Gritsaenko. He’s the one on the far right. I seem to prefer pianists from the Eastern Block, just one of those things. ‘Gritty’ and I will be making the scene, “a deux”, which is not to say “adieu,” although we will be giving thanks!
See you there, my friends. The music is free! Please spread the word?
Driving along Long Beach
at last, the sound of waves
and words come to me…
YAZ YAZ airport. norfolk pine. eucalytptus tree. fish taco!
I look across at The Manny,
motoring powerfully beside me…
We’re a million miles away now,
returning to the singing sands of Middle Beach,
our Tofino home, wider than a mile.
riding in on the backs of small dragons
with striped quivering wings over the lagoon
all held aloft by August breezes,
that always tell the truth.
sleek wide beech trunks invite me up
to roost, to nest, to breathe
in all creation and know
that it is good. even perfect. today.
To blog, or not to blog – that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them. To die-to sleep-
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die-to sleep.
Act 11 sc.1 Hamlet, Bill Shakespeare
Well, the answer is TO BE silly…it always is!
I received my new instructions just this morning.
The right answer is, ” TO BE.”