Lunch with Lang – A Celebrity Encounter!

Grace's Nose and I
Grace’s Nose and I

I had lunch with a celebrity. This happened completely by accident.  I’ve met very few celebrities. I did shake hands with Vijay Amritraj and sat next to Kevin Wright once. ( ** see footnotes below ) Now, Michael Lang may not be your idea of a celebrity and lunch with him isn’t strictly accurate either. 🙂 Still, I’m chalking one up on my slate here. Considering the paucity of celebrity encounters I’ve had, I have to take what I can get, sort of like what Janis Joplin sort of meant when she (more…)

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The Typewriter Tape

Every once in a while I get deeply, madly bored and depressed. Normally this takes the form of excessive eating, extreme reading, cleaning up things or staring at the wall opposite me. I have a horror of facing the wall. I hate sitting with my back to the door which exasperates my Beloved Bengalan. When I was building an office space for me, I agonized for days on where the door would go and how I would…

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Not responsible

As the header says, I refuse to take the responsibility for the sounds in your head. Should you continue you agree not to hold me accountable for any after-effects. Have you ever noticed how certain sounds just entrench themselves into your mind and refuse to let you go? I mean, for example, this whiny thing from Elton John. (And we're off!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKjEP2AbUVU Yes, it won't be a great sacrifice if that song and I lived in separate…

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Amazing Journey

Stratford, ON has always been a good trip. My first trip there was in 2009 to see Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". A lavish production, with lush sets, fantastic costumes and a brilliant set of actors. Probably my favorite Wilde piece brought to life in brilliant fashion. That trip was an overnight trip and the following day was spent by the river Avon, feeding the swans and ducks and watching the rock band cruise slowly…

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about Words and Music

The Slo-Man cannot read music. He finds western classic music notation binding and constricted. It may have made perfect sense hundreds of years ago when pens were quills and making dots and flowing marks was easier to do. The arbitrary names of notes and disorderly collection of notes in a scale disturb his need for order in his head. He does like music of all kinds, though he thinks a lot of modern hip-hop and rap is…

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Of Mice and Exorcists

Readers who took the time to read through the Slo-Man's rant about the publicity given to a teenager with an over-indulgent mother and slightly-better-than-average-karaoke talent and those who know the Slo-Man will know that he likes his music, indeed, many have labeled him a music snob. The Class of 27, which may be said to have been founded in 1938 by the Faustian Mr Johnson, includes the incandescent Mr Hendrix, the brooding and death-obsessed Mr Morrison and…

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The complete set of references

The Slo-Man apparently has been quite busy going on looonggg drives with the LLBF.  He finally had the time to hand over the complete list of references to his blog post "About the State of Affairs" The Carpenters – Rainy Days and Mondays Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down The Who – Join Together The Beatles – Eight Days a week Ace of Base – All that She Wants Bryan Adams – Summer of 69 Jimi Hendrix…

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More answers to the music quiz

http://slo-man.blogspot.com/2011/03/about-state-of-affairs.html 6. Bryan Adams – Summer of 69 7. Jimi Hendrix – The Wind cries Mary 8. Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue got Married 9. Little Richard – Long Tall Sally 10. Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven 11. Steve Miller Band – Take the Money and Run 12. Kris Kristofferson – Bobby McGee 13. The Band – The Weight 14. The Doors – The End 15. Canned Heat – Amphetamine Annie 16. Lulu – To Sir with…

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