Sunday, August 1, 2004

Caribana Week-end

Last night I made my way to the Silver Dollar to see Lazy Lester with
Brent Parkin band, but I should read my own newsletter - the gig is
next week-end. What I found at the Dollar was a loud (loudest I ever
heard at the Dollar) punk band.

Then I had to decide if I was going to drive all the way to Etobicoke
to see David Rotundo with special guests Finis Tasby and Enrico
Crivallero - I think they were in town to help David with a new
recording. I opted to head home and work on *my own* new recording -
but getting across town was no picnic. I have never see such a police
presence in our city...ever. You could not look in any direction around
Yonge and Gerrard, without seeing cops...on Horseback, on foot, on
bikes, in cruisers and also very visible were those large
Winnibago-type mobile police stations.

I even had a very mean cop in my face when I tried to extricate myself
from a clogged interestion and almost ran down a bunch of pedestrians -
including two patrolmen. He stuck hi head right in my car window and
said "usually when the light is red it means STOP...anyway, this was
your lucky night" Obviously he hgad bigger fish to fry with the
Caribana overflow all over Yonge Street. Phew.

My outing to Cape Cod has been delayed so I'm using the time to wrap
up some music business - maybe I'll even put a little time into my

Now I'm off to see Toots and the Maytals in a free concert at city
hall. More on that nest time.