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D.A.D. Giveaway — one day left!

July 6th, 2010

Just a quick note to remind or let you know that we’re having a one-month anniversary giveaway over at The D.A.D. Project. We’ll be drawing a winner at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow (July 7th), and the prize is two cds and a hand-printed t-shirt from singer/songwriter Meredith Luce:

Please drop by and enter, and feel free to spread the word!


p.s. You may have heard Meredith’s name here before, since I’ve posted videos of her performances in past. And as a fun aside, John and my first dance at our wedding was her song “Chickadee” — such a terrific tune.

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Happy musical milestones

September 27th, 2009

This past Friday night was a cozy evening at Wakefield’s Black Sheep Inn, celebrating a milestone 21st birthday with one of my favourite people, silkscreening gurus and musicians, Meredith Luce — accompanied by the ever-ready Mandates: Eric Vieweg, Dean Watson and Tim Watson.

The great tunes were rounded out by Meredith’s bet-winning version of a Backstreet Boys hit, and home-baked goodies — supplied and snuck in by her lovely parents. Whether it’s her music or her mad graphic skills, I have a feeling you may hear Meredith’s name come up again.

In other happy music-related news from this past week, Dan Mangan (whom I’ve raved about before here) was named “Artist Of The Year” at XM Satellite’s Verge Music Awards. Huge, happy & well-deserved congrats, Dan! Here’s a lil’ peek at a recent video of his — keep yours ears peeled for Veda Hille:

I can’t wait for the Robots video to come out next…

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Meredith Luce and Jim Bryson at the GCTC

March 14th, 2009

Last Sunday was a memorable evening at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. I will sheepishly admit that it was my first time setting foot into the building, but I hope it won’t be my last. The café there is run by the drool-inducing Thyme & Again. The stage housed a quaint mid-century kitchen, which was there because of the current play at the theatre. And the sound was absolutely outstanding.

We were there to watch two of our local favourites play a show as part of a series called “Acoustic Waves”, run by the Ottawa Folk Festival.

Meredith Luce kicked things off with an Emm Gryner / Cyndi Lauper mash-up — as a challenge from cbc host Alan Neal. Her set was terrific, and left me wishing it could’ve been longer.

And then Jim Bryson came along, putting to use the array of instruments and gadgets that lay amidst the kitchen appliances — a veritable one-man show. (Though he did get some audience participation by handing out handmade shakers, made of mini ginger ale cans, organic rice and duct tape…)

The show’s highlights will be aired on CBC2’s Canada Live, and will eventually be available online too.

Overall, a great night, and encouragement to go out and get a little more cultured. What an amazing space the GCTC is!

Other videos from the evening:
Meredith performs “Neck of the Woods”
Jim performs “The Wishes Pile Up”

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