Thursday, July 23, 2009

Teaser of Team Canada's entry into the 2009 Celebration of Light

Thanks M. Kalus (follow link to full 27 minute video).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Shuffle Demons - August 8th in Maple Ridge

Demons' resume: 3 saxes, bass, drums, one goatee, 6 albums, 5 Casby Awards, 2 Toronto Musician Awards, 1 Juno nomination, 7 videos, 700,000 km, 3800 concerts, 6500 conga lines, 1 cockroach, 12 Beer my dears, 100,000 rubles, 1 Spadina Bus, 21 countries, 15 European tours, 20 Canadian tours. Oh yeah!

Power of Social Networking

Friday, July 17, 2009

10 Killer Resume Phrases to Get You Hired:

* Guaranteed not to fall asleep, much.
* Will give 110%, 10% of the time
* I always show up to work on time, if you come and get me.
* There's no I in Team, but there is an M and an E
* I'm all about making money
* Likely to Perform well
* Will do almost anything, once we define "anything"
* Plays well with others
* Great personality, when medicated properly

Thanks Liz Ryan.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Afghan reality

Diplomacy, your hour has come. There is no way soldiers will find an exit from Afghanistan. They can deliver defeat or they can deliver bloody stalemate. They cannot deliver victory and every observer knows it. This conflict will end only when the courage being daily demanded of soldiers is also shown by politicians.
Simon Jenkins, the Guardian (UK).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Maple Ridge Jazz & Blues Festival teaser.

The August 8 lineup icludes the legendary Canadian satirical streetnicks The Shuffle Demons, world renown blues harmonica ace Mark Hummel with Rusty Zinn, an encore presentation from Grammy nominated Cuban jazz singer Wil Campa y su Gran Union and 2009 Canadian National Jazz Awards winners Bill Coon Quartet featuring Ross Taggart; two of this country’s most highly respected and sought after jazz musicians. Full lineup and additional details here.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rethinking espresso

James Hoffmann, former World Barista Champion. More on his site.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The power of words / work

I ran my resume through Wordle (