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Julio Santos

Hey Readers, I would like to take a break from writing about my own musical adventure and introduce you to a friend who collaborated with me on track #11 on “Wind & Fire”. Julio Santos lives in Ottawa but is … Continue reading

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Child of fortune

A child of fortune is defined as a person that is considered lucky. I have always been the kind of person who lives for tomorrow. For me tomorrow holds the promise of new adventures, new opportunities to learn, new places … Continue reading

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A Special kind of Crazy

We live in a crazy time. I can say that because I have 62 years under my belt and I have seen a fair amount of crazy. Lately we’ve been experiencing something I call “A special kind of Crazy”. If … Continue reading

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The Person I Am

I’ve BLOG’s on this before, but it’s even more applicable in current times. I’ve always known that there was something different about my upbringing. My mother raised me and my two brothers and sister to reflect her values and one … Continue reading

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Warming

The change of seasons in Canada breaks the year into blocks that effect our moods, our productivity and our schedules. For example, cleaning the windows is not a good idea when it’s -40 degrees C outside. Sometimes Canadians need a … Continue reading

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The Fire

The concept of retirement is a relatively new thing proposed by German Chancellor Otto Bismarck in 1889. “Those who are disabled from work by age and invalidity have a well-grounded claim to care from the state”, he said.┬áIt wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Conversation

This is the story behind the song “Conversation” I found myself at an open mic one night where a guy at the bar bought me a beer because he liked my set. I had decided to play some Doobie Brothers … Continue reading

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Room for improvement…

I’ve been involved with the music industry on and off for over 50 years and I am amazed that it hasn’t really changed. Musicians find it hard to find places to play, Venue owners find it hard to find good … Continue reading

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finge benefits

Last March I wondered to myself if I could still memorize enough material to be able to pull together a show that people would pay to see. I started where most people do, on the Internet. I researched the most … Continue reading

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Open Mic Nights

In March of this year I started pulling together a show with my cousin Ray. I know that in order to perform for an evening you need at least 30 songs, but the reality of the situation is you need … Continue reading

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