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Just call me a Plaskett-case

May 21st, 2009

It might be an understatement to say that I am a big fan of Joel Plaskett. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen him perform — from small-crowd solo shows to rocking band stints, the guy is a true entertainer. He makes a point of connecting with every town he visits, is a terrific storyteller, and never fails to give 100%.

His show tonight at the Bronson Centre was no exception; despite somewhat muffled sound and a few overzealous off-tempo clappers in the crowd, the whack of us enjoyed a stupendous show. Joel was joined onstage by his dad, backed up by Rose Cousins and Ana Egge, then also by the Emergency Band, including Peter Elkas (who, if you’ve paid attention, I’m a fan of too); he also threw in a couple of solo tunes. It was a great mix, overall, and he even got the room to belt out an ode about his earless cat, White Fang.

I will certainly be snagging Joel’s latest triple-cd album (entitled, of course, Three) ASAP.

I took a number of vids, but only have the oomph to upload this one tonight — the clearest & closest-up movie I took of the evening. Enjoy!

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Vive les amis!

May 19th, 2009

Last Friday, two of my dearest friends and my sister brought me to Montreal as a birthday surprise — 24 hours of overeating, strolling the streets, shopping (!!!) and a plain ol’ great girls’ getaway… something I haven’t done in far too long. A few pics of our antics and sights below…

Posing in front of a vent that created a crazy crosswind on the sidewalk we were walking along:

Ah, I’m so easily amused…

Delish dinner at “Au cinquième péché” (which I believe translates to “At the fifth deadly sin” — which is, of course, gluttony):

My sis and me, with our cherry blossom halos:

What a lucky lucky gal I am to be surrounded by such wonderful people. I gushed the whole time we were there. And did I mention I shopped?

The next day, John and I photographed his friend’s wedding — I was second shooter/assistant. I have a new appreciation for this job; it was TOUGH, and the frigid weather only added to the challenge. We took over 3400 shots between the two of us. This one I caught is one of my favourites — it’s of the couple’s 2-and-a-half-year-old near the end of the night… pooped!

I was thankful it was a long weekend because I needed half of Monday to recoup! All good things…

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What’s your calling?

May 15th, 2009

Is this not the most moving and funny and inspiring ad? Thanks to my sis to sending me the link.
Take whatever you’re good at… and run. (And have a great weekend while you’re at it!)

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