Perth Ontario Canada! Thanks for all the love. Stewart Park Festival is a good’n.
I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d never played this festival before.
1. great staff of volunteers (they deliver your gear to the proper stages and make sure you have everything you need. Great sound. The whole deal
2. Food glorious good. Gave me energy. Helped me play three shows in one day.
3. Cool in the round stages. I met some really great musos and we threw together ad hoc bands and the energy ramped up to a zillion.
4. Great housing / my hotel was so lovely.
Thanks to Joel Leblanc for being such a great artistic director.
In other news –
I’ll be back to Perth Ontario on October 25 at The Full Circle Theater. (Only 18 tix left!)
I hereby decree that this week is Unity Week.
Everybody put down your fucking guns. Lock em away for a week. Turn off hate talk radio and crappy inflammatory news. Read some Kurt Vonnegut or something.
Just do something nice for someone. Seriously. Go out of your way. Try talking with someone that you might not normally talk to. It starts with you. It may sound small but we gotta start somewhere.
It takes 21 days to make or break a habit. Get hooked on doing something nice for someone. Take a risk! You might get addicted. If they shun you that’s ok! You get extra points for that. Don’t give up.
We (a collective WE) need to make this world a better place. We actually have a lot more in common than you might think.
Start on common ground.
Remember- Voltaire said –
Every man is guilty of the good he did not do.
He also said –
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
And this –
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
And of course my favorite Voltaire quote –
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Have a good week