Derek and I posing outside. He's wearing a tux and top hat and I'm in a bright blue skirt, white blouse and white and blue hat, appropriate for 1912.

Titanic Memories

Last week, my friend Dan took me as his plus-one to a preview performance of Titanic: The Musical at London’s Grand Theatre. It’s this year’s high school project. I’ve seen many of them – you’d never know you’re watching high school students. The talent is first-rate.

Outside of a Canadian Tire store

Retail Therapy

I shopped like I was training for the Olympics when I was a teen. With a girlfriend or two, or my Mom, I could make a day of a trip to Eastgate Square in Hamilton. Back then, there were other great places to visit nearby including Boo-Boo’s (the latest denim with minor flaws) and Mother’s Pizza for lunch. (“Pick your Mother’s up or we’ll run her over!”)

Gorilla versus Bull

Applying pieces of acoustic foam in my recording booth has been a challenge. Carpet tape didn’t work. Sticky squares that come off cleanly later on also weren’t strong enough to hold the foam overhead. Erin Davis and her husband/producer/sound engineer Rob suggested spray adhesive, so Derek picked up a couple of cans of it for me – Gorilla and Elmer’s.

Review: Miss Marley

Just before Christmas, a companion novella to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was released. Miss Marley: A Christmas ghost story – a prequel to A Christmas Carol by historical fiction writer Vanessa LaFaye tells her imagined history of Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley. That on its own would be enough. But there are more layers to the tale and how it came to be.