Another shorter update. Bernie Smith from the Spring Garden Merchants Association called to say that one of the ways that they sold the Stone’s concert was increased business for downtown. The end result of the Stones concert – markedly decreased business on Spring Garden Road, the exact opposite of what was expected, hoped, and promised.
This is not the first time your faithful scribe has written about concerts in opposite land. Now our special east coast brand of concert socialism has bent both the market and audience expectations like a five dimensional pretzel. That’s right, like Star Trek, things are so bent out of shape we need an extra dimension to even map out how we got here.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. – Ray Kroc – founder of McDonalds Today has been another day full of media and discussion. Many memorable moments, talking about the issues raised and the meaning of the concert scandal report delivered by HRMs Auditor General. Listening to Peter Kelly today, I was struck over and over again by the incoherent almost rambling defence he is mounting. Others have – read more –
Last night I was out Christmas shopping at Chapters, and it was very very busy, as had been the mall earlier that evening. No parking, packed escalators, the works. Or rather, the usual. The usual is ununsual given these trying economic times! I asked the nice clerk at the cash if it had been this busy all day. She said “No, it has been busier, the line up was right down the centre of the – read more –