RIP Kate McGarrigle

Kate and Anna played HPX in 2005 or 06. It was the day after the CBC strike had ended, and it was really hard to get the word out to the Kate and Anna audience without CBC. I had been told by other, older promoters that Kate and Anna were really hard to work with, with one memorable show in particular where they were they refused to go on stage at the Cohn for hours like princesses. So here we read more

Don't forget to wake up…

To all my CBC friends who either read my blog or my facebook… This morning’s interview with Don on Info AM was NOT indicative of my future interview quality. I forgot to set my alarm, or, as likely, turned it off at 6:30AM the first time it went off. From dead asleep to interview about Summer Jobs live to air, literally in 4 minutes between 7:10 and 7:15. Sheesh. Sorry there, I have never felt more inarticulate in my whole read more

Talking about Halifax…. CBC tomorrow.

I am honored to be one of two culture people on tomorrow (edit – THURSDAY, not Friday) CBC’s Information Morning talking about the future of the city post Commonwealth 2014. Us culture folks are going to cap off a morning of talk about Halifax entitled “Winners or Whiners.” (?) My segment is on between 8-8:30 am. To listen online check out CBC Nova Scotia

Email to CBC Information Morning

RE: Interview with Lynn MacGregor, District 9, HRSB The amalgamation of the south end school is just the start of HRSBs plan. The plan would see four large, 750 student Elementary schools on the peninsula. This is almost double the ideal size from the Provinces own guidelines, of 350-450 students for a P-6 school. There can be no doubt that HRSB’s planners are incompetent or politically motivated, when again and again schools are closed by the School Board as “beyond read more