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In the studio for Living On Laughs

So, I was going through yet more old pictures that I found and came across the following pictures of most, if not all of the people who so kindly contributed their talent and time to my project, the Living On Laughs album. 

When I think back to that time, and those long days and nights in the studio with these people, it is a very fond memory. These were really fine players all, and we really had a blast playing these songs. To all of them, I say thank you for being there for me. It was a really fun time. 

Am I do not want to miss thanking the two engineers that worked with me on this: Barry Hegland and Laurie Ingalls. They made it possible for me to play with these fine musicians without worrying about the recording end of it. And of course, Chester Mook for financing the whole thing. 

There, that’s about it.

Going way back

One of my older collection of pics. Unfortunately, some not in great shape but now that I have scanned them, at least they won’t get any worse. Many of these are from the old “707” house. Some from our practice warehouse on 2nd or 3rd street north, some from who knows? I hope some of you can identify people and places in these pics where I do not know.

1978 – The Wedding & More

In November 2018, I was invited to fly out west with an old friend of mine from Toronto. He was looking to possibly buy some land there and so. I went along to be the guide and also because it was a great opportunity to spend some time with old friends that I hardly ever see and some I had not seen in decades.

A few of those that I have not seen in decades was Pat & Steve Cross and Bruce Edmundsen. Seriously, it had been sooo long and it was soooo great to see them again. Pattie I have known since I was a teenager and Steve since the 1970’s. Steve is a simply wonderful guitar player and all-round nice man and Pattie is, well, just wonderful. And Bruce was the original light man for Moses and toured extensively with us in the early 70’s. Also a good man.

So, while we were visiting, Pat pulled out an envelope of old photos and gave them to me. Some of these people and had not seen since Moses broke up. We remembered all of them by the picture, but some we just could not put the right name to. If you know the names, let me know please. And if you have any other pics, let’s get a bit of a photo history going here.

The University of Lethbridge is 50

A few days ago, The University of Lethbridge turned 50 years old and of course, The Lethbridge Herald ran an article on it. So, my friend David Rossiter, who was a photographer for The Herald for years, posted the article on his timeline. When I read it, I was surprised to see that Billy Nichol and The Bogus Boogie Band played for the opening ceremonies. I was surprised for two reasons, one because, damn, it was 50 years ago and two, it was posted as this was in 1972. Now I could have sworn I was in the States in 1972. I will have to dig back on this. It is probably my mistake 🙂

At any rate, I post it here as a matter of interest. Thanks David!

University of Lethbridge Turns 50 Article


Pay Attention!

Ahem, well, that perhaps was a bit strong. Soonish, I hope, I will begin adding random posts about whatever strikes me …. be it music, politics (not too much of this ), generally commentary … whatever.

Let’s have a discussion.

So, to start this off, I will post a link here to West Coast Bluesman, Mark Crissinger. I do not know Mark but, he is good and my buddy Dan Dubé played on the album. Check it out:


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