Monthly Archives: March 2006

Save Joy Kogawa’s House!

As some of you may know, my final paper for my M.A. was on Hiromi Goto’s Chorus of Mushrooms in the context of Joy Kogawa’s famous novel,Obasan. You’ve probably read Obasan at some time or another since it’s part of … Continue reading

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Oh Susanna!

Paul and I occasionally play in the Oh Susanna (http://www.varsconatheatre.com/ohSusanna/)house band. It’s easy and fun and we get to see the show for free. Last night, they asked Paul to play a song at around 9 p.m. At about 9:30 … Continue reading

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Big Flutes

And bigger sheet music, yet! After a very tasty Vietnamese dinner with Clinton and Elena, we rushed to the Ortona to see Shawn Pinchbeck’s friend Chenoa Anderson, who specializes in contemporary flute music performed mostly on alto and bass flutes. … Continue reading

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Some people are nice. Some are jerks.

Oh, the pain of being famous! Most of the time I write my stuff quietly and forget about it. I keep getting cheques in the mail, so I figure everyone’s satisfied with my work, and very occasionally one of my … Continue reading

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Oh my gohhd… why won’t I just work? Movies!

OK, I got 90. But bear in mind that it’s my JOB to see movies. SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 71 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 188 movies on this list. Put your … Continue reading

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La Boheme

So, anyhow, we went to the opera as usual on Saturday. It’s been a pretty amazing season so far: the brand new Alberta-made Filumena, then the Robert LePage one. So after all the novelty and innovation of those two,La Boheme … Continue reading

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I’m an aunt!

Well, technically I was already– little Alex is almost 3. But on Saturday evening, my sister calls. “Hi, I just wanted to tell you we’re on our way to the hospital.” She sounded pretty calm, considering. Then, while Paul and … Continue reading

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The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine

It’s a play about a couple (the wonderful Sharla Matkin and George Szilagyi) who get married and move in together, and then discover all the little things that drive each other crazy: little nitpicky fights about where things should go … Continue reading

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children’s entertainers

These guys crack me up. Do I have children? No. Do I personally enjoy these shows? No. But they are hands-down the best interviews I ever do. Always prepared, always on time, and up for anything you throw at them– … Continue reading

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Failure to Launch

It’s good to see Matthew McConaughy get attacked by a chipmunk. And it’s also good to see Zooey Deschanel. You know her from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Elf, possibly from Almost Famous (she was the sister who was … Continue reading

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