On the evening of March 12th, 2011, a spectacular live show took place… Dubbed “Bert’s Last Waltz”, taking its name partly from the legendary live performance by The Band, this show was the culmination of more than five years in the making, featuring Bert Clarke on vocals and bass guitar, and gathering a plethora of musical guests that he had shared the stage with over his galvanizing Toronto musical experience.
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The show was performed in a half-acoustic and half-electric format, with the volumes of instruments lending to the audience’s participation in some sing-along songs (i.e. the choruses of “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”) and allowing the details and nuances of other instruments to shine through. Throughout the night, performers approached the stage and gathered to perform their favourite and popular songs, all the while, Bert held the rhythm section tight, bouncing back and forth between his signature stand-up bass and electric bass.
Cinematographers: Robert Jackson & John-Marc Hamilton Editors: Robert Jackson & John-Marc Hamilton Sound & Mastering: Crave Music Studios
“Turn My Light On” – I was handed a piece of paper with the word “illumination” on it… The third verse reminds me of a dear friend – Susan Lawrence – and she loved playing the piano. Mark Schatz’s bass brings out beauty in this sparse song (especially with that arco bowing!) Continue reading →
“The Clearwater (for Pete Seeger)” – The cleanup of the Hudson River had been championed by Pete Seeger for decades. Its momentum centered around having a sloop, Clearwater, sail up and down that river, with people singing and making music. What a legacy. Continue reading →
Persephone, the innocent maiden goddess of vegetation, frolics with her mother Demeter and other goddesses in the sunlit fields among the fragrant hyacinths and crocus blossoms. She knows only the scents and sights of pure joy and freedom. Hades becomes enchanted by Persephone and whisks her away to the Underworld where she is enticed to eat pomegranate seeds from his world. Upon consuming the seeds, she becomes bound to the Underworld unable to return to the surface or her mother. Following Persephone’s disappearance, Demeter, Goddess of Grain and Growth, casts off her worldly duties in her sadness. The world is frozen and spring cannot come. Continue reading →
Never before in Canadian history had there ever been an open public examination and investigation of the truth behind the UFO reality. On Saturday June 25, 2016 in Brantford Ontario – Canada’s first PUBLIC HEARING ON UFOs took place. Continue reading →
This latest production by Sarah Skinner and the Sisters of Salome brings the iconic 1001 Nights to the dance stage. The tales are told by Sherehezade, the latest bride of King Shahryar during her wedding night. Her goal: to save herself from her own execution the next morning by captivating her husband with her fantastical and eccentric tales. Filled with action, mystery, jealousy, sex and romance, these stories are brought to life through the beautiful art of belly dance. A feast for the senses, Arabian Nights will transport you to exotic lands and times with enthralling music, colourful costuming, dramatic storytelling and exotic belly dance. Continue reading →
At Canadian Food Services we believe that quality food should not be hard to find. Providing for your family not only costs your hard earned money but also your precious time. Instead of hopping around to speciality meat shops, grocery stores, and butchers to get the best quality meats, fish, and poultry – we wanted our families and friends to have a one stop shopping experience – right in their own home. Continue reading →
Eric Rosenberg is a teacher, facilitator, and curriculum designer. With training in finance, fine art, and education – Eric’s work brings learning from each of these disciplines to his life coaching and educational innovation practice at the Eric Rosenberg Development. Continue reading →
Recently we created a few music videos for our friends in the band Big Fog to help support their recently released CD called “Midnight Sun”. We opted to capture a pseudo live performance during one of their sound checks before the March 17th performance at the Madison Pub, working with two cameras and rolling through two passes at each track. We kept everything looking as it did on stage that night to not distract from the ‘live’ feel of the performance, despite the lack of a true audience. Continue reading →
In September of 1990, Mary and I moved in to our new home at 133 Major street. In the summer of 1991 I took up my pipes again after a 32 year hiatus, having stopped playing after a hassle with my father typical of the kinds of things fathers and 14 old boys have to deal with. By January 25 1992, I was organizing our first Burns Night at our new home and ever since there have been 20 such celebrations without interruption. – this one in 2012 will be are 21st Burns Night.