Sunday, August 23, 2015


Good songs and good music, and good company to share them with!
That’s what you’ll find this Sunday afternoon at the Black Dog in Stirling.
Yes! THIS Sunday afternoon!
So come on out and join us to share a few tunes at the Amazing Jam? Maybe some of your own, maybe some from someone else....
The Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in Stirling.
We start up at 2 pm, run until 5....
Looking forward to see you there.
*And don’t forget to check the Facebook page ‘BV Amazing Music’ for postings about more music and events in this area. There’s something happening here....
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music...
This Sunday afternoon  at The Black Dog in Stirling. We’ll be
playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and restaurant, our music is appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon (August 23rd). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The format is a ‘song circle’ with the lead changing from person to person among the group. Everyone has the option to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or pass to their neighbour if they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood, choice of instruments, etc. some will choose to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer to sit out and listen.  DSCF1663 
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends; for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
“Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s
ll unplugged
and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,
harmonica, banjo,
mandolin, ukulele,
fiddle, accordion,
flute, celtic harp – the list goes on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 o
us or maybe a whole room full of
musicians. A place for
‘first-timers’ and experienced players alike.
good bunch of pe
ople playin
g all kinds of music together.
People in
their teens all the way through proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The blues does not rule.
Any acoustic music from punk
to polka!”
(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking lot....)
Hope to see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Regarding the article by Emily Landau reprinted in the July issue of Readers Digest, if antidepressants cause your personality and thoughts not to be your own and inhibit the development of such, then people shouldn't be taking them. I don't know how Landau can still defend antidepressants at the end of the article after all she went through with them.

I enjoyed the article in the July 6-13 issue of Maclean's about Tom Maclean, the guy who makes knives. Always good to see people get recognition for stuff like this.

I did not, however, enjoy the articles in the July 20 issue that were found in the Music section and Books section respectively. Man, Maclean's is so pushing the politically correct agenda anymore.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


The other day, I read "Gardens of Democracy." Though I agreed with many of the things said therein, I don't know how you would ultimately accomplish Hanauer and his co-author's vision of a nation unless Jesus Christ was in the hearts of everyone of the citizenry.


The June issue of Canadian Geographic was informative and interesting from cover to cover.

I really enjoyed the article in the June issue of Good Times about the Caannel Islands. It truly took me to a new place.

I loved the cover story in the July issue of Readers' Digest featuring readers memories of summer camp. I found summer camp (though in my case it was more like spring camp) ultimately an enriching, unforgetable experience.