Some accidents are not only happy, they are positively confounding. Witness MUSICAlive! popping down to a Stampede breakfast to Hear a Calgary country favourite of ours, Tim Buckley, play on the mall, and meeting the similarly talented Mariel Buckley (his sister), also singing and playing some sweet alt-country guitar. And then, when visiting the Calgary …
It’s pretty sad when your cat has a busier social life than you do. Oscar, the ho’ (yes, he’s been nicknamed a whore) has stayed out overnight 3 times in the past 2 weeks: notice that 1 of those nights went down to -21 degrees Celsius! And we find him outside, running across the street toward a different house, after up to 40 hours away from home, and he’s not even hungry when he’s dragged back inside: tramp!
In the best interviewing tradition, the first thing I do when speaking with Tom Fun Orchestra’s frontman, Ian MacDougall, is remind him that I offended his sensibilities in our first conversation (following the Orch’s first CD tour in 2010). At that time he responded to my simplistic interpretation with, essentially, ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ kitchen party!’