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So much, yet so little to talk about this issue. Let me say, that first, I was in Cuba last month checking up on the Castro Brothers and am pleased to announce that things are starting to move towards the centre for that country. People seem genuinely optimistic about the future and for the first time since the 60's someone other than a Castro will be moving into power once Raul steps down at the end of his term. I guess we’ll see what happens, but it’s a very different island than it was only a few years ago. Cubans have cell phones, better access to the internet and the ability
to start their own, if not small, business. As always, I look forward to returning soon to make sure the Rum continues to be up to standard and the ocean is still blue and warm. And speaking of the economy, I hosted a gathering of folks interested in Transition Town Peterborough’s Kawartha Loon. (Thanks to all the local media that have dedicated ink to this initiative.) For those out of the loop, TTP has begun the steps to launch a local currency to help stop the bleed of cash from the community. Every time we shop at Costco, the profits leave, while when we support a local small business the profits stay put, invested in houses, cars and day to day life (though a
few dollars may fly south from time to time). Speaking of flying dollars; the casino. Argh. What’s the problem I ask? We balked on it once, only to inherit the problems with none of the benefits i.e. cash. For those who are against, I ask you “Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? If so, what’s the difference?” I can think of a few. No local jobs created with lottery tickets and very little entertainment value, IMO. For those who want to fight me on this, consider that not everyone that goes to a casino has a gambling problem. Some people just don’t have the internet.
Parkes on Politics Sometimes I like to think of myself, my family, my friends, all of us in a different context. I try to imagine what it must have been like to live back at the dawn of time, well, the dawn of man’s time anyway. About a million maybe two million years ago. I imagine that it’s me, my wife, my children and everyone I know in this life all hanging out together and surviving in whatever way we could. And when I do this I really get a sense of what it must have been like to have formed a community, not just a herd but a real community of people who clung together to survive, to fight the elements, the predators, the accidents, the hunger, the disease, the inevitable internal rivalries and violent squabbles. I imagine that communities were a necessity then. I also think that then, like now, sometimes being in a community is a detriment. Try to imagine what it would have been like if that imaginary primitive society operated with the same democratic system we have today. I’m speaking specifically of Canada’s antiquated first-past-the-post electoral system. Imagine if the whole group decided that out of perhaps a hundred humans that only 24 of them would run the community. The 24 would be known as leaders. Imagine if those leaders did things like gather water for just themselves and hunted for just themselves. If others complained about this they would be called out and shouted down, humiliated, in those
days perhaps even killed. The critics would be told that they were not good members of the group. Out of the 76 humans who were not part of the leaders perhaps one or two of them would say that everyone should sleep in trees to avoid being eaten by lions. Try to imagine what would happen if the leaders told them that there wasn’t enough room in trees and that, besides, lions eating people just doesn’t happen that much and that all of that was just overblown nonsense. Well, I think you know where I’m going with this. Those leaders would probably be killed and maybe even eaten by lions after they were thrown out of the trees. Why is it that humans can be so inventive and intelligent as individuals and yet, when grouped together, become so dumb? Is it a built in population control mechanism that leads us towards destruction if our numbers get too high just like that which exists in other species? Is making dumb collective decisions that can lead towards our mutual selfdestruction humanities’ version of lemmings running over the cliff? The reason I use the metaphor of primitive man’s reactions to apparent inequity is because I think that primitive man was perhaps closer to being a real part of the animal kingdom then and, as such, would react with animal political instincts because the idea of a collective community thinking as
one was a new and untested concept. It’s only when we have all become used to the conventions of a civilized world that we start to lose sight of our singular intelligent survival instincts. Our acceptance of the inequities of a political system that allows 24% of the eligible vote to dictate the course of all of us is, I believe, an abandonment of reason. That abandonment of reason has been slowly but surely forced upon all of society through the conventions of a civilized world but also through the manipulations of the same kind of peole who made up that primitive leaders group. We all have the capability of rectifying the obvious inequities of a system that has allowed a brazen anti-democratic thug like Harper to gain power. We can use our singular intelligence to vote for a candidate that has the best chance of removing the Harper candidate in our riding. Many such movements exist across Canada including here in Peterborough. We should choose to be part of a social intelligence evolution and choose a strategic path that benefits all of us. Although it might be justice we won’t throw the Harper supporters out of the trees. We will tell them that they are part of our community and that we’re glad that they are sleeping out of reach of the lions.
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IT’S A GAMBLE Believe it or not the Great Wall Of China was financed through a lottery. Lotteries have been used for centuries by various levels of governments all over the world to raise money to build infrastructure and to finance other government projects. Yes, from the Roman Empire to the 14th Century in Europe to our own modern 6/49 lottery, gambling has been seen as an acceptable way of raising money to finance projects which are for the greater good. But, in the eyes of many in this community, allowing a casino within city limits will be akin to opening up the gates of Hades and letting the devil run free through our fair streets. The last time the question was put to the citizens of Peterborough, in the form of a ballot question in the 1997 municipal election, 64% said they would rather try their luck elsewhere. So the questions becomes, is this an economic proposition or a moral one? The economics of bringing a casino to town seem good enough in that taxable revenue from the actual gambling that goes on in a casino will be added to the property taxes that such a facility can bring into the city coffers. Some estimates have come up with up to $4 million in gambling revenues and a further $700 to $800 thousand in property tax revenues. Provincial legislation places no restrictions on what a municipality can do with revenues derived from gambling, so the sky is the limit. Simply put, it’s a money maker for the city. Where the economic argument moves towards the negative is when the effect a casino may have on local businesses comes into the equation. Will a casino suck the life out of other established entertainment businesses that are nearby. The current slots, that are going to be re-located due to the closure of horse racing on that facility, are outside of town so there was little to no effect on businesses within proximity. Not so if the thing gets parked right downtown. If you ran a bar would you want the casino opening up next door? The moral argument against a casino has the greater entertainment value in that it allows that old ‘the devil is trying to destroy you’ argument to be trotted out by all of the deep thinking moralists that permeate our fair town. When the idea was first discussed and put on the 1997 municipal ballot the always predictable Peterborough Nay-Sayers (PENAS) said that having gambling facilities within the city would lead to a rise in gambling addictions, alcoholism and prostitution. When Cavan Monaghan Township was the beneficiary of gambling revenues through the Fraserville casino its relative distance from the downtown core of Peterborough probably lessened the blow of any social fallout so its very hard to say just what will happen to Peterborough if it gets a casino if one were to only look at the Fraserville example. But there are other resources one can rely upon when seeking to measure the effects a casino can have on a community. Donna Rogers, Executive Director of Fourcast, Peterborough’s substance and gambling abuse crisis centre, says that she received a lot of valuable information in the City Of Toronto’s Public Health Board’s November 2012 Position Statement on Gambling And Health. the document, which concluded in a rejection of the placement of a casino in Toronto, pointed out the potential for a rise in problem gambling as a result of greater access to a casino, the negative effects such problem gambling would have on a specific demographic (ie: males, youth, older adults, Aboriginal peoples and low-income families and individuals) and the negative health effects that an increase in problem gambling can create such as fatigue, ill health and an increase in substance abuse. “Increasing access can increase the problem”, said Rogers in a recent conversation with The Wire. “I compare it to the same situation that comes up if liquor is sold from convenience stores”. The problem with all of the objections and support for a casino in Peterborough is that there is very little to rely upon in the way of evidence. The Toronto report deals with a massive population centre, not Peterborough. The existence of a casino in Fraserville was too far away to have a negative economic impact on Peterborough’s downtown so no one knows what will happen if a casino was to sprout up next to the Holiday Inn or the Market Hall. When Peterborough city council holds a public hearing on March 5 you can expect the PENAS brigade to be out in full force but they, along with advocates of a casino, will be simply speculating on the effects of a casino in Peterborough. Nothing is qualifiable at this point. Nothing, that is, except for the mathematics that show a definite increase in taxable revenue for the city of Peterborough. And this is where leadership will be needed from city council. City councillor Len Vass told The Wire that he would like to see a casino as part of a convention centre located in a transportation hub on Crawford Drive. “But it’s a process”, said Vass. “There is no guarantee we will have it and I want to hear what people have to say and keep an open mind”.
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We asked: Should Peterborough be pursuing a Casino? Washboard Hank: There must be a finite number of people stupid enough to gamble, if every town has a casino that would mean 100 people in every casino. Kelly Morgan-MacKenzie: When the slots came in at Fraserville, my parents property tax in Cavan took a major drop due to the casino revenue. If they would do the same for the Ptbo taxpayers...well then, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. Mike Peters: Don't u have enough troubles in that town? Hookers/drugs/crack houses, etc etc. Sure has changed since I lived there.... now u want to throw the gambling bomb in that mix??? Very dangerous game. Lisa Robbins: I've lived in Cavan for 26 years in the same house and my taxes have never dropped even with Casino revenue. Tom Veitch: Do or don't. In the grand scheme of things does it really matter? The revenue would help out a bit. Those with gambling problems will have them anyway, only they'll do it online as opposed to dropping their dosh here.
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everything else he’s been told to run. Come to think of it, maybe that’s not such a good idea after all.
The Good Old Hookie Game Now I don’t really like to judge people for doing stuff like playing hookie or shop-lifting. Hey, everybody does it and most of us grow out of it, unless you’re hungry or bored. But You Can’t Just Eat One All this talk of how casino chips are addictive making a whole day out of it just seems kind kind of confuses me because it’s not like it’s of dumb to me. My friend Willy, from under the bridge at Jackson’s Creek, told me that news, is it? I mean seriously, I hear the Peterborough was on the news because local addictions centre even spoke about it there was a Canada Hookie Day and I’m at city hall the other day saying that chips are addictive and that they lead to drug use guessing that every school kid worth a pinch and prostitution and some bad stuff as well. of salt thought it was a licence to skip out and go down to Wal-mart to steal sunWell, to be honest, I say let the chips fall where they may and just let people have as glasses or whatever it is kids get up to in their spare time. This makes no sense at all many chips as they want. After awhile you get kind of bored of them and you go one to when I think that there was a strike that all eat other stuff. Just why city hall has to stick the teachers were talking about not too long their nose in this is beyond me. I never votd ago and now the kids are all told they can take off for the day. What gives? Are for any of them. Well, to be honest, I never schools really that bad a place to be in? I voted at all but that’s besides the point. And never actually went to one so I can’t say for who’s to say that prostitution is bad for the sure but something isn’t working out right. city anyway? Just tell that to Amber, who lives upstairs of my friend Ronnie’s place on Tinker, Tailor, Cabinet Maker Stewart. She’s gotta be the nicest person I see my old buddy Jeff got all teared up you’ve ever met and a real looker, too. when he got the call in the middle of the night and was told by the new Premier that Locks Just Keep Out The Honest I hear my old buddy Dean is setting to close he was going to be a cabinet maker. I don’t know why he felt that way. Some of my best down some of the locks along the Trent friends do basic carpentry and almost all of canal just before he goes off to the big house for a rest. Kind of makes sense if you the guys I met in the big house who did some carpentry learning got jobs when they ask me. He’s going to be gone for quite a long time because he got all tangled up with got out. Maybe he thought he could just sit around on his porch chatting with his making up fake checks and stuff and so he buddies and not actually have to do figures that they might as well just close anything on account that his old boss had down the canal until he gets back and then shut down the Queen’s Park house where he can run it good and proper like he’s run
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Jeff usually worked. Not so easy, pal. What did you think would happen when you got yourself a woman in charge? That she’d keep the place closed? Not on your life. My Mom was the meanest hard-ass boss ever at Jimmy’s Bar & Grill right up to when it burned down and she had to go off to the big house. She’d never stand for anyone sitting around doing nothing and getting paid for it. She’d put you to work making cabinets and all even if you started crying like a little school girl. Competition Is Good For Business One of the best ideas I’ve heard of in a long time is getting all pissed on by some local whiners and I just don’t get it. I heard there were plans to put a great big new drug dealers mart on the corner of Charlotte and Aylmer where everyone could go to get their weed and stuff and not have to stand out in the cold out back of city hall and all the other usual dangerous spots in town where honest folk like me and my buddies try to make a living. It’s not like doing your drug dealing inside is just good for us dealers, it’s good for the customers, too. If they can get in out of the cold they might just unwind a bit and chat, relax and maybe buy more than they usually do on account of being all chilled out but, of course, there’s always somebody that wants to spoil any good idea that comes along. I heard these people say that they thought the building looks ugly. I got a question for them. Have you ever seen Big Jim from up on London Street when he doesn’t get his usual supply? Now that’s ugly. I don’t think the customers, well any of mine at least, give a hoot about what their drug dealer building looks like. Give me a break for crying out loud.
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Q) How do you know if someone is married? Rebecca says – This is a toughy. You’d hope that married people don’t represent themselves as a single person, but this stuff happens. When planning a first date, it’s best to go to a busy place where you will be surrounded by others. This is a great way to quickly learn if the new person you have been speaking to is single or not. A person in a relationship will probably not want to be seen by people they know out with someone who is not their spouse. If your date suggests coming over to their house or going to a private location I would be very cautious about the reasoning.
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Matt Mays is on a quest to find and create the music he hears in his head. When he stays still the sound drifts farther away: “when the vibrations stop,” he says “It’s time to move on.”
Greg Wieczorek who happened to be one street over in Soho with his drums in his car. He nailed it, first take. The whole song was recorded in a few hours. It was one of those rare sessions where everything works out.” It’s fitting that fate was such an integral part of the birth of the song ‘Take It On Faith’. Mays was born in Hamilton August 10, 1979 and grew up in Nova Scotia. In his early career he was was a member of a Canadian indie band The Guthries and later the lead singer of Matt Mays & El Torpedo, a rock music group based in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia and New York City. After departing The Guthries to embark on a solo career Matt released his self-titled debut which maintained the rootsy, laid-back feel of his earlier work but also had a decidedly more rock vibe. The solo debut caused quite a stir across Canada and went on to be nominated to two Juno Awards (New Artist & Adult Alternative Album). Matt followed this up with the first Matt Mays & El Torpedo album, recorded with the live band he had formed to tour in support of the Matt Mays album. Matt Mays & El Torpedo had quickly evolved into one of Canada’s best live acts. Produced with Grammy Award-winner Don Smith (Tom Petty, Keith Richards), the album’s first single “Cocaine Cowgirl” was a massive hit and the album went on to win four East Coast Music Awards in 2006. The band began working in the US as well, the highlight of which was an appearance on the Conan O’Brien show. At the 2005 Juno Awards, Mays presented an award, and was himself nominated for New Artist of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for his self-titled album. 2008 saw the return of El Torpedo and the Terminal Romance album. Produced in the UK with producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Anvil) the album features the singles “Tall Trees”, “Building A Boat”, and the epic title track. Terminal Romance won the CMW Indies Award and the ECMA for Rock Album of the Year as well as fourth Juno nomination. With the departure of a couple key members of El Torpedo in 2009, Matt opted to retire the band name and go it alone. Coyote and this Photo By Carl Hoskisson
A few years back, Matt left to embark on a journey into open space. To live in the midst of a world where anything could happen. A crusade into the sound, traversing the vast musical divide that he calls home. Mexico, California, Indonesia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, New York. Wherever. We found this out first hand as we chased him for an interview. First it was going to be a Skype from Costa Rica and then moved to a phoner from Toronto. His "let the chips fall as they may" approach to life, something the hippy in him may never let go, he used surfing, yoga, and a ukulele as tools to bring him closer to the melodies and words different places and experiences inspired. He eventually found that sound. After an earlier travel adventure, he stepped off a plane in Halifax and started work on his latest CD "Coyote." “I’ve always loved animals that are beautiful but dangerous,” Matt explained. “It’s a good analogy for life. Coyotes are native to Canada, Mexico and the United States and that’s where I lived while writing this album. Coyote is May’s fifth album since his self-titled debut. Since his beginnings he’s won numerous ECMAs and has been nominated for four JUNO Awards. He’s toured Canada, the USA, and the UK. With "Coyote" he wanted to capture the sights and sounds of his travels. In every song you can hear a freedom in his voice, and if you listen closely enough can hear the sand from ten different beaches scratching on the fret board of his guitar. “I wanted to make songs that followed my outlook on life as honestly as possible and record them as honestly as possible. That’s it.” The gods were on Matt’s side one day while working on Coyote. He was scheduled for a mixing session at one of New York’s most prestigious studios and the mix files didn’t show up. Panic mode. The studio engineer asked Matt if he had any songs to record to make use of the time. Luckily, the night before Matt stayed up all night and wrote ‘Take It On Faith’, which ended up being Coyote’s first single. “I had no musicians handy so I was forced to play everything myself except for the drums which were played by local monster
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tour marks a continuation of the talents and musical insights that have him sought after the world over. Songwriting Tips from Matt Mays: One thing that has really helped me is to be moving – whether it's on a train, boat, or car, or even walking around my apartment while I'm writing, instead of sitting in one spot.” Try writing lyrics on newspaper. It rather distracts you because there are other words underneath. That means yours don't seem so final. The words underneath may spark something else too.
Always change the key up. Learn the song in other keys, and that helps keep you from getting bored. Change instruments. I'll go to a ukulele, or piano, or try open tuning. There is one tip from John Lennon: never leave a song until it's done. You may never get that spark, that excitement, back. If you get an idea, finish the song, even if you have to miss your best friend's funeral. Finishing that song is more important than anything else. Matt Mays performs at The Venue March 21 thewiremegazine 11
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RYDING HIGH Hot off the release of her latest album and enjoying the accolades that come from two new Juno nominations Millbrook’s own Serena Ryder parachutes into town March 10 to help raise cash for the Little Lake Music Fest. Though no stranger to the Junos, this year’s nods must be especially sweet as she’s nominated for Single Of The Year (Stompa) and Adult Alternative Album Of The Year (Harmony). She’s currently touring across the country to sold out shows and an ever growing legion of fans. If you haven’t got at ticket yet, you’re out of luck. This Showplace performance is sold out too. Sigh.
Toronto band The Highest Order, is touring their debut album, “If It's Real” which hits the stands March 19 on Idée Fixe Records (Bry Webb, Deloro). They’ll be rolling into the Spill Saturday, March 16. The band includes three members of Polaris Prize long list nominees Simone Schmidt, Paul Mortimer and Kyle Porter. They are joined by drummer Simone TB. It’s said “They play their own spaced out brand of classic psychedelic country.” Catch them.
PUNKED IT’S CLASSIFIED Coming from Nova Scotia, you wouldn’t imagine it to be a hotbed of rappers, but they seemed to have over looked the Celtic connection when launching out one of Canada’s top. Born Luke Boyd, and now known simply as “Classified” this east coast rhymer will be at The Venue for one night Saturday March 30. His latest self titled CD “Classified” is the latest in a stream of releases, 15 in all, which continue to catch the ear of industry and fans alike debuting at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Tickets are only 25$.
Toronto’s punkers Die Mannequin return to the Red Dog this month. The band has a new label and a new CD “Danceland” (the title was apparently inspired by their appearance in Bruce MacDonald’s “Hard Core Logo 2"). Not for the faint of heart, this band gives it and gives it hard. When musical posers abound DM is a throw back to the music real punks used to make. As music critic Ben Rayner put it “Die Mannequin’s no-frills metal-grunge battery isn’t gonna reshape the future of rock ’n’ roll history in its image, no, but it does the job quite nicely when you’re in the mood for some thick-riffed nihilism on the subway ride to work.“ Catch them March 30 at the Dog. Sweet.
The MoHo have a huge St Patty Day planned. The celebrations start at noon with 3Sum, Lindsay Barr (3-6) performing outside, Tami J Wilde opening up inside (10-12) Black Fly Band (12-3) Jessie Slack (3-6) & High Waters (9-close).
“Awards Season” is upon us and the 2013 Wire Awards are ramping up for April 28. With 9 bands performing, dozens of awards handed out and the traditional bad behaviour by both participants and audience alike, this year’s show is not to be missed. Last year the event sold out, so if you want a ticket grab them up quick. They are extremely limited and available at Moondance and Markethall.
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24 HOUR MUSIC
Kate Ledeuce is just one of the many performing
March 8th, The Garnet is holding an International Women's Day Event. Hosted by Tara Williamson, they’ve compiled quite a list of fine female centric entertainment including Jean Greig, Jane Archer, Kendall Sullivan, Kate Ledeuce, Kelly McMichael, Grainne Ryan, Jill Staveley, Pronto Monto, Belles & The Token Boys and Mercy Steelwood.Proceeds from the event go to the YWCA and you get to see 3-4 songs from a fine assortment of our local women performers. Show starts at 8 and finishes up around midnight when Jane Archer of Balls and Jane will play on to the wee hours with her band Balls & Jane. Cool.
On March 23, 2013, The Historic Red Dog will be filled with the sounds of brand new music performed by over 30 local musicians as part of the 3rd annual 24 hour Music Project. The event was created to showcase the incredible musical talent in Peterborough, and provide the opportunity for local musicians to collaborate on writing and performing new music – all within a 24 time period. The process will begin at Swales Studios on Friday March 22, where ten local musicians will be randomly paired and each pair will have 12 hours to write a 20 minute set of original songs. The following morning, over 30 local musicians will be drafted into bands, and will spend the next 12 hours rehearsing the new material in preparation for a performance at the Historic Red Dog, on Saturday March 23, 2013. Writers this year are Sean Conway, Lindsay Barr, Martin Kerslake, Emmott Clancy, Ryan Kennedy, Steve Kerslake, James McKenty, Meg Kendrick, Kate LeDuece and Josh Robichaud! The evening will conclude with a performance by Peterborough’s newest dance band, Occams Blazer. This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: The Historic Red Dog, Pappas Billiards, Renegade Apparel, Night Kitchen and Rare Grillhouse. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9 pm. $10 at the door. For more information, please contact Rob Swales at 705-875-1049.
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Before Tomorrow is a local rock band who has been playing Peterborough pretty hard in the last few months. The band consists of four guys who can rock hard! Brock Davidson- Vocals/ Rhythm guitar, Tim Kenzora Bad ass drum kit, Geoff Bonniakowsky - Lead guitar, Mike Brown - Dirty Thumpin Bass & James Maybee Guitar. Though the band’s name is very catchy and while playing with a few familiar names in town, they cuaght my attention, They recently played the Brandon Delaney Benefit show, tearing it up with guitarist Kristin T Clark. They are a fabulous band that has some original work as well as covering some great bands like Seether, Velvet Revolver, Slash & Sixx AM. When I heard their version of Life is Beautiful By Sixx AM I was very impressed; a song with a lot of elements to it and they nailed it. They did a fantastic job. Growing up in a town full of musicians isn’t the easiest way to get attention as it seems there is a new band on every corner these days. But, Before Tomorrow will impress you with their live show and original songs. They have a track out now called Shine Again, which is a bit of a softer side of the band. It brings that emotional ballad feel mixed with a softer almost Mumford and Sons style guitar playing. To find out more about Before tomorrow and keep track of their shows check them out on Facebook And to hear some of their Music check them out on My space or Soundcloud @ soundcloud.com/before-tomorrow If you’d like Sarah to profile your band, contact her at email@example.com or drop your kit off at The Wire offices 280 Perry St Suite 10A Peterborough.
Express & Company
(7th Fire Records 2013)
It’s difficult to get a handle on this second release from musical stage veteran Tim Magwood. On the one hand tracks like ‘One Mistake From You’ show a subtle kind of country-folk approach that displays a sensitive artist who seems to know his artistic voice and then you get a total throw-away like the opener ‘Last December’ and you think you’ve walked into a Holiday Inn lounge act on a slow Wednesday night. Magwood has had success on the stage in productions like Les Miserables so there is no doubt about his vocal abilities but that type of art doesn’t really seem to translate well to an authentic album. It feels contrived, well produced and well played for the most part, but kind of dull and listless all the same. His bio mentions that he has had success in the creation and ultimately profitable sale of a sales process called Fusion Learning. Kind of a strange thing to have in a bio. Marketing guy to a musical guy. I don’t think so. One star out of four. Produced by Danny Greenspoon. www.timmagwood.com
I really don’t think enough can be said about this band. The truly talented Dylan Ireland and Melissa Payne are joined by drummer Joe Hay, bassist Liam Wilson and multi-instrumentalist Benj Rowland and the result is one of the best bands to come out of Canada in a long while. The guitar/violin mix of Ireland and Payne are the perfect backdrop for their authentic roots vocals. This is timeless music that seems like it’s been around for years the moment you hear it. Tracks like ‘Ontario’ and ‘Tall, Tall Pines’ are stand-outs but all of the tracks on this compilation have become a welcome addition to my home playlist. I’m going to stop gushing now. Just buy the album at your local cool record store (Hi, Moondance) and you’ll see what I mean. Four stars out of four. Produced by Dylan Ireland and The Dangerbirds for Seventh Fire Records. http://seventhfirerecords.com
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Coyote Matt Mays (SONIC 2012)
Former El Torpedoes frontman and Junonominated artist (2005 New Artist Of The Year) comes out with an energetic and somewhat eclectic compilation of quirky but infectious twangy rock tracks that display his devil-maycare approach to his craft. Tracks like the 1:06 ‘Airstrike’ and ‘Aint that The Truth’, with their retro amps buzzing and vocal reverb plates a-warbling all over the place make Mays the kind of guy you’d want to see at your local bar or over at your place as part of the after party. ‘Lovelss’ shows that he can pretty-ballad with the best of them while the crazy megaphone vocal trippy track ‘Madre Padre’ branches out into schizophrenia land with its sudden time changes, acid guitar solos and repetitive chanting chorus. Mays is an artist to contend with. Let’s hope he stays around for a long, long time. Three and a half stars out of four. Produced by Matt Mays. www.matmays.com
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A truly local evening was had by everyone as The Express And Company took to the stage to celebrate the release of their new CD. Recorded at the Narrows and pressed at 7th Fire Records with a heavy dose of Ennismore guaranteed the Red Dog was packed. The Express delivered with a great set of pure Canadian folk rock. Beautiful melodies, soaring harmonies and an accordion made for a memorable evening. Friends, family, and fans got to see an awesome farewell show as the band is off on an Alaskan tour with a great cd. Wish them luck as this is going to be a tough drive and follow them at www.expressandcompany.com Dylan Ireland of Express & Co (photo by Eric Kelso)
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Tough Case by David Craig Why would a church want to host a play about adolescent crime? According to author David Craig, a church is a wonderful venue for people to see his play Tough Case. One of the cornerstones of Christianity is forgiveness. This play investigates the possibilities of restorative justice as a way to allow the perpetrator of a crime to meet the victim and take full responsibility for his crime. Through an intervention with a social worker, the offender agrees to face the victim and justice is restored when both agree on what is needed to repair. The story, set in rural Nova Scotia is modern and engaging. Each character is carefully drawn and the dynamics between them are complex. Dane, a sixteen year old young offender and two friends have broken into widow Grace Ross’s house and vandalized her home. He has been caught but the other two have run from the police. Dane’s mother Marjorie is overly protective of her son and both have run away from Dane’s abusive father. The action pivots around the social worker Nessa, a restorative justice worker who
attempts to negotiate a meeting between Grace and Dane. Grace is too afraid to return to her own home and has retreated to her son Tom’s house. Nessa meets with Tom who is convinced that kids like Dane need to be punished for their crime. Tom sees restorative justice as a “make work” project for left wingers who are too naïve to realize that punishment is the only thing that works. However, Nessa strives onward with the belief that this is simply not true and there are other ways to grow and restore humanity. The dramatic tension in the play increases as monologues reveal the inner lives of the characters. A lot of tension is packed into a short play. The audience was very attentive. Director Mark Wallace had a clear sense of the emotional direction of all five characters. Each actor created a truthful interpretation of their character and the production was very well done. Collin Chepeka created a convincing Dane Timberell by playing many emotional levels of this character. Producer Lynn Smith played Dane’s mother Marjorie in a convincing way and Alison McElwain through her interpretation of Nessa MacCallun engaged the audience in her tenacious quest and belief in the restorative justice process. Ryan Luscombe made a great Tom Ross
showing an interesting transformation at the end of the play. Cheryl Lyon played Grace Ross with insightful choices. The John Howard Society sponsored the play and a question and answer period following the play helped educate the audience about the success of restorative justice practice in Peterborough. In 2009 Toronto playwright David Craig was commissioned by Jennifer Llewellyn Director of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Community Research Association to write this play dramatizing restorative justice for high school audiences. Nova Scotia has the largest restorative justice practice in North America. He spent a lot of time on research meeting with victims, offenders, police, judges and prosecutors. In 2011 the play toured Nova Scotia viewed by 28,000 young people ending with a performance at an International Restorative Justice Conference. Last year a revised version was produced by Roseneath Theatre and toured Ontario High Schools. Minister Allan Reeve of George Street United needs to be congratulated for having the wisdom to bring this play to his church. Cathy Rowland is an arts advocate, artist and co- founder of the PCVS Integrated Arts Program
Danse Carpe Diem by Emmanuel Jouthe
Markethall: Friday Mar 8, 2013 8:00pm Cinq humeurs; Inspired by Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons, Montreal’s “too hot to handle” choreographer Emmanuel Jouthe has imagined a 5th season and with composer Laurent Maslé has reinvented and adapted Vivaldi’s classic. Cinq humeurs has a convulsive energy with startling tension, slow burns and unbridled exuberance with an urban texture reflecting life in the 21st century. Lever de rideau; During his residency with Public Energy, Emmanuelle Jouthe, artistic director of Danse Carpe Diem, will create a new work on a group of community dancers to be presented as the opening performance to his own work, Cinq humeurs. Tickets: $20 adult; $15 student/senior/underwaged Before the show: Pre-Show Chat hosted by Bill James in the Market Hall lobby at 7pm. Learn more about the artists and their work. After the show: Post-Show Reception. Meet the artists in the lobby immediately following the show.
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The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Air Canada Centre, Toronto COMMON CAUSES Directed by Ray Henderson PETERBOROUGH Pink March 11 Comedy there is great potential here RIHANNA March 18/19 All 37 Shakespeare plays to unite the various activist SIGUR RÓS March 30 performed by 3 actors in 90 groups ALICIA KEYS Apr 2 minutes! Energy, enthusiasm and individuals in the BILLY TALENT Apr 5 and improv abound in this Peterborough area re the MUSE Apr 9/10 fast firing comedy that Harper Government GREEN DAY Apr 11 manages to parody all the agenda and a more just FLEETWOOD MAC Apr 16 works of the famous bard Land. Water issues is just from his plays to his sonnets! one recommendation Massey Hall, Toronto The audience not only has so far for March. 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It’s no secret the Peterborough Petes OHL hockey team has struggled over the last few years. Their winning tradition has been sullied by six straight sub .500 losing seasons.The Petes brain trust has had trouble attracting new players and keeping its talented ones in place and veterans request trades and draftees refuse to show up. It’s been a struggle. Whether it is the poor attendance numbers or lack of leadership on and off the ice, the excuses come from everywhere but it looks like the Petes board of directors has finally done something right. They shook things up and cleared house midway through the season, canning their general manager and head coach. The looked inwards for help, and hired internally, promoting assistant coach and former NHL’er Jody Hull to interim-head coach The
team also named director of player personnel Mike Oke as the interim general manager. The Dec. 20 “fire and hire” seems to have ignited the Petes. The team that at one time had little chance of making the playoffs has been creeping up the standings are now eyeing the final playoff spot. The team has posted a 16-11 winning record since the change up. The Petes now sit just four points behind Kingston in the playoff race in the East, but with under eight games remaining, the pressure is on to win. For their recent success, the Petes board of directors signed both Oke and Hull to twoyear contracts, that will see them hold their posts until June 30, 2015 and potentially longer – time will tell. Shifting gears to the curling rink now , the Trent University Excalibur men’s curling team won silver at the OUA Championships. Trent beat Queen’s 9-2 in he semis to advance to the finals where one bad end cost them a loss 7-4 to Waterloo. The top two teams advance to CIS/CCA National Curling Championships in Kamloops, B.C., from March 20 to24. Trent will play a six game round robin series, with the top four advancing to the semifinals—to play for a shot at the title. In lacrosse news, Lakers teammates Shawn
Evans and Brad Self have teamed up and started their own lacrosse camp, called Nationwide Lacrosse. The idea was conceived while the two were working summers as counselors at the Lakers Lacrosse Camp. There’s no question the sport is growing across the country. We are witnessing several pro-lacrosse players starting up their own camps–as is the new fast trend in the sport. But you have to wonder is the lacrosse camp business becoming a little oversaturated? Tracey Kelusky and John Grant already started up their own camp called Evolve Lacrosse and there are other camps already operating in the city. But for the average professional lacrosse player, who also balances a day job, it’s an opportunity to make a living, playing the game they love, while helping young players achieve their athletic goals. Nationwide Lacrosse is hosting a March Break camp in Peterborough, and will also be putting on summer clinics at Trent University and other locations across Ontario. Nationwide Lacrosse launched their website earlier this month—check them out at Nationwidelacrosse.ca The Peterborough YMCA half-marathon celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. The
late February run is the largest winter marathon in central Ontario. The event draws more than 1,000 participants and raises on average over $ 25,000 in support of the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Trent University graduate Jutta Merilainen posted the best female time 1:22:33. While Guelph’s Derek Snider came in first, running a record time of 1:12:22 Peterborough’s Tim Dalliday crossed the finish line first in the “Media Only” 5-kilometre run. To consider a salesman at Trent Valley Honda a reporter is a bit of a stretch but perhaps he was running in place of his brother and Wire sports editor Pete Dalliday? Then is it fair to give the Media title then to YMCA employee Scott Arnold who came in second in the media division? The media division seems a little loose and squandered. Is the requirement simply contingent on having a journalist in the family? Scott, the son of retired Examiner editor Ed Arnold, at least writes a lacrosse blog. For this I say the media medal should go to Examiner reporter Galen Eagle, who took third place with a time of 23:44 and CHEX TV’s Michele Ferreri who came in fourth with a time of 29:05.
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Help Wanted Trent Radio was awarded a grant through the Community Radio Fund of Canada's new program called Radiometres to create a 34-week contract position for a Local Content Project Manager. The successful LCPM will be an active member (as either audience member, organiser or performer) of our regional musical and aural art communities, with a desire to enhance the collection and preservation of recorded materials for inclusion in both Trent Radio and Radio Free Peterborough’s archives. Application deadline is Friday 07 December 2012 at Noon. Applications should be delivered to Trent Radio House, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (attn: LCPM Hiring Committee) no later than Friday 07 December 2012 at noon. Please include a cover letter and job specific resume. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Wanted: Enthusiastic, mature, organized, friendly individual for casual part time position as Front of House Manager at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre from now until mid-December. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment. Mostly evenings, standing, walking, light lifting and light cleaning. Customer service experience essential. Smart Serve, CPR,theatre experience an asset. Rate of pay is
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2013 WireAwards This year’s Wire Awards is shaping up to be even bigger than last year, if that’s possible. April 28 at Markethall you’ll have a chance to applaud Peterborough’s finest performers. Nominations came flooding in during February and local music industry experts were consulted and a list of nominees is just about ready to release. Musical performances this year include The Spades, Lindsay Barr, Bumpin Tacos and many more. Keep your eyes peeled for more details as they become known. Bookmark wireawards.com and visit often. If you’ve been nominated, contact us about your tickets. If you just want to catch the show, tickets are available at Markethall and Moondance for $25. Due to the long list of dignitaries in attendance, general admission tickets are extremely limited so...
and Melissa Payne have hit the road in support of their debut full length album 'Ontario' due out on Seventh Fire/Fontana North end of March. The tour will take them west hitting most major markets like Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton and then to the far North for a 2 week tour of the Yukon. The album hits stores across Canada March 26.
A New Crux Local 90's pop punk icon, Kimber Cavanaugh (Peacock) emerges from the shadows to front Peterborough's The Crux. The band said after many auditions from possible singers, Kimber proved herself to be the best fit for their new direction.
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The boys of Union City have released their first full length CD “A Drop In The Ocean.” 10 killer tunes and produced by Adam Newcomb, this might be the disc that propels these guys into the stratosphere. They’ll be celebrating March 2 at the Red Dog. Stay tuned.
There's a new committee in town, and this one is committed to our thriving music scene. Created in the image of organizations like Music Manitoba and the East Coast Music Association, Music Peterborough will aim to strengthen the city's existing music culture by attempting to help gain access to government funding and infrastructure for things like professional artist development.
The Wire in conjunction with 7th Fire Records will be releasing a series of CD samplers beginning this spring. The Cd’s will be mailed out to Ontario college radio stations, the CBC and anyone who may be looking for some new talent to exploit. If you have professionally recorded tracks and are interested in participating contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Seventh Fire Series has continued to pump out 7” vinyls featuring the best in Canadian music. Last month's release by Michelle McAdorey of Crash Vegas fame, and this month's by Nick Ferrio & His Feelings were both produced by Greg Keelor and engineered by Peterborough's James McKenty. These are 2 more great records in the ever growing string of music produced and recorded by the team of Keelor and McKenty.
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Platinum Productions. Specializing in indie bands, demos, CD. Contact Bobby Brioux 705 933-2145 T-SHIRT PRINTING Renegade Apparel. Specializing in band tshirts, merchandise, screen print and design. Hunter St. 705 745-6857 MUSIC LESSONS Pauze & Sons Piano, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and banjo lessons available. Call (705) 741-1051 Guitar Lessons. Learn to play guitar with veteran showman and blues guitarist Bobby Watson. Call (705) 740-9122 Guitar, Bass, Drums Learn the tried and tested Bud Monahan way. Decades of teaching the area’s of best players. Located at 296 Aylmer St Call 705 742-5332 Drums, Percussion Michael Beauclerc; award winning drummer, accredited percussionist, teacher and spokesperson for Yamaha Drums. Call 705750-1349 www.michaelbeauclerc.com Guitar Lessons with Paul Fair Professional instruction, guitar and theory (705) 742-9485 MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Rob Philips: Piano Jazz/Blues Piano.Session work, fill in and solo .(705) 931-4949 email@example.com Drums Percusion Michael Beauclerc, award winning drummer,accredited percussionist, teacher and Yamaha Drums spokesperson. Call 705 750-1349 www.michaelbeauclerc.com Harp, Voice Angelica Ottewill 1889 Indian Rd Rr3 Havelock (705) 778-3401 firstname.lastname@example.org MUSIC FOR HIRE Kristen T. Clark Original head-thumpin' rock music. Battle of the Bands/multiple award winning artist ready to kick it! Singer, songwriter, guitarist. www.kristentclark.com Bookings 705-292-5076 High Waters Band Original, classic & new rock. Contact Michael Kidd 866 745-6868 www.highwatersband.com 3SUM " A Band for all Occasions." Playing everything from Louis Armstrong to Greenday, 3SUM plays all the songs that get people dancing at
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Uncle Jim Cope Solo roots acoustic, blues and jazz.(705) 868-4179 firstname.lastname@example.org www.unclejimcope.com Wylie Harold Independent recording artist, singer, songwriter (705) 740-2753 email@example.com Michael Bell Jazz standards with a latin flair. The band includes the talents of Jim Finlayson, Rahlen Sullephan & Michael Beauclerc. www.discovermichael.com (705) 768-7620 Jay Cooper Kick ass rock. Influences Van Halen, Motley Crue Cinderella, Dokken, RATT, Helix. Call (705) 876-8074 www.jaycooperrocks.com Full Throttle For information or booking Full Throttle contact Famous Agency Management at 939-6687 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Potential Trio This jazz duo plays a wide variety of tasteful jazz styles from the 1930s to contemporary. Marlowe Bork on trumpet and Pete Woolidge on piano. To book us into your event contact Marlowe Bork at (705) 749-0892 or email@example.com The Donny Woods Band Original roots rock & covers, 705-652-3562 or Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org The Crux Original rocking 4 piece. Check us out online at www.wearethecrux.com Grainne Ryan Folk Pop recording artist Grainne Ryan available for house concerts, showcases, festivals and café performances. Contact Windbag Entertainment at 705 743-6669 www.grainne.ca PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Back Porch Pickers, 5 piece country band, available for dances and special occasions, call Steve @ 613 332-6444 Steve and Lynne, country/folk duo [keyboards and guitar], available for small gigs, call Steve @ 613 332-6444 LIndsay Barr Canadian Idol finalist, ECMA nominee, WireAward winner Lindsay Barr is on the road. For booking info contact Lindsay at 705 930 0920 lindsaybarr.com The Wolfgang Brothers Hillbilly jazz, roots & comedy. Delbert- double bass,high hat, stomp box & vocals Wolfgang acoustic/electric/midi guitar, harmonica & vocals www.thewolfgangbrothers.ca 705-340-7816 Standard Time Dynamic jazz duo plays jazz tunes and standards. Craig Paterson on bass and Pete Woolidge on keys. To book us or a trio or quartet version of STANDARD TIME contact email@example.com or call Craig at (705) 745-3891. The Channel Cats Swingin' rhythm 'n blues septet with Bridget Foley on vocals. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve at (705) 7413306. The Vesto Slipher Group Dazzling jazzmonauts bring the best of jazz to listening and dancing audiences. Contact John Climenhage at email@example.com or call John at (705) 750-0524. The Smoking Jackets Enjoy jazz standards, latin tunes and pop
hits presented in a rich palette of jazz from the saxophone (William Hamilton) and piano (Pete Woolidge). For bookings contact Pete Woolidge at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Pete at (705) 742-4337
Creations behind the lens- Photography! email@example.com www.creationsbehindthelens.com .OPPORTUNITY Windbag Entertainment continues to look for the next big act! A series of Wednesdays at the Red Dog will allow music lovers, promoters and fellow musos the opportunity to check out some new entertainment, some not often seen or heard playing in the area. If you’re a band or a singer songwriter with a desire to make it contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what’s up next. Promoters Wanted: Conact the Wire Megazine if you like to go to clubsand want to make money! Call us at (705) 743-6669
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