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Newsletter 40

Newsletter 40

Hello all and welcome to my weekly newsletter. I want to share with you 5 things that interested me this week and might bring you some enjoyment. 

1.There are many truly amazing people who are helping others during these crazy times. Jacob Collier, the young Grammy award winning musician is one individual who comes to mind, this week he put on an 8 hour marathon of harmonization and creativity, Jacob Collier’s #IHarmU.  He did this to raise funds for his touring band and crew, who are all out of work, as are most people in the entertainment industry. 

This week I found myself caught up listening to interviews and podcasts of some great harmonica playing influences. These are some entertaining folks. Liam Ward, an award winning harmonica player featured a great interview with Rob Paparozzi, one of the original Blues Brothers. Here I share Rob connecting with Italy “Forza Italia”.

Tomlin Leckie is another fine harmonica player who has been working on podcasts and I caught a few great ones. The first with Liam Ward, then one with PT Gazell, and most recently with Jason Ricci.

Ricci has presented a few stay at home concerts to help out his band mates “Quarantine Concerts” .

2. I have made an interesting discovery, Bonobos  they are distant relatives. I did not even know what a Bonobo was. Do you? Bonobos are closely related to chimpanzee, they have a couple of major differences though, check out the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary for a glimpse into the good work these caregivers provide

3. My wife Nina and I got out to deliver a care package  to our daughter who lives out of town.  On the way back home we decided we would make a stop at the lake and do a little lakeside stroll.

4. My visual entertainment this week has been via a great animated Netflix original, Isle of Dogs. The wizards behind the scenes are making magic

 5. Reading Bushido, The Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobe and learning from Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat and many other books including, 10 Things About Writing.  Learning from Kim McDougall the different ways to create conflict, reading her          e-book Creating Compelling Conflict. Kim is the designer of my book Samba on a Snowy Day

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Book Publishing

Newsletter 16

Newsletter 16

Hello all!

Some things that interested me this week, and I hope will be of interest to you too.

Here are my five items, links or suggestions that should get you some inspiration and information.

  1. This week has been all about publishing a book. I have gained plenty of experience in the publishing process and I am really happy that I listened to the advice of my friends who recommended professionals when self publishing. Getting the best editor, Jennifer D. Foster – Life on Planet Word  and the best design team, Kim McDougall – Castelane Inc. really made the process much simpler for me. The completed book files are with the printer. In this day and age of print on demand, it is just a matter of time as the printer reviews the files to insure the book will print properly. I have requested a paperback and a hardcover copy. Samba on a Snowy Day, in print and premium colour, is one step closer to a reality. Yeah!
  2. This is my 16th newsletter. For 16 weeks, four months, yes — a third of a year, I have been posting 5 things that have been of  interest to me. Things that have peaked my interest — by way of music, art, literature, nature or activities for the whole family. Hopefully a small bit of inspiration for you too in this world that is so full of wonder and beauty.

    3. Time magazine has announced the person of the year and I am very happy that they chose   Greta Thunberg.  She has done some incredible things, she has not only helped to mobilize youth, she has given the whole world a shake. The young are powerful and it is the youth who are the people with the most to lose. What kind of planet are we leaving for them?

    4. Everyone seems to be putting out their end of year lists, I have one as well. I have witnessed many musical offerings and this is a list of my five favourite concerts of the year. They are not listed in order of enjoyment, they are completely random: Red Hot Samba Party and Dandha da Hora,   Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sulivan Fortner,  Figueirido & Valdes,  Youn Sun Nah Trio and one of the very best, Mark Kelso and the Jazz Exiles.

    5. My daughter Nadia has started down a new path, she has created, with her business partner, a joint venture – “Rise Wellness Collective Canada” . They are hosting a workshop for women and I anticipate it will be a success judging by the opening statement for the workshop that makes me want to get involved.  “A workshop where you will be guided to set intentions that help you to connect with living out your joy.”  Beautiful!

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Books Children Children Activities

Newsletter 14

Hello all! 

Some things that interested me this week, and I hope will be of interest to you too.

Here are my five items, links or suggestions that should get you some inspiration and information.

Newsletter 14

  1. Tokyo 2020 Olympics, do you have your ticket? My friend Scott has his. He said “Karate in the Olympics may only happen once, I might as well see it.” Here is a basic one minute guide to karate in the Olympics https://youtu.be/2aHn7AjEgQs. For Scott and any other interested parties, nearly 8 million spectators are expected, running 17 days from July 24 – August 9 and followed by Paralympics from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6. Some 5000 medals will be awarded and all made using recycled metal from electronics donated by people across Japan. There will be 42 venues in and around Tokyo. It’s been 56 years since the last Games, held in 1964. There will be 6 types of robots to be introduced for the Games and they have been designed to do everything from directing spectators, to retrieving javelins during the track and field competition. For more facts and to get your tickets, visit 2020 Summer games
  2. Self publishing a book, my book, “Samba on a Snowy Day”, is getting closer to a launch date. This week I was working with Kim McDougall, a fantastic book designer at “Castelane For The Prose” she has been guiding me in the requirements for a successful publication. This is a children’s book with illustrations by Josh Miller. Formatting the text and the illustrations can be challenging, sometimes there just isn’t enough room and things can get crowded. A good design finds ways to make the text blend or to have it seamlessly integrate with the illustrations. 
  3. This week I started reading “The Book of Tea” by Kakuzo Okakura written in 1906. I mentioned in a previous newsletter the wonderful book site project gutenberg and the library of books available for free download, this is one of the books available. You may also get a glimpse of the beauty of this fascinating book on the Japanese tea ceremony here, at books.google. I was also interested in another Japanese author of children’s books Miyazawa Kenji. I follow C.W. Nichol, author of “Moving Zen”, one of my favourite books and I recently became aware of one his projects to translate to English, a series of books by Kenji Miyazawa. This book is on my wish list, I’m currently hunting it down.
  4. “A Silent Tragedy”, written by Victoria Prooday, is a great article that I read this week about how some parents are failing their children. Pay particular attention to the – what we can do part. I am a strong advocate on getting outside, explore the great outdoors and take in the wonder and beauty that surrounds us. Check out Victoria’s Blog for more insightful information on parenting.
  5. Musical folks that have entertained me this week, Christian McBride,  another Grammy nominated artist. I mentioned a couple of others in last weeks newsletter. McBride is fantastic, a bassist, composer, educator, masterful musician and a band leader. A cool youtube clip of Mr. McBride and Mr. Owens in conversation, bass and drums. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_XrQhI4FHE

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