I’ve started a “reminder” page and called it “column ideas”. Not sure what the point was since I never follow it. There’s always something else that catches my eye….or ear. Lately I’ve had the attention span of a gnat. In fact…..no, never mind. It’s been a busy seven days, just not sure what the hell I’ve accomplished short of pissing off CRA and a couple of telemarketers, oh, and changing passwords on damn near everything….one of my lesser brilliant moves. Now I can’t remember how to log into anything. So, jotting down reminders (and new passwords) on scraps of paper. High security, that’s me!
Archive for Canadian Music Week
…..and my lovely purple crocuses are out….sprouting in places I don’t remember planting them. I think the squirrels and anything else that’s been rooting around in my gardens have taken the liberty to relocate some of my bulbs. The birds have also been disposing rose hips seeds out their back ends and I have tiny, wild rose bushes sprouting up everywhere. Yes, I realize we had a bit of snow and freezing rain last week but I for one sense that Old Man Winter is done with us….at least until the end of the year. I’ve set up new (for me) outdoor furniture on the deck with the hope I’ll be enjoying my morning coffee out there very soon. Some of the detritus has now been cleared out from under my deck so this weekend it’s time to start the yard cleanup. Fingers crossed Mother Nature goes along with the idea. So far, sun and decent temps are scheduled.
Where do I begin? My brain is still scrambling to keep up with what’s already passed while simultaneously launching into the future. This year has been unlike any other. A close friend has cautioned me about taking too much on and it’s advice I will heed. It’s all just so much fun! So, without further ado…. the week that was CMW and my calendar of events (this will be a two-parter).
I imagine I am currently sitting in the lobby bar at The Sheraton Hotel holding court with a group of friends from points unknown, making introductions, making connections, having a pint, talking music, books and the unlikely scenario where The Foxes have won the English Premiere League. Conventions are like my Christmas, friends, family and lots and lots of surprises. Some people who I have not yet met are likely to become friends for life, possible business partners, wingmen, music pals, or, forgotten by the time the next round appears. Sadly, and without me knowing it, it may be the last time I see someone in the flesh. I plan to make the best of it. Here are ten things I am looking forward to.
Deadlines. I don’t think I’d get anything done if it weren’t for deadlines….artificial or otherwise. I’m one of those that have a tendency to back one’s self into a corner which forces said person to address shit and just DO IT! Tuesday afternoon and already my head is swimming with so much information, events and “stuff”….past, present and future.
Ahhhh….CMW….ten days that will be permanently etched in my mind, my feet, my body, my bones. What a veritable whirlwind of dinners, dancing, concerts, clubs, conferences, more dancing…. Thank you Sasha Miller and Chole Stelmanis at Audio Blood (Newly christened AB) for providing the DBAWIS team our requisite passes and wristbands to the best music conference….ever.