Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter Returns to Music

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2019 by segarini
(Strap in for a very interesting column today. I had to leave a lot on the “cutting room floor”, but I hope you’ll find the journey worth it in the end.)
Some say that music took its first baby steps when Grok banged a rock against a hollow log, or against Gork’s a) head. b) As civilization blossomed, a basic framework for music was established and rules of composition were composed. Growing intelligence, innovation and industry led to the development of musical instruments. Some faded away to obscurity pretty rapidly, (exhibit number one, the krumhorn) while others still exist in modified form, such as the sackbut, which is a form of trombone and is available for purchase on line.

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Peter – More on Dear Lois

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2019 by segarini

I want to thank everyone who read my latest column and gracefully ignored the several egregious punctuation errors I made. In my defense, I was typing in a hurry, with a Cat on my lap. I sent it to some of my relatives, so many in fact that Facebook thought I was spamming and kicked me out! If you’re reading this and you like it, follow the instructions to follow us. We have some damned fine writers on this blog, and your eyes and ears will thank you!

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Peter Shares A Lois Update

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2019 by segarini

This week’s column is going to be a little unusual, in that I will not be sharing any music. I suggest that you go through some older columns of mine or Pat Blythe’s or Frank Gutch Jr, for example, and you will find great music to listen to. There is a lot of amazing music being made all the time, and it’s not on mainstream radio. That doesn’t mean that it’s not worth seeking out and listening to! Check out “Ivory Hours” or “James Blonde” or “Vajra” or “Hotel Mira” or “Jailbirds”, to name just a few!(Your ears will thank you.)

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Peter Montreuil – My Dear Lois

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2019 by segarini

While I will be writing further columns on the urgent need for well enforced gun laws, as we are confronting people who apparently want to turn Omaha, Nebraska into Omaha Beach, I will be doing some columns on the blessings in my life as well.

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Peter – Doctors and Guns

Posted in Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , on March 21, 2019 by segarini

Living in “middle class” North America a) in 2019, you have no need for guns in your daily routine. No need to shoot your lunch and no need to keep the “wolf” from your door, literally.

Sounds sensible, ehh? That’s what you’d think. However, apparently not everyone agrees. Last summer the “Angel of Death” laid its clammy hand on Toronto, as there was a mass shooting on the Danforth, with fatalities and wounded. Many lives were changed forever, in a second. They were innocent lives.

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Peter Works as the Ground Crew as His Friend Takes Flight

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2019 by segarini

This is a tough column to write, because I am saying goodbye to a very good friend.

Peter Mossman, a very talented visual artist, passed away last Saturday. Although my drawing skills are limited, I will try to use words to paint a picture of my friend, whom I first met in 1973 at a meeting of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. I remember that he didn’t say a lot, but when he did speak, people tended to listen.

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Peter Trump-ets Toronto’s Live Music and the Folks Who Make it Happen

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2019 by segarini

Well Trumpelthinskin sure went off his script at last weekend’s well publicized 1% group grope. He went well off his message, well off on a tangent,; (well off his rocker?) His word salad of an address would probably have sounded better if his “speech writers” had taken an Oxford Dictionary, put it through a shredder, stuffed the resultant paper “scrap” into a muzzle loading cannon and promptly fired it at a wall covered with paper glue and begged him to read the result! America, I weep for you. You have “elected” a grifter, a cheat, a conman, a nepotistic thief who would gladly sell off everything that makes America great for 5 cents on the dollar, if it would fill his pockets and those of his dreadful family.

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