Day 238. Busy Busy

Can’t believe it’s April already.  But it is.  And I am going to be so crazy busy, this month is going to whiz by.  I’m tired just thinking about it.  I’m looking forward to Exhaustedeverything, but I have got a lot on the go.

On top of the usual work I do for him, one of my clients is having an event for his clients, this month.  A breakfast, with a guest speaker.  Preparations have already been keeping me busy, but there’s still a lot to do.  Plus I’m shooting some videos for another client.  Well, I’m not the one doing the actual shooting, but I am producing and creative directing them.

It’s work I really enjoy.  I produced fashion videos for years, back in Montreal, when I worked in the fashion industry.

Socially April’s nuts as well.  David Sedaris, the American humorist, comedian and author is coming to town.  Really, he’s a satirist, which I love.  He’s going to be reading from a lot of his books.  I’m going with a friend, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Another friend and I have split a 20-film pass to this year’s Hot Doc’s festival,  It runs from April 26 – May 5.   Continue reading

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Day 133. Deja Vu

My closest friend and I go back a lot of years. A lot. All the way back to our ‘youth’ in Montreal. And many of the great times we’ve shared have been spent at clubs, dancinglistening to great music. Live music.

Marilyn moved to Toronto several years before I did; and whenever I came to visit we’d always go to see a jazz and blues singer she ‘discovered’. His name is Errol Fisher and he’s very well known, and loved, here. Over the years he’s entertained countless fans at various restaurants, clubs and supper clubs; some of which bore his name.

Once I moved here in 1985, we quickly became ‘regulars’ wherever he was appearing; and we got to know him. Then life being what it is, she and I drifted away from the club scene. And although Errol’s never stopped performing (although we didn’t always know where), we hadn’t seen him in more than twenty years.

Fast forward to October of this year. Marilyn found out he was going to be singing, with his band, at a restaurant (Sorrel, just in case you’re planning a trip to Toronto) close to where each of us lives. We decided we’d go for her birthday.

Honestly, neither one of us ever expected he’d remember us. It’s been a very long time. And let’s face it, much as we may not like it, we all change over time. No matter how healthy you are, no matter how diligent you are

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