It’s solo-sax-on-the-street time

Posted on October 28th, 2009 12 great comments. Room for one more!

November’s just around the corner, and you know what that means: renewal!

After all, the word “novem” means new. Or nine, but that doesn’t make much sense so Newvember it is! I realize that it’s not exactly the month of visible renewal. It’s a month in which the last of the leaves reluctantly leave their perch in the branches to join their departed brethren below. It’s a time of year when I switch to the “Sentimental” category of my MP3 collection and consider taking up drinking hard liquor to match the ambiance. Yeah, it’s solo-sax-on-the-street time.


That leads me to the first change for which my friend Casie Stewart is responsible. She’s managed to land herself a gig with the social media people at MuchMusic/MTV/CTV.

city building

So congratulations, Casie!

According to the words I put in her mouth, I will never have to stand outside another CTV-run event like a common schmuck. Imagine, backstage passes to the MMVAs! No more standing around naked in the bushes outside of parties anymore.


And that leads me to the second change around here; I’ve decided to try writing in the morning rather than at night. I’m hoping this will give the posts a bit more clarity, less of that slobbering grunting quality. Also, I was recently invited to participate in a Whisky tasting by a local ad firm, and that’s happening tonight. Even if I manage to soberly comport myself (I don’t see those chances being high), I’ll still be getting home too late to think of anything interesting to say about it. And being able to pull strings with Ms. Stewart will probably mean more evening events like this.

We’ll see how it goes. This is my first morning post and I haven’t passed out yet, so we’re in strange new territory. This might yet work out, but as I’m getting light-headed, I won’t push too hard. How do people get up in the mornings?!

12 Comments on “ It’s solo-sax-on-the-street time ”

  • Tanyia
    October 29th, 2009 9:37 am

    Okay…seriously, naked in the bushes? ffs it gets cold at least where a trench or sumpin! Congrats to your friend on her cool gig…does that mean we will get some top secret photos too! :)

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  • Patrick
    October 29th, 2009 10:22 am

    I'll take your suggestion under advisement, Tanyia. It would kind of defeat the purpose of being naked in the bushes, but maybe I can work around it somehow.

    Regarding the photos … very possibly! Wouldn't be secret if I blurted it out in a comment, would it? ;)

  • The Mind of a Mom
    October 29th, 2009 2:48 pm

    I like the top pic that is really cool! Was his music good?

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  • Patrick
    October 30th, 2009 6:37 am

    The music, Mom, was very good. I find thaht most street buskers are quite talented.

  • Dorothy Stahlnecker
    October 29th, 2009 4:19 pm

    I was in your big city Tuesday..and I love it's a wonderful place to marvel at.

    Thanks for visiting grammology

    hope you liked it.

    Dorothy from grammology

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  • Patrick
    October 30th, 2009 6:38 am

    My pleasure, Dorothy.

  • Grace
    October 29th, 2009 6:15 pm

    The first photo is most excellent

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  • Patrick
    October 30th, 2009 6:39 am

    Thanks, Grace. The credit should really go to the musician for standing still long enough for a good shot.

  • FishHawk
    October 30th, 2009 1:25 am

    "Toronto City Life" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

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  • Patrick
    October 30th, 2009 6:40 am

    Well thanks muchly, FishHawk! I'm confident in your ability to pick a fine photo. But I'll drop by your blog just to make sure anyway.

  • Sugar Cribs
    October 30th, 2009 7:59 am

    That street looks so dirty

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  • Patrick
    October 30th, 2009 10:25 am

    That's true, Sugar Cribs; filthy trees leaving their droppings everywhere!

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