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Justin Rutledge @ National Arts Centre

. : : November 6th, 2010 : : . If you’re a fan of Canadian roots-rock music, you’ve probably heard of Justin Rutledge whether you wanted to or not. I’ve never bought a ticket to see him, but have been treated to his live performances almost half a dozen times in the last four years. Opening for the likes of Jim Cuddy and Kathleen Edwards, you definitely can’t complain about the company he keeps. Over the course of four albums in the last six years, Rutledge has amassed a devoted following, as I learned standing in line outside of Lee’s Palace before his NXNE show in 2007. His handsome,…

NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 17th, 2010 : : . Some people say it’s good luck to be pooped on by a bird. Kind of a ridiculous statement, isn’t it? And easily said by the person who wasn’t pooped on. I think of all the real estate in the neighborhood, standing in the exact location that bird decided to relieve itself is a massive stroke of bad luck. But maybe the idiom comes from some sort of karmic equation? Such bad luck must be balanced out by the universe with a similar chance stroke of enormous good luck, no? As I stood in…