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Daniel Romano, Oh Susanna, & Kayla Howran @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 20th, 2013 : : . After a great, cohesive set by NQ Arbuckle (if you discount the technical snafus), and countless successful cooperative showcases in the past, I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit some disappointment in the set performed by Daniel Romano, Oh Susanna and Kayla Howran directly following. Credit where credit’s due: Daniel Romano and his backing band (who supported the entire set) seemed professional and prepared, and undoubtedly held the set together. Perhaps the comfort of familiarity of performing with familiar musicians afforded him that luxury? Neither Oh Susanna or Kayla Howran seemed quite as prepared. My clearest memory of the performance…

NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 9th, 2007 : : . Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. As a special, one-time present to the fans of this blog which have helped make it so successful and fun in 2010, I’m going to do something extremely out of the ordinary. Something I will likely never do again. I’m going to post a recording that I didn’t make myself. This is a FM recording of the Bob Harris Saturday Program on the BBC. The show broadcast snippets of the classic night I attended an intimate North By North East (NXNE) festival showcase at Lee’s Palace in order to see headliners Blue Rodeo in a venue smaller…

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…