True North Storeytelling

March 3, 2017

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Above: Seine River. Bridging the gap. When us and them unite through sharing.

There’s a few things I love about this video:

1. The setting is a laid back ‘campfire’ concert which is a far more casual atmosphere with plenty of interaction and stories.

2. One of the story subjects is songwriting.

3. I love hearing stories from musicians about their musical encounters. The b.s. spewing from their collective mouths is an acceptable form of entertainment rivaled only by the crap being spoonfed to us by today’s politicians.

4. Hamilton boy, Tom Wilson, talks about his dad who was a tail gunner on a Lancaster. He came back from the war blinded. (I had an uncle who at 19, was a flight sargeant on a Lanc. He and his crew never returned home). Wilson also talks about his Mohawk uncle from the Kahnawá:ke nation on Montréal’s South Shore. If you don’t know the story of these steel workers I suggest you read about it. The premise is their fearlessness exhibited  whilst scampering along girders (untethered) 100+ storeys above Manhattan. Amazing. I was well aware of this unique, shared ability due in part to my sister working in Kahnawá:ke for the better part of 3 decades.

5. When stories are shared we discover commonality.

6. The video below was recorded at the Bluebird Cafe in “suburban” Nashville.

7. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are doing a show here in town tomorrow night – at The Burt…or is it The Walker. I always get those two confused.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – North – live at the Bluebird Cafe Nashville

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