Category Archives: Working for a Living
Kirby Sewell Band performing at the Ironwood Stage. Major blizzard hits town and the place is still jammed packed, and no wonder, they rocked! Click thumbnail to view image.
In what looked to be one of the more sketchy watering holes in Calgary I met Sara who was our waitress, not only was the food fantastic, but so was the service.
First major snow storm of the year, I went out and caught pictures of various people clearing the sidewalks. Here are a few highlight shots. Click thumbnail to view image.
In every city there are sections known for the dynamic and changing environment full of eclectic characters and interesting people, where every time you visit it will be a different experience with special moments to be enjoyed. And part of that atmosphere is quite often created by groups of musicians; it is very common to find a single or small group of people playing instruments on the street for donations. What is not so common is to come across a trio that includes a banjo as part of their group. Ryan, Riley and Toni are from Pickering Ontario and are traveling across Canada. If you count group members you will see a 4th member playing the accordion. This group was on the 17th Ave SW in Calgary, and had set up near the residence of of Darcy North, the accordion player, who had just moments before come down with his accordion and started to jam with them.
I have to say I have never heard an accordion played with such energy and life before, Darcy showed that he was a master of the instrument and that he enjoyed to play with energy. It was very fun to watch as Darcy on the accordion and Ryan on the banjo played a rather complicated piece which neither of them had practiced before together. Their styles meshed really well and it showed how talented this group of musicians were.
Riley and Toni were great on the guitars and lead the vocals. I would recommend stopping and watching them if you ever get the chance or perhaps hire them for your event. Contact me if you would like to get their contact information.
Here are some pictures from their performance. Click on the thumbnails to view the pictures.
Everyday he is standing there handing out free newspapers; rain or shine; hot or bitterly cold; always smiling and enjoying his job. Like so many other people his job is not glamourous, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy his work and his purpose.
Every morning, in over 100 major cities across the world, millions of industrious metropolitans take to the streets, buses and trains on their way to work. They are young, well networked trend-setters, cash-rich but time-poor, with healthy media appetites and perpetually shifting tastes. With its unbiased views, engaging features and simple design.
Through their novel approach of free newspapers, Metro has become a preferred source of morning news for metropolitans since its launch in early 1995; and it comes for free! Actually even the NewYork Times could be handed out free if they wanted to go with that marketing method, but they use the money they charge for their paper to cover the distribution costs.
The Metro’s format makes it a great paper to read on the train or while on the go, as it isn’t massive, or cumbersome to handle, and it covers the relevant news and some novel stories. Contains aspects of the larger newspapers such as lifestyle, sports, entertainment and cooking; just in a reduced format. I know that I, like many other Calgarians working downtown will take one of these newspapers and have it read by the time we have reached work; updated on todays news and ready to take on thhe day doing our important jobs.