Furthur Part 6 – Ottawa bluesfest

Two Samosas and 2 beers later, I greet Mr. QMS. Two tapers behind me are grooving about shows and equipment. Nice chit chat. One sounds German and the other is from California. Both seem pretty nice.

A non head Halifax next to me was awkward. He was more cleancut than Ward Cleaver. There were two heads from BC staying in St. Catherines parked in front of me. They really seemed to enjoy the show and almost danced as much as I did.

The band comes on late. With bluesfest ending at 11, there seems to be some curiousity about whether they will play two sets. Probably only doing one big one and an encore.

Set list is below.

Alabama getaway
Don’t ease
Mama tried
Dire wolf
Hell in a bucket
Bertha
Truckin>
Smokestack lightnin’>
KCJonz>
Miracle>
Help>Slip>Caution (do not stop on tracks)>
New Speedway Boogie>
Wharf Rat> (a fave of mine)
I fought the Law>
Liberty

After the finale, Phil who is a liver transplant recipient came out which he does all the time and reminded people about being organ donors. I haven’t signed my card but will for Phil and I will turn to a loved one and say “I want to be an organ donor”. You should do the same.

Encore : On the Road Again>
Touch of Grey

The staples of Truckin’, Casey Jones and Touch of Grey for the non head in the crowd seemed to be par for the course.

That’s it, that’s all. I was right on the single set. But it was a long one.

See ya in Philly Boys right after a disgustingly sloppy cheesesteak.

Furthur part 5

I’m in. I found a sweet spot next to the walkway where the fence bends so according to the couple next to me we would be protected from the beaten path.

They watch my chair while I grab a couple of pints.  The opening act is on. Sounds like some kick ads Mellon and Black Crowds style. It’s a young Ottawa band called Silver Creek.  (Either they are named after a beer or they could be).  Not bad.

An older man is wearing a QMS t-shirt.  I’m contemplating letting him know my ringing is QMS.  So is half the Officially Screwed audio for my videos.  What a dichotomy!  The dead and my right slant on politics.  But it’s the libertarian way that often straddles that centrist space Canada loves so much.

I need me a bite to eat.

To be continued…

Further parts 4 and more-Blues fest in Ottawa, Canada- July 7th 2010

I’m going down the road feeling bad. I exit at Bronson to find somewhere to fill my 2.5 liters worth of empty plastic water bottles. My one vice representative of my conservative values I staunchly hold on to. (Truth be told I was going to bring a giant refillable but the Blues fest said there was no unsealed water bottles. I didn’t want to lose my trusty canteen at the door if even empty it constituted unsealed.

I park at the Museum and immediately lock myself in an emergency stairwell because of stupidity. But realistically the exit door was also locked but buzzed. After some paranoid banging a couple of nice ladies let me out. Breathe Steve breathe.

On site I see the Mill St brewery tents all over staffed by college kids. Cheap labor but it adds a c-note and a line to a resume.

So bottom line is that I am here.

To be continued…

Ottawa Pays For Citizens To Drink Toilet Water

The City of Ottawa is subsidizing residents $75 to install low flush toilets to save water.

The City of Ottawa also just approved a $1.2 M expenditure on two watermobiles to promote more usage of Ottawa drinking water.

Logic says residents are paying taxes to move water from toilets to drinking glasses.

Yummy! How OfficiallyScrewed is that?

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On Skilled Immigration

Today on Lowell Green’s morning show the topic of immigration was up. Some callers supported skilled immigration in areas we need as having a priority.

I like this concept in theory and I would even propose having a list of authorized audited institutions for confirmation (if we don’t already).

And a group of skilled people in a needed trade should be used to confirm that the immigrant’s skillset is adequate in order to prevent fraudular claims.

Just my 2 cents.

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McGuinty HST Proves More Costly To Ontario Taxpayers

Today on CFRA Radio it was announced that the tax workers moving from the provincial payroll to the federal payroll when the HST is implemented will not only keep there seniority and pay, but they will also receive 6 months severence from the province amounting to a one time payout of $30K to $50K each. This is despite the fact that they will not lose a single day of pay.

The ONLY employees who should get a severence are ones who are let go in the transition.

OfficiallyScrewed…again.

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Opening Speech by Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod for Ontario PC AGM

Timestamp 502pm:

Lisa MacLeod opened the session with an intro speech encompassing the general outline of the AGM.

She just fielded questions about the byelections, about the vote swing in Ottawa West Nepean.

MPP MacLeod believes that the party is resurging under the results even though Beth Graham lost. The Liberal candidate had 30 years of exposure in the community and Graham had 3 weeks.

Short and sweet intro.

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