Matinée Idle

January 28, 2009 on 6:58 pm by Michael Grey | In Whinges | 3 Comments

I caught the joint Strathclyde Police Pipe Band and Bagad Cap Caval concert last Saturday afternoon at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  While most people were out and about, doing their “messages”, their Saturday chores – maybe even their washing –  I, along with almost 1300 other people, sat and took in a concert.  If it wasn’t for the hard truth that I was in Glasgow on vacation time I’d have almost felt guilty sitting around mid-day when there was Saturday work to be done.  The concert started at 12:30 pm.  A few minutes earlier and the concert may’ve been billed a morning wake-up. Continue reading Matinée Idle…

The Days Come and Go …

January 15, 2009 on 10:15 pm by Michael Grey | In Music, Tips | 2 Comments

Here’s a little quote courtesy of the 19th century American poet and transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson.   
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Scotland the Loud

January 4, 2009 on 12:30 pm by Michael Grey | In News | 2 Comments

There’s an excellent book around, “How Scots Invented the Modern World“.  A good read.  The Scots also invented, among a long list of other things, the Great Highland Bagpipe (duh), whisky, curling and golf.  All seriously popular exports in most places I know, especially Canada.  I don’t get the curling thing so much, I have curled, and it’s sort of fun, but not a pursuit that makes me jump out of bed at the prospect of curling a game (or is it sweeping a game?). 
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