Our first official concert is on Friday, March 24th. It will feature quite a few arrangements I have made for this particularly talented group. There will be classical, Celtic, ragtime, singing, improv, and whatever else we feel like playing. Tickets are available here: http://ontheboards.ca/events/mac-talla-quartet/
I’m back as co-host on movie podcast Rank ‘N Review!
This episode, the topic is exploitation cinema. Hear Larry, me, and a mystery guest rank six movies of shaky moral quality. SPOILER: (the movies aren’t very good)
Here’s a link to the episode. While you’re there, feel free to check out some of my earlier episodes, too.
I have just launched my Patreon page. My fingers are actually shaking a little as I type this, because I have so much riding on the success of Patreon. My goal is to make enough money to support my family, modestly. That’s all I’ve wanted for so long. Isn’t it reasonable to think that a man should be able to do that? Support the people he loves by doing what he loves?
Here’s the link to Patreon. Visit, and contribute. https://www.patreon.com/jeremyacook
My and my little adventuring buddy, Kara, visited Bengough, Saskatchewan for the Gateway Festival. Establishing base camp in our trusty tent in the overflow parking, we experienced a weekend of music, swimming, and exploring the Big Muddy valley.
I loved Rosie and the Riveters, Fred Penner, Kirby Criddle and Shotgun Jimmie. However, the artist I most wished to see was Corb Lund, Alberta’s modern-day troubadour. He was scheduled to play at 11:00 PM on the Friday, but a thunderstorm rolled in and I had to whisk Kara away to our tent. There, she fell asleep, and I didn’t have the heart to wake her when the band started playing at 1:00 AM. So I had to listen to my favourite songs echo throughout the campsite. It sounded like a really good show (droopy face).
I have returned from Toronto from the Canadian Writers’ Summit. It has been 22 years since I visited Toronto, when I was with the National Youth Orchestra. It has been great to explore this quirky, progressive city. It also feels good to be with other writers. I met some new friends, learned a lot, and had some of my opinions challenged.
I don’t want to go from Toronto! I don’t want to go!!!
I’m excited! For fifteen glorious minutes, I’ll be taking the community stage at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan to read some of my fiction. I’m not sure yet what I’ll read. I guess it depends how many f-bombs are allowed at this venue, if any.
I’m excited to be launching my website! You’ll find all about me, what I’m writing, where I’m performing, and other little tidbits. Look around, have fun! Let me know if you have any questions.