Maestro For A Minute

Last week, lucky holiday shoppers at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre had the chance to ‘conduct’ professional choir Musica Intima Vocal Ensemble in a performance of Handel’s Messiah (in homage to Improv Everywhere’s “Conduct Us”). It’s harder than it looks. Especially when the choir actually follows the conductor. Watch the video above and you can’t tell me […]

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When Price Isn’t an Issue

Fazioli pianos are arguably the finest pianos in the world, hand made in Italy and priced accordingly. Their model F308 is the largest concert pianoforte in production today at 10′ 3″ and comes with an equally large base price of $147,000.00. That’s the base price. Now add a custom, very high-end case and you’re talking […]

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Are People Awesome?

Are people awesome? Most are probably not but there’s a few that fit the bill nicely. They’re amongst us, they fly above us, skate past us, drive by us and we only appreciate they’re awesome for that split second when we realize that they’re doing something quite cool. Luckily, someone has taken the time to […]

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First Lady of The Internet

Many moons ago, the internet was a barren landscape of computer nerds and curious onlookers. Before the days of Google, Facebook and YouTube, Marg Meikle, CBC’s sardonic yet utterly charming ‘Answer Lady’ on the Vicki Gabereau show, contacted me for some Internet help. If my memory serves me correctly, she wanted to connect to this […]

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