Richard Pepper's Recent Solo Gigs



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This is meant to give you some idea of what I've been up to with music over the last few years. Feel free to contact me, if it suggests to you any opportunity for me to use my music -- especially if it pays!

The bulk of my day-to-day musical activity doesn't appear here. For decades I have been singing hymns to groups of residents in several Senior homes. More recently I have been hired to sing one-on-one to selected residents at Pioneer Ridge every second Monday.

As well. for five or more years, I've been accompanying the school choir of Pope John Paul Senior Elementary School for Masses, assemblies, tours of senior homes, talent shows, and the grad ceremony. Each year we put together a rock band of students, and so the grad ceremony is always fun, as we rock the FW Gardens with an excerpt of School's Out.

For many years I led singing at Dorion Bible Camp. More recently I've been doing so for Camp Gitchigomee and Manitoba Pioneer Camp.

And, of course, until recently I often led singing for the Northwood Park Church of Christ.

I have also played guitar & sung in three different Cambrian Players plays: Much Ado About Nothing, Halo, and You'll Get Used to It: The War Show.

Much AdoHaloThe War Show


Rather than link every instance of the songs I most often perform, here is a list of links to audio tracks, videos, and lyrics.

'69 - '74  Video
Benediction
Caffeine
Cal(i)purnia's Dreamin'
Don't Be Afraid
Empty Places  Video
Free Stanley   Video
I Believe (Credo)   Video
I'm Too Old (For the NHL)

Laughter Heard Through the Wall
Little One
Monsters in the Sky
My Sound Check Song
Nobody Talks
You're In Love

2017


Fri., Oct. 6, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Wonderful World (Cooke), I'm a Believer (Diamond), For What It's Worth (Stills), I Will (Lennon/McCartney), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), Little Sister (Pomus/Shuman), Happy Together (Bonner/Gordon), Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), King of the Road (Miller), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), Annie's Song (Denver/Tchaikovsky), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), and Hallelujah (Cohen).

Reviews: "Thank you for the singing. It was very nice." (One of the clients)
"You have a new guitar." (Brady, who used to go to Camp G)


Sun. Sept. 10, 2017: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang the song I wrote in 1992 for camp: I Will Put My Faith in You.


Sat. July 8, 2017: Cambrian Players Improv Show at the Finlandia:

Before the show I sang some of my blues-type songs: Hurting Song, You're In Love, and Cowboy Lament.

At intermission I sang Bob from Nunavut, and Calpurnia's Dreamn'.


Sun. May 28, 2017: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang my setting (in English) of the Sanctus/Benedictus/Osanna.


Sat. May 27, 2017: Busker at Alzheimer's Society Walk for Memories
(at Prince Arthur's Landing)

I sang:

Mainstage (as people registered):

Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), [sound check while train passed], You're In Love (Pepper), Cowboy Lament (Pepper), Caffeine (my parody of JJ Cale's "Cocaine"), Calpurnia Dreaming (my parody of Mamas & Papas' "California..."), I'm Too Old for the NHL (Pepper), What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), If I Had a Hammer (Hays/Seeger), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), Hurting Song (Pepper), In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes (Pepper), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), Bob From Nunavut (Pepper), Monsters in the Sky (Pepper), I'll Remember You (Dylan), and Don't Be Afraid (Pepper).

Busking During the Walk:

Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney), Jambalaya (Williams), Hallelujah (Cohen), Blowing in the Wind (Dylan), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), All I Want Is You (U2), and Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney).

Review: "We have Richard Pepper AND some excellent musicians." The M.C.


Fri., May 19, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), St. James Infirmary/House of the Rising Son (Trad.), Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller/Jackson), 40/All I Want Is You (U2), Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), Michelle (Lennon/McCartney), and Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney).

Review: "Nice strumming." (One of the clients)


Sat., May 13, 2017: Blue Sky Healing Centre Open Mic

I sang:

My Sound Check Song, Get Thee Behind Me (Pepper), Cowboy Lament (Pepper), Bob From Nunavut (Pepper), and With a Little Help From My Friends (Lennon/McCartney). ------- And then Bob From Nunavut (again, by request), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), The Black Velvet Band (Trad.), and You Won't See Me (Lennon/McCartney).

Review: I really liked the song that I thought was about a girl, but wasn't. (Thatcher Rose)


Mon., Apr. 24, 2017: Guest of "Country Rose" at Glacier Ridge Home

I sang:

It's a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele) and my own setting of Micah 6:8.

Review: "Louis Armstrong looking down would have liked that (Wonderful World)."
My Response: "He didn't write it." (I can be a jerk at times.)


Fri., Apr. 21, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), The Black Velvet Band (Trad.), Van Diemen's Land (U2), You Won't See Me (Lennon/McCartney), All I Want is You (U2), Blowing in the Wind (Dylan), St. James Infirmary/House of the Rising Son (Trad.), The Unicorn Song (Silverstein), Wait (Lennon/McCartney), The Hockey Song (Connors), Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller/Jackson), and Peace on Earth (U2).

Review: No one complained.


Sat., Apr. 15, 2017: Great Easter Vigil for St. Luke's Anglican Parish

I led the worship music, including my own setting of Lamb of God/Give Us Your Peace.


Mon., Mar. 27, 2017: Guest of "Country Rose" at Hilldale Gardens

I sang Monsters in the Sky and a medley of morning praise songs.


Sun., Mar. 25, 2017: "Tolkien Reading Day" at the Waverley Resource Library

I sang Roads by Maury Laws from the Rankin/Bass animated version of The Hobbit.

Photo by Lisa Klymenko


Fri., Mar. 24, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), If I Had a Hammer (Hays/Seeger), Three Little Birds (Marley), I Shall Be Released (Dylan), Michelle (Lennon/McCartney), All I Really Want to Do (Dylan), Love Rescue Me (U2), Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney), Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen), Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney), In My Life (Lennon/McCartney), Van Diemen's Land (U2), Country Roads (Denver), Annie's Song (Denver), Garment of Praise (Ingles), I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers), Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney), and Bird on a Wire (Cohen).

Review: "Was that a Beatles song?"


Mon., Mar. 20, 2017: "RSVP" (formerly Christian Women's Club) in the Georgian Room of St. Joe's Heritage

I sang:

You're In Love (With Your Smart Phone), The Gossip Song, and Benediction.


Fri., Mar. 10, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Less of Me (Campbell)/ Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), I Shall Be Released (Dylan), Tower of Song (Cohen), Michelle (Lennon/McCartney), Fixing a Hole (Lennon/McCartney), Johnny B. Goode (Berry), The House of the Rising Sun (Anon), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), and Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney).


Sun. Mar. 5, 2017: Mae Mouland's 90th Birthday Party, hosted by Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang:

Happy Am I, The Dorion Bible Camp Song, I Just Keep Trusting My Lord, and Melody of Gladness.


Sun. Feb 26, 2017: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang an acapella medley of songs I use for morning/evening devotions, which I learned at Camp Dorion, Camp Gitchigomee & Manitoba Pioneer Camp.


Thu., Feb. 23, 2017: "Busking For Alzheimer's [Research]" at Intercity Mall

I sang:

Caffeine (my parody of JJ Cale's "Cocaine"), You're In Love (Pepper), I'm Too Old (Pepper), Commodores Are Dumb (Pepper), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), Monsters in the Sky (Pepper), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), I'll Remember You (Dylan), and Don't Be Afraid (Pepper).

Review: "Keep on improvising!" (William Roberts)


Fri., Feb. 10, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon/Linda), Three Little Birds (Marley), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), Don't Take Your Guns to Town (Cash), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), You're In Love (Pepper), I'm Too Old (For the NHL) (Pepper), Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen), In My Life (Lennon/McCartney), Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), I'll Remember You (Dylan), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), When the Ship Comes In (Dylan) Garment of Praise (Ingles) Love Rescue Me (U2/Dylan), and Annie's Song (Denver/Tchaichovsky).

Review: "I love that song!" - Donna (re. Wonderful World)


Sat., Jan. 28, 2017: CommuniTea Open Mic

I sang:

Tower of Song (Cohen), Integrity (Pepper), Little One (Pepper), Ob-La-Di (Lennon/McCartney), and '69-'74 (Pepper).


Fri., Jan. 27, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), If I Had a Hammer (Hays/Seeger), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2), All I Want Is You (U2), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), Mr. Tambourine Man (Dyl>an), When I'm Sixty Four (Lennon/McCartney), Yellow Submarine (Lennon/McCartney), Van Diemen's Land (U2), and Every Grain of Sand (Dylan).

Review: Thank you. - one of the clients. (I had watched his stuff while he was out of the room.)


Sat., Jan. 21, 2017: Blue Sky Healing Centre Open Mic

I sang:

Integrity (Pepper), Tower of Song (Cohen), and Little One (Pepper).

It was great to see friends, Bedford Level Experiment, and Neil Burke perform as well.


Fri., Jan. 13, 2017: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Wings of an Eagle (Steve Bell), Tower of Song (Cohen), Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney), Van Diemen's Land (U2), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver), Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney), Hallelujah (Cohen), We Can Work It Out (Lennon/McCartney), When I'm Sixty Four (Lennon/McCartney), Got to Get You Into My Life (Lennon/McCartney)*, Country Roads (Denver), Cry of a Tiny Babe (Cockburn),* and The Hockey Song (Connor).

* slaughtered it, which is not the same as killed it.


2016


Fri., Dec. 23, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

Angels We Have Heard on High, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Marks tune), Deck the Halls, Jingle Bell Rock, O Holy Night/Cantique de Noel, Silent Night/Stille Nacht, So Many Years Ago (Pepper), and Joy to the World.

Review: Scattered applause.


Fri., Dec. 9, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Silver Bells, What Child Is This?, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Angels We Have Heard on High, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, In the Bleak Midwinter, Jingle Bell Rock, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night/Stille Nacht, Do You Hear What I Hear?, White Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Feliz Navidad.

Review: "Good singing, sir."


Fri., Nov. 25, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Wings of an Eagle (Steve Bell), Tower of Song (Cohen), Tie Me at the Crossroads (Cockburn), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Monsters in the Sky (Pepper), Mr. Tambourine Man (Dylan), Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney), Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen), Van Diemen's Land (U2), Girl (Lennon/McCartney), Follow Me (Denver), and Silent Night (Mohr/Grueber).

Review: "Very calming."


Sat., Nov. 5, 2016: The CommuniTea Open Mic

I sang:

Caffeine, You're In Love, I'm Too Old (For the NHL), Monsters in the Sky, and Benediction.

I also played guitar for a young lady who sang House of the Rising Sun. Afterwards, I thought maybe I could be the House band.


Mon., Oct. 24, 2016: Isabella Long Term Care Home

As a guest of "Country Rose" I sang my songs: Psalm 92 and With All My Heart.

Review: "Lovely" (One of the ladies).


Sun. Oct. 23, 2016: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang Psalm 92.

Review: "That will never be found in any hymn or chorus book." - Larry Mutcher, the Chairman that morning.


Sat. Oct. 22, 2016: Bedford Level Experiment at ThunderCon 2016

Link to the complete (41:41) album release concert of "Place Without a Computer" (written by Robin Harbron). I played bass.


Fri., Oct. 21, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), Van Diemen's Land (U2), The House of the Rising Sun, Yellow Submarine (Lennon/McCartney), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), Country Roads (Denver), Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport (Harris), King of the Road (Miller), El Shaddai (Thompson/Card), Turn, Turn, Turn (Seeger), Forever Young (Dylan), Psalm 92 (Pepper), Monsters in the Sky (Pepper), and All I Want Is You (U2).


Sat., Oct. 15, 2016: Blue Sky Healing Centre Open Mic

I sang:

My Sound Check Song, I'm Too Old (For the NHL), You're In Love, I'll Remember You (by Nobel Prize Winner Bob Dylan), Don't Be Afraid, Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney), Monsters in the Sky, and Make You Feel My Love (Dylan).


Fri., Feb. 19, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Yellow Submarine (Lennon/McCartney), Get Thee Behind Me (Pepper), All I Really Want to Do (Dylan), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Dylan), Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney), Take It Easy (Browne/Frey), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), All My Loving (Lennon/McCartney), and When First My Old, Old Love I Knew (Gilbert & Sullivan).


Tue. Feb. 9, 2016: St. Luke's Anglican Pancake Supper

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Yellow Submarine (Lennon/McCartney) Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), At This Moment (Vera), You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Lennon/McCartney), and I'm Gonna Be (Proclaimers).

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Mystery (Cockburn), Tie Me at the Crossroads (Cockburn), and All I Want Is You (U2).

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Jam Session: Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Further On Up the Road, and Three Little Birds (Marley).


Fri., Feb. 5, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Three Little Birds (Marley), Blowing in the Wind (Dylan), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), Route 66 (Troup), If I Had a Hammer (Hays/Seeger), and Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen),

(Break for Spaghetti and Meatballs)

All I Want Is You (U2), For No One (Lennon/McCartney), Yellow Submarine (Lennon/McCartney), Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Dylan), Just a Closer Walk With Thee (Anon), Tie Me at the Crossroads (Cockburn), and Bird on a Wire (Cohen).

Review: I don't know if toddler Katy liked it or not. She came up close to listen, but then took my pick & wouldn't give it back.


Mon., Feb. 1, 2016: LU Radio Open Stage at the Study

With Robin Harbron on ukulele bass, I sang:

Bird on a Wire, If It Be Your Will, and Dance Me to the End of Love (all by Leonard Cohen), and then with ""Plan B & Friends" (the house band) I sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight, All I Want Is You (U2), Shelter From the Storm (Dylan) and The Hockey Song (Connors).

   


Sun. Jan. 31, 2016: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang Benediction.

Review: "That was too short." - "Aunt Vivian" (I'd rather hear that than the opposite.)


Fri., Jan. 22, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Country Roads (Denver), This Wheel's on Fire (Dylan/Danko), When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), Annie's Song (Denver/Tchaikovsky), Love Minus Zero/No Limit (Dylan), Saving Grace (Dylan), Take It Easy (Browne/Frey), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), and Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen).


Mon., Jan. 11, 2016: LU Radio Open Stage at the Study

I sang:

My Sound Check Song (& My Sound Check Waltz), Caffeine, You're In Love, Cal(i)purnia's Dreamin', I'm Too Old (For the NHL), Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner), and Commodores Are Dumb.

Both of my three fans attended.


Fri., Jan. 8, 2016: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Jambalaya (Williams), Dance Me to the End of Love (Cohen), If It Be Your Will (Cohen), Like a Bird on a Wire (Cohen), Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Lennon/McCartney), Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), El Shaddai (Thompson/Card). Country Roads (Denver), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver).

(Break for Soup)

Forever Young (Dylan), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney),

Review: "Sing some John Denver!" - Donna


2015


Sun. Dec. 27, 2015: "Special Music" (the Sequel) for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang So Many Years Ago. See below.


Fri., Dec. 18, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

Angels We Have Heard on High, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Early on One Christmas Morn, Silent Night (Stille Nacht), A Holly Jolly Christmas, What Child Is This?, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, So Many Years Ago (Pepper), Deck the Halls, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts...), Away in a Manger, The Angel Gabriel, In the Bleak Midwinter, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.


Mon., Dec. 14, 2015: Glacier Ridge Home

As a guest of "Country Rose", I sang So Many Years Ago and The Man Who Died For You.

Review: "Come, join us for pizza!" (Country Rose)


Fri., Dec. 4, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Three Little Birds (Marley), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), The Hockey Song (Connors), Jingle Bells (Pierpont), and Silent Night/Stille Nacht (Mohr/Grueber).

(Break for Turkey a la King)

For Brian & Donna: El Shaddai (Thompson/Card).

Review: [tears] (Donna). (Was it that bad!?)


Mon., Nov. 23, 2015: LU Radio Open Stage at The Study

I sang You're In Love, Caffeine (Marley), and Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "Sing another one!" - Someone in the crowd (after the 2nd song).

[Silence] - (after the 3rd song).


Fri., Nov. 6, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Three Little Birds (Marley), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Country Roads (Denver), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver), Each One Lost (Cockburn), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), Forever Young (Dylan), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney), Jambalaya (Hank Williams Sr.), Man Gave Names to All the Animals (Dylan).

(Break for soup)

Medley of Older Hymns: What a Fellowship, Power in the Blood, How Great Thou Art, Rock of Ages, and God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again.


Oct. 25, 2015: ThunderCon Cantina

I played bass with Bedford Level Experiment (Robin Harbron: guitar & vox; Rianna Harbron: keys & vox; Darren Foulds: drums & sox).

Songs performed:

Bored in My Room (Harbron), Rogue (Harbron), I Want a Turn (Harbron), Love Is a Scalar (Harbron), The Worst Super Power Ever (The Doubleclicks), You're In Love (sung solo with guitar), Commodores Are Dumb (sung with guitar, and the band) Tie After Tie (Lauper/Hyman, Debs & Errol), and History (I Adore My 64) (Harbron).

Review: "I love you, Robin!" -- Some passing geek.


Oct. 9, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Four Strong Winds (Tyson), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Three Little Birds (Marley), Johnny B. Goode (Berry), Jambalaya (Hank Williams Sr.), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)

(Break for soup & grilled cheese)

I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), Puff the Magic Dragon (Stookey), and Michelle (Lennon/McCartney).

Review: "Here. Have two grilled cheese sandwiches." -- Rev. Doug


Sun. Sept. 20, 2015: "Special Music" for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang a song I wrote in the early 80s: You Can Hold Only What You Let Go".

You can hold only what you let go
And I can 't see and you don't know
If I shall reap and you shall sow
'Cause only God can see life's future mystery.

Living my life in my own shoes,
So many precious things I would choose,
But if I grasp them, I would lose.
I've got to let them go.

Precious is fragile, not meant to hold.
Fingerprints can tarnish the brightest gold.
You gotta take a risk, spend a night in the cold.
You've got to let them go.

Life is crucial; it brings some pain.
Let it whisper to your heart in the summer rain.
He's given life. He asks it back again.
I've got to let it go.


Sept. 19, 2015: LU Radio Outdoor Music Yard Sale

I played bass with Bedford Level Experiment

Songs performed:

Three Year-Old Angel (Lappala,Harbron), 64 (Cheezlekane), Bored In My Room (Harbron), Rogue (Harbron), I Want A Turn (Harbron), School Evacuation (Harbron), and History (aka I Adore My Commodore 64) (Harbron),


July 2, 2015: Uploaded Vid for "Right Side of the Grass"


June 5, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch (Outdoor BBQ)

I sang:

Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), If I Had a Hammer (Seeger), Hallelujah (Cohen), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver), El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn), and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2).


May 22, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Country Roads (Denver), In the Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot), Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Dylan), Puff, the Magic Dragon (Stookey), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper). and Don't Be Afraid (Pepper).


May 8, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), Hey Good Looking (Williams), You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Lennon/McCartney), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), Hallelujah (Cohen), All I Want Is You (U2), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), Country Roads (Denver), and In the Early Morning Rain (Lightfoot).

(Break for soup)

At This Moment (Vera), and El Shaddai (Thompson, Card).

Review: "The music was nice." -- one of the volunteers.


Mar. 20, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), Little Boxes (Reynolds), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), Route 66 (Troup), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), I've Just Seen a Face (Lennon/McCartney), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), At This Moment (Vera), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers), Can't Help Falling in Love (Peretti, Creatore, Weiss).

(Break for soup)

Every Grain of Sand (Dylan), Integrity (Pepper), El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver), Those Were the Days (Raskin), and Country Roads (Denver).

Review: "Did you just sing 'when I get drunk'?" -- Rev. Doug (This may not actually have happened.)


Mar. 6, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), If I Had a Hammer (Seeger), Country Roads (Denver), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), 40/All I Want Is You (U2), Unchained (Jude Johnstone), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), Little Boxes (Reynolds), When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Puff, the Magic Dragon (Stookey), Blowin' in the Wind (Dylan), and Each One Lost (Cockburn).


Feb. 20, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), If I Had a Hammer (Seeger), For I Know - Jer. 29:11, The Hockey Song (Connors), All I Want Is You (U2), Country Roads (Denver), Unchained (Jude Johnstone), Little Boxes (Reynolds), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Try a Little Kindness (Sapaugh/Austin), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), At This Moment (Vera), Michelle (Lennon/McCartney), Johnny B. Goode (Berry) (or McFly?), and Hallelujah (Cohen).

Review: "Thank you for your music" -- Elderly Woman (during "Hallelujah")

"Thank you, Leonard." - RPepper


Feb. 6, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

Today at St. Thomas' Community Lunch I sang the following:

What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele), I'll Remember You (Dylan), The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Solomon Linda), Blue Skies (Berlin), Let It Be (Beatles), Michelle (Beatles), Puff, the Magic Dragon (Stookey), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Route 66 (Troup), Country Roads (Denver), You've Got a Friend (King), El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), If I Had a Hammer (Seeger), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Gloria (Pepper), I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles), When I'm Sixty-Four (Beatles), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), and Mystery (Cockburn).

Review: "Nice." (re. "Don't Be Afraid") -- Rusty?


Feb. 1, 2015: Alzheimer's Society Walk for Memories

Pre-Walk Background Music (filling in for Flipper Flanagan):

Caffeine (parody of Cale), Laughter Heard Through the Wall (Pepper), Eight Days a Week (Beatles), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Mystery (Cockburn), and What a Wonderful World (Weiss, Thiele).

At my own spot while no one listened: I'm Too Old For the NHL (Pepper)

During the Walk:

Threw It All Away (Dylan), I'll Remember You (Dylan), Let It Be (Beatles), Each One Lost (Cockburn),* Don't Think Twice (Dylan), Eight Days a Week (Beatles), I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles), For No One (Beatles), Michelle (Beatles), Oh! Darling (Beatles), Yesterday (Beatles), What a Wonderful World (Weiss,Thiele), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn). and Make You Feel My Love (Dylan).

* At this point Jim Campbell joined me for the rest of the songs (whether he knew them or not), and we became "Jim 'n' I".

Review: "That was good." - An unidentified clown.


Jan. 19, 2015: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, Michelle (Beatles), I'll Remember You (Dylan), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Four Strong Winds (Tyson), Eight Days a Week (Beatles), 40/I Want You (U2)

(Break for pancakes & sausages)

Country Roads (Denver), El Shaddai (Thompson, Card) Leaving On a Jet Plane (Denver), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), Forever Young (Dylan), Lord, Protect My Child (Dylan), If It Be Your Will (Cohen), Those Were The Days (Raskin), and Tie Me at the Crossroads (Cockburn).


2014


Dec. 2014: Facebook Group Cover Album

Original creations by members of a Facebook Group dedicated to recording cover songs. Huh?

These songs were supposed to involve the creative co-operation of a family member.

I got carried away & recorded several. Those which didn't really meet the criteria are tacked on at the end.

Here is a link to a playlist of video songs about Christmas(ish) I've done over the years, including this year's Christmashup. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Easter, and Check the Malls.


Dec. 19, 2014: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, The Hockey Song (Connors), I'll Remember You (Dylan), Hallelujah (Cohen), Teach Your Children Well (CSN&Y), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), The Coventry Carol, Little Drummer Boy, Do You Hear What I Hear?, When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), So Many Years Ago (Pepper), In the Bleak Midwinter, Let It Be (Beatles), and Michelle (Beatles) (until I forgot how).

Then I joined in with Eric the Caroller again.


Dec. 10, 2014: "The Coventry Carol" with Mum


Dec. 8, 2014: Glacier Ridge Home

As a special guest with Country Rose, I sang:

So Many Years Ago (Pepper), and The Coventry Carol.


Dec. 5, 2014: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), So Many Years Ago (Pepper), The Coventry Carol, Hey Good Looking (Williams), Happy Xmas/War Is Over (Lennon/Ono), Country Roads (Denver), Hallelujah (Cohen), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), Leaving On a Jet Plane (Denver), and The Man Who Died For You (Pepper).

Happy Xmas/War Is Over was a request from the floor. I kinda butchered it.

But I like to think that I wasn't worse than Yoko.

After this, a man named Eric led us all in Christmas/Winter songs & (once I'd finished my lunch), I played along with him.

Review: "God bless you." (One of the guests)


Nov. 29, 2014: Family Feast Fundraiser in support of St. Thomas' Family Giving Centre

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, What a Fellowship/Power in the Blood, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles), Hey Good Looking (Williams), Let It Be (Beatles), The Coventry Carol, Blowin' in the Wind (Dylan), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Dylan), I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles), and For No One (Beatles).

Because I was still fighting a cold, I tuned my guitar down half a step, and avoided songs with a wide range, such as When I'm Sixty-Four.


Nov. 24, 2014: Dawson Court

As a special guest with Country Rose, I sang:

Wonderful Words of Life, and It Is No Secret.


Nov. 21, 2014: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, El Shaddai (Thompson, Card), Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Dylan), The Man Who Died For You (Pepper), Eight Days a Week, and Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver).

Then I ate my soup & bannock. I had arrived late, because I had been teaching ukulele to homeschool kids. Plinky plinky plink.


Nov. 16, 2014: Special Music for Lakehead Baptist Church

I sang a song of mine, written in the 80's, The Man Who Died For You.

Review: "That was a real 70's-sounding chord progression." (Robin Harbron)


Nov. 7, 2014: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

I sang:

What a Wonderful World, Four Strong Winds, Jamaica Farewell, Blowin' in the Wind, Make You Feel My Love, Eight Days a Week, Hallelujah (Cohen), Country Roads, When I'm Sixty-Four, Jambalaya, Folsom Prison Blues, Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da, and I've Just Seen a Face.

Review: "Would you like some soup?" (Rev. Doug McLure)


Nov. 2, 2014: "Special" Music for Lakehead Baptist Church

This time I sang Integrity, a song I wrote c. 1980, and of which I've never made a satisfactory recording.

Rough demo version.


Oct. 24, 2014: St. Thomas' Anglican Community Lunch

As mentioned before, I sometimes sing background music at this event every second week. I had taken the summer off, but returned this time to sing the following: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Country Roads, Hey Good Looking, '69 - '74 (Pepper), When I'm Sixty-Four, Michelle, Don't Be Cruel, Eight Days a Week, I've Just Seen a Face, What a Wonderful World, Smile (Though Your Heart Is Breaking), You've Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Threw It All Away, Hallelujah (Cohen), and Goodnight (Beatles).


Oct. 4, 2014: Book Launch at the Apollo

As part of the open mic portion of the launch of Douglas Livingston's poetry book Kata Hodos, I sang Caffeine, Cal(i)purnia's Dreaming, Monsters in the Sky and Don't Be Afraid.


Sept. 28, 2014: Hockey Songs at the 55 Plus Centre (Again)

The Prostate Network Canada held a free PSA testing day at the 55 Plus Centre on Sept. 28. Once again R & R Harbron accompanied me as we performed a medley of songs about hockey, Free Stanley, Nobody Talks, I'm Too Old (for the NHL), The Good Ol' DRE, Eight Days a Week, Caffeine, Laughter Heard Through the Wall, You're in Love and the debut of The Right Side of the Grass.

Here is a playlist of highlights:


July 27, 2014: Valley Fresh Busker Fest

Songs included What a Wonderful World, my Hockey Medley, Laughter Heard Through the Wall, Free Stanley, I'm Too Old For the NHL, Don't Be Afraid, Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), Eight Days a Week, Blowin' in the Wind, Gimme Some Money (Spinal Tap), and Caffeine (my parody of JJ Cale's "Cocaine").


July 27, 2014: "Special" Music for Lakehead Baptist Church

This time I sang I Believe, my adaptation of The Apostles Creed.

To video & audio versions.


July 19, 2014: Fundraiser for Poetry Book at LUF

As part of the fundraiser for Douglas Livingston's poetry book Kata Hodos, held at the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship Hall, I sang You're In Love, '69 - '74, and Benediction.


June 21, 2014: Anglican BBQ at Shelter House

Songs included What a Wonderful World, What a Fellowship, , Power in the Blood, When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), A Blessing in Disguise (Lost Dogs), It Is No Secret, Every Grain of Sand (Dylan), 40 & All I Want Is You (U2), Nobody Talks (Pepper), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), Eight Days a Week, and Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn)


June 8/14: Dedication of St. Tom's Family Giving Centre

I provided some background music for the meal which followed the ceremony. I don't recall what I sang, and I don't expect anyone else does either.


April 2014: CBC Songquest Contest

This time I entered my song You're In Love.

Again this link may not take you directly to the song, but just to my CBC page, where you will have to find it yourself.


March 2014: My Contribution to Our Facegroup's March '14 Youtube Album

Each of us covered songs by people we knew. I covered Underground by Ziklag Offramp, written by Robin Harbron, and a man named Tim Lappala.

The playlist includes some pretty cool songs, including my Peter Hart covered by Darren Foulds, apparently while wandering all over Lakehead University.


March 7, 2014: St. Thomas Anglican Community Lunch

I provided background music for the Community Lunch in the St. Thomas' Anglican Parish Hall. I sang a mix of hymns, Beatles, Dylan, U2, John Denver (requested) and whatever caught my fancy. I really enjoyed it (and it warmed up my voice for singing later at Pinewood Ct.).

They invited me to do this regularly (every 2nd Friday). Hey, it's a free lunch!


Feb. 2014

Playlist from our Feb. Album Writing Month group, based on Shakespeare's Sonnet 64.

My contribution was Lofty Towers.


Feb. 9, 2014: Lakehead Baptist Church "Special Music"

I sang an old-timey-like Gospel song of mine: Get Thee Behind Me. Here is a video of the only recorded version there is of it:

And I can't recall the exact date, but on a previous Sunday, I sang a medley of my setting of the Shema (Hear O Israel) and my song Healer of Our Spirits.


Feb. 2, 2014: Walk For Memories

I sang I'll Remember You (Dylan), All I Want Is You (U2), What a Wonderful World*, Make You Feel My Love*, Eight Days a Week (Beatles), Gimme Some Money (Spinal Tap), For No One (Beatles), Oh! Darling (Beatles), Let It Be (Beatles), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), Flee As a Bird (hymn), When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), I'm Too Old For the NHL (Pepper), and Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn).

* The hipster young lady opening up the shop behind me said she liked these 2 songs. She even knew that the 2nd was by Bob.

I also warmed up (with my Gr. 9 volunteer helper listening) with my Hockey Song Medley, Edelweiss, Caffeine*, Cal(i)purnia's Dreamin', This Wheel's on Fire (Dylan & the Band).

* My Gr. 9 volunteer helper recognized this as Cocaine, which he had recently been listening to.


2013


Dec. 19, 2013:

A group of friends & I covered 1984's Do They Know It's Christmas? singing/playing in Thunder Bay, Saskatoon and on the Interwebs.


December 2013:

I entered my song 110% in CBC music's Song Quest, looking for an original song for the opening montage on "Hockey Night in Canada". I didn't win, but I hope you'll give it a listen anyway, and then return to this page.

Hmm. This link might just take you to my page, and you'll have to choose the song yourself.


Dec. 6, 2013: NOSM Students Holiday Concert (with Shawn Minor)

For this concert at St. Paul's Anglican, former Transparency Shawn Minor and I decided to reprise our Medley of Commercial Christmas Songs we had performed with The Transparencies for the Dorion Bible Camp staff party of 1997. We explained that, because time was short, we would have to sing some of the songs at the same time, whether it works or not.

1997 version


Nov. 13, 2013: Open Mic at The Study at Lakehead University

My Sound Check Song, Let It Be (Beatles), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), Don't Be Afraid, Drive My Car (Beatles), Monsters in the Sky, Little One, Caffeine (Cocaine parody), Nobody Talks, I'm Too Old (for the NHL), What a Wonderful World, and '69 - '74.


Sept. 25, 2013: Open Mic at The Study at Lakehead University

My Sound Check Song, Mothers of the Disappeared (U2), Caffeine (Cocaine parody), Nobody Talks, Don't Be Afraid, Cal(i)purnia's Dreamin' (California Dreamin' parody), All I Want is You (U2), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), and my Hockey Medley.


Sept. 25, 2013: Forty Years of CBC (in Thunder Bay)

I phoned in a medley of 2 songs for CBC Thunder Bay's 40th Anniversary, which they aired at c. 0720h on Sept. 25.

Here's a video version:


Sept. 15, 2013: Hockey Songs at the 55 Plus Centre

The Prostate Network Canada held a free PSA testing day at the 55 Plus Centre on Sept. 15. R & R Harbron accompanied me as we performed Nobody Talks, Free Stanley, I'm Too Old (for the NHL), Caffeine and a medley of songs about hockey (and a monkey). I closed with the debut of The Good Ol' DRE with which the Harbrons had no involvement!

Here is a playlist of highlights:

Photos


June 16, 2013: Opening for Ziklag Offramp at Their CD Release

Pix and video.

I sang My Soundcheck Song, Mothers of the Disappeared (U2), Integrity, and Salome.


March 2013: Songs for Facebook Group's U2's "Joshua Tree" Cover Album

I Trip Through Your Wires

Mothers of the Disappeared


Mar. 25, 2013: Parody Song for my Birthday

Several friends co-operated via the Interwebs and created this parody of my song God Hates for my birthday.


Feb. 2013: Songs for Facebook Group's "Months" Album

For our album "Music to My Year", I was given September and a prescribed chord progression. Years ago I had written Softly Every Day which used the same progression; so I recorded that one for November. When no one chose March I dedicated to that month a song (Woot) I'd written previously.

Here's the entire playlist.

Entire Audio Album (Free Download)


Feb. 3/13: Walk For Memories

I was one of the buskers at this fund-raiser for The Alzheimer's Society. (The money I received went to them.)

I sang I'll Remember You (Dylan), Lord, Protect My Child (Dylan), 40 (U2), Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2), All I Want Is You (U2), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), I Threw It All Away (Dylan), Nobody Talks & Free Stanley (Pepper), Eight Days a Week (Lennon/McCartney), For No One (Lennon/McCartney), Oh! Darling (Lennon/McCartney), At This Moment (Billy Vera), Words (Neil Young), Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney), and Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn).


January 2013: Song for Facebook Group's Neil Young's "Harvest" Cover Album

Words


2012


December 2012: Songs for Facebook Group's Beatle's "Revolver" Cover Album

Taxman

Got to Get You Into My Life

Tomorrow Never Knows


May 6, 2012: I Want Two of Everything (in C Major)

I recorded this song originally in F# (playing in G tuned down half a step). When I performed it that way live (in G), I realized that the verses were too low and the chorus was too high. It seemed best to rerecord it in C, since that way the bass player (live) would just have to shift everything a string.

Yes, the "video" is pretty boring.


Mar. 13, 2012: Fundraiser for the LU Micro Finance Club at The Study

I sang my Sound Check Song, Caffeine, Free Stanley, Nobody Talks and Don't Be Afraid.


Feb. 11, 2012: "Saturday Night Life" at First Baptist

Robin accompanied me on bass as I sang several old hymns.


Feb. 5, 2012: Hit Songs of the 60s Rehashed for Dorion Bible Camp in the 90s

Vids

I converted my VHS performance from Aug. 26, 1999 to digital and uploaded it to youtube in Feb.


2011


Dec. 11, 2011: The Usual Coffee House with The Usual Suspects (Northwood Park Church)

Pix

Backed by Ziklag Offramp (or The Usual Suspects) I sang Empty Places, It Will Be Wonderful, I Want Two of Everything and joined them on harmonica & bgvs for The Lost Dogs' Moses in the Desert.


Dec. 6, 2011: New old Songs

Links to mp3s

I had just transferred my Dorion Drug Song Medley Black Gold from tape and so I linked to a whole page of my songs from that era.


Oct. 26, 2011: Open Mic at The Study at Lakehead University

I sang my Sound Check Song, Free Stanley, I'm Too Old for the NHL, Nobody Talks and Caffeine.


Oct. 9, 2011: "It Will Be Wonderful" (New Song)

Link to mp3


Sept. 28, 2011: All Candidates Night at The Study at Lakehead University

I sang Caffeine, Free Stanley, Integrity and Benediction.


Sept. 25, 2011: Rock with the Man of Rock Coffee House (Northwood Park Church)

Pix

I sang Integrity, Free Stanley & Benediction. Later I sang hymns: Come Thou Fount, Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah, Jesus! What a Friend to Sinners and Abide With Me/Day Is Done.


June 3, 2011: Video for "Empty Places"

Here


May 14, 2011: With The Transparencies at the John Howard Society

Robin, Darren and I performed A Certain Love (Lost Dogs), Don't Take Your Guns to Town, Rusty Cage (Soundgarden/Cash), If I Had a Hammer (Seeger/Hays), 40 (U2), How Great is Your Love (Altrogge).


April 2011: "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"



This was my entry in the
Tribehouse Johnny Cash Cover Song Challenge.


April 29, 2011: Dorion Bible Camp Anniversary at Hope Christian Reformed Church

Pix and mp3s of studio versions

Accompanied by Robin and his eldest daughter, I sang a number of my goofy camp songs such as Mayfly Mush, The Pillow Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp and I Will Put My Faith in You. I also led the worship team in the camp song (which they don't play often these days, but when they do, it's faster!!).


April 5, 2011: Marianne Jones's Poetry Reading at the Brodie Library

Pic and vid

I sang Empty Places, Don't Be Afraid and Benediction.


April 3, 2011: The Well-Done Coffee House (Northwood Park Church)

Pix and vids

I sang Little One, Empty Places, & Get Thee Behind Me.


Mar. 12, 2011: With The Transparencies at the John Howard Society

Pic

Robin, Darren and I sang A Certain Love (Lost Dogs), Heart of Gold (Young), Built For Glory (Lost Dogs), Blessing in Disguise (Lost Dogs), 40 (U2), Reasonable Service (Lost Dogs) and How Great Is Your Love (Mark Altrogge).


Mar. 5, 2011: Asta Isaksen's Memorial Service in Pass Lake

Pix

Asta really enjoyed listening to Ruth and me as we sang at Pinewood Court. Her grandchildren knew me from Dorion and so they gave me the honour of singing Jesus Loves Me at Asta's funeral in Pass Lake.


Feb. 11, 2011: Carla Norman's 30th Birthday Party @ the Unitarian Hall

Pix

Carla has Cystic Fybrosis and so a 30th birthday was not expected for her when she was born. She asked me to lead the crowd in some Dorion Bible Camp songs such as Happy Am I.


Jan. 24, 2011: Ruth and Richard Repeat on the Radio

Pix and vids

We sang What a Fellowship, Get Thee Behind Me (RP), one by Ruth's aunt Darlene, & one by Ruth (Through the Night, I believe), With All My Heart (RP), Power in the Blood and Cockburn's Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die. This was pretty much the last time I saw Ruth. I think she's roaming around the bush somewhere bashing at rocks with a hammer.


2010


Dec. 16, 2010: Singing at Pioneer Ridge

Pic

Most most frequent gig is actually singing either solo or with Ruth at Senior Homes: Pioneer Ridge twice a month, Pinewood Court twice a month, and Grandview Lodge once a month. Here is a pic from Pinewood Court, May 20/11.


Dec. 5, 2010: New Improved-ed Coffee House (Northwood Park Church)

Pix

I sang Caffeine, Cowboy Lament, Empty Places and Good Night(Beatles)/Good Night My Someone.


June 12, 2010: Talent Show at the Chartwell Home for the Aged

Pix

I sang a few hymns: Amazing Grace, What a Friend We Have in Jesus and The Old Rugged Cross.


May 7, 2010: O Canada at the Circus with The Pope John Paul II Choir

Pix

I've been playing guitar for the school choir (masses, assemblies, visits to senior homes & elementary schools, Grad at the FW Gardens, Remembrance Day etc.), but I don't take many photos.


Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010: LU Radio Radiothon perfomance with Ruth

Pictures

I sang Caffeine, Nobody Talks, Don't Be Afraid and Time Tears Us Apart. Ruth joined me for In the Garden and Wonderful Words of Life. Thank you, Ruth. It had been a late night for her, as she'd joined us at late-night hockey (and wowed all the guys -- with her skill -- on an injured ankle!), followed by schoolwork at home.


Sunday, Mar. 14, 2010: Northwood Park Church "Open Mic/Mike Coffee House"

Pictures

With Robin Harbron I sang Dylan's All I Really Want to Do. Later I sang a set of Songs in One Sharp: Heart of Gold (Neil Young), Handle With Care (Traveling Wilburys), In the Garden (with Ruth) and my own Time Tears Us Apart (for Ruth, because it does).

At that time Ruth was regularly adding her beautiful voice as we sang in Senior Homes once or twice a week. At the point of writing, we appear to be on hiatus & I continue on singing Ruthlessly. She lives a very full life (music, hunting, fishing & bf etc.), but I hope she will be able to return at some point.

Follow this link to see some of the hymn videos she and I recorded together at her place on Feb. 11/10. She had seen my "Dorion Bible Camp" song videos on my youtube page and contacted me about singing together, because (I gather) she grew up singing hymns, but most of her crowd at that time don't know them.


Video for my song: '69 - '74


2009


Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21,22, 2009: Christian Women's Club

I sang my own Little One and Dylan's Lord, Protect My Child.

Review: See woman's face in picture.


Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009: Northwood Park Church "Kick-Off Koffee House"

Pictures

The feature act for this evening was The Big Kids. Magician, Martin Wonderland, put in his third appearance.

I sang my own Little One, Dylan's Lord, Protect My Child, Steve Earle's My Old Friend the Blues and my own Salome.

   

Review: (Re. "My Old Friend the Blues") "The Proclaimers' version is best!" - Janet H. on Facebook.


Sunday, May 24, 2009: Northwood Park Church "Coffee House"

Pictures

This time we had a amazing turnout and a good number of great acts!

So I was content just to sing a couple of Dylan songs in honour of his birthday: Dark Eyes, Man of Peace.

I also closed the evening with Gene Haskin's "Those Were the Days".

Review: (Re. my closing song) "I hate that song!" - Joe


Sunday, February 22, 2009: Northwood Park Church "Coffee House: Accordions Aloud"

Pictures

Due to sickness* and some guy name Oscar, this event became a rather intimate affair. For much of the evening we sat in a circle around a table and shared songs, poems, blogs and a story with one another. This actually made for a rather special evening.

I sang (along with audience participation) some love songs:

Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (Lennon/McCartney)
Honestly (Stryper)
I'm Gonna Be (The Proclaimers)

Review: "Honestly!" - Tim Lappala

* Robin was going to perform a couple of songs along with Brian Dunn.


2008


Saturday, June 28, 2008: "Saturday Night Life" at First Baptist

I sang hymns from my ragged old blue book, as I do in the Senior Homes.

Also Sept. 27/08*, Nov. 8/08* and also Feb.7/09.

* = along with my mother, Sheila Pepper.


Sunday, April 27, 2008: Northwood Park Church "Coffee House du Cafe"

Pictures

Bird on a Wire (Cohen)
Before Dawn (Pepper)
It Is Well With My Soul

Let It Rain (Clapton/Bramlett)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (Dylan)
Jesus on the Shore (Terry S. Taylor)
These Thousand Hills (Jacob's Trouble)
Be Thou My Vision

[I was also suddenly asked to sing "Acadia Dry".]

Beatles Songs:

She's a Woman [Not a Pheasant]
For No One
Fixing a Hole
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Eleanor Rigby

That was actually a secret message "She's a woman for no one fixing a hole while my guitar gently weeps: Eleanor Rigby."

Review: "I enjoyed your playing." - Wendy the alto angel


Saturday, the Ides Of March, 2008: "Saturday Night Life" at First Baptist

Songs performed:
Psalm 92, Integrity, Healer of Our Spirits, The Man Who Died For You, In the Garden, Amazing Grace and Happy Birthday.

Review: Well, they did give me a meal.


See The Transparencies page for info on our March 8/08 appearance at "Saturday Night Life".


Monday, Feb. 18, 2008: "Canada Reads; Ontario Rocks" Concert - CBC Studio 40, Ottawa

I performed my winning entry for the CBC Radio One show Bandwidth's "Ginger Ale Jingle Contest" on stage with various Ontario musicians who had composed songs linked to the five novels of the "Canada Reads Contest". The performance was aired Saturday, Feb. 23rd across Ontario.

My entry: version 1

My entry: version 2 (official)

Click the pic for Youtube vid of my performance and scenes of Ottawa.

Blog entry with more pix

Review: "I believe that one of the maxims of entertainment is to never follow animals or children or guys singing songs about ginger ale -- especially guys from Thunder Bay." -- Dave Bidini of "The Rheostatics".


Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

Pictures

In a reversal of their usual roles, Robin took over the job of the sexy, charismatic frontman/lead guitarist and Richard played the sullen, brooding, less-desirable (almost repulsive) rhythm section.

Songs Performed: River Runs Red* Arctic World* and Sometimes*. Richard sang solo his winning entry in the "Acadia Dry" jingle contest for CBC Radio One's "Bandwidth" and also an acappella version of "Ps. 127/Paul's Testimony" from his never-to-be-produced musical "Philippi".

* by Australia's "Midnight Oil", one of Robin's favourite groups.

Review: "Nice singing, Robin, but get a haircut." -- Peter Garrett M.P. (& lead singer of "Midnight Oil").


2007


Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007: D.Y.U. Coffee House at St. Thomas' Anglican

In support of Ramesh Ferris's Cycle to Walk Campaign (re. Polio). The Transparencies had considered performing, but would have been drummerless, leaving only the musicians.

It turned out to be a different "quiet" little affair and so my (sort of) planned solo set turned out quite different, partly because of the presence of St. Michael's Junior Choir, their family and priest.

Not that I'd been planning on swearing; it's just that I decided to go in a completely Christmas/Winter direction, rather than Lost Dogs, U2, Dylan, Cohen direction.

FWIW my set lists (songs in approx. order as best I remember it).

Jingle Bells
Rudolph
Happy Xmas/War is Over

Matty: "Maranda and friends need to sing now." (I accompanied them on a few Christmas songs.)

Then solo again:

Mary's Boy Child
Jingle Bell Rock
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
White Christmas
Little Drummer Boy
All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts....)
Go Tell It On the Mountain
The Coventry Carol
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Private Table Concert for Thomas & Daniel Abthorpe and friend, Riley:

Frosty the Snowman
O Holy Night

Review: "The Leafs suck!" Thomas Abthorpe


See The Transparencies page for info on our Nov. 25/07 Tribute Concert to the Lost Dogs


Friday, Nov. 16/07 Small Group at Brookses' House

Songs Performed (after leading songs of praise: The Lost Dogs' Jesus on the Shore and Blessing in Disguise.


Saturday, August 25, 2007: Northwood Park Church Family Camp Talent Show
Duncan Memorial Camp

Songs Performed: The Other Half and Don't Be Afraid


Sunday, June 17, 2007: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

Pictures

Songs Performed (solo on classical guitar): The Blower's Daughter (Damien Rice), When That I Was a Little Tiny Boy (Wm Shakespeare), Helter Skelter (Lennon/McCartney) and Sigh No More, Ladies (Wm Shakespeare).

(With Robin Harbron on Bass): Forever Young/Saving Grace/I Shall Be Released (Dylan), Make You Feel My Love/Threw It All Away (Dylan) and my parody of Cockburn's "Wondering Where the Lions Are" about the Seven Wonders of Canada: I Wonder What We Voted For.

Review: "Nice singing." -- Laura Anderson


Monday, June 11, 2007: The Great Northwest CBC Radio One Thunder Bay

I phoned this in to Talkback as a commentary on the bizarre results of CBC's "Seven Wonders of Canada" campaign:

Sun's up ... over Thunder Bay.
I'm looking at the Giant and he's looking great today,
But I'm thinkin' 'bout the CBC.
Some kind a mystery's got a hold on me.

We had a dream and now we're kinda sore,
Just like the Senators, lookin' at the final score,
But our voting blew them all away.
Some kind a mystery's got a hold on me.

And I wonder what we voted for.
Wonder what we voted for.
I wonder what we voted for.
Wonder what we voted for.
I wonder what we voted for.
Wonder what we voted for.
I wonder what we voted for.


Saturday, May 26, 2007: "Much Ado About Muffins" (at Definitely Superior Art Gallery)

This was a fundraiser for Cambrian Players' production of "Much Ado About Nothing" in which I, as Balthazar, would sing each night "Sigh No More, Ladies" (or was that "Sigh. No More Ladies"?)

Songs Performed (solo on classical guitar): When That I Was a Little Tiny Boy (Wm Shakespeare), Calpurnia Dreaming, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, Anglo Saxon, Sigh No More, Ladies (Wm Shakespeare).

Review: "This tea is splendid." -- my Mum.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007:

Richard Pepper on local CBC: May 15/07
(The Richard Pepper we never knew: the spiritually encouraging one!! Ron Desmoulins' piece on my singing hymns at Senior Homes, my most frequent gig!)


Wednesday, April 25, 2007: Deanery Youth Unit Coffee House (at St. Thomas' Anglican)

Songs Performed (with Robin Harbron on Bass): U2 Medley (40/Still Haven't Found/I Want You), , Beautiful Scandalous Night (Hindalong, Daugherty) and Hallelujah (Cohen).

Second Set (after 3 St. Thomas' kids' performances: My Soundcheck Song, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, Bird on a Wire (Cohen), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn).

Review by Rick Smith:
"There is a lot of talent in the room." (General praise)
"I can tell that your bass player has played with you for a long time." (Praise of the guy right next to me).


Good Friday and Easter Sunday, April 6 an 8, 2007: Northwood Park Church

I sang Beautiful Scandalous Night (Hindalong, Daugherty) and some verses of I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Mark Heard style).

On Easter Sunday I sang some more verses and He's Alive (Don Francisco).


Youth Eucharist, March 24, 2007: St. John's Anglican

As a solo "anthem" I sang my song Integrity.


Saturday, March 17/07: Musical Marathon Fundraiser for Dorion Bible Fellowship's new building

Songs Performed (in approximately this order): U2 Medley (40/Still Haven't Found/I Want You), The Christian Beaver (Pepper) during George's skinning demonstration, '69 - '74 (Pepper), Don't Be Afraid (Pepper), Dylan-McCartney-Vera Sad Medley (I Threw It All Away/Yesteday/At This Moment/Oh! Darling), Dylan Spiritual Medley (Forever Young/Saving Grace/I Shall Be Released), Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney), Every Grain of Sand (Dylan), Watch Out Medley (Further On Up the Road [Medwich Veasy, Robey]/Helter Skelter [McCartney]/This Wheel's on Fire [Dylan/Danko]), Hallelujah (Cohen), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn).

Review: Re. the crowd's inattention to the skinning demo: "It's hard for you to compete with a dead animal." -- Dean Schaaf


Saturday, February 9/07: Men's Cursillo Weekend at Dorion Bible Camp (actually the Conference Centre)

Songs Performed (in approximately this order): Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) (Dylan), Free Stanley (Pepper), Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner) (Pepper), Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney), Saturday (Pepper parody of Lennon/McCartney), Anglo Saxon (Pepper), In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes (Pepper), Caffeine (Pepper parody of J.J. Cale) and Don't Be Afraid (Pepper)

Review: "That's a nice little repetoire you have there." -- One of my fellow Cursillistas.
("Repetoire" from the French, meaning "Stuff one repeats over and over when he hasn't learned anything new.")


Saturday, January 27/07: LUCF Retreat at Round Lake Bible Camp

Song Performed (in approximately this order): Anglo Saxon (Pepper). No, wait. It was in this order: Anglo Saxon (Pepper)


2006


Wednesday, Dec. 20/06 on CBC Radio One's "The Great Northwest"

They aired my parody of Meredith Willson's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Easter" which I had sung into the voice mail:

It's beginning to look a lot like Easter everywhere you go.
It's December the 24th and we're living in the North,
But we're playing in the slush instead of snow.

It's beginning to look a lot like Easter: rain falling from the sky.
It's warm enough to walk, but we drive around the block,
And we wonder why.

The air will be hotter, our sons and our daughters
Will wilt under the glow.
The icecaps'll shrink and we'll be in the drink
And we'll have to learn to row
And Doctor David Suzuki can say I told you so.

It's beginning to look a lot like Easter, not Christmas anymore.
The final catastrophe that we might have to see,
Says Al Gore,
Is the rising of the sea, inconveniently,
Up to your front door.

Review: I think this was one of the times that Lisa the host called me their "old friend".


Saturday, November 26, 2006: St. Thomas' Anglican's Roast Beef Dinner

Songs Performed (in approximately this order): I'll Remember You (Dylan), Hallelujah (Cohen), 40/I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/All I Want is You (U2), Make You Feel My Love (Dylan), Feed the Birds (from "Mary Poppins" by Sherman/Sherman), Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney), Wheel's On Fire (Dylan/Danko), Forever Young (Dylan), Little One (Pepper), Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney or more accurately McCartney/Martin), At This Moment (Vera), When the Ship Comes In (Dylan), Bird on a Wire (Cohen), These Thousand Hills (Atwell, Blackburn, Davison), Love Rescue Me (U2), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn).

Review: "Thank you." -- one of the elderly ladies.


Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006: Lakehead Baptist's Men's Breakfast

Songs Performed (along with Robin Harbron on bass): I'll Remember You (Dylan) and a few worship songs.

Review: Silence, while thinking "Is that one of those girlfriend/God songs?" (No.) Just guessing here.


Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006: Songwriter Contest at Flapper Jack's

Songs Performed: Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner) with an extra verse:

Tie Domi still played when I wrote this song.
Don Cherry loved him, though he said his name wrong.
Tie used to play in the Town of the Hogs,
But now his career's over and he's gone to the dogs.

Review (of every other act -- by the young female hosts): "That was awesome!"

Their review of me: "That was ... interesting. You ought to get a couple of laughs with that." (Six of nine acts were chosen to go on to the finals. I was not chosen.)


Saturday Oct. 28, 2006: Bailey Goodbye Party in Northwood Park Church Basement

Songs Performed: Eric Bailey the FN Hockey Star, Forever Young (Dylan) and Time Tears Us Apart.

Review: I think Eric made a joke about his song, but I'm not sure.


Friday, May 4, 2006: Open Mike Night at the Grann Art Gallery

Songs Performed: Soundcheck Song, Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner), Free Stanley, '69 - '74 and Don't Be Afraid. I also joined in the finale jam of You Are My Sunshine.

Review: "Very funny, man!" Angie, entering the bathroom, while I exitted.


Tuesday, April 11, 2006: St. Thomas Anglican Youth Group

Song Performed: "The Gossip Song"

Review: "Like, that awesome song totally rocks!" (Imaginary teenager)


Sunday, March 17-19, 2006: Andy James' 60th Birthday Party @ Kanaskis Lodge, Alberta

Songs Performed: (With Paul & Dale Jansen and Jon James) parodies of Bob Dylan songs in honour of Andy and solo "Time Tears Us Apart" (which I reprised Sunday morning at Chestermere Christian Fellowship).

Review: Andy said some mushy stuff about my song-writing.


Sunday, March 5, 2006: Northwood Park Church Stained Coffee House

Pictures

Songs Performed: (With the Transparencies) The Hockey Song (Connors), Gimme Some Money (Spinal Tap), Folsom Prison Blues (Cash), Tie Me at the Crossroads When I Die (Cockburn) and with Gord Ellis Jr. I Shall Be Released (Dylan), Love in Vain (Dylan), Forever Young (Dylan).

Review: "The Transparencies were one of tonight's loudest bands."


Tuesday, February 14, 2006: St. Thomas Anglican Youth Group

Song Performed: "Love Makes Me Barf"

Review: "Like, that awesome song totally rocks!" (Imaginary teenager)


2005


Sunday, December 18, 2005: Northwood Park Church of Christ's Christmas Party

Song Performed: "Judge Gomery" (parody of "O Christmas Tree"):

Judge Gomery. Judge Gomery.
They've told so many fibs to me.
Judge Gomery. Judge Gomery.
They spent our money -- liberally.
We want a change this election, but
We don't trust Harper's haircut.
So Gomery. Judge Gomery.
We'll re-elect them. Just wait and see.

Review: I was wrong.


Friday, December 16, 2005: Northern Schools Resource Alliance Christmas Luncheon
@ the Travelodge Airlane Hotel

Song Performed: Free Stanley in reply to Erica's (the boss) anti-FN Hockey song.

Review: I haven't had any more work at NSRA since then. Hmm.


Saturday, November 26, 2005: St. Thomas' Anglican's Roast Beef Dinner

Songs Performed: Hallelujah (Cohen), Love Rescue Me (U2), 40 (U2), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2), All I Want is You (U2), I'll Remember You (Dylan), Further On Up the Road, Feed the Birds (from "Mary Poppins" by Sherman/Sherman), Every Grain of Sand (Dylan) and the hymn In the Garden.

Review: "I like the 'And-he walks with me; and-he talks with me' part." -- Ven. Andy Hoskin.


Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

Pictures

Songs Performed (with Robin Harbron on bass): Bob Dylan's Every Grain of Sand and I'll Remember You and my own Monsters in the Sky and Country Gospel Song (of Death). Solo I sang The Other Half and U2's Love Rescue Me.

Review: "That Grain of Sand song was beautiful! Did you write it yourself?" -- (Someone must have said this.)


Sunday, September 18, 2005: St. Thomas' Anglican 10:30 a.m. Service

As part of my introduction as Youth Worker, I sang Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "Be Afraid! Be very afraid!" -- The Voices.


Saturday, August 27, 2005: Northwood Park Church Family Camp Talent Show
Duncan Memorial Camp

Songs Performed: Free Stanley, U2's All I Want is You (with Sylvia Griffiths), Bob Dylan's I'll Remember You and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah (with Sylvia).

Review: "Can we go play 'Star Wars Life' now?" -- Derek and Kolton.


Friday, July 22, 2005: Camp Gitchigomee Senior Week Campfire

Songs Performed: "Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner)" and A Peach.

Review: "That was peachy!" -- Nobody


Saturday, June 18, 2005: Family Fun Day for St. Mary's Anglican Nipigon Marina

L-R: Jim on the Guitarjo, Richard Harvey, Richard's daughter, Richard Pepper

Songs Performed: Soundcheck Song, "Nobody Talks (During Coaches Corner)", Saturday Night/Saturday, I'm Too Old for the NHL, Free Stanley and Bob Dylan's I'll Remember You. I also jammed with those pictured above on songs such as This Little Light of Mine.

Review: "I like your first name." -- Richard Harvey


Sunday, May 15, 2005: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

Songs Performed (with Robin Harbron on bass): Soundcheck Song, Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner), Saturday Night/Saturday (Bertuzzi version), The Ballad of the Headless Kitchen Girl, U2's 40 and Free Stanley.

Review: "That Headless Kitchen Girl song was beautiful! Did you write it yourself?" -- EB


Wednesday, April 27, 2005: The Apollo: Open Mike Night

Songs Performed: Free Stanley, Saturday Night/Saturday Parodies, '69-'74, Caffeine, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes and Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner).

Review: "We want Rick Three!" -- a voice in the crowd.


2004


Friday, August 13, 2004: Manitoba Pioneer Camp

Songs Performed (to a bunch of people just standing around): Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner)

Review: "Well, it's not Weezer." -- "Timex"


Saturday, June 26, 2004: Lakehead Baptist's Men's Breakfast

Songs Performed (along with Robin Harbron on bass): My parody of JJ Cale's "Cocaine" Caffeine and a bunch of worship songs.

Review: "Yum. Good sausages." -- Me


Saturday, April 3, 2004: ISCF's Twilight Culture

Songs Performed: Hockey Night in Canada Medley (Bertuzzi version).


Sunday, March 21, 2004: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

Songs Performed (with Robin Harbron on bass): Caffeine, Hockey Night in Canada Medley (Bertuzzi version), I'm Too Old For the NHL and '69-'74.

(With Syvia Griffiths): The Beatles' Let It Be, Billy Vera's At This Moment, The Beatles' Eight Days a Week and U2's I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/All I Want is You.

Review: "The baking was great!" -- Peter Fergus-Moore


2003


Saturday, September 17, 2003: Lakehead Baptist's Men's Breakfast

Songs Performed (along with Robin Harbron on guitar): Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner) and a bunch of worship songs.

Review: (Re. "Nobody Talks") "That 'silly song' was perfect." -- Pastor Dave Kimball


Saturday, September 20, 2003: Northwood Park Church of Christ Friendship Dinner

Songs Performed: Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner) and In the Garden

Song I Was Going to Perform: The Seven Answers of Sunday School

Review: "Brilliant!" -- John Whitfield (re. "7 Answers" [hypothetically])


Saturday, September 6, 2003: Definitely Superior Open Mike Poetry Reading (outside on Park St.)

Songs Performed: Peter Hart and Healer of Our Spirits.

Review: "Sounds good." -- Joel Kuper (re. the sound check)


Saturday, August 30, 2003: Northwood Park Church Family Camp Talent Show

Songs Performed: God Hates (Country Music) and Time Tears Us Apart.

Review: (Re. "God Hates") "Amen, brother! Amen! Amen! Amen!" -- Troy Hodgson (of Calgary)
(or did I imagine that?)


Saturday, April 26, 2003: ISCF "Twilight Culture" @ Lakehead Baptist's Church Building

Songs Performed (along with Robin Harbron on guitar): (Another) Song of Myself and Integrity.

Encore: Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner)

Review: (Re. "Nobody Talks") "Looks like you've got a sleeper hit with the youth there." -- Chris Minor
(It's still sleeping.)


Friday, April 18, 2003: "Veronica's Veil" Good Friday Concert at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Songs Performed: Integrity/Agnus Dei and Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "I liked 'Integrity'." -- Fr. Dave


Friday, April 4, 2003: CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

Song Performed: Healer of Our Spirits

Review: Muttered amens and noises of approval


Saturday, March 29, 2003: House Concert with writer, Tim Lappala
at Rick and Nine Three's house

Songs Performed:
Set One:
Laughter Heard Through the Wall/Agnus Dei*, Integrity*, Underneath This Tree*, (Another) Song of Myself*, Healer of Our Spirits, Don't Be Afraid.
Set Two: Anglo Saxon, Salome, The Other Half, Before Dawn.
Set Three: Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner)*, Benediction.

* = accompanied by Robin Harbron on guitar. Picture         Rehearsal in almost empty Brodie St. apt

Review: "Sorry I was late." (Rick arriving from Clown College)


Friday, February 28, 2003: St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Coffee House

As part of the open-mike segment of the evening: Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner) and I'm Too Old for the NHL.

Review: "I guess it would have been inappropriate for you to sing some Bare Naked Ladies." -- a Roman Catholic coffee drinker.
(I think this was intended as a compliment, meaning that I could have, but possibly implying also that I should have.)


Friday, February 7, 2003: "The Westfort Community Folk Cafe"
(or "Tunes for Two Toonies and a Loonie")

Songs Performed:
"Monsters in the Sky", "In the Garden" (by C. Austin Miles) accompanied by "angels" in the audience and
"Don't Be Afraid"

Review:
"Thanks, Dave." -- Jim Gillies (M.C.)


2002


Saturday, November 2, 2002: Farewell to the Great Northwest Coffee Co.
@ future site of Tim Horton's (boo!)

Songs Performed:
My parody of JJ Cale's "Cocaine"
Caffeine, Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner), 69-74, Big Yellow Donut Shop (parody of the Joni Mitchell song of similar title), Time Tears Us Apart and Benediction.

Highlights:
Tim Lappala's "Shakespeare's Cafe" accompanied by Rick Three on upright bass and
Two versions of "Blackbird" by two different duos.

Review:
"That's the best thing I've heard in a f---ing long time." -- James "the Regular" (referring to Tim's poem).

Pictures:
|"The end is near."| "The wages of Tim's."| Hey! Wake up!| Rick & Lorinna|


Saturday, October 9, 2002: Western Canada Christian Convention Banquet
@ Canadian Bible College, Regina, SK.

Songs Performed:
Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner) and Laughter Heard Through the Wall/Agnus Dei.

Review:
"I'm glad you sang in English." -- Ellis Krogsgaard


Variety Nights at Dorion Bible Camp Summer 2002

Songs Performed:
Friday, June 28: Hockey Night in Canada Medley, Mayfly Mush, The Day in the Life of a Mayfly and Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner)
Thu., July 4 (Testimony Time at Leaders Training): The Boring Testimony Blues.
Thu., July 11: Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline
Thu., July 18: Pillow Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush and The Day in the Life of a Mayfly.
Thu., Aug. 1 as "Bob Dorion": (The Mayflies Are) Blowin' in the Wind, Your Clothes They Need A-Changin', All Along the Dining Hall, Pillow Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Drugs For Bugs and "Gospel" Harmonica Medley.
Thu. Aug. 15: The True and Terrible (But Somewhat Modified) Ballad of Evil Ed Gooch.
Thu. Aug. 22: Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire, Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner) and harmonica medley of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and Jacob's Trouble's "These Thousand Hills".

Review:
"Bob who?" -- most campers.


Saturday, June 15, 2002: ISCF "Twilight Culture" @ Lakehead Baptist's Church Building

Songs Performed:
Hockey Night in Canada Medley and Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner).
I also recited my "Cinna the Conspirator" lines from "Julius Caesar".

Review:
"Thank you, Richard. And now for our next act." -- Mike the M.C.


Wednesday, May 1, 2002: The Writes of Spring @ The Cambrian Players Studio

As part of this celebration of Spring and Shakespeare I sang my parody Cal(i)purnia Dreamin' and When That I Was And a Little Tiny Boy from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (music by Joseph Vernon).

Review:
Re. my singing: "You sure play that guitar!" -- Don Watson

Note: I didn't sing Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner).


Friday, January 11, 2002: Tunes for Toonies Beatles Coffeehouse @ Westfort Community Centre

As part of the open-mike segment at the end of the evening: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/Oh! Darling and Taxman/Drive My Car.

Highlight: "Blackbird" performed by somebody Lee and his father.

Reviews:
"I have nothing bad to say." -- Robin Harbron
"I don't regret going to see Shallow Hal instead." -- Darren "Shroom" Foulds
"Next time play your
Coach's Corner song." -- tall guy with a white beard.

Lowlight: I missed the loud, possibly inebriated, young lady and Shroom. (See below).


2001


Thursday, December 13, 2001: Open Corner of the Room Night @ Dewar's Pub

See December 6 below for an explanation of this event.

Special Guest Hecklers: Darren "Shroom" Foulds, Tom Dreyer, Kent Hall, David Wolframe.

Songs Performed:
My CBC Contest Hockey Night in Canada Medley, Stomping Tom Connor's The Hockey Song, then, as a tribute to the latest late Beatle, George Harrison's Taxman, seguing into Lennon/McCartney's Drive My Car. Heckler Herr Dreyer urged me to play Something; so I played G.H.'s While My Guitar Gently Weeps. As a further tribute to George, I played Let It Rain by Bonnie Bramlett and Eric Clapton (who stole George's wife, Patti). This theme and the chord A Major led to a smooth segue into U2's All I Want is You, with guest bgv's supplied by one of the hecklers (at the wrong part of the song). I closed with the obligatory Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner)

Review: "...I like your original songs...." -- Darren "Shroom" Foulds

Highlight: Finishing off, assisted by Shroom, the leftover nachos from the table behind us.

Lowlight: I missed the loud, possibly inebriated, young lady (see below). Shroom just wasn't quite the same. (He wasn't as loud.)

Note: "Guest bgv's" not "bvd's".


Thursday, December 6, 2001: Open Corner of the Room Night @ Dewar's Pub

Julie, who recruited the Transparencies to help her support Juvenile Diabetes, invited me to sing at her charming establishment "Dewar's Pub" on McKellar St. as part of an Open Stage night. As I had planned, I sang Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner), my CBC Contest Hockey Night in Canada Medley, I'm Too Old (For the NHL) and '69 - '74. Then I was urged by a loud, possibly inebriated, young lady to sing more. As I started the introduction to U2's All I Want is You, Julie said "Play something fast." Since she was supplying me with free Coke, I figured I'd better do what she said and so I played Laughter Heard Through the Wall and then closed with In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes. Then I jammed with the next guy, Dave, on a bunch of blues in D, which was fun, though embarrassing, because of my rusty lead guitar skills. However, it was a very accepting audience, resulting in an overall enjoyable evening (for me, at least).

Review: "You were rad. You were excellent" -- the loud, possibly inebriated, young lady.
Review of every other act: "You were rad. You were excellent" -- the loud, possibly inebriated, young lady.

That's free Coca-Cola (reg'd trademark), by the way.

Back to Dec. 13/01


Friday, November 9, 2001: Tunes for Toonies Coffeehouse @ Westfort Community Centre

As part of the open-mike segment at the beginning of the evening: CBC Contest Hockey Night in Canada Medley and Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.


Friday, September 14, 2001: Tim & Miriam Lappala's Place, Toronto, ON

Again Tim & Miriam invited a few friends and relatives over for another evening of Richard's music and Tim's poetry.

First Set:
Micah 6:8, Anglo-Saxon, Little One, Monsters in the Sky, Nobody Talks.

Second Set:
I'm Too Old For the NHL, Fast Forward, Laughter Heard Through the Wall /Agnus Dei, Salome, The Other Half, Time Tears Us Apart and Benediction.

Review: "Listening to Richard's songs is painful." (or something like that) -- Tim Lappala


Saturday, August 25, 2001: Northwood Park Church Family Camp Talent Show

Guess what! I sang Nobody Talks!

And, oh yes, I helped Malia and Rachel sing "Attakattanoova" (although they mispronounce it as "Attakattanooba". Imagine that!)


Thursday, August 23, 2001: Camp Dorion Hi-Teens

After a rambling introduction in which I tried to convey my grief at the gaps Time creates, I sang Time Tears Us Apart (because apparently it does).

"And we know that all that's worthwhile will make it through the fire.
 And we know that those who trust Him will find their hearts desire.
 But let's not waste the moments that He's given to us here.
 Let's recognize real treasures whenever they appear."


Thursday, August 2, 2001: Camp Dorion Intermediate 1 Talent Show

I sang Monsters in the Sky dedicated to Head Cabin Leader, Amy Rish, for whom I had written it years ago when she was just a little girl. Unfortunately, that evening Amy was in her cabin sick.


Saturday, July 14, 2001: Thunder Bay Fringe Festival

As a guest of "Not Quite the Late Show" hosted by The Mike Formerly Associated With Moronz, I sang Nobody Talks. This performance was more or less also the audition for the show. I guess I passed.


Tues. June 3 & Thurs. July 12 & Aug. 16, 2001: Camp Dorion Talent Shows

Gotta plug that website: I sang Nobody Talks and Sweet Caroline. Oh yay.


Friday June 8, 2001: Tunes for Toonies Coffeehouse @ Westfort Community Centre

As part of the open-mike segment at the very end of the evening: Nobody Talks and (dedicated to the older ladies who walked out just as I took the stage) Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "How come you're not famous?" -- Gareth Evans (Don't worry; he's not famous either).


Friday, June 8, 2001: CJSD Rock 94 FM

Nobody Talks was played as one of the entries in the "C Plus Talent Search". I didn't catch the broadcast myself, but my friend who works at "Bob's Woodburners" (purveyors of gas stoves) heard it and cranked it up in the store. He tells me that the girls from the nearby "Centrefolds" were dancing to the music in Bob's parking lot!

Review: "It has a good beat and you can dance to it!" -- Foxxy Vixen (hypothetically).


Thursday, June 7, 2001: CBC Radio Northwestern Ont. "The Great Northwest (with Lisa Laco)"

Because it was (almost) the last day of the NHL season, Lisa Laco (possibly greatly influenced by operator/newsreader James Evans) graciously played Nobody Talks (During Coach's Corner).

Review: "Richard will be watching the game alone tonight." -- Lisa Laco (She was right).


Saturday, June 2, 2001: ISCF "Twilight Culture" @ Elim Pentecostal Church Building

Nobody Talks and sing-a-long Sweet Caroline (Ba Ba Ba). The latter was a big hit. Thanks, Neil (& Labatt's).


Friday, April 13, 2001: Tunes for Toonies Coffeehouse @ Westfort Community Centre

As part of the open-mike segment: Monsters in the Sky, Oxen and Wheelbarrows, Nobody Talks.


Friday, March 29, 2001: Ont. CSSM Conference @ Galilean Bible Camp, Blind River, ON

As "special music" for chapel: Laughter Heard Through the Wall /Agnus Dei.


2000


Saturday, September 16, 2000: Tim & Miriam Lappala's basement, London, ON

Tim invited a few friends and relatives over for a classy (?) evening of music and original literature. After Tim had read the first half of his short story "The Song of Solomon Christian Strip Club and Coffee House", I sang I'm Too Old for the NHL, God Hates (Country Music), Anglo-Saxon, Integrity/Agnus Dei. After the rest of the story, I concluded with '69 - '74, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, The Other Half and Benediction. Then we went upstairs and watched the Olympics.


Saturday, September 2, 2000: ISCF Leaders Camp at Manitoba Pioneer Camp

Inspired by the previous act of (actually much appreciated) highland dancing, I sang In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes. '69 - '74 was accompanied by spontaneous "aaaws" at (more or less) appropriate spots in the song.


Saturday, August 19, 2000: Northwood Park Church Family Camp Talent Show

Sang Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, I'm Too Old for the NHL, '69 - '74, Little One and Time Tears Us Apart (tear jerker since this was also a Reunion).


Thursday, August 17, 2000: Camp Dorion "Hi-Teens" Talent Show

Dealing with Fear was our theme for the week. So I sang Don't Be Afraid. D'uh!


Saturday, July 7, 2000: Thunder Bay 2K Reunion Talent Show

Many thanks go to Don Shaver for propping up the drooping mike stand during '69 - '74 (the song, that is!) Also performed: Time Tears Us Apart and The Dorion Bible Camp Song.


Friday, June 2, 2000: Tunes for Toonies Coffeehouse

As part of the (pre-booked) open-mike segment at the end I sang Anglo-Saxon; In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes; Agnus Dei and Benediction.


Saturday, May 28, 2000: First Baptist's All-Acoustic Coffeehouse

A fund raiser for First Baptist short term missionaries. A relaxed evening that featured other artists such as Brian Dunn, Doug Anderson, Krista Hansen-and-Don Clarke and Sharon de Boer.

RP's songs: Before Dawn; Don't Be Afraid; The Seven Answers of Sunday School (dedicated to Brian and featuring Shroom and Robin on bongos and bgv's).


Tuesday, May 23, 2000: Poetry Harbor (Duluth, MN)

This was part of "The Inkwell" 's set at a open-mike poetry night. In addition to reading, I sang '69 - '74. For more information, see The Inkwell.


Friday, May 12, 2000: Tunes for Toonies Coffeehouse

As part of the (pre-booked) open-mike segment at the beginning I sang Laughter Heard Through the Wall; '69 - '74 and Integrity.


1999


Sat., Dec, 25, 1999: Shelter House

"Jim 'n' I" and I led Christmas carols.


Sun. Nov. 28, 1999: Model UN Coffee House at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

I don't recall what I sang.


Sat., Nov. 20, 1999: Tim Lappala's Reading at Chapter's

I sang Don't Be Afraid.


Mon., Oct. 18, 1999: "The Inkwell" at Rick's House(?)

I sang PBS Song. I have absolutely no recollection of this song.


Fri. Oct 15, 1999: At the Great Northwest Coffee Company

I sang Don't Be Afraid.


Sat., Sept. 25, 1999: House Concert at Tim & Miriam Lappala's place in Toronto

First Set: Salome, Salome, Peter Hart, Anglo Saxon, God Hates, The Seven Answers of Sunday School, and '69 - '74.

(Then Tim read stuff.)

Second Set: A (Relatively) True Story, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, Monsters in the Sky, Little One, The Other Half, Don't Be Afraid, and Benediction.

On Mon. Sept. 27 I sang my medley of Hit Songs of the 60's Rehashed for DBC in the 90's for Tim and Miriam. (See below.)


Thu. Aug. 26, 1999: Hi-Teens Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I performed my new bit: Hit Songs of the 60's Rehashed for DBC in the 90's.


Thu., July 27, 1999: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang Lost and Found, Mayfly Mush, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, and The Gossip Song.


Sat. July 24, 1999: Guest of "Mike and the Moronz" Fringe Show at the Croation Hall

I sang '69 - '74.


Tue., July 6, 1999: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Love Makes Me Barf, Mayfly Mush, The Day in the Life of a Mayfly, Anglo Saxon, and Lost and Found.


Sat. June 26, 1999: Wedding of Krista (nee Walter) and Dan Hansen at the FW Country Club

With Mike and the Moronz I played guitar on Mike's parody of Slice (REM's "Losing My Religion"), Fields of Barney (Sting), Hockey Song (Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me"), and Canadian Tire (Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire").

I'm not sure of the lineup, but in addition to me, it included Mike Hurlbert, (accordion & vocals), Robin Harbron (bass), and Lance Schibler.


Fri. May 21, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Fri. May 14, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Sun. May 9, 1999: Church Service for ISCF Weekend in Gull Bay

I sang Integrity, (and led Hey Lord (Unknown) and Happy Am I (Mickey Holiday).


Sat. Mar. 27, 1999: "Follow-up Variety Night" for Dorion Bible Camp, Location unknown.

I performed Drugs For Bugs, Lost and Found, Mayfly Mush, The Day in the Life of a Mayfly, and The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Sat. Mar. 20, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Fri. Feb. 26, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Thu., Feb. 25, 1999: "The Inkwell" at Chapters

I sang Salome, Peter Hart, Anglo Saxon, Don't Be Afraid, Integrity, and Benediction.


Fri. Feb. 19, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Sun. Feb. 7, 1999: LUCF Church in the Pub at Lakehead University

On "plucked fiddle" and harmonica I accompanied Chris & Shawn Minor, and Lance Schibler.


Fri. Feb. 5, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine), and my song '69 - '74.


Sat. Jan. 30, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine).


Fri. Jan. 22, 1999: Busked with Lance Schibler at the Great Northwest Coffee Company

We performed folk songs (such as Whiskey in the Jar), Beatles songs (such as I Feel Fine), and my song Peter Hart.


1998


Hi-Teens Camp 1998 Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I performed my songs from my parody of "The Music Man": You Sick Man. Lyrics


May 30, 1998: ISCF Talent Show at Farrand St. Chapel

I sang Don't Be Afraid.

Lance Schibler and I sang Beatles songs: Drive My Car, I Feel Fine, and I Should Have Known Better.

Review: Whoo! (the crowd)

With Mike and the Moronz I played guitar on Mike's parody of The Way (Fastball), Closing Time/Clothing Time (Semisonic) and Stereo/Oreo (The Watchmen).

Lineup: Mike Hurlbert (accordion & vocals), Lance Schibler (bass), Ben Seibel (drums), and Richard Pepper (guitar).


Sun., May 3, 1998: Calvary Chapel, Blind River

I was there for the Ontario CSSM Workers Conference.

I sang Don't Be Afraid and Benediction.


Sun., Apr. 11, 1998: The Home of the Coulters in Regina SK

I was there for "Spring Renewal", and a few of us got together after the evening session.

I sang God Hates, The Bridal School Blues, and '69 - '74.


Sun., Apr. 5, 1998: Goodbye Party for Claudette at the Whitfields' Senior

I sang Don't Be Afraid and (with Malcolm McMillan)Johnny B. Goode.


Thu., Feb. 5, 1998: The Home of Steve and Ellie Zavitiz

I sang Don't Be Afraid and '69 - '74.


Sun., Feb. 1, 1998: Open Mic at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

I sang Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "F---ing gentle." - Someone.


Sun., Jan. 15, 1998: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Don't Be Afraid.


Jan. 17, 1998: First Baptist Coffeehouse

Songs performed:
Salome, The Other Half, and Don't Be Afraid.

Review: "Man, those were some depressing songs!" (What someone should have said.)


1997


Thu., Dec, 25, 1997: Shelter House

Lisa Germaine and I led Christmas carols.


Fri., Aug. 8, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp All-Camp Pillow Fight

Before we began, I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Wed., July 25, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp

I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Thu., July 17, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp Primary Camp Christmas Banquet

I sang Little One.


Wed., July 9, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp All-Camp Pillow Fight

Before we began, I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Thu., July 3, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp All-Camp Pillow Fight

Before we began, I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Tue., July 1, 1997: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang Love Makes Me Barf, The Gossip Song, Mayfly Mush, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Lost and Found, and The Day in the Life of a Mayfly.


Fri., Jun. 20, 1997: Coffee House at the Great Northwest Coffeehouse

I sang Softly Every Day, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, Salome, Integrity, and Time Tears Us Apart.


Sun., Jun. 15, 1997: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang my folk setting of the mass which I simply call Missa.


Fri. - Sun., June 6 - 8, 1997: ISCF Camping Trip at Sleeping Giant Park

Sat. evening Talent Show: Guitar Jam with Lance Schibler.
Sun. morning Worship Service: Led it with my own folk setting of the mass (Missa).


Sun., Mar. 18, 1997: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Kindness and In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes.


Sun., Mar. 25, 1997: "Art Gallery" (in diary: Definitely Superior?)

I sang Softly Every Day.


Sun., Mar. 18, 1997: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Kindness and In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes.


Wed., May 7, 1997: Concert at CSSM Workers National Conference at Northwest Baptist College, Burnaby BC

Songs performed:
Fast Forward, A (Relatively) Short Story, The Bridal School Blues, The Boring Testimony Blues, The Christian Beaver, God Hates, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, '69 - '74, I Believe, and Benediction.


Apr. 5, 1997: First Baptist Coffeehouse

Songs performed:
Seven Answers of Sunday School, The Gossip Song, and '69 - '74.

see transparencies


Thu., Mar. 6, 1997: Book Launch for Marianne Jones at Cronos Cafe

I sang Salome, Little One and God Hates.


Sun., Mar. 2, 1997: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Salome and Fast Forward.


Sun., Feb. 23, 1997: Open Mic at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

I sang Salome.


Sun., Jan. 12, 1997: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang I'm Too Old For the NHL.


1996


Sun., Dec. 29, 1996: Open Mic at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

I sang Little One, and Before Dawn.


Wed., Dec, 25, 1996: Shelter House

I led Christmas carols.


Sun., Dec, 8, 1996: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Keep Christ Out of Christmas.


Sat., Nov. 10, 1996: Lakehead Baptist "No Coffeehouse" (Avila Centre)

North & the Sea backed me on Underneath This Tree, I'm Too Old For the NHL, and Integrity.


Sat. Oct. 26, 1996: St. Luke's Anglican Church Little Helpers Party

I provided some sort of musical "entertainment".


Thu., Oct. 24, 1996: Open Mic at Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

I sang The Other Half, and '69 - '74.


Sat., Oct. 19, 1996: "The Inkwell" at the Great Northwest Coffee Co.

I sang The Other Half, Before Dawn, Monsters in the Sky, Underneath This Tree, '69 - '74, and Benediction.


Sat., Oct. 19, 1996: "The Inkwell" at Intercity Mall

I sang '69 - '74, The Other Half, and Before Dawn.


Sun., Oct. 13, 1996: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Before Dawn, You Can Hold Only What You Let Go, Monsters in the Sky, and Another World.


Sat., Oct. 5, 1996: Lakehead University Christian Fellowship Talent Show at Aurora Lutheran Camp

I sang Psalm For Six Strings. and '69 - '74.


Sun., Sept. 15, 1996: "The Inkwell" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang The Other Half, '69 - '74, and Little One.


Thu., Aug. 29, 1996: ISCF "Village" Celebration at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang The Other Half.


Sat., Aug. 24, 1996: Wedding Reception for Carla & Robin Harbron at the Finn Hall

Along with Mike Hurlbert & Darren Foulds, I sang the Camp Song (Robin & Carla version).


Sat., Aug. 24, 1996: Wedding Reception for Carla & Robin Harbron at the Finn Hall

Along with Mike Hurlbert & Darren Foulds, I sang the Camp Song (Robin & Carla version).


Sat., Aug. 17 & 18, 1996: 50th Anniversary Talent Show at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang Mayfly Mush, Drugs for Bugs, The Day in the Life of a Mayfly, Lost and Found, The Christian Beaver, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp and I Believe.

followed by Transparencies set

Sunday morning: I sang Time Tears Us Apart.


Tue., Aug. 6 1996: After supper at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang Lost and Found.


Wed., July 10, 1996: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang Drugs For Bugs (It Must Be Pic) and Lost and Found.


June 9, 1996: Lakehead Baptist Coffeehouse (Avila Centre)

I sang I'm Too Old For the NHL, The Other Half, and The Seven Answers of Sunday School.


Fri., May 31 - June 1, 1996: ISCF Camping Trip at Sleeping Giant Park

I sang Integrity (Fri. evening), and The Seven Answers of Sunday School (Sat. evening).


sat., May 18, 1996: Alan & Carmen Kemp's Wedding Friends' Reception in Redwood Park Alliance's basement

I sang Lakehead Is the Place to Be, Hockey Days, The Seven Answers of Sunday School, and Benediction.

The first two were taken from The Mini Musical of Steve and Ellie.


sat., May 11, 1996: Steve & Ellie Zavitz Wedding Reception in Ottawa

I played guitar for Malcolm McMillan & Heidi Gerber Battle Hymn of Love (by ?).

Then with Malcolm and Brian & Sylvia Griffiths-Williams we performed The Mini Musical of Steve and Ellie.


Sat. May 5, 1996: With "Mike and the Moronz" at Redwood Park Alliance Talent Show

Line-up: Mike Hurlbert (vocals & accordion), Robin Harbron (bass), Shawn Minor (snare).

We performed Mike's parodies: The Living Years and Fields of Barney.


Fri. April 12, 1996: Morning Chapel at CSSM Ont. Workers Conference @ Galilean Bible Camp, Blind River

I sang Little One and Benediction.


Tue. Apr. 2, 1996: With "Mike and the Moronz" at the LUCF Indoor Picnic at Redwood Park Alliance Talent Show

Line-up: Mike Hurlbert (vocals & accordion), Robin Harbron (bass), Shawn Minor? (snare).

We performed Mike's parodies: The Living Years (Mike & the Mechanics) and 993 (Weezer's "Buddy Holly").


Mon. Jan. 15, 1996: The House of Glenn & Kathy Runnalls in Caronport SK

I sang '69 - '74 and Benediction.


1995


Mon. Dec. 25, 1995: Shelter House

I led Christmas carols.


Sat., Nov. 25, 1995: Hammarskjold ISCF Retreat at Camp Aurora

I sang The Gossip Song, Lost and Found, and Mayfly Mush.


Sat. Oct. 28, 1995: St. Luke's Anglican Church Little Helpers Party

I provided "entertainment" & I can't imagine what I sang!


Fri., Oct. 27, 1995: ISCF at Hammarskjold High School

I sang Helping God (Out)


Fri., Sept. 15, 1995: ISCF Campout at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang The Gossip Song, and The Boring Testimony Blues.


Fri., Sept. 1, 1995: ISCF "Village" at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang Breathe Deep (parody), and The Gossip Song.


Wed., Aug. 2, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang Love Makes Me Barf (twice), Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, and Drugs For Bugs (It Must Be Pic).


Mon., July 31, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp Missions Chapel

I sang Quiero Cantar (with Janice Schaaf).


Thu., July 27, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang The Gossip Song, Lost and Found, Mayfly Mush, Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, God Hates, and The Day in the Life of a Mayfly.


Wed., July 12, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang Lost and Found, Golden Broom, Cowboy Lament, Monsters in the Sky, Mayfly Mush, and Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Tue., July 11, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp "Field Concert"

I sang The Gossip Song (twice), and Mayfly Mush (twice).


Mon., July 10, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp Missions Chapel

I sang Quiero Cantar (with Janice Schaaf).


Thu., June 29, 1995: Dorion Bible Camp Staff Orientation Variety Night

I sang Cowboy Lament, and God Hates.


Fri. April 9, 1995: Public Concert @ Galilean Bible Camp, Blind River

I sang '69 - '74 and I Believe.

Then I accompanied the children in This Little Light of Mine.


Fri. April 7, 1995: CSSM Ont. Workers Conference @ Galilean Bible Camp, Blind River

I sang '69 - '74, I Believe.


Jan. 16, 1995: Millie Pytyck's Apartment, Caronport SK

I sang Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, Lost and Found, and Time Tears Us Apart.


1994


Wed. Dec. 28, 1994: Dorion Bible Camp Staff Party in Redwood Park Alliance's old building

I sang Time Tears Us Apart.


Sun., Dec, 25, 1994: Shelter House

Shawn Minor and I led Christmas carols.


Wed. Dec. 16, 1994: Pinewood Court Senior Home Staff Drop-In

I sang Christmas/Winter songs as entertainment.


Fri. Sept. 23, 1994: The Home of Marla & Brian Dunn

I sang With All My Heart, I Believe, The Gossip Song, The Bridal School Blues, and '69 - '74.


Mon. Sept. 5, 1994: Chapel at Dorion Bible Camp Labour Day Weekend

I sang I Believe.


Tue. Aug. 30, 1994: ISCF Leaders Camp at Dorion Bible Camp

Songs performed included The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Lost and Found, The Christian Beaver, Mayfly Mush, and The Day in the Life of a Mayfly.


Fri. Aug. 26, 1994: Dorion Bible Camp Staff Party at Centennial Park

Songs performed included God Hates, Love Makes Me Barf, and The Christian Beaver.


Thu. Aug. 25, 1994: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Hi-Teens Camp

Songs performed included The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, God Hates, Love Makes Me Barf, and Lost and Found.


Wed. Aug. 24, 1994: Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp Hi-Teens Camp

With Mike Hurlbert (accordion) and Robin Harbron (bass) I premiered Lost and Found.


Tue. Aug. 2, 1994: Camp Fire at Dorion Bible Camp Intermediate 2 Camp

I sang Mayfly Mush.


Mon. Aug. 1, 1994: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Intermediate 2 Camp

I have no record of what I sang, but it was likely similar to what I had sung on previous such occasions.


Thu. July 28, 1994: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Intermediate 1 Camp

Songs performed included Mayfly Mush and The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Wed. July 20, 1994: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Junior Camp

I have no record of what I sang, but it was likely similar to what I had sung on previous such occasions.


Wed. July 13, 1994: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Primary Camp

I have no record of what I sang, but it was likely similar to what I had sung the day before.


Tue. July 12, 1994: Private Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Primary Camp

I sang '69 - '74, Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, Drugs For Bugs (It Must Be Pic), One More Minute (Yankovic), and Good Enough For Now (Yankovic).


Mon. July 4, 1994: Breakfast at Dorion Bible Camp Senior Camp

I sang Announcements.


Fri. July 1, 1994: Camp Fire at Dorion Bible Camp Teens Camp

I sang What Happens If?, Mayfly Mush, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, and Drugs For Bugs (It Must Be Pic).


Thu., June 23, 1994: Staff Orientation Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang God Hates, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, The Christian Beaver, Drugs For Bugs (It Must Be Pic), Oxen & Wheelbarrows, Love Makes Me Barf, Fast Forward, A (Relatively) True Story, Spirit in the Sky (Greenbaum), Good Enough For Now (Yankovic), and I'll Fly Away (Brumley).


Wed., June 22, 1994: Staff Orientation Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang I Believe and '69 - '74.


Mon., June 20, 1994: Staff Orientation at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang The Gossip Song and One More Minute (Yankovic).


Tue., June 14, 1994: Beacon Hill Lodge

I sang hymns The Man Who Died For You, What Does His Name Mean to You?, I Believe, '69 - '74, and With All My Heart.


Sun., May 29, 1994: Evangelical Youth Committee Retreat at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang Christian Fantasies and With All My Heart.


Sun., Apr. 24, 1994: Northwood Park Church Coffee House

I performed The Entertainer (Instrumental) (Joplin), Fast Forward, Oxen & Wheelbarrows, Helping God (Out), When the Ship comes In (Dylan), Integrity, You Can Hold Only What You Let Go, What Does His Name Mean to You?, and Harmonica Medley.


Fri., Apr. 15, 1994: CSSM Ont. Works Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang The Gossip Song and Monsters in the Sky.


Fri., Jan. 21, 1994: "Ecujam" St. Luke's Anglican

I sang I Will Put My Faith in You and 2 Tim. 1:7.


Tue., Jan. 18, 1994: The Home of Glenn & Kathy Runnalls Caronport SK

I sang The Bridal School Blues.


Mon., Jan. 17, 1994: Dorion Bible Camp Presentation at Briercrest Bible College, Caronport SK

I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp and I Will Put My Faith In You.


1993


Sat., Dec, 25, 1993: Shelter House

I led Christmas carols with "Flo and Greg", and then sang So Many Years Ago .


Wed. Dec. 8, 1993: Lakehead Trade Show at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds

I sang with (the Bible Study group) "Rising Son" and then solo Psalm 92, What Does His Name Mean to You?, and Time Tears Us Apart / So Many Years Ago .


Mon. Dec. 6, 1993: Lakehead Trade Show at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds

I sang with (the Bible Study group) "Rising Son" and then solo I Will Put My Faith in You, So Many Years Ago, Integrity and With All My Heart.


Sat. Dec. 4, 1993: Lakehead Trade Show at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Grounds

I sang with (the Bible Study group) "Rising Son" and then solo Have Patience, Have Patience (Candle), Spirit in the Sky (Greenbaum), Oxen & Wheelbarrows, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, 2 Tim. 1:7 (by ?), Who's the King of the Jungle? (by ?), Little One, and The Man Who Died For You.


Sun. Nov. 28, 1993: After Supper at Steve & Rebecca McMillan's place in Regina

I sang The Christian Beaver.


Fri. Nov. 26, 1993: After Supper at a Church of Christ Conference in Regina

I sang God Hates and The Bridal School Blues.


Mon. Sept. 6, 1993: Camp Dorion Family Camp Morning Chapel

I sang I Witness Weather.


Tue. July 27, 1993: Camp Dorion Junior Week Field Concert

I sang One More Minute (Yankovic). Love Makes Me Barf (twice), font color="#ff0000">Hurtin' Song, font color="#ff0000">The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, font color="#ff0000">Oxen & Wheelbarrows, and font color="#ff0000">As I Was Walking Along.


Fri. July 2, 1993: Camp Dorion Teens 1 Campfire

I sang Time Tears Us Apart.


Sun., April 17, 1993: After evening chapel at CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang Your Clothes They Need a-Changin', God Hates and The Bridal School Blues.


Sun., Mar. 14, 1993: Shelter House

I sang something, but I don't know what.


Sun., Mar. 7, 1993: Northwood Church Talent Night at the Browns' house

I sang The Hippo Song (Flanders & Swann) with Dave Toews, and then solo Kindness and Song of Patriotic Prejudice (Flanders & Swann).


Sat., Feb. 13, 1993: LUCF Variety Night at Camp Aurora

I sang Folsom Prison Blues (Cash) and Kindness.


Sun., Feb. 7, 1993: LUCF "Church in the Study"

I sang Little One.


Tue., Jan. 26, 1993: Shelter House

I sang something, but I don't know what.


1992


Thu., Dec, 25, 1992: Shelter House

I led Christmas carols.


Sat., Sept. 19, 1992: Leigh-Anne Johnson's House

I sang One More Minute (Yankovic).


Thu., July 23, 1992: Mini Concert for Orval & Georgetta Janz & "MMAPers" at Dorion Bible Camp

I sang The Bridal School Blues, In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes, Fast Forward, God Hates, The Christian Beaver, The Boring Testimony Blues, and Time Tears Us Apart.


Tue. July 14, 1992: Field Concert at Dorion Bible Camp Senior Camp

Songs performed (probably) included The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, and the like.


Fri. July 10, 1992: Missions Chapel at Dorion Bible Camp Teens 2 Camp

I sang Micah 6:8.,


Wed. July 8, 1992: Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp Teens 2 Camp

I sang In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes.


Sun. June 21, 1992: Campfire at Dorion Bible Camp Hi-Teens Camp

I sang With All My Heart.


Sat. June 20, 1992: Chapel at Dorion Bible Camp Hi-Teens Camp

I sang The Christian Beaver and The Boring Testimony Blues.


Wed., May 27, 1992: National CSSM Workers Conference Fellowship Time at Mt. St. Vincent, Toronto

I sang The Boring Testimony Blues and The Bridal School Blues.


Mon., May 25, 1992: National CSSM Workers Conference Opening Session at Mt. St. Vincent, Toronto

I sang In Heaven There'll Only Bae Bagpipes.


Wed., May 13, 1992: St. George's Anglican Youth Group

I sang The Boring Testimony Blues, Oxen & Wheelbarrows, Fast Forward, and With All My Heart.


Thu., Apr. 2, 1992: LUCF Sharing Time

I sang What Can We Say?/I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.


Sun., Mar. 1, 1992: LUCF Church in the Pub

I sang Little One.


Wed., Feb. 26, 1992: Port Arthur General Hospital (Cafeteria?)

I sang Fox on the Run (Good Brothers), Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Dylan), Little One, Take Time to Be Holy, and The Old Rugged Cross.


Tue., Feb, 25, 1992: Shelter House

I sang Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Dylan), I Want You (Dylan), Integrity, and Underneath This Tree.


Wed. Feb. 19, 1992: Potluck at Gerry Ngo's

I sang One More Minute (Yankovic).


Sun., Feb. 9, 1992: February Friendship Dinner for Northwood Park Church

I sang I Thank God For You, Happy Song (Flanders/Swann), Little One, and Time Tears Us Apart.


Sat., Feb, 1, 1992: LUCF Talent Show at Retreat at Camp Aurora

I sang One More Minute (Yankovic), With All My Heart, and Time Tears Us Apart.


1991


Fri., Sept. 21, 1991: Family Concert at the home of Austin & Rosemary Griffiths, Coventry UK

I sang Time Tears Us Apart, With All My Heart, Monsters in the Sky, and Sing Alleluia to the Lord (Stassen).

Review: "Shouldn't it be 'all my might', not 'all my strength'?" - Uncle Austin


Sun., Aug. 18, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Farewell for the James Family

I sang The True and Timely Ballad of the James Family. Lyrics


Mon., July 22, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Chapel at Primary Camp

I sang Have Patience (Candle).


Fri., July 19, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Worship Chapel at Senior Camp

I sang I Shall Be Released (Dylan) and When the Ship Comes In (Dylan).

I'm not sure why.


Fri., July 5, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Worship Chapel at Teens 1 Camp

I sang What Does His Name Mean to You?.


Wed., July 3, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Variety Night at Teens 1 Camp

With Terry (Janke?) I sang The Boring Testimony Blues.


Tue., June 25, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Variety Night at Hi-Teens Camp

Wrote, directed, and performed in The Phantom of the Dining Hall (Scroll down).


Sun., May 5, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Presentation for Farrand St. Bible Chapel

I sang With All My Heart.


Sun., April 14, 1991: Dorion Bible Camp Presentation for Murillo Baptist Church

I sang With All My Heart.


Mon., April 8, 1991: After lunch at CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang God Hates and Fast Forward.


Sun., April 7, 1991: "Mini-Concert" for CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang The Bridal School Blues, A Week in the Life, God Hates, Thou Shalt Not Steal, The Christian Beaver, The Boring Testimony Blues, Time Tears Us Apart, The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Fast Forward, A (Relatively) True Story, Integrity, and With All My Heart.


Sun., April 7, 1991: After lunch at the CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang A (Relatively) True Story.


Wed. Mar. 22, 1991: Victoriaville Talent Show

I sang Oxen and Wheelbarrows and Integrity.


Wed. Mar. 20, 1991: Victoriaville Talent Show

I sang You Can Hold Only What You Let Go and A (Relatively) True Story.


Sat., Feb. 16, 1991: World Vision 30 Hour Famine Talent Show at Evangel Church

I sang A (Relatively) True Story, accompanied singers for Amazing Grace, and Margaret Hawkins for Flute Blues .


1990


Sun., Dec. 11, 1990: Redwood Park Alliance Pioneer Club

I sang I Can't Sing (Worth Beans).


Sun., Nov. 25, 1990: First Presbyterian Church Service

I sang Micah 6:8/Kyrie, What Does His Name Mean to You? and Micah 6:8 (Contemporary Version).


Sun., Nov. 23, 1990: ISCF Meeting at Fort William Collegiate

I sang Fast Forward and What Does His Name Mean to You?.


Sun., Nov. 16, 1990: Murillo Baptist Coffee House

I don't have a record of what I sang.


Sun., Nov. 11, 1990: Northwood Park Church Talent Show at the Browns'

I sang Fast Forward, God Hates, Mayfly Mush and with Gord Ellis II Ring of Fire (Carter), and Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Dylan).


Fri., Nov. 2, 1990: Can. Christian Camping Int'l Conference Talent Show at Kananaskis Resort

I sang Oxen and Wheelbarrows and The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Thu., Sept. 27, 1990: With "The Infinite Trio" at Hammarskjold High School

I'm not sure whether this was a concert or a practice. My diary records weekly practices with them (Bass: Rick Faulconer; Guitar: Mike Alers Alers; Drums: Bryce Brown), but it may be that we never actually performed together.


Sat., Sept. 22, 1990: Howard McLeod's Retirement at Galilean Bible Camp

I sang The Ballad of Howard McLeod (later rewritten as Lord Jesus, Lead On.


Fri., April 27, 1990: Private Concert (for Ted Cole) at "Campference" @ Central E. Free

I sang The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp, Mayfly Mush, I Will Put My Faith in You, and A Week In the Life.


Sun., April 22, 1990: CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

Public Concert

I sang Mic. 6:8.


Sat., April 21, 1990: CSSM Workers Conference at Galilean Bible Camp

"Mini Concert For the Kids"

Song Performed: Spirit in the Sky (Greenbaum), Oxen & Wheelbarrows, Hurtin' Unit, Have Patience (Candle), Mayfly Mush, and The Pillow-Fighting Champ of Dorion Bible Camp.


Sat., Feb, 24, 1990: World Vision's 30 Hour Famine Talent Show (Evangel Pentecostal's Mtg Place)

As Dickie Marvellous, I sang Famine Jammin'.


Tue., Feb, 20, 1990: ISCF Staff Conference at Pioneer Chehalis, BC

I sang The Bridal School Blues.


Sun., Feb, 11, 1990: "Remember Bill (Pendergrast)" at the home of Reg & Marianne Jones

I sang Time Tears Us Apart.


Fri., Jan, 19, 1990: Rally for World Vision's 30 Hour Famine (at Redwood Park Alliance's Old Building?)

As Dickie Marvellous, I sang Famine Jammin'.


1989


Sat. May 6, 1989: "His Band" Reunion at "Friends of IV Night" at Central E. Free

I had been sound man for the last few months of this group in 1981, and I recall that I filled in for Russ Case on guitar at their last gig.

George Jones: keyboards & vocals
Betty Kroeker (nee Wagar), Sarah Ellen Clark (now Gregory), Norma-Jean Jones (now Kamerman): vocals
Dave Funk: bass
Bill Drumbolis: drums
Richard Pepper: electric guitar (introduced as a guest)

We performed Get All Excited (Gaither), and a medley of I Have Decided (Card), Will You Be Willing to Work For Jesus? (by ?), Blessed Be the Rock of My Salvation (by ?), I'll Be Smiling (by ?), Turn Your Radio On (Brumley), Soon and Very Soon (Crouch), Jesus Is the Answer (Crouch), If Heaven Never Was Promised to Me (Crouch), and I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (Anon).


Fri. Apr. 14, 1989: "Rising Son" at Central E. Free's "New Song Coffee House"

I played bass with this band who performed mostly songs by our guitarist, Trevor Lewis. I recall only this one concert. At the end we asked for our own encore (for which we played one of the previous songs over again).

Trevor Lewis (guitar & vox), Dan Jeffrey (Drums), Bill Rogers (keyboards? vox?), and two women whose names I've forgotten on vocals.

Songs performed:

I See (Rogers), Your Eyes (Lewis), Within My Life (Lewis), Let It Go (Lewis), White Warrior (Jeffrey), Lost Souls Today (Lewis?), and Land of Destruction (Lewis).


1988


1987


Hi-Teens Camp 1987 Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I wrote, directed, and performed in the parody skit Joklahoma. Script


1986


Hi-Teens Camp 1986 Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I wrote, directed, and performed in the parody skit Fiddler on the Tukshop. Script


May 23, 1986: "Crossed Circuit" Coffee House in St. Paul's United Church Hall

With Sam Leppanen (guitar), Shawn Friesen (keyboards), Jamie Elchuk (bass), and John Petrynka (drums).

Songs performed:

Can't Stop (Rez), Another World, Who Cares?!!, I Can't Sing (Worth Beans), and Jesus Reigns Forever.


Apr. 4, 1986: "Crossed Circuit" Coffee House in St. Paul's Anglican Parish Hall

With Sam Leppanen (guitar), Shawn Friesen (keyboards), Jamie Elchuk (bass), and John Petrynka (drums).

Songs performed:

Can't Stop (Rez), Another World, Who Cares?!!, Let us Pray, I Can't Sing (Worth Beans), Don't Give Up (Daniel Band), and Jesus Reigns Forever.


1985


May 16, 1985: "Omega" at LU Faculty of Ed Auditorium

Fundraiser for New Directions Productions.

With Sam Leppanen (guitar), Shawn Friesen (keyboards), Michael Gilmour (bass), and Peter Reslinksi (drums).

   

Songs performed:

Solo: Only You (Buck Ram), You Gotta Be a Little Child, Pieces of Paper, and That's When I Need You Again,

With band

Oxen & Wheelbarrows, What Does It Mean?, (Friesen) Just One More For the Glut, Little Primate, Trivial Pursuit (Friesen), Drum Solo (Reslinski), Gospel Garbage, I Can't Sing (Worth Beans) (Intermission) Who Cares?!!, More Than Meet The Eye, Another World, Let us Pray, There's Hope (Friesen), Jesus Reigns Forever, and as an encore: The Bridal School Blues.

Review: Who cares?!! -- entire audience.


Mar. 14, 1985: "Omega" Live in Manitouwadge

With Sam Leppanen (guitar), Shawn Friesen (keyboards), Michael Gilmour (bass), and Peter Reslinksi (drums).

Songs performed:

Who Cares?!!, Another World, Just One More For the Glut, God Hates ("Song of Intolerance"), Gospel Garbage, Jesus Jargon, Christian Fantasies, The Bridal School Blues, More Than Meets the Eye, The World Revolves Around Me, The Little Primate, Shawn's Guitar Solo (written & sung by Shawn Friesen), Trivial Pursuit (Friesen), The Boring Testimony Blues, I Can't Sing (Worth Beans), Drum Solo (Reslinski), Let Us Pray, and There's Hope, (written & sung by Shawn Friesen).


Mar. 13, 1985: "Headcleaner" & "Omega" at Wesley United Church Hall (ISCF event?)

With Sam Leppanen (guitar), Shawn Friesen (keyboards), Michael Gilmour (bass), and Peter Reslinksi (drums).

Songs performed:

I believe we played something like the set we played the next night in Manitouwadge.


1984


July 21, 1984: Praise Festival at Waverley Park Bandshell

With Pete Reslinski (drums) and Shawn Friesen (bass).

Songs performed:

Except for Gospel Garbage (and possibly Time Tears Us Apart, I don't remember.


Mar. 9, 1984: Coffee House for Northwood Park Church

Two acoustic guitars with Gord Ellis Jr.

Songs performed:

Oxen and Wheelbarrows, God Hates ("Song of Intolerance"), I'll Fly Away (Brumley), Little Country Church (Girard), Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Jesus Jargon, The Bridal School Blues, Christian Fantasies, Fashionable Disaster (??), In the Desert, I Shall Be Released (Dylan), Abilene (Gibson, Brown, Loudermilk), Mayfly Mush, Blowin' in the Wind (Dylan), We Are One in the Spirit (Scholtes), Joy Is Like the Rain (Sister Miriam Therese Winter), Harmonica Medley Dweller By a Dark Stream (Cockburn), and Jump Up and Shout.


1983


Senior Camp 1983 Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I wrote, directed, and performed in the parody skit The Sound of Camp. Script


Hi-Teens Camp 1983 Variety Night at Dorion Bible Camp

I wrote, directed, and performed in the parody skit My Fair Counsellor. Script


Jun. 11, 1983: Crippled Children's Benefit at the LU Faculty of Education

Songs performed:


Apr. 15, 1983: Coffee House in St. Paul's Anglican Parish Hall

With Allan Guerard (guitar), Peter Walters (bass), and Dennis Pringle (drums).

Songs performed:

Crawl to Worship, Christian Fantasies, The Boring Testimony Blues, The Man Who Died For You, Part of the Disease, In the Desert, and The Bridal School Blues.

Solo:
What Can We Say?, Peter Hart, Integrity, Underneath This Tree, You Can Hold Only What You Let Go, He Has Shown YOu, That's When I Need You Again, Psalm 92, and (on violin) There Is a Redeemer (Melody Green).


1982


Dec. 3, 1982: "Aura" - "Music With a Message" at Trinity Hall

I played rhythm guitar with the late Allan Guerard (lead guitar & vocals), Farley Grandfield (bass), Dennis Pringle (drums). I know we had several female vocalists, including Carmen Klassen and Karen Krieg.

Songs performed may have included (not in order):

Jerusalem (Darrell Mansfield), Here I Am (Bondservant), King of Hearts (Randy Stonehill), Ask Him In (Petra), I'd Rather Believe in You (The Imperials), Colouring Song (Petra), For Annie (Petra) (I played violin on this.), Love Broke Through (Keith Green, Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy), Little Faith (Barnabas), I'm Gonna Fly (Amy Grant), Too Late (Amy Grant), When He Comes Back (DeGarmo & Key), Nobody Loves Me Like You (DeGarmo & Key), You Can Still Rock 'n' Roll (Rick Cua), Rock of Love (Michelle Pillar), Angel of Light (Petra), Can't Get You Out of My Mind (Resurrection Band), Endless Summer (Daniel Amos), I Love You #19 (Daniel Amos), Free From Sin (Daniel Band), Two Roads (Daniel Band), I Like to Rock (Daniel Band), Spiritual Game (Daniel Band), Hearts Made of Stone (Dion), and for comic relief (fronted by me) I Can't Sing (Worth Beans).

I've credited the artist whose version we adapted, not necessarily the actual songwriters.


1981


Spring 1981: Last Gig of "His Band" - Location Forgotten

I had been sound man for the last few months of this group, and I recall that I filled in for Russ Case on guitar. Then the controlling partners of the band (no longer performing) decided it was time to shut it down.

Line-up at that time: Gord Ellis (guitar, vox), Russ Case (guitar, vox), David M. Spencer (bass, vocals), Tom Dreyer (electric piano), Sarah Clark (organ), John Petrynka (drums), and (all vocalists) Robyn Wells, Patti Olsen, Debbie Telfer, Beth Parker, and Maureen O'Connor.

    

Thunder Bay Correctional Centre: April 5, 1981

Sets in this era included:

Trail Song (by ?), Since I Opened Up the Door (Love Song), Jerusalem (Darrell Mansfield), Lay Your Burdens Down (Chuck Girard), Little Country Church (Love Song), Russ's Song (Russ Case), Jesus Came Into My Life (Dallas Holm), I'll Never Let Go of Your Hand (by ?), and Praise the Lord (Love Song).

At one gig for Evangel Pentecostal Church, a guest vocalist/guitarist, Eric Something, (Dave Spencer's friend) at in and led them in the hastily learned King of Hearts (Randy Stonehill) and Why Don't You Look Into Jesus? (Larry Norman).


1980


1979


Sept. 29, 1979: The Wedding of Candace & Dave Willis at Dorion Bible Camp

For this wedding I wrote We Invite You, Jesus, and performed it in the ceremony.


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