When I landed in Winnipeg last week for the big CKY reunion along with Jimmy(Darin)Hilliard the pilot informed us it was 59 degrees but Jim said we were gonna be fine because the baggage guys outside were all wearing shorts. We got a Rental car and headed out to drive around Winnipeg for a while which Jim hadn’t seen for over 47 years. The city had changed somewhat but still looked like the blue collar town we both remembered.
That evening at the Reunion I got to see a whole bunch of folks I haven’t seen in a long long time. Unfortunately most of the attendees were from the eras after mine because a lot of the people I worked with and looked up to when I was a pup at CKY had already passed away. One person I had been really looking forward to seeing from my old band days with The Jury was Burton Cummings (Guess Who) who was scheduled to entertain but sadly he had to cancel because his Mother was very ill. Near the end of the evening though Burton quietly made a surprise appearance. When I brought him over to meet Jimmy Darin he was as excited as a little kid which was very cool. Even though I’m sure he wasn’t in the mood he graciously got up to do a tune for us and started singing a few bars of our Jury hit “Until You Do” just to tease the 3 of us who were in in attendance. He then lit into “Shakin’ All Over” and blew the room away.
It was so neat hangin’ with some folks again like Deno Corrie, Roy Hennsey, Warren Cosford, Em McDermid, Terry Kenny, Jim Quail, Bruce Walker and Dougie Thompson who was there shooting a new TV special for the fall about Canadian Music and Radio. It was a magical night and Winnipeg gave me what I remember about her most … It was f**king freezing!
(pictured left to right, jimmy darin hilliard) deno corrie, george johns, burton cummings)
While in Winnipeg my good friend Jim Quail arranged a surprise luncheon with the only teacher who ever gave me an “A” my 10th grade Science teacher Mr. Derenchuck. He explained that his secret to teaching us was to move we rowdies to the front of the class where he proceeded to say to us … I need your undivided attention for 10 minutes then we talk about football, do I have a deal? Who couldn’t buy into that. It was so wonderful seeing him again and he claimed the only reward he needed for being a more than decent teacher was this luncheon. When I told my Daughter Candis about the get together with him she said, Dad he was the only teacher smart enough to give you an “A”. How can you not love Daughters(-:
Cami’s Grandmother Maggie once said to me “Any Man can be a Father but it takes a hell of a Man to be a Daddy”
Now Robin Gibb is gone! Man they are going down by the 6 pack now. Scary!
Very little of what the Radio consolidators are creating has anything to do with bringing in the enormous sums of money needed to keep the ship upright.
Where is written or who told women they could say the most vile things to a man without possible recourse.
I think same sex marriage may be more about health care than it is about Love.
Speaking of love when Men get married they have to change their whole life style, Woman’s just improves.
If women spent as much time working on their bodies as they do their hair they would need armed guards to be able walk down the street.
Besides the Government the only other people who are afraid of Big Business is other Big Businesses.
Radio done for the Client seldom works out for the listener which in turn seldom works out for the Radio Station.
The economy being what it is would anybody else besides Obama have a prayer of being elected again.
Seeing as I’ve never being any good at taking advice there is only one person I can blame for how it all turns out.