Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto; Riverside Beats & Eats StreetFest; Waterloo, Ontario; Toronto Jazz Festival; Luminato Festival

Orient Express kiddie ride

Orient Express kiddie ride. Dragon head could be the most menacing part on carnival ride that is being set up for weekend in west end park. Garish display from street for roller coaster that may only get to 10 feet off the ground means teenagers unlikely to get thrills from steep rises and drops. (Christie Pits Park, Blood Street West, Toronto) 20150604

Bicycle-powered music

Bicycle-powered music. Music by @Mirian_Kay and @petitsnouveaux amplified by cyclist on ‏@TuneYourRide for @RiversideBIA Beats & Eats StreetFest. Sunny Saturday afternoon, relaxed pedestrians discovering short intersections off Queen Street East. (Munro Street, Toronto) 20150606

Pedal your own smoothie

Pedal your own smoothie. Almond milk + fruit @OmaChiropractic, blender 20 seconds on bike @RiversideBIA Fest. @CycleToronto kiosk next over if wheels go astray. Seat was a little high for short riders, so parents had to ride for kids. (Munro Street, Toronto) 20150606

Glen Road bridge

Glen Road bridge. Tranquil view south over Rosedale Valley to tunnel by Sherbourne TTC station east exit, tunnel under Bloor Street above, then Howard Street and the towers of St. Jamestown. Despite having been around Toronto for 40 years, still discovering nooks off the beaten path while bicycling around town. (Glen Road bridge, Toronto, Ontario) 20150608

July 1st, 2015

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I enjoyed jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti‘s 2000 Creation Dream: The Songs of Bruce Cockburn album, where he reinterpreted the compositions of Bruce Cockburn (who is a pretty great guitar player, himself!) With the same group of musicians, Occhipinti recently released a new album Chasing After Light. One of the disadvantages of travelling so much is that I sometimes miss performance that I’d like to see in town. Occhipinti plays in (and leads) many different permutations of musicians, so I noted that he was scheduled with the “Sicilian Jazz Project” for the Luminato Festival.

Sicilian Jazz Project, at Luminato

June 8th, 2007

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