Night Music: Fanfare For The Common Man

November 28, 2016

Bernstein, Copland, and the Fanfare!

Calendar: A Great Choir!

November 28, 2016

Earlier this year, we went to the Singing for Everyone Community Choir event and it was a marvelous evening. Their next concert is coming up next week and I urge everyone to come along and just have a great time.


Poem: Southern Comfort

November 28, 2016


It was a slam bam thank you ma’am kind of night.

“It’s alright,” she said with a slight frisson of uncertainty perhaps

as she unwraps and taps the money-box on the dresser.

He pays to caress her, to possess her as she bumps and grinds

and too quickly finds the kind of passion paid for.

He wants more before he’ll leave: sixteen and still hard.

But she’s on guard, body barred against free love.

Push came to shove.  Above his pleas she screamed and screamed

until the apartment teemed with neighbours and passers-by

who wondered why this nigger came by and by to be in a white girl’s room.


It’s a warm, hormone-rushing, mosquito-swarming kind of night.

Fox-fire bright, passions tightly wound and sprung.

No brass bells are rung, no masses sung, but masses gather to enjoy

the black boy toy with the last of his time on a slippery slope

as the hempen rope grips and gropes for his hopeless neck.