Night Music and R.I.P. Paddy Moloney

October 12, 2021

When I first came to Canada and lived for a while up in a motel room in Stewart, I had with me just two or three audio tapes. The “Chieftains 7” was one of them, and it was the one I played the most.

Paddy Moloney, founder and inspiration for the Chieftains, died yesterday at the age of 83. He was an incredible musician and producer, and in every interview and documentary I saw he came across as a wonderfully humble human being. He will be missed.

HandyDart Again

October 12, 2021

Having recently whined about the new HandyDart/Compass website, I want to bring some balance by noting that I went to the Compass Card Customer Support office at Stadium Station today and the woman there was marvelous.

It was obvious from her remarks that I was not the first old fart to have failed the website test but in just a few cheerful minutes she brought everything into line and I left with new activated cards for both myself and the Everloving. I could not have been more satisfied with the service I received.