Yes, it’s true: I’m hoping that my WinterFlock IV show this Thurs., Feb. 7, at Renaissance Café [in Toronto] will make me some money so I can buy drugs! It still feels weird, though, buying them across a counter with other people casually standing around and sometimes openly lining up to get their fixes from the local pharmacist … but that’s the new reality since my doctors told me I had to make some serious lifestyle changes in order to keep breathing, let alone functioning effectively.
The good news is the eight different meds that I do to keep things under control are the best drugs I’ve ever had, making me feel way better than any of the stuff I used to buy in bars or back alleys! Of course, they’re just as expensive —in fact a little more expensive— but worth every penny to me.
Anyways, I’m hoping that there’ll be enough people paying the $5 cover charge at my WinterFlock show to help with buying the next round of meds, which comes up in a couple of weeks. At least I know that there’s plenty of incentive for folks to do so, because I have a superb lineup of talent confirmed, with no doubt others stopping in as surprise guests.
Here’s the lineup with scheduled times at the moment:
WINTERFLOCK IV • Thurs. Feb. 7
@ Renaissance Café • hosted by Gary 17
8:00 Gary 17
8:20 James Clark
8:40 Valerie Shearman
9:00 David Wildsmith
9:20 Eric Fisher
9:40 TK Duo
10:00 Trish Kerr
10:20 Fernando Curcione & Nicholas Balkou
10:40 Vanessa Hanson
11:00 Ted Rusk
11:20 Signe Miranda
11:40 Drew Winters
12:00 Ellisa Barclay
12:20 Damon Hines
12:40 Open Stage & Jam with James Carroll, Jack Tassé and many, many more!
Renaissance Café, in case you don’t know already, is located at 1938 Danforth Avenue, a block-and-a-half west of Woodbine subway station in Toronto. It’s fully licensed, has a great selection of microbrews and imports in bottles and on tap, full stock of liquors, a selection of house-roasted and ground gourmet coffees and some interesting teas, a delightful and nourishing menu with reasonable prices and enough tempting desserts that you may as well bring your sweet tooth along. Kids under 12 get in free and are welcome till 11.
Hope to see you there!
- Gary 17
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