Saturday, November 03, 2012


1) Muddy Waters (Hard Again) – “Blues Had a Baby…” (0:31)
2) Bill King (Gloryland) – “The Hangman” (5:36)
3) Secret Illusion (with Iliana Tsakiraki) (Turn Back Time EP) – “Silent Voices (Piano Version)” (6:15)
4) Rick Holmstrom (Cruel Sunrise) – “By My Side” (3:19)
5) Timo Gross [indie mp3] – “One of a Kind” (6:21)
6) Tak Matsumoto (Strings of My Soul) – “Blue” (3:42)
7) The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (Checkered Past) – “Chevrolet” (4:09)

D.D.’s BLUE NOTES – NOV. 3/12

If you have any local arts & entertainment news to impart regarding the province of NL, particularly of the blues variety, but not necessarily so, feel free to contact me at or

If you or someone you know is mourning the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends Canada, Newfoundland Branch, holds an informal gathering of support for bereaved parents on the third Thursday of each month.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 22, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Health Sciences Centre, in Room 2J619.  For more information, email

Following on the heels of his successful recording, Aspects of Oscar, bassist composer and educator Dave Young and an all-star band will perform a musical tribute to the late, great Canadian jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson on Friday, November 9, at Hugh’s Room in Toronto,.  The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the performance will begin at 8:30.  The tickets are $29.50 in advance and $32.50 at the door.  Dave Young, who recorded with Lenny Breau and numerous Canadian and international jazz musicians, was also a long-time musical associate of Oscar Peterson.  He will be accompanied by Robi Botos on piano, Warren Stirzsinger on guitar, Terry Clarke on drums, and Denzal Sinclaire on vocals.  For more information, contact Richard Flohil at 416-351-1323 or email him at

The Catbird Jazz Society is pleased to announce that the Mark Segger Sextet will be performing at George’s Roadhouse in Sackville, at 8 p.m. on November 16.  Although the “avant-chamber-jazz” sextet was formed in 2008 in Toronto, drummer/composer Mark Segger trained at Francis Xavier University in New Brunswick.

One of our sibling community radio stations, CKCU, residing on the campus of Carleton University in Ottawa, has almost completed its annual funding drive.  The station has had a great amount of community support, not just from its listeners, but from the mayor, the CBC, and a former show host and current drummer with Arcade Fire, i.e. Jeremy Gara, who advises that the band is hard at work on a follow-up to 2010’s The Suburbs.

Speaking of fundraisers, our own CHMR holds several, with some of them ongoing throughout the year, such as the candy sales you often see on the go in the Unicentre.  We have a current fundraising campaign selling necklaces made from semi-precious stones such as tiger eyes, amethyst, lapis, turquoise, pink quartz and agate.  They are only $20 each, and for an extra $1.50, they can be enclosed in coloured gift boxes.  Drop in to CHMR, one floor below the Unicentre food court, during business hours and speak to Kathy Rowe, our station manager.  Even better, sign up to host your own show while you are it!  Training is provided for a nominal fee.  I got conned into it seven years ago, at the age of 50, so if I can do it, why not you?  In other local fundraising news, here’s a heads-up regarding a benefit for the Janeway Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program, scheduled to take place later this month.  The details are still being hammered out, so I’ll provide an update on that in a week or two.

I’m D.D. Rocker (a.k.a. Misty Blue 1955), the proud founder and sole member of NL Blues Society (a.k.a. the St. John’s Anti-Social Blues Conspiracy).  You’re listening to “Rockin’ the Blues from Canada”, offering free group therapy, on CHMR 93.5 FM, streaming live online at, and broadcasting on Rogers TV Channel 942 and Bell Aliant Channel 825.  Stay tuned for more tunes.

8) The Rolling Stones [indie mp3] – “Doom and Gloom” (4:06)
9 Frank Cosentino (Open Up and Say Wah!) – “You’re Gonna Down” (3:34)
10) David Rotundo (No Looking Back) – “I Don’t Need Nobody” (3:52)
11) Heaven’s Radio (Rendez-Vous – Active) – “Theme” (2:31)


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