Testing Facebook Feed- Bruce Cockburn

Wednesday - 1 April 2015

I needed to test this on a live site to see what happens. Excuse any dust.
Wow this works out of the box remarkably well! Going to use this on a new site I am working up!

Next up is Bruce's tour of the UK with a few dates in Holland as well. Should be fun. This will be a "solo" tour. Here's the dates and a song I never get tired of "Pacing The Cage". This version is from the TV Special "Moment Of Truth". So here's the dates and the song. Hope we see you in the UK and Holland.
OCT 5 WOLVERHAMPTON UK ROBIN 2
OCT 7 GLASGOW UK ST. ANDREWS IN THE SQUARE
OCT 8 DURHAM UK THE GALA
OCT 10 GRONIGEN NL OOSTERPOORT
OCT 11 AMSTERDAM NL MELKWEG
OCT 13 MILTON KEYNES UK THE STABLES
OCT 14 BRIGHTON UK KOMEDIA
OCT 15 LONDON UK BUSH HALL
OCT 17 CARDIFF UK THE GATE
OCT 18 MANCHESTER UK BOTW
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Here's a listing of Bruce's upcoming dates. A pretty busy August with Festivals in Newfoundland, Elora, Philadelphia and Portsmouth as well as shows in the Northeast. Then our tour of the UK as well as few dates in Holland. Then a tour of the SW of the US in November and a return to Ontario in February. Here's a list all the upcoming dates and and a video of Bruce's terrific instrumental "End Of All Rivers" Hope to see you at a show or two. www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Ut73IXrz0
AUG 8 ST. JOHN’S NL NL & LABRADOR FOLK FEST
AUG 11 WOODY POINT NL HERITAGE THEATRE
AUG 12 WOODY POINT NL HERITAGE THEATRE
AUG 13 WOODY POINT NL TBA
AUG 15 PHILIDALPHIA PA PHILIDELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
AUG 16 ELORA ON RIVERFEST
AUG 19 PORTSMOUTH NH PRESCOTT PARK ARTS FEST
AUG 20 BOOTHBAY HARBOUR ME THE OPERA HOUSE
AUG 21 BEVERLY MA THE CABOT THEATRE
AUG 22 BEACON NY TOWNE CRIER
OCT 5 WOLVERHAMPTON UK ROBIN 2
OCT 7 GLASGOW UK ST. ANDREWS IN THE SQUARE
OCT 8 DURHAM UK THE GALA
OCT 10 GRONIGEN NL OOSTERPOORT
OCT 11 AMSTERDAM NL MELKWEG
OCT 13 MILTON KEYNES UK THE STABLES
OCT 14 BRIGHTON UK KOMEDIA
OCT 15 LONDON UK BUSH HALL
OCT 17 CARDIFF UK THE GATE
OCT 18 MANCHESTER UK BOTW
NOV 6 BOULDER CO BOULDER THEATRE
NOV 7 MOAB UT MOAB FOLK FESTIVAL
NOV 9 PHOENIX AZ MIM MUSIC THEATRE
NOV 10 SANTA FE NM LENSIC THEATER
NOV 12 DALLAS TX THE KESSLER
NOV 14 HOUSTON TX MCGONIGEL’S MUCKY DUCK
NOV 15 AUSTIN TX ONE WORLD THEATRE +
FEB 18 BURLINGTON ON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
FEB 20 MILTON ON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
FEB 24 ST. CATHARINES ON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
FEB 25 MISSISSAUGA ON LIVING ARTS CENTRE
FEB 26 GUELPH ON RIVER RUN CENTRE
FEB 27 OAKVILLE ON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
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So just 2 more dates in July both in Southern California. First is tonight's gig at the Levitt Pavilion in Los Angeles and this one is free, which I think is a first for us in LA, a free show. Make sure if you're in the Los Angeles area that you get there as it may not happen again. Then Bruce's first appearance on July 26 at the Belly Up. I understand the tickets for this one are selling quickly so don't wait too much longer if you're thinking of coming and we hope you do. Here's one of my (Bernie Finkelstein) favourite songs Pacing The Cage. www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAcqr3MYMmM
levittla.org/events/july/bruce-cockburn/
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Happy Winter Solstice

Saturday - 20 December 2014

I have been lax in keeping my blog up to date, perhaps this winter I will play catch up..but in the meantime I wanted to share this song with you. It does not speak directly to Solstice or Christmas, but does speak to the Light. It was written in 1980, but didn’t get recorded till 2002, and again just this year.
I won’t keep the sound file up very long.. as it is not mine, but wanted to share it now with all my loved ones.

The Light Goes On Forever — Bruce Cockburn
Ottawa, 25 March, 1980

Shaman clambers up the world dream tree
Looking for clues about what is to be
Chants and trances give his spirit wings for flight
Wings still shackled to history
The chain of events is broken so easily
Oh, let me rest in the place of light

Skull-drum skin stretched tight
Sends out ripples in the gathering night
The deepest darkness breeds the brightest light
Music rising from the bones of saints
From the pungent smell of sad sweet poems and paintings
Oh, let me rest in the place of light

God waves a thought like you’d wave your hand
And the light goes on forever
Through the seasons and through the seas
The light goes on forever
Through the burning and the seeding
Through the joining and the parting
The light goes on forever

Gypsy searches through the cards for clues
Alchemist searches for eternal youth
Human reaching almost makes it but not quite
The soul strikes out at what the wind blows by
You live and it hurts you, you give up you die
Oh, let me rest in the place of light

Fugitives in the time before the dawn
Backed up to the wall with weapons drawn
Like mounted nomads always ready for a fight
This creature that thinks and so can fake its own being
Lightless mind’s eye not much good for seeing
Oh, let me rest in the place of light

God waves a thought like you’d wave your hand
And the light goes on forever
Through the people and through the walls
The light goes on forever
Through who obeys and who does not
Through who gets rich and who gets caught
The light goes on forever

Uptight lawyer on Damascus road
Becomes a nexus where the light explodes
Concentrated, overpowering sight
Two way whirlpool churning up all time
Infinity stoops to touch the human mind
Oh, let me rest in the place of light

God waves a thought like you’d wave your hand
And the light goes on forever
Through the buildings and through the hills
The light goes on forever
Through the struggles and the games
Through the night’s empty doorframes
The light goes on forever

Found on:
Inner City Front (2002)
Rumours of Glory – box set Disc 7 (2014) [compilation album]
by Bruce Cockburn

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The Journey to and with T

Monday - 30 June 2014

What a long strange trip this has been so far. On June 14 I learned my old friend T was facing cancer surgery to remove his prostate & another surgery  to repair or replace a Stent in his right kidney.  He is alone in Florida, & intended to do this whole thing by him self.

 

That just seemed wrong to me,  I wouldn’t want to do it by myself,  & I knew he wouldn’t heal as well being alone at home. So the next day I booked a flight (you all know how much I love to fly)..so I could be there.

We haven’t seen each other in close to 30 years!

I started the trip from home to Santa Rosa with Russel driving on June 25, then shuttles to SFO forDelta flight to Atlanta. All went good so far & I even had a good seat mate…a graphic designer & coder.

By now I had ‘been on the road’ for a day & a half. Atlanta flight to Fort Myers was delayed 3 times, gates changed 3 times, and was a 4 hour wait. Got me finally into Fort Myers at 3am. Called for my shuttle to the Hampton…but was told to get a taxi, and they were all gone. But was rescued by Hampton manager who lock ed up and came to pick me up.  By the time I got to my room it was 4:30am and fried beyond belief.

 

This is a rough draft part 1 being written in hospital waiting room on my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

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Spring time is Faun time

Thursday - 12 June 2014

Every year we watch the pregnant does and wait patiently for her to feel safe enough to bring the fauns up to visit. Today was the first day I have seen them.

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I don’t know if these 2 are both hers, or is she is baby sitting for the other doe who was pregnant. They were here together all fall & winter.

And did I mention that a week ago in the morning, we had a young fox hanging out by our living room slider door. I didn’t get a photo..but it was really beautiful.

The hills are full of wildlife right now.

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Bruce Cockburn at the Mateel !

Monday - 21 April 2014

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When Bruce Cockburn comes to the Mateel Community Center I am elated. This is my community and my backyard, or living room — how ever you want to look at that. This is exciting in so many ways.. being able to experience Bruce with a lot of friends and fans makes it all that more enjoyable and uplifting.. and he rocked and swooned the Mateel Hall and held us in his hands like putty for the whole show.

What makes this an even more special event for me, was Bruce and I were able to sit and talk with each other for a couple of hours. How lovely that was, and how gracious of him to spend a little time with me. My heart soars.

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We arrived early enough to catch up with Kathy & Riley from Arcata, and a bit later with Russ & Jan, & then so many locals. Taun being at her first ever Bruce show, and Dian, Kate, Brian, Margriet, Alicia, Lily, Liz & Charlie… I would really have to name at least half the folks in the hall. But that made it so much more fun.

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I am not going to go into every song, suffice it to say it was an excellent Setlist. Agnes Patak – Mateel Photo set was there taking incredible photos so I mostly let my camera sit until the after show meet & greet.

So many people were taking so many photos at the meet & greet signing that I haven’t even seen them all yet.
But what follows were taken by me or Russel or Jan.. and is a fun way to wrap up what a wonderful night it was for all.

Russ & Jan

Russ & Jan

Bruce Cockburn & Jan Bramlett

Bruce Cockburn & Jan Bramlett

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What a fantastic night!! Thank you Bruce !!

I also updated the www.cockburnproject.net with a west coast tour wrap up.. lots of photos.

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Just Got Bruce Cockburn tickets for the Mateel

Thursday - 6 February 2014

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Tickets just went on sale for Bruce’s show on April 16 at the Mateel Community Center. This will be a seated show, which will be great for me.
I am so happy to have Bruce back here in my own backyard! It will be more like having a party with Bruce than going to a concert feel, I expect. I hope to connect with him of course, but one never knows for sure what the timing will be like.
What can I say? Friends and fans are coming from near and far – I am excited!

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Fire & Light

Sunday - 2 February 2014

Love this Fire & Light company!
Russel treated me, with the beginning of my collection:

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These are seconds!

Spent a wonderful sunny day in Arcata then had dinner at Kim and Tony’s and went to Eureka’s Arts Alive. Very fun. Life is good.

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