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Working the Angles · Hm­m, I won­der if this means I can get a tick­et to the U2 Van­cou­ver gig? They went in about sev­en­teen sec­onds while I wasn’t look­ing. Looks like a good cause, any­how.
 
Live Radio Mmmmmmmm · I’m sit­ting here try­ing to work, but dis­tract­ed be­cause we have the CBC turned up on the good ra­dio through the big speak­er­s, lis­ten­ing to In Per­for­mance; tonight it’s the Ed­mon­ton Sym­pho­ny play­ing the Eroica. The sound is ex­traor­di­nary; get the mix­ers and dub­bing and multi-tracking out of the way, hook up the mi­cro­phones to the broad­cast gear and turn on some good re­ceiv­ing hard­ware, and it does a bet­ter job of putting you in the room with the or­ches­tra than most record­ings do. High­ly rec­om­mend­ed.
 
Sly & Robbie · That would be Sly Dun­bar and Rob­bie Shake­speare, ap­prox­i­mate­ly the world’s great­est rhythm sec­tion; we spent a cou­ple of hours with them Fri­day evening at Vancouver’s ven­er­a­ble Com­modore Ball­room, a fine place for lis­ten­ing to elec­tric mu­sic. That bass line has a di­rect karmic con­nec­tion to the se­cret heart of the sun ...
 
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