Author Archives: Ed Hoornaert
Picture It – our old house Here’s an oldie — my mother holding our second-born son in front of our old house in B.C. That place was pretty much our dream home. Still would be, maybe, if it were 300 miles or so closer to civilization.
The Savages Last week I teased you with a short piece from 1725 that was the soundtrack for an operation. This week I’m staying in the same year, same country (France) for perhaps an even greater musical oddity: an interpretation of Native Americans by 18th century civilization. In 1725, French settlers in Illinois sent Chief Agapit Chicagou of the Mitchigamea and […]
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Marin Marais I just had an operation on my shoulder. We tend to think of such things as modern, but not so! (Operations, not shoulders!) The French bassist and composer, Marin Marais, had an operation nearly 300 years ago, in 1725 — and he wrote music describing it. As a subject for a tune, that’s […]
Tennessee Ernie Ford It’s Labor Day in the US and Labour Day in Canada, and with that in mind, here’s a song that always reminds me of my maternal grandfather. He was a coal miner. Though short, he was as tough as a bantam rooster. His last fist fight was when he was in his […]