I had fun this past Tuesday March 29th! Special thanks to Kelly Kubik from Museums of Mississauga for the opportunity to perform at Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter‘s lecture today at the Noel Ryan Auditorium in Mississauga! They were speaking about their book, The Journals of Susanna Moodie. The event was part of an exhibition at the Bradley Museum on until April 17.
After I gave both of them my album (gotta share the love!) I asked Margaret to sign my lyric book. She held the line up to draw me a cute photo of herself and Charles. What a special treat!
I learned so much from these incredible Canadian artists. When asked about the artist’s struggle, Margaret answered “I tried struggling and I don’t like it.” This is one of the reasons I call us striving artists! She is so witty and funny. They both are! She went on to speak about wanting to raise the bar in Canada, which is why she returned back here after studying in the US. They both talked about how destruction is part of the creative process and how we should always represent our country by being ordinarily kind to visitors and each other. When asked what she does when she has writer’s block, Margaret’s repsonse was “I don’t get writer’s block.” She explained that you have to find another mode of writing. To express Margaret’s cleverness even more, she said at one point “if you’re not annoying someone, you’re not alive!”
Margaret read one of her poems from her book, “The Journals of Susanna Moodie”
Check out my TOUR page for more information about new shows coming up! *For the month of April, I will not be at dunk ‘n dip due to some changes happening at the venue – I will be back either May or June! *
I’m sad to say that Folly Brewpub will no longer have any live entertainment starting April so that means this Friday March 25th will be my last show at the wonderful venue with my band The Cool Ones. I want to send Folly my many thanks for an incredible 2 years that I’ve been booking WonderFest Series, the Jazz Fest, and my monthly residency gigs. I’m excited for what Folly Brewpub has heading their way in their successful future though!!
Michelle and Luis, you have forever changed my journey as an artist in this music industry and have given me an incredible space to share my music. I love you both and the staff so so much!
Now let’s party and send Folly into the brewery world with a big celebration with music this Friday! Maybe Refuge and Graham Ko join me at 9pm! $5 cover! Try Folly’s delicious beers, especially the Imposter Syndrome and their Flemish Cap! You’ll have a chance to purchase them and take them home in the near future!
Mill St. Lights Out
As part of Earth Hour, Mill Street (yes, the brewery!) has partnered with over 100 venues to showcase live music from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on Saturday March 19th. I’ll be performing at Jakes on Main 202 Main St., Unionville! I hope you can come!
Super Men w/Arlene Paculan
I hope you’re planning on heading over to Hirut Restaurant (2050 Danforth Ave) this Friday to see some beautiful visual art by Kevin Hunt and hear some wonderful music by me, along with Joseph Bencic, Shaun Bloom, and Sammy Duke!
Hello my wonderful fans! You are a winner already – YOU are worth it! However, I’m running a fun contest where you can win an awesome prize pack! 1st prize: House Concert/Dedicated live show in your area, T-Shirt, limited EP of three new songs 2nd prize: T-Shirt, limited EP of three new songs 3rd prize: T-Shirt
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Hey amazing fans! I’d love to invite you to my upcoming show at 120 Diner on March 1st, 2016. I will be sharing new and old originals from 8pm – 9:30pm. Be sure to make reservations (I have heard their food is fantastic). I am happy to have my band, The Cool Ones, join me with guitarist, Nelson Sobral (from The Celebration Army) and bassist, Wayne Sobers. I hope to see your wonderful faces soon!
Hello dear fans! I’m pleased announce that I will be performing once again at one of my favourite venues: Village Vinyl on February 7th. Po’Boy Jeffreys will be starting off the afternoon with his really cool bluesy set!
But it’s the Superbowl? Yeah, I know, however I’m pretty sure we’re performing before the game starts! Think of it as Pre-superbowl entertainment! And for those that aren’t football fans, I know that you’re music lovers so see you Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by today. I want to give a big THANK YOU to my incredible web designer/social media man/awesome brother, Matthew Paculan, for creating this wonderfulness of a website for you to view what’s going on with me, where I’m playing, and most importantly, my music!
The next couple weeks I have some really fun shows that I’ll be performing in and hosting.
This Friday, I’m going to be spreading empowerment with some talented Super Men at Hirut Restaurant. Visual art and music will be shared!
The last Friday of the month, I perform with my band, The Cool Ones, at Folly Brewpub. Who are The Cool Ones? I bet you’re wondering…Well, they are a combination of awesomely talented folk who perform with me and give my songs a whole new life. Also, I pronounce my last name: Pah-cool-in, so ‘The Cool Ones’ just sounds…well, cool. 😛
Winter Wonderland at Hirut is starting up again where LMG partners up with Cabaret Noir Productions and showcases music and poetry every month! This show happens Jan 30th at Hirut at 9pm and it’s $PWYC!
Hello wonderful fans! I was honoured to be a guest in one of the Ontario Culture Talks last night at the Mississauga Civic Centre in the Great Hall. I shared how arts and culture has affected my life and some ideas of what I am currently doing to grow the scene in the world around us. There were many incredible ideas spoken out last night by those that attended (there must have been 140 people!) and YOU also have a chance to put in your ideas by visiting https://talk.ontario.ca/culture/ and filling out the survey. We can only make a change if we change 🙂
Hope to see you this Friday at Hirut!