Sunday, September 09, 2007

Where's a Genie When You Need One?

I bought the Vancouver Sun yesterday. It's not a paper I read regularly, although I did last year when we spent three months living on Burrard Street following the transplant. I was standing in a drugstore and noticed the front page, which said "Fall Arts Preview", so I made my mom buy it for me (I didn't have a twonie at the time) and brought it home. Flipping through the E section this morning just about made me cry with envy and longing to be back in the city....any city, really. Here is just a tiny bit of what you can see this fall if you are a lucky Vancouverite:

It just about kills me.

Although I can't go to a single one of these events, there was one thing in the Arts Preview that I could do: Nettwerk Music Group has put out a free CD compilation download here, and we all have until midnight on September 10 to get it. You can download as often as you like. So I, in my continuing efforts to bring Canadian music to the world, am telling you to go over there and get it. All you have to do is fill out the info (name, email address, gender and age) and get the zip file.

Go ahead - you can thank me later.

7 comments:

clumsy ox said...

Thanks.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Er, my bad. I did get you and ol'whats her name confused, all bloggers are starting to look alike.....but in a good way....heh. I use to work for the museum of NM and they had a bunch of O'Keeffe's and I use to go look at them on my lunch hour.My neighbor at that time worked in the doctors office that Georgia used to go to, said she was a mean old hag.But I still felt the artistic loss when she died. I still like her style of painting.

Kate said...

downloaded! Thanks for that.
I miss the art opportunities for sure in a bigger city.

Tabatha said...

Thanks Shan.

Jenny said...

Just had a small pity cry...oh how nice it would be to see Loreena...
My hubby just promised me that "some day" we shall go.
Hope all is well:)

lizbon said...

Heh, I can't figure out which is worse - not having access to tons of great cultural events because you don't live in a city, or living in a city with tons of great cultural access and not being able to get to any of it because you are chained to your laptop with mega-industrial-strength deadline chains.

I s'pose the former, since to be fair, If I could, say, escape in the middle of the night, there'd be something interesting to go do. Not that that will happen, of course. Oh no, I am so very responsible. Yeah. Snort.

Joan said...

Delurking to say that Musica Intima is singing in Nanaimo at St. Andrews on Sept 23 which may be closer to you than the wilds of Vancouver in late December.

Blessings