Re-rockin’ the 902: One of my big finds from Celtic Colours

Dry Bones. I saw them play a small venue last Saturday and they brought down the house.

All four pursue solo projects and/or play in other bands as well. The deeper-voiced guitarist is Nathan Rogers. His father was folksinger Stan Rogers, legendary in Nova Scotia. More on Nathan in a future post.

They are going to be big. Remember where you heard them first. You’re welcome.

(PS: These clips are from previous appearances, not Celtic Colours.)

Re-rockin’ the 902: My moment of Zen

At the Festival Club last night/early this morning some dude took the chair next to me at the table and decided, due to the proximity of our furniture, that I was his new best friend. While the musicians were playing their hearts out on stage he first volunteered the information that he was SOOOOO STONED RIGHT NOW, and proceeded to loudly inform me (and everyone else at the table) about everything that was wrong with the USA and the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-rockin’ the 902: Early morning, outside my window


Re-rockin’ the 902: Big Spruce Brewing

Big Spruce Brewing is a very cool microbrewery in Cape Breton. Just south of Baddeck in an area called Nyanza. I’ve already mentioned their brews: they make an Oatmeal Stout and a Pale Ale that they serve at the Festival Club. Quite excellent and certified organic, by the way. (‘Cause you know that’s how I roll.)

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Other pics from me

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Re-rockin’ the 902: Stylin’ this groovy new t-shirt

IMG_1090Designed by Leah Noble from Dream Big Cape Breton.

Silk screened by Amy MacInnis from Sea Shirts.

They both do good work.

Very, very cool. Suitable for all occasions.

Re-rockin’ the 902: Whale watching

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Our good ship and true - The Oshan

Our good ship and true – The Oshan

Started out early this morning from Cape St. Lawrence, the northernmost town in Cape Breton. We went around Aspy Bay and ended up at Cape North before heading back. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-rockin’ the 902: Return To Chimney Corner

IMG_0916Yeah, I know it sounds like the title of a cheesy Disney movie. But on Sunday I revisited my favorite place (so far) on Cape Breton Island: Chimney Corner. Did a little more climbing this time. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-rockin’ the 902: Lord take me downtown, I’m just lookin’ for some ush.

IMG_0890Ushering in a new chapter in my life. First, though, a side trip. Sydney is effectively the “capitol” of Cape Breton, and where people go when they need to “go to the city.” Also the home of the World’s Largest Fiddle, at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion where I will conclude my ush duties next Saturday.

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Re-rockin’ the 902: Happy Thanksgiving

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The difference between our Thanksgiving Day and yours is: on our Thanksgiving Day we put a turkey in the oven, and by your Thanksgiving Day we’ve just finished up all the leftovers. – Wendy Bergfeldt, CBC Cape Breton

Re-rockin’ the 902: Scandinavians in Cape Breton?

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First full day of vacation. Slept in late. I needed it, plus I kept waking up to look at the clock and automatically subtracting two hours. “It’s only 6:30 back home; I can sleep longer.” Read the rest of this entry »