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September 18, 2003

Hey Fanz!
Another busy time coming up!
Saturday, September 20, I'll be at Rooster's Bar in Barrie for more hijinks with the Wee Stinky Band.
Gotta rush back the next day to be at the Harbord Village Residents Association Street Fair.  It used to be called the Brunswick-Ulster Street Fair, but they changed the name because nobody could find it.
Next Saturday, I'll be in Simcoe to play at the Scotch tasting society's annual pig roast.  I've heard there'll be two pipers, but they still haven't told me where the party is being held.
Again, I have to rush back to Toronto the next day, to be at Word On The Street, for both Amnesty International, www.aito.ca, and Fair Vote Canada, www.FairVoteCanada.org.  This election's got me hopping!
Bought a great book on writing HTML, "HTML for the World Wide Web", 5th edition, by Elizabeth Castro.  First thing I learned is, my website's completely obsolete!  So, I've got lots of new pictures and stuff to go up on the site, (I love my new camera!), but it's waiting until I do a complete rewrite of the site.
See you soon!
Wayne Neon
There'll be lots of great talent at the HVRA Street Fair, and fun for the whole family, (face painting AND beer!) 
Here's the lowdown, straight from the Froggie's mouth:
This Sunday, September 21, after the storm, the Harbord Village Residents Association will be hosting their annual street fair.  This is a wonderful afternoon in a park, with bbq, pop, beer, wine, stuff for kids and a whole bunch of great music.  Among the musicians is (are?) Mr. Froggie and the Worm Gear - a 9 to 12 piece band (depends who shows up) that I am proud to be a part of along with the lovely and talented Wayne Smith.

The park where all this takes place is located at the corner of Brunswick and Uster (Brunswick being halfway between Bathurst and Spadina; Ulster being one block north of College and also one block south of Harbord).

While I think that Mr. Froggie on its own, is worth a listen, there is a great line-up of talent this year.  I have heard a number of these groups and they are really good.  The full line-up is below.

I will be there from early on the afternoon enjoying the tunes, and then carrying on onstage at the end of the day.  Hope to see you there.


Musical Line Up

12:45- 1:00 Left Standing (Pipes & Drums) bagpipe music (are bagpipes really music? - I can say this because the piper is in our band - as is the drummer).

1:00- 1:15 Foam to Mesh  - 2 piece rock group (quite a hot concept these days - see the White Stripes)

1:30- 2:00 The Quitters - 6 piece blues band including horns and violin

2:00- 2:45 Swamperella - Cajun - if you didn't know already

3:00- 3:30 Faith Nolan - political folk and more

3:30- 4:00 Danny Bakan and Chris McKhool - banjo and fiddle - folk and jazz

4:00- 4:30 Claire Jenkins - folkish, rockish, clairish

4:30- 5:00 Heldar Perriera - classical and Portuguese guitar

5:00- 5:30 Jim Dolmage - Cape Breton or Danish fiddle tunes - depends on what he's feeling

5:30- 6:00 The Karen Kosowski Band - 4 piece jazz ensemble

6:15- Dusk Mr. Froggie and the Worm Gear - just your typical drums, bass, guitars, flute, bagpipe, mandolin, tin whistle, fiddle, cello, percussion, vocal ensemble playing Scottish, rock, folk, French Canadian and French from France, Irish, and original tunes.

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