Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Guelph: Have You Herd?

Old Jeremiah by BladDad
Old Jeremiah, a photo by BladDad on Flickr.
This picture was taken on campus, where on hoofbeats radio, this morning, we heard from the band, The Hoofbeats.

They were live in the studio, a summer or two ago, and we re-aired their appearance not just because it was so much the first time, but because they have a performance coming up in our town, at the lovely Magnolia Cafe on October 5th.

As multi-instrumentalists, with a well-developed sense of humour and musical spontaneity, their music and shows combine bluegrass, swing and jazz with some blues and twang to cook up a unique blend that even the most discerning palate will enjoy.  The core of the band is Murray Ritchie (vocals, guitar & mandolin), Ian Pattison (banjo & percussion), Brad Forwell (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Lewis Melville (vocals, guitar, accordian, slide/pedal steel) & bass.

Wasn't the trivia about the former radio show The Hoofbeat, and the title of their band enjoyable? Not to mention the music!!  They have 3 cd's that I hope to own... and I hope you do too!

Here's some rough notes on playlist:
9:05, One With The Wind,
9:12, Carry On,
9:24, If You Were Able, Mayflower,
9:33, Missed You Again, Chris Terhune/Hoofbeats, Mayflower
9:47, Slippery Slope of Love?, 3rd album
9:52, Stuck In The Mud,

You can listen back in the archive at - just choose hoofbeats from the program schedule.
- Enjoy!
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blog Guelph: Shine On!

Covered Bridge... by Natures Caretaker
Covered Bridge..., a photo by Natures Caretaker on Flickr.

Guelph Greetings!

Looks like we will be treated to blue, blue and more blue overhead well into the weekend!

The sun will shine and put happy smiles on all of you!

Bunny Safari

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Guelph - guelPhonography: Redialled Opening at Ed Video Friday Night

The guelPhonography organizing committee will showcase their Top 20 mobile photographers at Ed Video Media Arts Centre on Friday at 7:00 pm. This will be a Fourth Fridays and Culture Days event.

Photo Media Décor have generously mounted the 20 mobile photos on mixed media to create a striking exhibition. The top three photographs will be announced at the opening with prizes for first, second, and third to be awarded that evening. The photos will then be on display at  Atmosphere Café + Etc for the months of October and November.

The volunteer run guelPhonography committee recognizes that such a venture could not take place without the support of sponsors, and wishes to thank Intrigue Media, as well as a variety of community businesses who have offered venues and prize merchandise.

For more information, and to see the gallery of submissions, please visit via @LynnBeSocial

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blog Guelph: Into The Wild

School Bus by crestina.martins
School Bus, a photo by crestina.martins on Flickr.
It is the season for a school bus photo don't you think? Does anyone remember boarding such vehicles as a step into the wild, rather than a move towards civilization?

The Pure Guelphishness music playlist for this Monday's episode of hoofbeats radio features Andrew Coombes, starting with his tune "Into The Wild".

He creates earnest music with infectious riffs and melodies that linger with you long after you hear them.  I never got a chance to check out Beautiful Senseless in their heyday in our town, but I've been able to enjoy the recordings and his "graduation." into the realm of solo artist.  He's not from Guelph these days, but is still worth following. I think you can hear the influence of our town on his tunes.  You can find him on Bandcamp, to learn more. Or, listen back to the rare demos played on this morning!

Pure Guelphishness Playlist (time/duration, song title, artist, composer, album, label, year):
9:00, 4:38  "Into The Wild," Andrew Coombes/Andrew Coombes, self-titled, indie, Cancon 2012
9:05, 3:17 "Horseless," Beautiful Senseless/Andrew Coombes, The Warmest Rain, 2003 (we use a musical track as our theme music for both the show intro and the "original fiction" segment of our show in 2012/2013)
9:10, 3:25 "Firefly," Andrew Coombes/Andrew Coombes, Demo, Indie, Cancon, New Release, 2013
9:14, 3:11"You Have No Right," Andrew Coombes/Andrew Coombes, Demo, Indie, Cancon, New Release, 2013
9:17, 3:06, "Tear Them Apart," Andrew Coombes/Andrew Coombes, Demo, Indie, Cancon, New Release, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blog Guelph: Harvest Time

stalks by Flailchest
stalks, a photo by Flailchest on Flickr.

Tonight is the Harvest Moon. Fancy a dance in row upon row of leafy cornstalks?

Enjoy the glow of the moon.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blog Guelph: A Fine Step

... by BleechBiPass
..., a photo by BleechBiPass on Flickr.
This morning's Pure Guelphishness playlist (during hoofbeats radio) on 93.3fm featured Nick Craine. There's something about the above photo that reminds me of his illustration work.  Are you familiar with his comics? I have been a fan ever since checking out Hard Core Logo nearly a decade ago! But he also does editorial, portrait and other types of visual art, and is a much sought after conceptual artist who's drawings have helped his clients win business. 

I found a musical album in the radio stn's local library released in 2000.  A fine step in his overall artistic path if you ask me.  Fellow musicians who supported him on this recording include other local heroes Nathan Lawr, Jeff Bird and Drew McIvor.

9:12am "Gold With His Sun," November Moon, 2000
9:17 "November Moon," November Moon
9:40 "Call My Name," November Moon
9:44 "Bows + Kisses," November Moon

I hope you will take a moment to listen back in the archive at CFRU, or otherwise search out his music, and/or check out his portfolio on the website or blog, or follow him on twitter.  It would be a fine step to take. Enjoy!
Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Guelph: Eye Catcher

courtyard creeper by D J England
courtyard creeper, a photo by D J England on Flickr.


There are lots of interesting of bits and bobs just waiting to be noticed in this city. Have you ever noticed the pigment left behind on the pavement from a fallen maple leaf? How about the reflection in a puddle? Raindrops on your windshield?

Enjoy the view.

Bunny Safari

Blog Guelph: Eye Catcher

door behind a tree by D J England
door behind a tree, a photo by D J England on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

Blog Guelph: Celebrating 20 Years?

Hillside in DA HOUSE by Good Noise
Hillside in DA HOUSE, a photo by Good Noise on Flickr.
Did you make it to the Guelph Jazz Festival this year? What an international, annual treasure is available in our very streets!

I especially love Nuit Blanche. And one of the musical highlights of my late night entertainment experience was catching Drew's Electronova at the Planet Bean downtown 2-4am. As outlined in the Jazz Festival program: Drew McIvor stretches the sonic canvas with a combination of the subtle sophistication of Bossanova, Samba, Afro-Cuban and Tango with the jump up bounce of rare groove, jazz and club electronica.

The photo above, was taken during Hillside Festival however, when he performed as a part of House of Velvet, the band that is Blog Guelph's Music Monday feature today.

I found 2 cd's in CFRU's local library that you can find elsewhere for House of Velvet, both oldies, and it was awesome to experience the richness of our local history with the listening.  You can listen back at, and I recommend you do! Of course you can also just pick up your own copies as outlined in the link above...

Here's the full Pure Guelphishness Playlist (broadcast during hoofbeats radio 9:30-10am):
"My Town," Doors Wide Open, 1997, indie
"Vive L'Afrique," Doors Wide Open, 1997, indie
"Boatman," Our Time, 2002, indie
"In The Garden," Our Time, 2002, indie
"If You've Found Love,"Our Time, 2002, indie
"Different Demon," Doors Wide Open, 1997, indie
"Sugar Thing," Doors Wide Open, 1997, indie
"Sugar Daddy," Doors Wide Open, 1997, indie

- Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Blog Guelph: Signs of fall Trilogy

Signs of fall Trilogy by Alan Norsworthy
Signs of fall Trilogy, a photo by Alan Norsworthy on Flickr.


How did September sneak up so fast? One minute we were enjoying those sultry summer nights and now the leaves are falling off the trees.

This is just a wee sample of the colours yet to delight our eyes in the coming weeks.

Bunny Safari

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

guelPhonography: Redialled - Get snapping!

Eyes of the Speed
Eyes of the Speed, a photo by @klawrenc on Flickr.

Sunday, September 8 at midnight. That's the deadline for the 2nd Annual guelPhonography Mobile Photography contest.

Guelph residents are invited to submit up to three Guelph photos snapped and edited on a phone for a chance to win prizes and have their printed photo exhibited in... Guelph!

A panel of judges, including representatives from lead sponsors Photo Media Decor and Intrigue Media, will choose 20 photos to be printed on a variety of surfaces such as wood, aluminum, and plexi. The photos will then be exhibited at Ed Video Media Arts Centre for the opening night, September 27. Prizes for first, second, and third will be announced and awarded that evening. For the months of October and November the photos will be on display at Atmosphere Café. Entrants will have the opportunity to pick up their photo at the end of the exhibit.
Show us your Guelph! - Kim 

Monday, September 02, 2013

Blog Guelph: The Sound of the City?

Guelph Canada West by Roberrific
Guelph Canada West, a photo by Roberrific on Flickr.
Here is a lovely glimpse of a rare treasure, obviously made in Guelph.

It is meant to introduce today's Music Monday feature.  The "Pure Guelphishness" radio broadcast on at 9:30am featured Alanna Gurr.  There were 3 cd's in the library to draw from, one was a handmade work of art, another EP had the same 4 songs and an extra, as well as her debut, full length release.

This talented artist, who hails from Guelph, is sure to leave you longing for more of her sweet and sultry sound. You can find out more about her on her facebook page. Whether backed up by her minimalistic rock troupe or on her own, Gurr’s songs of longing and heartbreak are complemented by her graceful and charming voice. She also has a presence on stage, which comes through in this Southern Souls video.

The Playlist:
"Lovely Girl," Purgatory, EP 2010
"Take The Street," Alanna Gurr EP 2010
"Oh Horsefeathers," Oh, Horsefeathers, 2011 Fortnight
"So Hard"
"Little One"
"Take Me Out"

My favourite was the last track.
"Take me out on the town, I want the heat from the street to comfort me, I want to drown in the sound of all the people, I want to drown in the sound of the city, I want to drown in the sound of the city...."

Alanna Gurr is another of Guelph's own treasures... Enjoy! ~ Kim Logue-like-Vogue

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.