Monday, November 25, 2013

Blog Guelph: Trailblazing

snowy wall perspectives -  Guelph by Our Enchanted Garden

snowy wall perspectives - Guelph, a photo by Our Enchanted Garden on Flickr.

Well, it seems that winter has arrived. So today's musical focus is intended to warm you up with sounds from the trailblazing Canadian global electronica project Eccodek. A dose of a potent blend of dub, world groove and pulsing electronica to help you weather the season...

Today's Pure Guelphishness Playlist (on hoofbeats radio, at
9:27 Bodhichitta Dub, Living for Live, 2012
9:45 Heart's Desire Dub, Voices Have Eyes, 2005
9:50 Word With Griot, Voices Have Eyes, 2005
Over 5 critically acclaimed albums, Canada’s Eccodek has become a leader in the world of global fusion. With a 2009 Juno nomination (Canada’s Grammys), multiple Canadian Music Awards, we heard this morning an announcement of a cd release party in April at the e-bar.  It's something to look forward to!
Kim Logue-Like-Vogue

Thursday, November 21, 2013

“In Conversation” with Guelph Photographers Guild’s Doug England and Alan Norsworthy

Eramosa River in Rockwood by Tony Moran

Join Doug England and Alan Norsworthy from the Guelph Photographers Guild for “In Conversation” Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm at Guelph Civic Museum as they explore the Guelph, Wellington County and the World, an exhibition featuring 40 images captured by members.  

Guelph Photographers Guild was established in May 2009, with membership now extending beyond the city limits of Guelph. “Our goal is to connect photographers at all levels,” says Bruce Shapka, President of the Guild. “We provide a fun and informative venue for furthering members’ talents and interests.” 

Guelph, Wellington County and the World runs until December 15. 

In Conversations is included with admission:  $4 Adults, $3 Seniors and Students. Free for Guelph Museums members.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. The Museum is open daily from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blog Guelph: Web design

Happy Friday! by Krista Kruger
Happy Friday!, a photo by Krista Kruger on Flickr.

Web design intrigues me... online, and in nature. 

Today I'm showcasing a series of photos by Krista Kruger. I love the fine lines, subtle tones and abstract quality in the web designs she's captured.

Krista's work has always inspired me. She recently got an iPhone so we now have her iPhoneography/guelPhonography to look forward to.

Other photos included with this thread are: Spinning dreams and Fine lines.

- Kim 

Blog Guelph: Web design

Spinning Dreams by Krista Kruger
Spinning Dreams, a photo by Krista Kruger on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Web design

Fine Lines by Krista Kruger
Fine Lines, a photo by Krista Kruger on Flickr.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Guelph: Another Animated Neighour

Chestnut-Sided Warbler - Singing his heart out. by barbdpics

You've heard Mo' Kauffey singing haven't you?  From the moment you see him and his old Supratone arch-top guitar you get the idea you are in for something unique, and when you hear it you know you're catching something special.  Mo’ interprets a broad swath of American roots music in a personable, acoustic blues format, and composes and reinvents more contemporary folk, rock, country, and pop music in a style all his own.  He also has a radio on CFRU, called Blues Around the Block, every Monday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm -- another chance to explore the mysterious mind of Mr. Kauffey, as he shares stories of travel and adventure, and spinning rare roots, folk, blues and psychedelic rock records.  You can also keep up with him on facebook, or catch his next appearance at the Wooly on Sunday, Dec 1, 2013.  Enjoy!

Today's Pure Guelphishness Playlist (during hoofbeats radio):
9:25 Committed, Whatcha Gonna Do, Mo Kauffey
9:30 Railroad Worksong, Whatcha Gonna Do, Mo Kauffey
9:50 Sixteen Tons, Whatcha Gonna Do, Mo Kauffey
9:54 Faded Love, Whatcha Gonna Do, Mo Kauffey

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blog Guelph: Falling into winter
wind 1, a photo by Flailchest on Flickr.

Fall Leaves
Fall leaves, a photo by Stephen Briggs on Flickr.

Summer's ghosts
Summer's ghosts, a photo by James Saper on Flickr.

Orange Is In The Air
Orange is in the air, a photo by Peter Kelly on Flickr.

Winter isn't my favourite season but fortunately...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog Guelph: Girls Rock

Provocative Female by Our Enchanted Garden

"It’s probably different for everyone but I find that getting out into nature, getting right up and personal with a blade of grass or going for a walk surrounded by a bunch of tall trees fills me with lots of joy and calms me down." I read these inspirational words in an article about a cool initiative in Toronto co-founded by Magali Meagher, who grew up in Guelph and who visited our town last night. Were you at the e-bar to say hello? Today on the Pure Guelphishness playlist during hoofbeats radio she was our musical feature.

We kicked off the musical focus of the radio show with a youtube link from the Girls Rock Camp-Toronto page. Magali Meagher helped start and instruct this program for girls ages 8-16, that takes place every summer at the TRANZAC in Toronto. Its a great way to meet new friends, try out an instrument, play in a band and show off your new skills. To learn how to apply check out the camper or volunteer pages.

We also heard the 4 tracks on the Phonemes 2004 e.p. including Porcupines, and Steeples And People.  Which was your favourite? I liked the last simple, melody driven song with layered rhythm. 
I have long known that Magali’s musical career included recording and playing guitar and drums in the Hidden Cameras, but hadn't realized she's a bilingual songwriter! One of her bands, The Phonemes is known for haunting melodies and enchanting stories that have inspired audience sing alongs from Tofino to Paris. Magali has sung her way across North America and Europe with Owen Pallett, Bob Wiseman, Basia Bulat, she has backed up American indie icon Daniel Johnston on drums, and opened Kids in the Hall Scott Thompson’s “Scottastrophe” tour. She’s also a member of the all-girl Weezer cover band Sheezer, 60’s-girl-pop-inspired outfit HANK, and performs with John Tielli’s Metal Kites. You can check out some of her music at CBC and myspace.

- Kim Logue-like-Vogue

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Blog Guelph: Into the night

Fancy Pants by rubberschmuckie
Fancy Pants, a photo by rubberschmuckie on Flickr.

I know I'm not alone in disliking the 5:30 p.m. darkness. 

Our time just "fell back" a few days ago and I'm already counting the days till we have more light again. 
  • 46 days until the winter solstice. December 21 is the darkest day of the year. Once it's over the days start getting longer again. Woo hoo! And,
  • 115 days until we "spring forward"... on March 9, 2014. That's quite a way's off... 4 long, cold, dark, months. Seems like an eternity, doesn't it? 
But we'll get through it. And spring will be every bit as awesome as it was last year... and the year before that... right?

- Kim

Other photos included with this thread are by Flailchest: 1) poles, 2) path, 3) behind walmart 8 and 4) track 2

Blog Guelph: Into the night

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

Blog Guelph: Into the night

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

Blog Guelph: Into the night

behind walmart 8 by Flailchest
behind walmart 8, a photo by Flailchest on Flickr.

Blog Guelph: Into the night

track 2 by Flailchest
track 2, a photo by Flailchest on Flickr.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Blog Guelph: Fresh From The Water

Red Floater by peterkelly
Red Floater, a photo by peterkelly on Flickr.

The photo and title of the post today are intended to represent the music played this Monday morning from Andrew McPherson. Di d you know he had such powerful songwriting skills? Because his award winning, global fusion project Eccodek is so well known, you knew to expect interesting instrumentation and arrangements, I'm sure, but they are sure are wonderful to hear anew from the CDs we played from on the air this morning! I encourage you to check out this local musical chameleon, an artist able to move seamlessly from the producer’s chair to that of project leader, multi-instrumentalist, remixer and DJ, and yes, singer/songwriter.

The Pure Guelphishness playlist on hoofbeats radio 9-10am at
9:08 Fresh From The Water, Andrew McPherson, Lefty Singer, 2009
9:19 Lefty Singer, Andrew McPherson, Lefty Singer, 2009
9:37 Ghost Man, Andrew McPherson, Phoenix at the Wheel, 2004
9:41 Half Flight, Andrew McPherson, Phoenix at the Wheel, 2004


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.