• Brian Gallagher

Everybody must get stoned…


Now don’t get the wrong idea here dear readers. Don’t start talking about what you think I might be talking about when I’m not really talking about what you think I might be talking about. Did that make sense in your head? It almost did in mine, I think.

And to further substantiate your suspicions about what you might think my column is about this week let me tell you what I’ve been watching on Netflix this past week. The bio-pics and documentaries on Woodstock, The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue. Groovy, man. Far out. Although the Scorcese movie of Bob Dylan’s tour had interesting insights on some of the great artists of the time, I really enjoyed the Woodstock documentary because it wasn’t really about the music but about the organizers of that iconic event and what they went through to put it all together. And of course all the original footage of the event itself was a real trip.

But I digress (as I am wont to do)…Yes in full disclosure, beautiful people, the bestie and I have been gettin’ high this past week. And our recreational product of choice has been (drum roll please) oil-based primer! I can’t remember the last time we painted with an oil-based product but damn does that stuff pack a punch, and not the good kind! It gave us both headaches and burned the eyes. Kind of the same way cheap gin and Hallmark Christmas movies do. We couldn’t open up any windows for very long because ol’ man winter was lurking just outside the walls like a vampire who is only waiting for the invitation to swoop in and suck out all the heat from our safe haven.

And in our tiny love shack here in Shangri-la there was no place to hide. Just had to ride it out and wait for the fog to clear. And of course it does give you another excuse to head out for dinner (and lunch…. and cocktails). But in the end those kitchen cabinets will look fantastic. But when I get back to my old self again I’m sure that I’m going to regret the tie-dye paint job.


Feel like dusting off the old guitar and crooning a couple of tunes? This Sunday, November 24 is the regular monthly Open Mic at Rubes Restaurant up on Highway 201 in Rigaud. Hosted by the effervescent Seiji Gutierrez, it is usually a warm and friendly atmosphere to get up and sing a song or two as well as being able to check out some great local talent.


This Friday, November 22, The Busking Brothers will bring their folksy sound to Giggz Musique-Resto in Ormstown (31a Bridge Street) starting at 6:30 p.m.


And always remember to scope out the ‘Things to See and Do’ section of The Journal for upcoming community events in and around the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area and if you have some music, art or other cool event you think I should be checking out, please hit me up at kickinthearts@yourlocaljournal.ca.


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