Archive for October, 2009

October so far…

October 20, 2009

Thanks to the Quota Club for having me entertain the crowds at their annual fundraiser. A refreshing change from their successful fashion shows, having the opportunity to share the music of Nat “King” Cole was a treat for me — response has been great!

The Haunted and Historical Guided Walking Tours have been on the busier side since fall hit. I’m meeting people from everywhere — England, New England, Australia, China, various provinces and many Ontario towns and cities! Thanks to Collingwood’s Downtown BIA for inviting me to add some walks for the area’s Apple Harvest Festival.

Scooted into Stayner this past Saturday to support my friend Cathy Dunlop and her Piano Marathon — sat at that grand piano (she pronounces it “Pie-ano” as opposed to “Pee-ano”) at the Centenial United Church and played for 10 hours. Cathy and I enjoyed about 45 minutes collaborating on some Porter, Gershwin, Carmichael, Mancini and even a couple Rodgers & Hart. Good times!

Entering into week 4 (rehearsals) for the annual First Pres Christmas Concert — beautiful music as usual. Just two and a half weeks until my seniors (gr. 9 – 12) at Pretty River Academy tread the boards in the Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” — Nov 5 and 6. Call the school 705 444-5376 to get tickets.

Well, the Hollin family is readying for Halloween, and talks of Christmas have begun to creep into conversations.

Oh –my radio slot on 95.1 The Peak FM has recently changed — no longer Fridays 6 pm to 10 pm, but rather a much more civilized (for a ripening entertainer and family man) Sunday afternoon’s 2 til 5 pm. I’m the Sunday Afternoon Guy!

Have a great week!