In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead.Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
The Ottawa Boys and Girls Club just opened a studio where kids can play music together and even record… it’s free and available to any kids who are part of the Boys and Girls Club. We went by tonite to check it out… kids rappin’, drummin’, singing’ and dancin’…. they even have a full ProTracks Studio!!! Pretty cool… almost as cool as the people who donated their money and time to make it happen… and not that we’d ever call ourselves cool but we donated $1600 bucks of our busking money from this summer’s BluesFest!!! We’re also going to be donating much of our music equipment as well… and stop by and jam too!
We were at Scotiabank Place, getting ready for a performance for the United Way (Sens Sational Sunday). We’re testing our new git’awkee sticks (more on that later). After our sound check we go down to ice level to relax. There are a bunch of announcements… United Way thanks its donors and volunteers with events like these to show their appreciation to those who help make Ottawa a better place.
While we listen to the announcements, we hear about the Community Builder Award, which honors Ottawa’s outstanding volunteers who make Ottawa a better place. Award recipients are also honored by having their names inscribed on the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City Hall. That’s pretty cool. While we listen to all this, (Quinn staring at the Jumbotron wondering how long until we eat, Jan trying to remember where he put those square batteries that go in his wireless transmitter, and Liam wishing he had access to Wi-Fi), suddenly we hear the name of the winner, “THE BROTHERS DUBE!!!”
In perfect Harmony, Quinn, Jan, and Liam say, “Hunh?”
Jan had only a few words to the crowd, “I’m really glad to see people are recognizing these efforts.”
Click on the picture to read more about it…
Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest started July 5 and we will be/were/are there! Catch us busking outside almost every night.
Left to right: Shawn Malhotra (Claridge Homes), Louise Malhotra, Quinn Dubé, Jan Dubé, Liam Dubé, Solange Blanchard (Kanpe Foundation) Photo: Craig Senior
Backstage with the Flaming Lips
We had only a couple of minutes to chat with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips before we accepted the donation from Shawn Malhotra of Claridge Homes and the Flaming Lips started their show. We all love Pink Floyd!!!
Some of the performers for the Flaming Lips. We promised we would post their pics on our web site. Promise kept!
See more pics HERE.
July 9 is our CD Release Party right there on the street, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.. Remember that $1 from every CD goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Adults tend to complicate things sometimes. Our tongue-in-cheek, fun, message to the NHL is a simple one: save our skulls (SOS) and ban head shots now, that’s it. No different from what adults ask of us at school.
We use music to make this point because, well, being musicians and being kids we hope to set an example for other kids, to inspire them to change the world by getting involved in it and making a positive difference in their own way. Please adults, don’t complicate that.
If you support the SIMPLE idea that THE NHL SHOULD BAN HEADSHOTS, please watch our one-minute video “Boom Boom Out Go the Lights”, like it and share it with others, or complicate it with [add your own baggage here]:
Here is a link to “Boom Boom Out Go the Lights” on YouTube. If you have a YouTube account, click “Like”.
Also, (and more importantly) if you would like to help some of the poorest families in Haiti overcome their plight of poverty, do it through the Kanpe Foundation by clicking the DONATE NOW button below. Your transaction is securely handled through CanadaHelps.org.
When our album comes out later this spring, we will donate 50% of its sales to Haiti.