With Joel Plaskett at Winterlude 2008
What a weekend! Aside from the debacle on Friday, February 15, 2008. I did enjoy The Joel Plaskett Emergency concert at Winterlude. Not to take pot shots at my friends (well, one of them), I just wish either opened up to any kind of Canadian independent music and try out CBC Radio 3.
After the concert, I had a chance to get meet Joel Plaskett and get picture with him as you from above the entry. It was insanely cold on Friday night. I was able to survive it. I was also wondering if I find Amanda Putz at the concert but to no avail.
Here’s some clips from the concert via YouTube.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd_vmM7V-MM&hl=en&fs=1&] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8UEgx0skM8&hl=en&fs=1&]

Drinking Absinthe
Saturday night was one of a doozy. I had a birthday dinner and a lion dance performance. The birthday dinner was Avant Garde Bar in downtown Ottawa. They serve Russian food and usual drinks and liquors. I finally tried Absinthe because I have been curious for so long. The verdict? Oh my! It has a strong black licorice taste. I did not hallucinate. Don’t worry if I was acting up or passed out drinking it. All in all, it was great to see people there for Saturday but missing were the people I know. Oh well, hopefully they better make it up to me.
As for the lion dance performance prior to returning to Avant Garde Bar and drinking Abinthe, it was for the Mauritius community of Ottawa and it was held at the Bob Macquarrie Recreation Complex in Orleans.
Here’s the clip from the performance (in 2 parts)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lyHA5prmBM&hl=en&fs=1&] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAIAwB0fQZs&hl=en&fs=1&]