Working at the Beach Foundry

My first full time job was at the Beach Foundry in 1970. My father had worked there for 20 years at the time and he got me in. I lasted one year but he eventually worked there for 28 years…

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Bunkin' on Ladouceur

OK, here is everything you need to know about bunking. Imagine a cold, snowy night in the narrow streets of the old west end, say a street like Ladouceur. It might look like this.

 

 

Now this is what Bob Dylan…

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A Band on Every Corner

In the old west end in the 1960s, there were LOTS of garage bands. This song tells a story about being in a local band at the time, based on my own experience. (You can find the lyrics and streaming…

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Have you ever been for a walk down Wellington Street?

Exotic, mystical, scary, exciting, interesting. Taking a walk down Wellington Street can be  all of those things. Everything happens on Wellington Street. It is an old street, full of stories, full of lfe. Fifty years ago, and still today, it…

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Jonesey website launched!

Big milestone today! After getting on MySpace, setting up a YouTube account, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and going all social media, turns out you still need a proper website if you want to get everything out there. So…

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Upcoming shows and events

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Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Concert

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St., Ottawa, ON

The Beatles swan song, Abbey Road, was released on September 26 1969. They knew this would be their last record together, and listening to it is a deeply moving experience for Beatles fans old and new. To mark the 50th anniversary of this release, Jonesey and Friends (Paul Johanis, Aaron Reid, Michel Cloutier, Gil Charron and David Ranger) will be playing the entire album live on Saturday September 28 at the Rainbow Bistro. This will be the last of the 50th anniversary Beatles concerts put on by Jonesey and Friends, having now performed a live version of every album from Beatlemania in November 2013 to the White Album last year. Come for the chance to hear this masterpiece live, stay for the Beatles dance party afterwards.  

$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Rooftop Concert 50th anniversary show

The Record Centre, 1099 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

On January 30 1969, the Beatles gave an impromptu concert on the roof of their Apple Studio in London. To mark the 50th anniversary of this event, which was the Beatles' final live performance, Jonesey and friends will perform the songs from the rooftop concert, and from the Get Back/Let it Be sessions, in a matinee show at The Record Centre. It's pay what you want. Get your Beatles fix while browsing the vinyl stacks.  

Pay what you want