Tuesday, November 15, 2011

show me where to sign on

Perhaps not the world, perhaps not saving anything at all really, but a cape and tiara would go a long way toward outfitting me for my new gig. An event facilitator needs to demonstrate a certain style, don't you think?

But regardless of whether I end up wearing my ermine stole or my mom jeans to work, I am thrilled to be joining the Cantos Music Foundation.

How could I not be? I am in love with the vision. The vision of a National Music Centre, amplifying the love. The vision of magnificent architecture which will celebrate Canadian music, a convergence of the old home of the blues and the new buzz of the East Village.

I had my training yesterday, met many cheery like-minded folks, and got a glance at the incredible instrument collection. How I long to play that Theremin. Later this week, I will work my first shift. Still debating the cape and tiara.

In linkety-link news, I have some new posts floating around town:
- coverage of the King Eddy campaign launch (complete with photos) at Music Matters
- partial contribution to an article about the Telus Spark/Mayor's Urban Design Awards appearing on EV Experience. It's a marriage of my scribbling and my editor's sassy style. She has a knack for swooping in and making everything infinitely more awesome. Even if if does mean dropping my Uranus joke.


Wandering Coyote said...

I am so stoked for you, Barb! You go girl!

Perhaps a pair of Fluevogs to go with your cape & tiara, or mom jeans? :)

mister anchovy said...

I want to hear all about this gig!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not a bad suggestion, WC, but I am more of a Clarks girl myself. Bigger on comfort than style.

I'm very excited about it, Mr Anchovy. It's a casual position, helping out when the performance space is rented out to various organizations.

Anonymous said...

A very cool place. I'm jealous.


I'm so happy for you!

Now I"ll be hearing all about the cool events about town in STEREO!



Barbara Bruederlin said...

You have to plan a trip up here to see some of the instruments, Leazwell. It's a candy shop, I tell you.

And hopefully joining in on some of those stereo events, UB!

LesleyG said...

How great for you! Enjoy, Barb!

Allison said...

The new job really does sound like the perfect fit. I hope training is going well this week! Let me know if you need an extra cape.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Leslie, I think it's going to be a blast!

It never hurts to have access to an extra cape, Al. Thanks, I may need to take you up on that.

Remi said...

There's a busker in the Toronto subway who alternates between playing the bassoon (with a pedal for loops a la Final Fantasy) and playing the theremin. So cool to hear while walking through the tunnels.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

To hear a theremin while walking through a subway tunnel would be utterly otherworldly, Remi. Lucky you!