just back this early morning to bj on the overnight train from nanjing site of the China 10th national games which are the domestic ‘olympic’ games that take place in China every 4 years. was in nanjing for 3 days invited by BTV. lots of help from Fran, a 20 something young lady assistant who……

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It was the deepest, most intense exhaustion i ever felt last friday night oct 14 after the forbidden city concert hall double bill concert with katie targett-adams (scotland) at which point i almost collapsed. we managed to drag ourselves back to the pompous and overly priced landmark hotel with our gear, i fell into my……

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Friends – check out the chairman’s ottawa gigs coming up: 1)Performing at GreekFest 2005: Chinese and Greek Singing Sensation: George Sapounidis Tuesday August 16 6:40 – 7:00 pm Greek Community Centre, outdoor stage 1315 Prince of Wales Drive (near Baseline) Admission: Free NEW CD available ! “George from Athens to Beijing” Enjoy Greek food and……

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a razmataz of thoughts and synapse connections cascading into converging possibilities for the upcoming beijing olympic games … and open and closing ceremonies. just off the phone with xu li,a good friend , sincere, from shanghai who wants to organize shows with me and the band in the shanghai area this fall, so gotta send……

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Tonight last day of July, just returned from a weekend in St Sauveur in the Laurentians with my mother Rhea. Just finished a rehearsal a few minutes ago with terrific bassplayer Stu Watkins and guitarist extraordinaire Vince Halfhide – real gentlemen. Feel sick, head cold, weak, laryngitis, just coming off a 2-day trip to the……

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July in bright, hot, muggy, sweaty Beijing As you know folks, from a previous posting, I arrived in Beijing June 20, exiting the airport into a bright sauna, crowded, taxi drivers wanting a piece of me, and then the drive into the centre of town accompanied by a young lady assistant from the university i……

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YES, FRIENDS, the chairman just got back to non-civilization, err, civilization. Got back bleary eyed 3 nites ago from Beijing after a month there. Arrived at the Vancouver airport and gulped back a ton of suger in the form of a Tim Hortons brand new iced cappuccino and a yikes … glazed donut — like……

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Day 12, Today, Friday July 1 Evening, writing this, really hot and muggy on campus, this internet room is packed. Many students have been graduating these days, wearing the different colored T-shirts from their various disciplines. Sneaked a meeting with the prez of a teaching school in Beijing, possible for teaching assignments. Wanted to hear……

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Here on the campus of People’s University I along with 3 professors from Vancouver will present talks at an Olympics conference tomorrow and Sunday. This morning myself and Alex Carre from UBC were whisked off to a 9am interview on internet TV on the campus of the People’s Daily which is the national state run……

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Hi everyone, Just arrived in Beijing day before yesterday after an 11 hour flight from Vancouver. Flight was great – 3 movies – the first a tearjerker as usual, someone always dies at the end and good thing i brought hankies. The second was a kinda silly chinese film, overdubbed, about comical slapstick yoga masters……

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