Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
well-rounded,
other times
dull or
occasionally
broken.
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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Questions of Perception
Posted on June 16, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Does it get any darker if
you close your eyes?
   Can you find a solid path
through the distractions by
feeling your way through?
   You’ve been here before.
   Is this a pattern?
   What are your collective
senses telling you?
   Questions of perception
leave plenty of room. Are
you looking for answers
amidst your doubts?
   It might take serious
time to figure it all out.

06/16/2022                                                                      j.g.l.

The Outcome
Posted on June 14, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Do we take what is in front of
us, or do we give it back?
   Personal decisions can have
a public impact. What will be
the outcome of our actions or
intentions? Who will it hurt or
who will it heal?
   What will it hinder?

06/14/2022                                                                             j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on June 13, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Last week was Canadian Music Week, an industry conference and music festival. After taking in several shows I got to see a sampling of the diversity and strength of this country’s music scene.

Tuesday’s performance by Crown Lands showed the range of possibilities a duo can create, from the seismic sonic guitar soundscapes, tender acoustic moments, and one of the most identifiable voices to come along in years. I’m looking forward to hearing much more from Cody Bowles (whose drumming is as precise and powerful as his voice) and guitarist, multi-instrumentalist Kevin Comeau.

I was, literally, amazed.

Saturday night, at the newly renovated El Mocambo, I had the absolute pleasure of hearing The Bros. Landreth from Winnipeg. The trio offered up a bluesy, soulfully rootsy mix with some of the sweetest three-part harmonies I have heard in a long time. The thick and thoughtful guitar work of Joey Landreth provides a big beautiful sound while his brother Dave holds down the bottom end with a rhythm style that allows Joey to do what he does. Bolstering the sound, and fleshing out the harmonies, was Roman Clarke

In the early ‘70s, Winnipeg’s The Guess Who developed a sound that was often referred to as “Wheatfield Soul”. The Bros. Landreth is the first Manitoba band to come around in decades that are worthy of the same label.

Crowds at both venues were both appreciative and jubilant, celebrating not only Canadian Music, but also the fact we can once again get out and see it live.

It has been an awful long time.

06/13/2022                                                                               j.g.l.