To my friends in Toronto and Canada more broadly. This afternoon I had the pleasure of listening to Jon Brooks, a Toronto based singer songwriter in a house concert hosted by my good frinds Mark Cryle and Paula Peterson. He sings songs of conscience (my term) and opened with a great version of Buffy Sainte Marie's Universal Soldier. Thie song I've chosen has the longest title in modern folk history but is based on the supposed statistic (quoted by Jon) that 87% of people in jobs are incompetent in their role - the converse of which is to ask the question: what if people were actually doing what they were really good at and found a way to tap their creativity every day.
I like the idea.
Mark Cryle was the support act. He writes some great story songs about local characters and historical events. He's a Librarian Historian and Songwriter.