"Box . . . three . . . spool . . . five. ( he raises his head and stares front. With relish. ) Spool! ( pause. ) Spooool! ( happy smile. Pause. He bends over table, starts peering and poking at the boxes. )

Box three, spool five. (He bends over the machine, looks up. With relish.) Spooool! (happy smile.) He bends, loads spool on machine, rubs his hands.) Ah! "

Krapp's Last Tape, Samuel Beckett

Congratulations to The Peggy Lee Band for the 2014 Juno Nomination!

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unlearn
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open spaces
carrier • redman • donato • séguin • lambert
hoxha
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intersection poems
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worlds apart
peggy lee band
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gen
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no day rising
larner • leandre • uchihashi
tempted to smile
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the flying deer
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floating 1 ...2 ...3
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sounds from the big house
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dearness
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yesca one
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itadakimasu
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lowest note
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close
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"Spool isn't for the faint-hearted. Their roster includes some of Canada's most adventurous and advanced creative musicians. From international recognized artists such as pianist Paul Plimley and violinist Jacques Israelievitch, to Vancouver's exceptional young talents — drummer Dylan van der Schyff, cellist Peggy Lee, and clarinetist Francois Houle, to name three — Spool has begun documenting an important moment in the history of Canadian improvised music."

—Greg Buium, Coda.

Rant & Dawdle

Music IS Rapid Transportation ...from the Beatles to Xenakis 

Editor: Daniel Kernohan

Lawrence Joseph, Dan Lander, Donal McGraith, Bill Smith, Alan Stanbridge, Scott Thomson & Vern Weber

photos by Gordon Bowbrick, Herb Greenslade & Bill Smith


 

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Rant & Dawdle:

The Fictional Memoir

of

Colston Wilmott

As Imagined by

William E. Smith