Friday, November 17, 2006

La Belle Ville

Having a ball in Montreal. I swear, everyone here has that je ne sais quoi that you get in Paris. A casual flair, a joie de vivre. People meet your eyes in the streets, even smile, most look happy. There's an old Hebrew saying that a stranger can see what's wrong in the first three minutes. But it also goes the other way. On a non-verbal level, you can grasp the essence of a place when you first arrive, an immediate reaction to it, before you settle in and meet the inhabitants and have experiences which colour your opinion for good or ill. Anyway, it's pretty goddam gorgeous. Just waiting to head off for my second gig at Magill, then later today doing Librairie Paragraphe. Hope to see some of you there!

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