Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tis The Season

Tis the season to show your family and friends how you feel about them.

Nothing says "I love you!", "I like you alot!" or "Gosh you're swell!" better than a book of anecdotes written by a TTC Subway Musician in the city of Toronto.

And so easy to order right from this blogspot. Be sure to add info like... whether you want the book wrapped, what you want written on the gift tag, where to mail it etc...in the 'Add special instructions to the seller:' section.
 

 P.S. There's no extra charge for gift wrapping!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Employee Of The Month

Me:   "Hey, where are you going with those book orders?"
Him:  "To the post office."
Me:   "You're too little. But I appreciate the thought."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Books Available To Order

Yahoo! More copies of 'Attention All Subway Riders - A Busker's Eye View' arrived from the printer this afternoon and the staff are pretty excited.
Order yours today!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Temporarily Out Of Stock

Books are temporarily out of stock. Will advise when available.
Thanks!

Monday, February 3, 2014

A 60 Second Symphony of Subway Sounds!

An odd thing happened when I was busking recently. I quickly grabbed my camera to take a photo of a cute little dog but the shutter release button wouldn't click. I didn't realize, until I got home, it was because the camera was set on the Movie setting. I'd pushed the button several times and when I put it down on my bag beside me, it was recording everything that happened until the disc was full. As I watched it, I noticed some interesting stuff and thought I'd share this little clip...


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Gifts!

Pre-wrapped copies of the book available for gift giving, which I will happily send directly to the recipient on your behalf. Please indicate what you'd like written on the card and provide the full mailing address when you place your order. No additional charge for wrapping!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stopped by to see the The Famous Five, while in Winnipeg. Nellie seems quite shocked to learn that women are out there busking these days. Thanks to them, us gals can do all sorts of things!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Feeding this shy young fellow some stories so he can impress folks at the wine tasting...



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

It's important to encourage youngsters to read. 
Just doing my part...


College Street, Toronto

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A nice, easy read for a sunny Spring day in Little Italy!


Johnny Lombardi, College Street, Toronto

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Here kid, quit bugging me and go read this book." 
"But I can't read yet." 
"Then just look at the pictures. There's lots of pictures." 


SickKids Hospital - Toronto, ON

Saturday, February 16, 2013

 "Right here on page 63...this kid tried to steal
from my guitar case. Keep your eye out for him okay?"

"Don't worry ma'am. We always get our man."

 

Niagara Falls, ON

Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Sure, you can make a little doe busking. When people like what they hear they may toss a buck or two in your case to show their appreciation."
 

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden - Winnipeg, MB

Thursday, January 31, 2013

"...so I leaned forward over my guitar case, expecting one of those arm around the shoulder hugs." Like this one I'm giving you. "But he wrapped me in a big bear hug, kind of knocking me off balance..."

Order your copy of the book to get the whole story!



Hershey's Kiss - Niagara Falls, ON

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


"I don't mind delivering the book, but did you know you could 
have downloaded it to your Kindle from Amazon? 
And speaking of Amazon..."

 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

"No, these aren't 'tall tales' but I'm sure 
you'll enjoy them anyway!"


Robert Wadlow - Guinness World Record Museum - Niagara Falls, ON

Friday, January 4, 2013

"I know...that one was a real eye opener!!"


Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum - Niagara Falls, ON

Friday, December 28, 2012

What the cool school kids in Winnipeg are reading...
 

School Girl - Leo Mol Sculpture Gardens - Winnipeg, MB

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Here's a good one about this time I was really cold while busking at Dundas Station. But then, I guess if you're busking outdoors in Winnipeg and it's -20C, you know from cold."


Blind Bandurist - Leo Mol Sculpture Garden - Winnipeg, MB

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"You'll like this one. Look right here on page 41...
I got an invite to your hometown!"
 

Movieland Wax Museum, Niagara Falls, ON

Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Here's another funny story from King Station."
 

Al Waxman - Kensington Market, Toronto, ON

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature are reading...


George Bernard Shaw - Niagara On The Lake, ON

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sharing some laughs with somebody's prince...
 

Rainforest Cafe - Niagara Falls, ON

Monday, November 26, 2012

"The new book club selection arrived today!"
 

Dinosaur Adventure Golf, Niagara Falls, ON

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sharing info, from the 'Subway Busker Tips' section, with 
aspiring young flute and violin players...


Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel, Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Encountered this eavesreader in the park...


U of T - Toronto, ON

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Swapping stories with Canada's unofficial poet laureate...


Al Purdy - Queen's Park - Toronto, ON

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nothing like sharing a good read with a colleague 
on a lovely Autumn afternoon...


Northrup Frye - Victoria College - Toronto, ON

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Ward and Al Show

Hey, here's a link to my podcast debut on 'The Ward and Al' show. 

I might have been amazing or I might have been a total goof...you'll have to listen to find out ;) 

http://humbleandfredradio.com/wardandal/ Click on the 'Listen Now' link just under Ward's chin. 





Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spotted this fellow reading on the platform 
at Museum Station...


Order your copy before all the other Toltecs 
catch wind of it and it sells out!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nothing like a good book to take your mind 
off of the fact that the NHL pre-season has been cancelled!

                                                         
Hockey Hall Of Fame - Toronto, ON

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wow...STROMBO!

Thanks to my friend Barb Wheel for this awesome photo and celebrity autograph!


Page 19 - 'Attention All Subway Riders - A Busker's Eye View'
George Stroumboulopoulos

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Glenn and I sharing a laugh while reading the book...


Glenn Gould - CBC - Toronto, ON


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

All the cool folks are reading it...even in tony Yorkville!


Cumberland Street - Toronto, ON

Monday, September 3, 2012

While out shopping today, this cute kid asked me to 
sign a copy of my book for him...


Friday, July 13, 2012

Upcoming Book Launches in Toronto and Winnipeg

Wed. July 25, 6pm - ‘ATTENTION ALL SUBWAY RIDERS - A Busker’s Eye View’ Book Launch, Free Times Cafe, 320 College St., Toronto, ON; There will be a short presentation about the book and we will sing a few tunes that highlight some of the stories in it, while you enjoy a nice cool beverage. And, the food at The Free Times is delish so plan to have a bite while you’re there. I highly recommend the potato latkes. Our good friend Andy Frank has agreed to MC the event! All ages are welcome. Books will be available for purchase.

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO DAMAGE AT VENUE FROM A CAR ACCIDENT - Watch for new date in December 2012
Thu. Aug.9, 7pm - 'Sue and Dwight' Music Performance and ‘ATTENTION ALL SUBWAY RIDERS - A Busker’s Eye View’ Book Launch, Pop Soda’s Coffeehouse and Gallery, 625 Portage Ave. (slightly east of the Sherbrook / Portage intersection), Winnipeg, MB; This is our first time playing at this venue. We hear the food is awesome so plan to have dinner there too. All ages are welcome. Books will be available for purchase.