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Thursday, June 7, 2012




Regretfully I did not get the opportunity to view Venus' Transit which occurred last evening or the previous.  Apparently the celestial body passes between the earth and the sun in a pattern that repeats every 243 years (with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years; previous pairs of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882).  I'm almost embarrassed to admit that with very little effort, I could have driven out west, way beyond the city limits, happily ensconced in a deck chair (and fortified against the chill of the mountain air with wool blankets and doubles of Black Label), to watch an astronomical phenomena which won't reoccur until December 2117 and December 2125.  Darn it!

I'm eager (as well as determined) to pick up the new album from Montreal native Luca Laserra which is scheduled to drop later this summer.  Legions of fans (and myself) are disquieted, for rumors continue to surface of its impending release; we've all heard about stellar producers who're burning the terminals to bring forth a new, harder sound. And, if to confound this state of unease, 'leaked' new footage of behind-the-scene photos of album cover preparation and all-night jam sessions keep surfacing.  Enough is enough (is enough) I say!  Oh well, musicians are a strange lot, if not different from us ordinary folk, and it's hard to find a crooner who keeps one's interest as well energy high, and moving on the dance-floor; we'll just have to keep him in our sights and keep on waiting until Luca Laserra steps forth to woo us again.  Admirer (and fan) that I am, I'm prepared to be wowed.  

Readers who are interested in hearing remixed/remastered chart-stoppers such as 'Adrenaline', 'Groovin', 'Time', and others hits may do so on YouTube, Stormcloud, or Luca Laserra's page on Facebook.  Have a great weekend.


PS:  Today's soundtrack:  Luca Laserra's Adrenaline

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