What’s the common thread through the songs and music of The Band and The Last Waltz? What explains their enduring following among musical people?
Coming up to our 40th anniversary THE LAST WALTZ HALIFAX musical celebration I’ve had time to really dig in to the songs, the characters, and the event itself.
The music is fun. Good for toe tapping, touch dancing and singing along. But there's a story to it too...
The Crosswalk at Quinpool and Beech - one story from hundreds.
As it gets dark earlier and the weather turns worse I see the poor school kids waiting every day for indeterminate amounts of time in the rain and cold, often dashing when they get impatient because it is impossible to know, after pressing the button, how long it will take to get a walk signal..
The crossing light is being used effectively as a traffic signal. Cars waiting on Beech to get out onto Quinpool wait for the crossing light and then dart out ahead of or on the heels of the pedestrians. This happens constantly. It causes many fender benders and means walkers have to wait for the light then wait for the cars that are using the light to get onto Quinpool.
I have some ideas and suggestions to actually help awareness of crosswalks:
Writing about life, citizenship, and Nova Scotia.