Juniper = Carolyn Victoria Mill + Reid Jamieson. Vancouver acoustic duo who make music that matters and moves us. Mostly plant-based but always on the lookout for a proper pint to pair with dairy free fish and chips.

What better way to honour his legacy than with a Leonard Cohen themed Lovestream on the anniversary of his passing. We will be singing tunes from our Dear Leonard collection, plus more choice tunes from the master of song’s catalog. Better call yer mom and book the date now. Sunday Nov 7th, 2021. 3pm pst / 6pm est.

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Fellow Canadian Reid Jamieson pays tribute to living legend Joni Mitchell with this tender but joyous acoustic take on her track All I Want, the opening track from the album Blue on its 50th anniversary. Recorded for Joni’s 75th.

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling, traveling Looking for something, what can it be Oh I hate you some, I hate you some, I love you some Oh I love you when I forget about me I wanna be strong I wanna laugh along I wanna belong to the living Alive, alive, I want to get up and jive I want to wreck my stockings in some jukebox dive Do you want, do you want, do you wanna dance with me baby Do you wanna take a chance on Maybe finding some sweet romance with me baby, well come on All I really really want is our love to do Is to bring out the best in me and in you too All I really really want our love to do Is to bring out the best in me and in you I wanna talk to you, I wanna shampoo you I wanna renew you again and again Applause, applause, life is our cause When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws Do you see, do you see, do you see how you hurt me baby So I hurt you too Then we both get so blue I am on a lonely road and I am traveling Looking for the key to set me free Oh the jealousy The greed is the unraveling it’s the unraveling And it undoes all the joy that could be I wanna fun, I wanna shine like the sun I wanna be the one that you want to see I wanna knit you a sweater Wanna write you a love letter I wanna make you feel better, I wanna Make you feel free Hm hm hm, hm Wanna make you feel all free I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling, traveling

Songwriters: Joni Mitchell All I Want lyrics © Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

HEY BIG KID – An Ode to
Vinyl Cafe’s Stuart McLean
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HEY BIG KID – An Ode To Stuart McLean, Vinyl CaféThought y’all might want to join the rest of Canada in celebrating the return of Vinyl Café this summer! The late great Stuart Mclean will back on CBC Radio this summer for a 10-week season, starting June 30th. Each episode will air Wednesday evenings at 11pm and Sunday mornings at 11am.  We celebrate Stuart and all that he meant to Canada with this ode to its cherished storyteller. Stuart also took great pride in was introducing the rest of Canada to independent musicians. From the Good Lovelies to Danny Michel, many found a new, more appreciative audience. Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson played a somewhat unique role as part of the official Vinyl Café Orchestra (with badge to prove it) and was brought on to feature in special episodes such as The Train Show (recorded onboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian) and ‘Stuart as a Boy’ (with tales of his growing up in Montreal). Always a challenging gig, as not only did Stuart continue to write and edit the stories up to the last minute, he also changed his mind about which songs should accompany the stories…keeping Reido very much on his toes! Reid also created the original artwork for the posthumous CD box set ‘Unreleased Stories’…which reminds us, they have a new book coming out this fall ‘The Vinyl Café Celebrates’. And couldn’t we all use something to celebrate this year? 😊

It’s just a wee tiny song (under 2 minutes!), so please consider giving it a wee spin…

HEY BIG KID – An Ode To Stuart McLean, Vinyl Café

By Reid Jamieson  – Independent – (1:45)
Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Victoria Mill
Performed by Reid Jamieson
Available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/hey-big-kid-single/id634473614

WATCH: https://youtu.be/vmi2NqdjdcI <<< Slideshow of Stuart as ‘Cottage Man’

DOWNLOAD (WAV/MP3?Video/Images) https://app.box.com/s/e5e9rz0xg6lqm52v73ztvp1254a446dr

BONUS: IN MY LIFE (live in Montreal with Vinyl Café, John Sheard on piano) https://youtu.be/Pzk1ACXdGTk

LYRICS

I remember the first time I heard you
On the radio
I started driving slow
Through tears of laughter and sympathy
You made the scenery
seem more real to me
How could I have known?
That one day we would share this road
Makin words and music together
Bring it to the people
through all kinds of weather

Hey big kid,
caught you playin’ with your words again
You let them spill across this country
And you made yourself a million friends
Hey big kid,
all your travels will they never end?
So if you’re lookin’ for a jukebox you can call your own
All ya have to do is tune me in!
And hey big kid,
you just made yourself another friend
Hey big kid, we caught you playin’ with your words again
Hey big kid, I hope this story never ever ends…

Stuart will be missed by all that were touched by his kindness, charisma and curiosity.

Sending big love to the whole Vinyl Café and CBC family.

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with a Leonard Cohen themed Lovestream? We will be singing tunes form our Dear Leonard collection, plus more choice tunes from the master of song’s catalog. Better call yer mom and book the date now. Sunday May 9th, 2021. 4pm pst / 7pm est.

Donate if’n ya like, or watch free if yer hurtin like us 🙂
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Like, you totally need to tune in for our 80s themed Lovestream – this will be EPIC dude.

Sunday May 2nd – 4pm pst / 7pm est

Watch for a few more days…. https://fb.watch/5iOLRXMzBw/

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SETLIST

Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
Hold Me Now (Thompson Twins)
Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House)
Love is a Battlefield (Pat Benatar)
In Your Eyes (Oeter Gabriel)
Only You (Yazoo)
I Cant Go For That (Hall & Oates)
China Girl (David Bowie/Iggy Pop)
Edge of Seventeen (Stevie Nicks)
Dont Answer Me (Alan Parsons Project)
Overkill (Men At Work)
Come Back And Stay (Paul Young)
Nothing But Flowers (Talking Heads)
Here Comes The Rain Again (Eurythmics)
The Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
Crazy For You (Madonna)
Aint Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Time after Time (Cindi Lauper)
The Promise (When In Rome)
Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton)
When Doves Cry (Prince)
The Best (Tina Turner/Bonnie Tyler)
Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
Under Pressure (Freddie Mercury/David Bowie)
Take On Me (A-ha)

Saddle up for a little mixed bag of hurtin’, hope & harmonies at our Old Country themed lovestream!
Sun Apr 18 – 4pm pst / 7pm est
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SETLIST

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Waltz Across Texas
I Guess I’ve Come To Live Here
I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine
He’ll Have to Go
She’s Got You
Walking After Midnight
Lovesick Blues
Sixteen Tons
So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad
In Spite of Ourselves
She Thinks I Still Care
El PasoBlue Moon Of Kentucky
I Fall To Pieces
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer
Stand By Your Man
I Walk The Line
The Man In Black
Not Making History *
Crazy

Join us for a 60s themed Lovetsream this Sun April 4 @ 4pm pst / 7pm est
Admission by donation. Pay before or after, nobody turned away for lack of funds. https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/reidjamiesonmusic
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Watch the 60s LOVESTREAM NOW! (available for a few more days)
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LOVESTREAMS 2021 https://www.reidjamieson.com/lovestream
60s – Sun April 4 / Old Country – Sun April 18 / 80s Sun May 2 / Leonard Cohen Sun May 9
all shows 4pm pst / 7pm est

60’s LOVESTREAM SETLIST

Get Together
Young & Innocent Days
Lay Lady Lay
Everybodys Talkin
I’ve Been Loving You
Never My Love
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
Both Sides Now
I’ve Just Seen a Face
In My Life
Here There & Everywhere
Nights in White Satin
I Just Dropped In (to see What Condition my Condition was in)
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow?
Natural Woman
Kathy’s Song
The Sound of Silence
God Only Knows
Unchained Melody

This March 14, 2021 our beloved island luthier turns 80 years young, and we just couldn’t let this milestone go by without a little fanfare….

Rufus Stewart has been building and repairing guitars for over five decades now. He has been looking after instruments for professional musicians such as Valdy, Jesse Winchester and Reid Jamieson for as long as some folks have been in the business. Back in the day Rufus also toured as a guitar or audio tech for numerous acts such as Supertramp and The Tragically Hip. Now located in Parksville on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, over the years Rufus has started shops in Halifax-Nova Scotia, Kingston-Ontario, and Montreal-Quebec. And yes, the  shop in Vancouver is named after him. An authorized Martin repair guy for many decades, folks should consider bringing their precious vintage guitars to him for a tune up while they still can as he has yet to find a replacement.

Sharing a birthday with Einstein and Quincy Jones, Rufus was born March 14, 1941 in Buckinghamshire, England, and came to Canada as a child. His mother was French-Canadian and he considers himself an Acadian, East Coaster, West Coaster, and road warrior always in search of new vistas and communities. About as humble as a man can be, Rufus has never been one to seek center stage. Always learning, he is as comfortable tinkering with boats and trucks as he is with stringed instruments. Known to enthusiastically lend a hand to anyone who needs the help, he has been doing an annual ‘repair tour’ to see to the needs of remote communities as far east as PEI. Tho the tours are on hold for now, Rufus continues to work at his craft, and currently lives happily with his weaver wife Charlotte in Parksville BC.  Rufus’ Island Guitar Shop https://www.rufusguitars.com

Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson has broken a year long pandemic induced songwriting paralysis – and he has Rufus to thank. It’s not the first time this hardworking luthier has had an impact on this particular artist’s musical life. When Reid and his songwriting partner and wife Carolyn (who incidentally shares a bday with Rufus) first moved to BC back in 2005, they connected with Rufus immediately as the best person to tend to Reid’s jumbo Taylor steel string. However, that big beautiful guitar soon found its way to Craigslist. It was after trying a cheap well worn second-hand nylon string guitar in Rufus’ shop (back when it was in Cook St. Village) Reid’s musical output was changed forever. Something about what happens to an instrument after this luthier has made his adjustments left it feeling like a long lost friend. Transformed now into a nylon string player, Reid adapted to a whole new way of playing and has since toured North America, with the likes of Stuart Mclean and the Vinyl Café, and the little beaten up guitar that could. Written by Reid and Carolyn the week before Rufus’ 80th, ‘The Ballad of Luthier Rufus Stewart’ is a tip of the hat to someone who has touched many and isn’t done yet. Our elders bring wisdom and knowledge, and sometimes much needed inspiration. Happy birthday Rufus  – long may you run!

THE BALLAD OF RUFUS STEWART

Written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill

ABOUT:  https://reidjamieson.com/the-ballad-of-rufus-stewart-rufus80/

DOWNLOAD: https://app.box.com/s/h7tzt5tpw17xywxj1ahae19p5mllfp27

https://youtu.be/QBX4SpHu_OU

https://soundcloud.com/reidjamieson/the-ballad-of-rufus-stewart

Rufus Stewart and Reid Jamieson – click for high rez
 
 THE BALLAD OF RUFUS STEWART
 Written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria Mill
  
 Here’s your story,
 in all its glory, tho
 you’ve never been one
 for center stage
  
 Bombs in your backyard
 Losses taken hard
 Gone forever,
 turn the page
  
 Found a broken wing
 Set it right, made it sing
 Claimed a calling
 and a wage
  
 From Montreal
 to the Maritimes 
 where mermaids call
 You rise, you fall
 in Kingston and its music halls
 To Vancouver isle
 from the Valley to Victoria
 
 In every song
 there is a note for us that
 must ring true
 You made a life out of
 keeping all of us
 in tune
 Part of every song 
 that we create 
 well it was made by you
  
 Tinker, sailor
 Martin, Taylor 
 boat or bow 
 the wood will bend
  
 Songwriter's savior
 Cracked neck, failure
 Fret not my friend
 for bridges mend
  
 At your bench nightly
 with strings wound tightly
 Second-hand
 is new again 
  
 From Montreal
 to the Maritimes 
 where mermaids call
 You rise, you fall
 in Kingston and its music halls
 To Vancouver isle
 from the Valley to Victoria
 
 In every song
 there is a note for us that
 must ring true
 You made a life out of
 keeping all of us
 in tune
 Part of every song 
 that we create 
 well it was made by you
  
 Found your weaver wife
 Her web a happy life
 And still the sea and highway call
  
 From Montreal
 to the Maritimes 
 where mermaids call
 You rise, you fall
 in Kingston and its music halls
 To Vancouver isle
 from the Valley to Victoria
 
 In every song
 there is a note for us that
 must ring true
 And you made a life out of
 keeping all of us
 in tune
 A part of every song 
 that we create 
 well it was made by you
  
 Here’s your story,
 in all its glory, tho
 you’ve never been one
 for center stage...
   

A wee tribute to that legendary lady Yoko Ono on her 88th birthday.
OH YOKO live from the tubby! Written by her love John Winston Lennon and performed by Reid Jamieson. She remains inspiring and oh so unique. #longliveyoko (from the Lennon tribute album JOHN 20:20)

The studio verison…from the album JOHN 20:20

Artist Reid Jamieson and his producer/cowriter/wife Carolyn Victoria Mill