An article in the “Star” tells us that according to an international poll, Toronto is the fourth best city in the world to live in, after London, New York and Singapore. On this glorious day, as my garden glows and the birds sing and as our grotesque mayor dries out in some distant location far from the public eye, for now, I can believe it.
The CBC radio program “Inside the Music” aired a program last Sunday about the musical genius of … yes, it’s true, our Macca. I missed it but luckily a friend heard it, and CBC sent me the link. It’s wonderful, following him into his enormous variety of musical styles, including experimental records he put out anonymously. At the end, a musicologist muses that in 50 years we will acknowledge that McCartney “is a once-in-a-generation genius, a musical renaissance man, a Picasso.”