Vancouver is a place of separates, we come and go separately, but not together. It's unusual, as Canadian cities go, because we are not a distant people. We are reserved, to be sure, but we are also very open and candid, almost a little naive. There have been so many attempts to change Vancouver, make it more accepting of others outside immediate family and very close friends, without much success. So, we should tackle it ourselves.

We: older and seasoned, nothing to lose, can get out of the house and into the world with music. It's everywhere and it needs to be supported. Some of the best musicians in the country, maybe the planet, are here in little pockets all over town, costing little for the most enjoyment. As well, there are many little theatres that are here for our enjoyment.

What do you think?