Category Archives: English

Steve Jobs and Apple – I mean thousands of apples…

Land Art work in an Apple Orchard by artist Olivier Lefebvre - Photo by Gilles Arbour

Last week there was a Land Art Event in my hometown Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
One of the 10 invited artists (Olivier Lefebvre) did this portrait of Steve Jobs using thousands of apples. Very cool!




Fall, On the pond…

I often visit a really nice Nature blog called Swampthings. Today we can see pictures of the pond. I could not help but “respond” with a picture of our own pond. 🙂
This art work is part of a wonderful Land Art exhibition happening locally in my home town Mont-Saint-Hilaire in Quebec.

On the pond this 2010 Fall

Some say to-MAY-to / Some say to-MAH-to

Tomatoes - however you want to say it

Got these two characters at the market today.

The 12 Days of Christmas

I gave a ride to my friend Ode to the Hospital few days ago. She needed an orthopedic test for her shoulder. I was in the waiting area and couldn’t help but notice how sad and tired everyone looked. (Yes I know – it’s a Hospital not a Dance Club). After a while I started to space out, kind of lost in my own thoughts, and out of the blue I began to whistle The 12 Days of Christmas. Silly me. Christmas is long gone.  It was hot that day, in fact we had record breaking heat for Quebec in March. An older lady in front of me smiled and said. “Thank you for bringing Joy here today” That’s when I realized I was actually whistling a Christmas tune! I was very embarrassed but one hour later when Ode was ready to go back home the lady was still smiling. She looked at me with a big YES nod as I was leaving. If I was  a poet I would write an Ode to Silliness.

25% of all our Royalty Free Music sales to go to the Haiti Red Cross Relief Fund

This week will be sending 25% of all sales occurring between Monday the 18th and Friday the 22nd of January inclusively to the Haiti Red Cross Relief Fund.

UPDATE: We are extending our campaign to include all sales Saturday and Sunday up to 18:00 EST

Photo Credit: American Red Cross/Talia Frenkel --- Haitian Red Cross volunteer Jean Zacharie delivers first aid to 1 month old - Deborah Fatima, whose mother died in quake.

Good news! The Canadian Government has agreed to match our donation – in effect doubling the amount we will be contributing. This means that 50% of your purchase amount will be made available to the Haiti Red Cross Fund.

What’s happening in Haiti is a distressing tragedy. We at, owners and composers together, are happy to help with this modest but heartfelt effort.

Thank you for choosing our music – this week especially it means a lot to us and it will make a difference in the lives of many.

Francois Arbour and Gilles Arbour

Other ways to help

You can also contribute directly to any organization of your choice. Please make sure the organization is legitimate and your donation will be use to serve the people of Haiti. There are many other wonderful and caring organizations but we feel very safe in recommending the following:

Lyme disease in Canada – a CTV presentation

My good friend Arthur Robbins has recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease. This is a miserable disease. No one should have to go through this – ever.

Arthur lives in Massachusetts where Lyme disease is somewhat common but we always believed there was no Lyme disease in Canada. Not true anymore! CTV did an excellent show about it. Please make sure to watch Part 1 and Part 2. It will take you just few minutes and learning about it might save your own life, the life of a loved one, or the life of anyone you may encounter with the early symptoms. This is important because this disease caused by a bacteria is very easy to cure with antibiotics if diagnosed early. If not the consequences can be very damaging.



You’ve got a Friend – With 4 Divas: Carole King, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain in 1998

Thanks Carla for the great find!

Sissy and Friends / Sissy et ses amis

Sissy & Friends

Sissy & Friends

Certains d’entre nous profitent des derniers rayons du soleil d’été.