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In Memory of Jimy Sidlar

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26 October 2019

784 ḵing gan

 A brief history lol. Jimy Sidlar passed away this October 2016. I give all the credit to Jimy Sidlar and my late foster mother Anne Bilan and her son for developing my musical training and experience. Auntie Ann for getting us piano lessons, her son Bill Bilan for getting me guitar lessons, 1969, and Jimy for shaping my voice . After years pushing my voice, straining it and singing from my throat , not my stomach and lower muscles. So I am going through thousand of hours of tapes of Jimy and I rehearsing (1990 to 1995), Guitars consisted of two Attilas, one Stratocaster, Takamine guitar , and a Fender acoustic guitar. (1978-1990) consisted of me singing to an empty wall with one mic in the "She kicked it here, kicked it here" Yamaki guitar, and one mic taped to an broken lamp stand (Suite 604, 1750 Davie Street years Vancouver and 1000 Parker Street warehouse days with Colin MacPherson, Piet van Dugteren, Amanda Smith, Debra Charley, and others avec Carnegie Theatre Guild.) Former associate Leonard Fisher Jr, Reztown studio buddy called it that, when I told him the story of my floundering youth, and my son's beautiful late mother kicked the guitar out of her anger. The first time in Edmonton , when I worked on the oil rigs and we had an argument. I fixed that hole in the back, but then in early Vancouver when I messed up, she kicked it again. That hole I kept and threw the mic into it as a pickup lol. I Loved Danielle with all my heart, and we have a beautiful son , who now has his own family. So God is great. We were common law, so we had problems, my repressed past which crept into our life, worthlessness, abandonment issues, and she was young, beautiful, but I was not ready to be in a relationship and she could not handle my insecurity. I will not say more, my early play two way street contains aspects of that relation through drama , conflict and lost love (Unpublished). Apologies on the long winded message, My voice was shit as a young man, but my life and its progression as a young native child, and young man living in an extreme racial society, I was determined not to give up on what I thought I wanted in life. And I guess that was playing music, writing, creating, even if I Was by myself in my empty room, and attempting to find meaning in my life. So apologies on early recording., There are more a record of my signwriting period of life. God bless you all, do the best you can in doing his work

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Songs of Jimy Sidlar

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