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Red Versus Blue - Polarizing Society

Please don't take the use of colours in this post as being anything related to the symbolism of political party colours, because that's not what it relates to. Colours are symbols. Ambiguous and can literally mean and be interpreted as anything.  Problems always arise when you worship the symbol more so than what it stands for. In these times, polarization refers to being bounced around between diametrically opposed symbols, via colours. So these colours are not a reference to party politics. Here's something quite interesting, and its certainly indicative of a much larger and more complex challenge in society. On the morning of the Uvalde school attack in the United States, in my own community in Regent Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and about two to three hours before the actual time of the attack, several people in my community, many of whom I refer to simply as a cult, began harassing me excessively. This started in the wee hours of the morning of 24th of May of this

Something to keep you warm and cozy... 😘

This video is a song recently released that is written and produced by Rita Johns, my Mother and certainly one of my greatest inspirations.

She wrote and performed the song, which is called Bye Bye Mr. Blue. The instruments, arrangements and production are provided by Bob Federer (Piano and Keyboards) and Wayne Buttery (Guitar), with both being long time veterans of jazz and blues music.

Rita, Wayne and Bob are long time veterans of the music business. Rita is a Juno Nominee (Canada's version of the Grammys) and worked many years as a professional singer, song writer and musician.

Wayne is has been playing for years and is one of the founding members of the Groove Project. Wayne is also held in esteem by many other guitarists as one of the most notable blues guitarists around.

Bob Federer has similarly been a part of the music business for years and has played key roles in many projects alongside Wayne.

This song was produced in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada and can be heard along with other great music and performers at the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival on Sept.18 - 20, 2020 at Wasaga Beach Stonebridge Town Centre.

I didn't take part in making this music and I don't appear in the video at all but I did produce the video. The video itself was produced here at Shhhh! Digital Media using the Corel Pinnacle Studio 23 and Magix Music Maker 2015.

I hope that you'll take a moment to listen and enjoy this music.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Brian Joseph Johns