JoJo Worthington

FHM – Weaving the Threads

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Kenn Norman, CEO & Jonathan Walford, Curator, co-founders of the Fashion History Museum speak with students from Ryerson University’s School of Architecture during their site visit to 74 Queen St East in Cambridge on February 25th, 2015. Stefany Kawka shares her passion for Hespeler Village as a local restaurateur and Chair of the BIA. Students were conducting field measurements and gathering historical, demographic and cultural clues to inform their case study of the former post office building. The site was chosen as the subject building for the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition sponsored by the Grand Valley and Toronto Chapters of Construction Specifications Canada.

Special thanks to Lary Turner, a local historian for leading students in a walking tour of the village which included a view of the Riverband Lofts development site, a visit to the Heritage Centre and tour of the Hespeler Carnegie Library.

The FHM story fast forwards to opening day on Saturday, June 27th with a sample of the exhibit “Back to the Eighties”. Follow the developing story at:

for more information about the 2016 CSC Student Design Competition watch this site! And bookmark:
Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:

like the soundtrack? Visit

Living in the moment in Waterloo Region…

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Thanks to the Museum

for hosting this evening’s forum for local candidates

to interact with & be informed by

the community

of our vision for a

vibrant & viable

Art & Cultural experience in Waterloo Region

Like the soundtrack?

"The Pool of Bethesda" composed & performed by Waterloo folk music artist, JoJo Worthington
SJU Campus Renewal 2015 groundbreaking photographed by Jessica Rose
Local musicians  “The Vaudevillian”  photographed by Jessica Rose
Block 3 photo by KB Photography

Ode to Recreants and Dastards

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Inspiration from waaaay up Fish Street:

King Henry VI Part II, Scene VIII

Madeira 2009
Wine Festival Tour…Skita

Random Gorilla Recordings:


Jo Jo Worthington

*You Belong To Me* go to the live recording here 

*Amadeus********* go to the live recording here 






Carbon Microphone Recording Challenge February 22nd – updated

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Who’s coming to Cafe Pyrus February 22nd?


Beg/borrow a carbon microphone (please…DAVE?) and take a crack at live vintage gorilla recording

get the party started with a taste of the finest craft brew at the Block 3 Brewing Co. in St. Jacob’s Saturday Afternoon 4ish

après le marché

come and check it out! 

 more details below

It pays to buy the CD!

It dawned on me last night that Jessica had bought a CD at the Commons Cafe Wednesday afternoon and there was a little slip of paper inside the carefully folded CD cover with contact information….so i wrote a message to Brendan Stephens that went like this:
Hi folks,
we caught your act at the commons cafe last Wednesday afternoon and thought it was great fun.
A bunch of us are planning to come out to cafe pyrus saturday evening at 7:30 for more
...with an afternoon primer of craft beer tasting at the Block 3 
Brewery in St Jacob's (which we understand you already know about).  
i pitched your sound to my audio recording class (conestoga college) 
so there may be some students coming hoping to capture a bit of your act 
as a sample recording.  We are currently studying microphone 
(mono & stereo) recording techniques.  Our instructor, Dave Gray has
a collection of rare microphones that would give you guys a real 
authentic vintage sound in your recordings.  Not sure if he is going to 
make it, but if you are interested, i can try to set up a recording 
session with Dave Gray & the audio recording class on a Monday 
evening. The class is located very close to cafe pyrus at the Kitchener Studio Project 
which has taken over one half of the old post office building at 44 Gaukel Street.  
You will see me with a Zoom H6 recorder in hand and i will introduce myself 
and double check that its ok to press "record".  Just remember i am not a professional,
but i do my best and would be happy to post a live recording on soundcloud and 
send you the link to download.  My friend, Jessica is coming who is a professional 
photographer from France (and world traveller) now living in Kitchener. 
She will have her camera in hand, of course.  She bought one of your 
CD's last Wednesday at the commons cafe and may have lyrics memorized by 
saturday lol - we will see.

looking forward to Saturday evening's performance at cafe pyrus
here's a link to my class pitch fyi: carbon-microphone-recording-challenge-february-22nd/
 -- cheers

and the return:


That’s great news! Would love to set up a recording session and please do bring your recorder would love to have some live recording on soundcloud. Looking forward to seeing you guys! Thanks for getting in contact with me. We will chat more on Saturday!



Brendan J StephensSongwriter/Musician
   “Brendan J Stephens and Willow Walker (The Vaudevillian) are 1920’s blues singers in the flesh. Hitchhiking between raucous house shows, rowdy bars and busking everywhere in between, they have crafted a way of singing both their own material and songs near one hundred years old in a way entirely their own”.