A Few More Stories

Toronto Subway

Early in Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers career, say late 80′s or early 90′s we were returning from a friends home in Toronto when it was time to head back to our place of destination by means of travelling on the subway. While on the train I noticed that some of the people on board looked a bit grim and didn’t appear to be too happy. I hinted to by two cohorts Kevin and Wayne about this and they immediately suggested that I take out the accordion and play a piece or two. I played a couple of up tempo tunes, of which people took a liken to. The faces that were once of a sad state were now less stressfulfull and full of cheer.


I remember on one of our Albert tours going to an Italian Music Store in the Edmonton area to purchase an accordion. At that time I had an accordion that I was interested trading in on a new one. As luck would have it, the salesperson was able to suggest trading my accordion in on a three-row Italian model, of which I later used in the shows as performed by BWATOF’s.

The unique thing about the above is that the same accordion that I had traded in ended up in the hands of someone originally from Wayne Chaulk’s hometown of Charlettotown, B. Bay. NL.


  1. Toronto and many other cities in Canada need more love! bring it on boys!

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