It's All Good in NDG 2017

by Osmosis Unlimited

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I wrote this song back in 2009 when I was living on Sherbrooke West and working at Tony Koulakis' Cosmos Snack Bar, a famous breakfast restaurant/greasy spoon in NDG. It is an homage to my neighbourhood full of colourful characters.

We are releasing it again this year to promote NDG Arts Week ( taking place from August 21-27 2017.

Founded in 2010, NDG Arts Week is an annual non-profit event that celebrates the artistic richness and cultural diversity of communities by gathering local and world-class talent. First starting as a weekend event, Arts Week is now entering its 8th year and has grown into a week-long festival bringing together communities around a wide variety of artistic and cultural activities from visual arts, music, cinema, comedy, and dance, becoming a launching pad for artists in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and must-attend event for over 10 000 participants.

Fondée en 2010, La Semaine des Arts NDG est un événement culturel annuel à but non-lucratif qui met en valeur le talent artistique et la diversité culturelle des communauté en rassemblant des artistes locaux et de renommée internationale. La Semaine des Arts entre dans sa 8e année, rassemblant les participants autour d’une variété d’activités artistiques et culturelles comme les arts visuels, la musique, le cinéma, la comédie et la danse. La Semaine des Arts est un tremplin pour les artistes de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce qui attire plus de 10 000 participants chaque année.


Morning time,
Time to rise.
Got the sunshine
In my eyes.
Cup of coffee,
Sherbrooke street:
Feelin' like it's time to eat, oh

Don't you worry 'bout me -
It's all good in NDG

Breakfast waits at Tony's place.
Eggs and bacon, stuff my face.
Everybody's here again:
Perfect strangers, old time friends.

Don't you worry 'bout me -
It's all good in NDG

Howard says he's still alive,
Vivian is looking fine,
Niki's on the grill today,
Rose says coffee's on the way.
This will be my seventh one
And the day has just begun, oh

Don't you worry 'bout me -
It's all good in NDG

Time to walk a little more
So I tip my hat and hit the door.
Mr. Reagan's on his way
And soon we will start our day.
What that means is nothing much;
Guess we've got the Midas Touch.
We like to watch the Price is Right -
Showcase Showdown, now there's a fight!

Don't you worry 'bout me
It's all good in NDG

Then we work, or something like it.
Talk to people, circles widen.
Sun is setting but still light out
Must get back to, back to the hideout.

And when the place is sealed...
Safe under lock and key....
That is where we assemble...
In total security.

The Sound begins within
Inside the mind the heart the soul
And out it comes in an explosion
Emotion, the inner, the outer, and yes
It's nothing less than pure...

Morning time
Time to rise
Got the sunshine in my eyes, oh

Don't you worry 'bout me -
It's all good in NDG!


released July 26, 2017
John Jordan - sax & vocals
Leesa Mackey - vocals
Mello G - vocals
Maxim Allenbright - guitar
Kali - keys
Wally Thornhill - bass
Jim Tiano - drums
Patrick Taylor - trombone
Violette Kay - violin

Produced by Wally Thornhill at Bent Building Productions
Mixed and mastered by Tim Dub


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Osmosis Unlimited Montreal, Québec

Saxophonist singer John Jordan and a collection of Montreal's finest musicians produce original music in ska, reggae, rock, soul, and a host of other genres.

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