The true spirit of Christmas has arrived in Hamilton in the form of Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe – tonight at the Hamilton Place Theatre. In a HammerInTheNews exclusive interview, we spoke with McLean about his message of peace for Hamilton.
HITN: First of all, what’s your stake in Hamilton, On? Have you been following our news?
Stuart: Splendid question. I always get my records at Dr. Disc. Love it. And I’m a huge twitter fan and I’ve been following Ryan McGreal, RaiseTheHammer, and, of course, HammerInTheNew. By the way, I loved your story on the man lost in Jackson Square – I may integrate that story in one of my shows, if you don’t mind.
HITN: It would be an honour. What’s your sense of Hamilton’s political climate?
Stuart: When Morley takes a job without Dave knowing, there’s a lot of fear in their household. I’ve noticed there’s been a lot of fear in Hamilton’s city politics, too. Citizens are worried about being hit by cars, deadly chickens, two-way streets, and pollution in the harbour. I think at Christmas time we need to learn to listen to the spirit inside all of ourselves. Dave and Morley have had a lot of ups and downs but they know how to listen to the spirit inside. I don’t know any better way than to come to see me tonight at the Vinyl Cafe. That’s the message of hope from Dave and Morley tonight for Hamilton.
HITN: Thanks Mr. McLean…
Stuart: Call me Stu.
HITN: Can you give us a sneak preview of tonight’s story?
Stuart: I was really just going to let the spirit of Christmas take over this edition. The City of Hamilton always inspires me – so I’m going to wing it tonight. I really wanted to help you all feel good about the year that has passed.
HITN: So, would you say that tonight’s Cafe is dedicated to our city council members?
Stuart: Oh, yes. Most definitely. But also to you, HammerInTheNews.
HITN: Wow! Just, Wow! I’m so flattered that I don’t know what to do with myself. Stu, I really just can’t wait. Merry Christmas.
Stuart: (laughs) Merry Christmas to you, to all of Hamilton, and especially all the little children of the world.
Stuart McLean brings his Vinyl Café to Hamilton Place.
Doors open at 7PM.
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