At this years Collingwood Live and Original Music Series weekend I attended a songwriters workshop with the talented Blair Packham. It was a great seminar on two accounts. One was to see Packham work so well with each of the songwriters. With just one listen to an original song, he gave positive and insightful comments relating to everything from lyrics, to form , to hooks and even performance. The other thrill for me was getting a chance to meet the guy that formed and fronted one of my favourite Canadian 80s bands, The Jitters! Living in Toronto in the late 80s, this song was being played on radio, in clubs and on music video channels almost everywhere you went.