There was a time when today was earmarked for a momentous post. My Life is a Song turns 100 today. And while this series won’t be joining Toronto Rocks, Q107’s Top 10 at 10, or VH1’s Classic Albums in the annals of awesome music shows, making a weekly appearance for nearly two consecutive years is […]
I’ve never owned a plentiful amount of record albums in my lifetime, but I’ve owned some interesting ones. I wish I could say it was the result of an exceptionally discerning use of my allowance but the more likely truth is that I was just weird. I didn’t exactly shy away from popular music. I […]
Fame is fleeting. More often, it is completely absent. This is especially true of my family. It is likely true of most of your families as well. When presented with such dearth of familial fame, it is not uncommon to bask in the secondary glow exuding from those around us who have been blessed with […]
The year 2010 was a big one for our family. My wife was on maternity leave with our son and the job I had expected to work at during this time had evaporated due to the lingering aftereffects of the 2008 economic meltdown combined with the cratering of natural gas prices. So, you know, kind […]
Is there anything better than cock rock bands channeling their inner classical musician? Sure, The Beatles did the whole strings section thing and made rock music dignified, but when a cheesy hard rock band does it the results are truly magical. Giggle-worthy, yes, but magical.