I’m not going to go on about what is going on in my life right now but your show at the Arden last night was exactly what I needed. In the midst of an identity crisis watching your face scrunch up as you plucked out songs on your big red guitar reminded me of how much I love music. Specifically your music, but music in general, how the right combination of guitar strums and melody can hit your...
Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s troubles and courage...– Adam Lindsay Gordon
RIP Rich Cronin
I can’t say I ever knew Rich Cronin or kept up with his career much past his LFO days (though I did love watching Mission Man Band). But at one time or another I fancied myself a supporter of 90’s boy bands of many different stripes so I’d like to say when I heard about his passing I was saddened. I’ll share my favourite LFO memory, in his memory… Some time in the late 90’s I was a boy...
M.C. Escher & Elmer Fudd
My significant other and I made our first trip to the Art Gallery of Alberta this labour day weekend. Art galleries are always hit or miss for me. I guess art is. My boyfriend took me to the National Gallery for our first Valentine’s Day and as romantic as it was I’m not sure I loved the gallery. A few months later though, I went to the Ottawa Art Gallery and there was this awesome...
I’ve been looking forward to picking up Sara Bareilles’ new CD kaleidoscope heart, since I downloaded her single “King of Anything” a few weeks ago (and have pretty much listened to it a trillion times since then). I fell in love with Little Voice a few years ago and managed to see her live a couple of times over the past few years - she is an incredible talent. I like CDs. When I like an...
Beautiful Words: The History Of Words →
In the beginning there were no spoken words, only pictures and symbols carved onto the walls of caves or sketched in the sand. At night, in the darkness, no communication was necessary and the people would retire to their caves and make love. No one can really be sure how or why it began, but the spoken word originated in the darkness of night. Perhaps it was two lovers lying next to each other,...
Scott Pilgrim in Sonic Boom
Watched Scott Pilgrim vs. The World last night and liked it a lot more than I had expected to, but not for the reasons you think. Aside from being a fairy tale for every geeky but adorable, comic-book-loving boy out there it was also a love letter to my favourite city in the world: Toronto. Of course I enjoyed seeing the CN tower peeking out from behind different characters but lets face it...