Blue Rodeo – “Casino”, 30 Years Later.

On November 20th 1990, One of Canada’s most iconic acts released their third album to much critical and fan acclaim. The first two tracks, the fan favourites “Til I Am Myself Again” and “What Am I Doing Here?” strike an instantly relatable lyrical relationship with the audience while the band starts a masterclass in musicianship. […]

A Job Description

What does a writer do? We all could spend hours in “shop talk” describing what we do as word artists. I’ve edited down my possible job and artistic description to the following; Writing is resolution. It is making sense of nonsense. When the nonsense still makes no sense, I work to find a humorous resolution […]

My Favourite 20-Year Headache.

In between life and his main gig, Rush’s Geddy Lee made a record that deserves much more credit than it gets. The recently re-released My Favourite Headache is a musical and poetic delight from the legendary bassist/vocalist. Lee composed the music with long-time K.D. Lang collaborator and producer Ben Mink. With multi-tracked layered bass parts, […]

Angry Gratitude

Look silly now, and smile! It’s not our best picture. It’s a good one though. Christmas, sometime in the mid-90’s at the old house. Our best picture together is around somewhere. I was angry that I could not find it. Then I was grateful knowing it exists in one of the digital subfolders I have. […]

Digital Nutrition. A Digital Reset.

Delete a few. Delete them all. Go on a digital diet. COVID19 has brought a few unintended consequences for information consumers. We all may have taken in more content than we probably needed to. 2020 has been a torrential storm for many. So out of boredom and a need for comfort, we seek information to […]