Veganism is Logical

When sound science speaks. Everyone should be listening. The COVID-19 pandemic has rightfully been putting lifestyle and better living back to the front pages. Wet markets are still abundant. Like SARS, H1N1 (Swine Flu) and BSE (Mad Cow), the world has been reminded of the origins of these illnesses. These are Zoonotic diseases passed on […]

Vegans At The Meat Market

Just because a market focuses on meats, does not mean it has to be avoided in order to buy produce. While I understand the opinions of many in the global vegan community who might disagree, hear me out. Where I live, there is a nearby small market with such a focus. It has “meat market” […]

Morning Sodas

My earliest memories of soda sipping revolved around a community rink. After spending some time on the ice, I remember my parents going to a machine with coins in hand. The sequence even stands out to me. One coin, then two at the same time for some reason. Brother would get a Pepsi while I […]

My Voice, My Values.

They are neither right-wing, nor left-wing. They are my own. They are Independent. You do not need to be compared to others. Even if they are people you respect. My voice is my own. As is yours. Respect individuality. Especially when that individual is not causing harm.

Deep Purple. More on The Morse Era.

Purpendicular marked the first appearance of Steve Morse on guitar for the legendary band. The resulting album remains an underrated entry into the discography of Deep Purple. Morse’s guitar virtuosity brought a fresh breath of air into the compositions and recorded performances. The album’s opening track “Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic” has Ian Gillan reciting spoken […]

Starbucks Closing 200 locations in Canada.

The popular global chain is set to close 400 locations in North America. This includes 200 in Canada. The company attributes the move as a necessary response to economic conditions resulting from COVID-19. As I understand it, there was already a planned move for restructuring in the works prior to the pandemic. While I feel […]

Black Sabbath, The Tony Martin Era.

It is a chapter of heavy metal that is misunderstood musically. It started in the mid 1980’s when Tony Iommi was still working to continue his platform for his masterful riff compositions. Vocalist Tony Martin joined the Sabbath camp during the process for recording The Eternal Idol. Ray Gillen had already recorded vocal tracks and […]

Writing Fundamentals – Resolution.

A recent instructional clip from one of my favourite bassists offered a brilliant tie-in to writing. He spoke about how resolution and music go together. A bass line has to have some sort of resolution. The greatest classic rock songs with great bass parts are about answering something. It’s the guitar chords, it’s the few […]