Full Moon Fever, Forever.

In 2017, I wrote a brief tribute to Tom Petty that barely scratched the surface of his impact and influence on me as a musician, music fan, and writer. It started with seeing the music video for supergroup The Travelling Wilburys “Handle With Care”. I thought this bloke picking away on a bass looked like […]

At The Drive-In

The entrance and screen, Empire Theatres Drive-In, Westville, Nova Scotia. The final screening of a film at the landmark Westville Drive-In happened in 2013. The Sobeys-owned Empire Company sold off their theater holdings to Cineplex in a 200 million dollar sale. That sale did not include the Westville Drive-In. The frames of playground equipment remain, […]

Steppin Out of a Las Vegas Elevator

One cool breezy morning in Las Vegas I was coming down to breakfast at The Bellagio. When I arrived back at the ground floor the elevator doors opened and I heard Joe Jackson’s cool appropriate track “Stepping Out” was kicking off. I walked through the laneway┬áin the Casino while tuning into Jackson’s classic keyboard wizardry. […]