#MondayBlogs Amusing Musings

Men’s Wear I recently went to one of the big box Men’s Wear stores and bought clothing in the amount of just under $400.00. I ended up with some good deals. A few days later, I visited one of the oldest Men’s Wear stores in Canada and found a single great deal for an amazing […]

Leonard Cohen at 80 #mondayblogs #writing #canada

    Most writers and indeed many people would flip out just to possess even an ounce of Leonard Cohen’s confidence. Some would take having his confidence over having all of his writing talent. There are many nights that I would lie awake and read “Stranger Music” as it was my introduction to Cohen’s words […]

Charlie Haden #Bass #Mondayblogs #jazz

As a teen I would spend hours on end reading different articles in Bass Player Magazine. I was spending more time playing regularly just in the neighborhood with a few others. Others who would be doing the same thing some evenings. Sitting in their rooms listening to music and reading the publication of their chosen […]

Record Store Day

    International Record Store Day drew attention to the glorious medium of music on records and the businesses that sell it. I have been collecting records for a long time and it is something I enjoy immensely.  To me it is still the best method for listening to music. Rock and Roll Hall of […]

Books, & Words From An Already Painted Office

My new home office is the only room in this house that will not be painted. Terrific Since taking over this  home somewhere just outside of Halifax, I have grown very fond of my work space. The top shelf you are looking at is my cassette collection hanging out with a large surplus of notebooks. […]

C-Train Saturdays & Holiday Shopping

My first job in Calgary was with a well-respected printing company. I spent many hours at a this place working hard to ensure blueprints looked presentable to construction and engineering firms. It was not that much money per hour, but it was enough to pay all the few monthly bills that followed me around.  It was also enough […]

Black Sabbath – Back To Earth

Upon what is normally a sombre day of reflection dedicated to those who have put themselves in the lines of fire and for freedom, a happy piece of news for the heavy metal community. After much speculation and news that new music was being written, the original Earth / Black Sabbath lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony […]