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Session Call Number One

One of the great things about doing a weekly public radio jazz show is that, every once in a while, I come across jazz musicians I’ve never heard of. 1,134 more words

Jazz

Upcoming Releases: February

There are so many exciting books being released in February… I’m already feeling like 2016 will deliver some lifetime favourites.

Here is a short selection of the books I am excited for, and a blurb shamelessly stolen from Amazon.com. 866 more words

Books

Rock Doc Round-Up for 2015


The Damned, seen in their early incarnation as a barbershop quartet.

It’s been no secret that for many years now rock ‘n’ roll has been in love with its own history. 1,707 more words

Rock On Film

Films of the Year (Without Actually Listing My Favourite Films)

It’s that time of year again when everyone’s writing lists! For 2016 I will endeavor to make brevity a more normal practice for me. In that spirit, here are some of my films of the year (but not my actual favourite ones, which will come more in my usual longform writing) with a mini review that says nothing and everything (mostly nothing). 651 more words

Film

Galveston (Glen Campbell)

Glen Campbell was a studio guitar player with “The Wrecking Crew” in the 60’s when he broke out with several hits including this one.  The song was written by Jimmy Webb.

Live

Monday, Monday (The Mamas and the Papas)

Just watched a documentary, “The Wrecking Crew.”  This group of studio musicians backed-up many of the rock and pop groups of the 60’s, like the Beach Boys, the Righteous Brothers and  …

Pop