A review I wrote long ago of 5, the fifth album from Kevin Breit’s acoustic ensemble Folk Alarm. Reprinted courtesy of jambands.ca (not like I asked them or anything)
My 2010 interview with Joel Plaskett as the former Thrush Hermit frontman set out tour yet another solo album, this time a three-record set.
(reprinted courtesy of Soundproofmagazine, May 31, 2010)
Sure, I understand that Canada’s vast size and varying demographics demand tailored responses to the pandemic. I’m not saying that we should all simultaneously be at the same alert level, but wouldn’t it be nice if the next time someone tells you their province has moved to Code Plaid you knew what they were talking about?
When the pandemic first hit of course like everyone else I needed a mask. But what to get on it? The logo of my favourite band? My favourite team? A Superman logo? None of them really felt like “me” but I knew something that was…
The biased gushing of an unabashed fan under the guise of a review for the musician/producer/composer’s new book, Music Lessons.
A poem for the modern world
Leading up to the 2010 Olympics The Globe & Mail announced a sports-themed short story contest. This was my entry, which took 4th place.