Music Archive

  • He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

    Ron Hynes Leaves the Stage

    He was known as “The Man of a Thousands Songs,” but the legacy of Ron Hynes is the countless people who sang his songs and the songwriters he inspired to create.  Born in Ferryland, NL in 1950, Ron escaped his outport life to set off for the bright lights of […]

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  • For a time, a Ron Hynes gig in downtown St. John’s was as regular an occurrence as crowded street parking.  Take any Friday night – the month, the day or year doesn’t matter – take any Friday night at the Rose and Thistle, the Water Street hole-in-the-wall with holes in […]

    And Ron Hynes Came On

    For a time, a Ron Hynes gig in downtown St. John’s was as regular an occurrence as crowded street parking.  Take any Friday night – the month, the day or year doesn’t matter – take any Friday night at the Rose and Thistle, the Water Street hole-in-the-wall with holes in […]

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #4

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of the Patsy Cline classic, Crazy.

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  • Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

    You Heard It Here First – Issue #1

    Each Friday, it s a trip in the Musical WayBack Machine as I reveal the roots of a big hit song from the  history of Pop Music. This week, the origins of Terry Jack‘s 1974 hit, Seasons in the Sun.

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  • For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

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  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • I’m often enchanted by the simple act of walking and the wonderful gift it becomes when appropriately intertwined with the act of sight. In saying this, I don’t want imply the ability to see where one is ambling, nor the surrounding visions the mind ingests from a personal vicinity.  The […]

    Down the Bunny Hole

    I’m often enchanted by the simple act of walking and the wonderful gift it becomes when appropriately intertwined with the act of sight. In saying this, I don’t want imply the ability to see where one is ambling, nor the surrounding visions the mind ingests from a personal vicinity.  The […]

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  • This is not my quote and I’m not at liberty to mention who wrote this. I have adjusted it slightly while retaining the meaning. It’s about art, business, relationships, Canada’s Got Talent – anything you care to make applicable. “There is particular variety of pathos, that you witness frequently in […]

    Assessment

    This is not my quote and I’m not at liberty to mention who wrote this. I have adjusted it slightly while retaining the meaning. It’s about art, business, relationships, Canada’s Got Talent – anything you care to make applicable. “There is particular variety of pathos, that you witness frequently in […]

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  • On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

    CBC Music Launches

    On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

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  • Last month, I launched my new Music Column on VoiceOfRuss and for February’s edition, I decided to combine my thoughts on music with another article I wrote in December of 2011.  Here goes…   So, it’s nearly been two months since I took a vow of celibacy.  Inspired by the “Manbattical” […]

    Back-Catalogue Shopping #2: So How’s That Celibacy Coming?

    Last month, I launched my new Music Column on VoiceOfRuss and for February’s edition, I decided to combine my thoughts on music with another article I wrote in December of 2011.  Here goes…   So, it’s nearly been two months since I took a vow of celibacy.  Inspired by the “Manbattical” […]

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