Music Archive

  • A weekly look at an album from the long and rich history of popular music. January 9, 2012 Cover image from Soup © 2007 Mercury Records SOUP – The Housemartins Condensed – Cream of the Beautiful South A 22-track CD featuring 7 hi-lites from The Housemartins and 15 from The […]

    Back-Catalogue Shopping #1

    A weekly look at an album from the long and rich history of popular music. January 9, 2012 Cover image from Soup © 2007 Mercury Records SOUP – The Housemartins Condensed – Cream of the Beautiful South A 22-track CD featuring 7 hi-lites from The Housemartins and 15 from The […]

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  • … these might be their names. REO LittleRedWagon Bob Marley & the Sport Fishermen DecentTramp Foo Diplomacy Suburb of Chicago The Just Happy To Be Here Dead We’re All Equal to Ezra Commoner Antebellum Frankie Goes to Des Moines, Iowa

    If Some Bands Were Less Boastful…

    … these might be their names. REO LittleRedWagon Bob Marley & the Sport Fishermen DecentTramp Foo Diplomacy Suburb of Chicago The Just Happy To Be Here Dead We’re All Equal to Ezra Commoner Antebellum Frankie Goes to Des Moines, Iowa

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  • THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

    The Email – Part 1

    THE EMAIL – Part 1 “I don’t know why people hate Mondays,” Winston said as he lined by the french fry truck on Pilot Street. The fry truck was well-known for 2 things. An impeccable cup of early morning coffee and their fragrant deep-fried chips. Winston stood just in front […]

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  • Berlin (of course) A well-deserved foot rub The waters 5 Perth His Team Canada Oympic Hoodie back to Zellers (wrong size) A moment for some “Me” time. Any opportunity he can to yell “Hey sugar! That’s too much gravy.” Me back “It” like a man.

    Things Leonard Cohen Will Take AFTER Manhattan

    Berlin (of course) A well-deserved foot rub The waters 5 Perth His Team Canada Oympic Hoodie back to Zellers (wrong size) A moment for some “Me” time. Any opportunity he can to yell “Hey sugar! That’s too much gravy.” Me back “It” like a man.

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  • Led Zeppelin IV Money (Center justified on the front cover with “For the Rest of Our Lives” right justified on the back) Spectrum Tire & Auto The Cosby Show Extemporize Freely Mark Chive of the Dune Rumpy Pumpy K-Tel’s Here Come the 70’s! Yes Sir, I Can Boogie Roger Waters: […]

    Alternate Titles for Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”

    Led Zeppelin IV Money (Center justified on the front cover with “For the Rest of Our Lives” right justified on the back) Spectrum Tire & Auto The Cosby Show Extemporize Freely Mark Chive of the Dune Rumpy Pumpy K-Tel’s Here Come the 70’s! Yes Sir, I Can Boogie Roger Waters: […]

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  • Anson Williams’ financially disastrous “Fonzie” scheme. A need to end a sentence with a preposition. A small pothole outside Wichita created by the work truck of the “lineman” (who inspired the Glen Campbell song) after said “lineman” was installing a phone for a Mrs. Mildred Hardy, who became so taken […]

    Things Johnny Cash ALSO Fell Into.

    Anson Williams’ financially disastrous “Fonzie” scheme. A need to end a sentence with a preposition. A small pothole outside Wichita created by the work truck of the “lineman” (who inspired the Glen Campbell song) after said “lineman” was installing a phone for a Mrs. Mildred Hardy, who became so taken […]

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  • The Cars and Blondie both have new albums out, their respective first releases in years.  No word on if this will result in a revival of the Cassette format, but if vinyl can get new consideration, anything is possible.  Personally, I draw the line at 8-Tracks. A few other records […]

    Well, if THEY are back…

    The Cars and Blondie both have new albums out, their respective first releases in years.  No word on if this will result in a revival of the Cassette format, but if vinyl can get new consideration, anything is possible.  Personally, I draw the line at 8-Tracks. A few other records […]

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  • On Easter Sunday, I hosted a national network holiday show for CBC Radio in Canada and its themes were centered around loss and redemption.  Amongst my guests were music legend, Ian Tyson (Four Strong Winds, Someday Soon), painter Kate MacDonald, and victims advocate Marlene Swift.  Additionally, I featured profiles of […]

    Any Last Requests?

    On Easter Sunday, I hosted a national network holiday show for CBC Radio in Canada and its themes were centered around loss and redemption.  Amongst my guests were music legend, Ian Tyson (Four Strong Winds, Someday Soon), painter Kate MacDonald, and victims advocate Marlene Swift.  Additionally, I featured profiles of […]

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  • Part of me is loath to write to this article, which is precisely why I should, I suppose. This article is about Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen.  One of these things, just doesn’t belong here, as Bob from Sesame Street might have sung once. Let me deal with […]

    Art Irritates Life

    Part of me is loath to write to this article, which is precisely why I should, I suppose. This article is about Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen.  One of these things, just doesn’t belong here, as Bob from Sesame Street might have sung once. Let me deal with […]

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  • An Ant. A velvet painting of Verne Troyer A bookmark left in an original 1752 printing of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “The Social Contract” An envelope containing Russell Brand’s wishes as a 12 year old boy Most of the Vancouver Canucks (exception, Roberto Luongo) Sea-Dog matches Charlie Sheen’s cousin A Mrs. Doubtfire […]

    Things Katy Perry Kissed and DIDN’T Like

    An Ant. A velvet painting of Verne Troyer A bookmark left in an original 1752 printing of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s “The Social Contract” An envelope containing Russell Brand’s wishes as a 12 year old boy Most of the Vancouver Canucks (exception, Roberto Luongo) Sea-Dog matches Charlie Sheen’s cousin A Mrs. Doubtfire […]

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