Monday, September 07, 2009

Band of Heathens

If you like The Band you are bound to love these guys. Three excellent singer/songwriters out of Austin Texas

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My list of the 10 Best Albums of the year

In no particular order:

Jackie Green - Giving Up The Ghost
Gravelroad - Shot The Devil
Pawnshop Roses - Let It Roll
Big Linda - I Loved You
Hey Rosetta! - Into Your Lungs
The Steepwater Band - Grace & Melody
The Verve - Forth
Scrappy Jud Newcomb - Ride The High Country
Rowdy James Band - On The Ropes
Frank Carillo & The Badaleros - Someday

All in my humble opinion are essential albums, most of which I would never have heard of without Blogs like this one. Thanks all and have a Merry Christmas

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My take on the ABC Campaign


Some people, even locally are taking great umbrage with Danny Williams over his ABC Campaign. They feel that he has overstepped his bounds. While I agree that Danny Williams is indeed not the ideal premier, and I disagree with many of his policies. This is not one of them. Stephen Harper and the Federal Conservatives have lied to this province, they have belittled our importance in this country and most importantly they have, in both words and action acted against the best wishes of this province.

The Federal Conservative party has shown itself, under all its new trappings to still be the regionally based party it was as the Reform party, and has displayed nothing but contempt for all of Eastern Canada. For that reason, and that reason alone they do not deserve our vote.

Do Not vote against the Conservatives because Danny Williams says so, do it because they are bad for this country, and a Conservative majority would be catastrophic.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fabulous New Band

This band is extremely hot at the moment. After being signed by two record companies they went to L.A. recorded a debut album then fought with the label over something which they are forbidden to discuss. The result of which is their album was never released. Undaunted they returned to Vaancouver changed their name recorded it an EP themselves and released it free on their website.

Give it a listen. These guys are fabulous. If you like classic rock you can do no better. They sound like The Stones if they had been frozen in time right after they released Exile On Main Street, with a little bit of Lynyrd Skynyrd thrown in for good measure.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


The Verve are back together!

Who? You say.

The Verve were one of the best bands of the 1990's. Known mostly here in North America for their big hit Bittersweet Symphony The Verve actually produced three brilliant, critically acclaimed albums between 1992 and 1997 . If Radiohead were the thinking man's rock band then The Verve were the feeling man's band. Musically and lyrically complex their music was none the less embraced by a generation that felt lost and ignored:

''Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life /Try to make ends meet /Your a slave to money then you die'

Well the band is back together and touring. They just performed an awesome set headlining the closing night of the Glastonbury Festival their native England during which they sounded as good as they did in their heyday. More importantly they also played new music, from their upcoming enigmatically named album Forth.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Heck of a Family

My youngest recently celebrated his High School Grad. We took the oportunity to get a family photo