Matt Andersen is the pride of New Brunswick, this Canadian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter is signed to Busted Flat Records. He’s from Perth-Andover and started his career in 2002 with the band Flat Top, where they played the East Coast Music Awards.
Matt has headlined major…Continue
The other day, I heard the opening notes to a song and thought, Joe Walsh. It was a song off of the album, But Seriously Folks, from the late 70s. And that memory set me thinking along lines that will eventually become clear.
In the play, Six Degrees of Separation, Ouisa Kittredge delivers the famous monologue, “
I read somewhere that everybody on this…
John (Jack) Kerry and Hillary (Hill) Clinton
Rita Chiarelli is a Canadian blues singer. She has been dubbed "the goddess of Canadian blues"…Continue
Driving west on Diversey Parkway in Chicago just as it begins to snow and those guitar chords come speaking over the radio just as they did exactly thirty eight years ago when the gun went off by accident and he left me the song that has never,…Continue
My goodness, there has been such an uproar over the "news" that Beyonce was lip syncing the national anthem during the Presidential Inauguration earlier this week. Many cried foul, and many cried "who cares?" It's true that a lot of entertainers sing along to pre-recorded music during their live performances -- Whitney Houston did it during her famous Super Bowl appearance. At a concert, if a lot of choreography is involved, it's sort of expected so that the vocals don't sound horrendous.…Continue
These Canadian boys are one of the best blues/R&B/soul show bands on the circuit today, Johnny always delivers a fun, entertaining show. Johnny and the band were nominated for the best blues album “It’s a long road,” artist and group of the year in 2011. This is his second Juno nomination - they had one for their last CD "A lesson I've learned" in 2008. Won the international songwriting…Continue
Added by M. C. Sears on January 20, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments
It has been very...very...busy and big around here. You may have guessed as much through my radio silence. I’ll share at some point, or if you know me, you know what’s going on. Not to worry, it’s all good.
So the main thing is the soundtrack to today’s post. I beg you: watch/listen to this. This is Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna”, which was commissioned by the very folks performing it in the video below. Well, the video itself is actually an inspired series of breathtaking…
Paul Reddick is a Canadian singer, songwriter and harmonica player he’s been nominated for five Maple Blues awards including recording of the year for Wishbone. His songs explore the beauties and mysteries of the blues, country and folk music; he walks us through the roads less travelled exploring the landscapes of longing, love and loss. A music career spanning 20 years and seven albums of…Continue
I do not like the concept of predetermination in theology, however, after having lived a pretty long time, I'm convinced we can't escape our innate personalities. We seem to be born with our dispositions.
Some people have hot tempers, some are emotional, some want to be caretakers and some want to be taken care of. It doesn't even matter what happened to you, good or bad.
Collette had a very nurturing and loving mother. Collette was the apple of her mother's eye. Yet,…Continue
Robben Ford is an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist. He was a member of the L.A. Express and has collaborated with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison to name a few…Continue
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Shakura S'Aida is a Canadian blues and jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress. She is sometimes credited as simply Shakura, and should therefore not be confused with the Colombian pop star Shakira.
She was born in Brooklyn and lived in Switzerland before moving to…Continue
Whitney Houston sang like an angel. She suddenly appeared at the Grammy's and the world held its breath. She was larger than life. She sang with passion. She was beautiful. And then she fell out of the cosmos like a shooting star.
Why does this happen, over and over to our stars, who are large than life in their charisma, they appear, they dazzle us, and then they die young: Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Di (not an entertainer, but had the…Continue
Jonny Lang was born in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the band's guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the band, which was then renamed Kid…Continue
Here is the link of the first video of a BBC reportage.
"Alice Sommer Herz (New Video) - Everything is A Present"
(This is a DVD)
On Nov 26 2012, Alice Herz-Sommer turned 109 years…Continue
Jack de Keyzer is a British born Canadian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. He’s twice won the Juno award Canada’s highest musical honour the winner of seven Maple Blues awards and been name Guitarist of the year. He’s worked with Etta James, Otis Rush, John Hammond Jr., Duke Robillard to name a few.…Continue
Schiller's 'Ode to Joy'
in its original, 1785 version
An die Freude
1 Freude, schoener Goetterfunken, 1 Joy, beautiful spark of Gods,
2 Tochter aus Elysium, 2 Daughter of Elysium,
3 Wir betreten feuertrunken, 3 We enter, fire-imbibed,
4 Himmlische, dein Heiligtum. 4 Heavenly,…
Frank Ticheli wrote this piece for the Columbine High School Band. To commemorate all that these kids had to live through.
From the music publisher;
"The work received its premiere performance by the Columbine High School Band,…Continue
A few days ago, a woman I had just met surprised me by asking a question that caught me completely off guard. As I told Linda when she asked why I kept laughing at her questions, it somehow struck me as funny that she kept asking me questions to which I had no immediate answers, or even any immediate reaction. Unlike some people I've known, I don't have a problem with not having answers to every question, but it's not often that someone asks me a question I don't at least have an…Continue
I've been polling some of the men in our little enclave here of late for ideas for coed movie fun. David McClain's first choice was a very lucky one in that I found a free copy online worth watching.
His choice? Here's a peek:
Starring the dynamic and versatile…Continue