Looking back on 2009

So here it is 2010. A new year always seems poised with so much promise; it lays before us like so much uncharted territory. What lies ahead? What might change in those 365 days? What will stay the same? Yet it is also a time Read More …

The Change Rock The Edge 102.1

On Saturday, January 23rd The Change played The Edge 102.1 street front studio’s Steamwhistle Indie Club ; a small venue to be sure; much better suited to a summertime gig, what with it’s ceiling to floor pane glass windows across the vast majority of the studios considerable street Read More …

Stephen King: An appreciation

Stephen King: An appreciation One Saturday morning back in 1976 I was pulling an early shift for my job at Eaton’s at the Oshawa Shopping Centre. Stock taking, dontcha know. Back in 1976 stock taking was a HELL of a lot more painfull than it Read More …

Revenge of the Extended Warranty

Is there anything quite as awful in this world as an Extended Warranty? While it sounds like this wonderful marketing inspiration is there to give you piece of mind after you have made an expensive purchase, their true goal, their true raison d’être is to Read More …

R.I.P. Les Paul (June 9, 1915 – August 13, 2009

The world of rock music lost one of it’s pioneers Thursday. Les Paul, who was instrumental (so to speak) in the development of the solid body electric guitar, an instrument which “made the sound of rock and roll possible” passed away of complications from pneumonia. Read More …

R.I.P. Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)…

R.I.P. Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)… So the long saga, sometimes thrilling, sometimes not so much so, has come to a premature end. The talent of the self proclaimed King of Pop is undeniable. While his tabloid lifestyle dominated the later Read More …

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! ** A FRIEND OF MINE PUBLISHED THIS NOTE, I HAD TO BORROW IT ***(Thank you Shawn, loved this) Sunday Telegraph Article From today’s UK wires: Salute to a brave and modest nation – Kevin Myers, The Sunday Telegraph LONDON Until the deaths Read More …

Favorite Live Videos

And now for videos. Live concert videos take the whole concept of a live album while at the same time trying to capture the visuals from a live show. Many bands spend a good chunk of your hard earned dollars to add spectacular staging, lighting Read More …

Favorite Live CDs

Now to finally complete something that I only just started on the old version of the Aattic, here are a list of my top 20 legitimately released live CDs along with explanations as to why they are on this list. There is a heck of Read More …

Have you ever been depressed

Have you ever been depressed? And I don’t mean feeling blue because you had a bad day at work kind of depressed. Have you ever been diagnosed as being severely depressed? By an actual practising physician no less. If you haven’t, all I can say Read More …