Category Archives: Thoughts

Lighter or Lighthouse?

There was once a legion of concert-goers long before the advent of the smart phone who not only left the show with the band ringing in their ears, but also a burnt and blistered thumb from flicking their BIC™. As dirty as that may sound, it was one of those special moments during the show…Read More

Dookie And Me

I was brought up on a steady diet of bubbly pop and folk music.  To find any form of music in my childhood household with Floyd, Zepplin, Hendrix or even The Beatles on the cover would be impossible.  My father grew up with an acoustic guitar in his hand listening to acts like The Byrds,…Read More

Why The Grammys Are Broken

Before I begin in on a few thoughts that popped into my head after watching the 56th annual Grammy award ceremony, I would like to say that this is not a hater type piece.  By no means do I look down upon or judge anyone who might have enjoyed watching the live event this past…Read More

Jeff’s Top 8 of 2013

With more misses than hits, 2013 wasn’t the best of years for music but it also wasn’t the worst. As per usual there were albums which were supposed to be massive hits (Britney, Miley and Gaga) and some which fell just a tad short (Bowie, Daft Punk and JT) but no matter if you agree…Read More

Arcade Fire & That Dress Code

I'm sure that by now, anyone who is interested in music & pop culture have heard that Canadian art rock group Arcade Fire have requested that formal attire or a costume of some sort is to be worn to all shows on their upcoming arena tour  (you can see for yourself over on ticketmaster) . …Read More

Best of 2013 (Thus Far)

We're well into July now and after talking it over, we thought it would be a great time to share what we felt were some of the best albums (well, Top 4) in the first half of 2013. Personally I'll be grading this against a scale geared towards the endurance an album has and how…Read More

For My Father

As far as I knew, growing up in Cape Breton was pretty much the same as growing up anywhere else in Canada.  You woke up, went to school, hung out with your friends, maybe played some school sports.  Sometimes on the weekend certain groups of kids would drink underage, or experiment with drugs, while others…Read More

Venue Countdown #3 – The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

We're quickly working our way to the end of the list, and clocking in at number 3 is The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (conveniently nestled within the bosom of The Dalhousie Arts Centre). This is not the place to go if you're looking for an over-the-top flashy production ala KISS or the Rolling Stones, this is…Read More