Category Archives: Music

David Bowie One Year On: Blackstar Rising

INTRODUCTION: Anniversaries are often significant, painful milestones for the grieving, especially the first anniversary following the death of someone special. As I wrote last year when Bowie died, I was broadsided—shocked even—by the intensity of my grief. Once again on January … Continue reading

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The New Prog Masters Part 1: The Inheritors

“Why, why do we suffer each race to believe/ That no race has been grander.” —Genesis, Time Table, from Foxtrot As Mark Twain once quipped, “Rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” It’s a statement that applies equally to modern Prog … Continue reading

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The Blues Comeback of 2016-17

In a year that many will be all too happy to see the back of with so many tragic losses in the music world, the blues seems to have made something of a comeback. Surprising everyone, the Rolling Stones released … Continue reading

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Holly & Jon interview: The A–Z of the Blues

INTRODUCTION: I’ve been following the music of Holly and Jon for about 10 years now, ever since being utterly gripped by Holly’s clarion voice and Jon’s pristine blues picking. In the Kootenays they’ve become something of a blues institution along … Continue reading

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Review: Shufflin’ the Blues by Holly & Jon

This is classic blues, all down the line. Jon gets his guitar tone exactly right, no small achievement in a live setting, where even the most rehearsed songs can be subverted by bad acoustics or unexpected PA system fails. There’s … Continue reading

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Introducing Dead Crow: The Video Launch

Imagine a character tens of thousands of years old, a changeling capable of appearing both as a human or a crow. His name is Dead Crow—a demigod changeling with a bad attitude. Now he’s decided for the first time to … Continue reading

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Share the Love—Coco Love Alcorn in Kaslo

Coco Love Alcorn at the St. Andrew’s United Church, Kaslo, Sunday, September 18, 4 pm, sponsored by The Langham’s Guest Artist Series. One thing Coco Love Alcorn has always been great at—blending her singing and songwriting gift with an upbeat … Continue reading

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