FEATURES: A LIFE IN SONG: ROCK N ROLL SUICIDE
Although Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars album was released when I was only about a year old, I would discover it later, at about 15. In my small basement bedroom in our duplex home deep, deep in the painfully straight, white, and conservative suburbs of Calgary
FEATURES: YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN: CANADIANA SUITE BY THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
In the world of jazz, Oscar Peterson is such a towering figure that he isnít considered a Canadian pianist but rather one of the greatest pianists in history from any place.
FEATURES: CRIMINALLY UNDERAPPRECIATED: DANIEL LANOIS
That Lanois isnít generally a household name is even more incomprehensible than the fact I only seem to think of his music in passing, every couple of months Ė especially when you consider the scope of his achievements.
FEATURES: FIVE CANADIAN SONGS ABOUT WINTER
Canada. True north strong and free. Land of the beaver, poutine and maple syrup. Lumberjacks. From Gordon Lightfoot to Malajube, the Canadian winter has been a source of inspiration (and despair) for many.
SOUNDBYTES: THREE BEERS AT: AIX OLD MONTREAL
Is it for everyone? Definitely not. Is it worth a try? To quote Oasis: "Definitely maybe". But trust us; there are better places, even in Old Montreal.
Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans @ Aeolian Hall
February 8, 2011
Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans Band rocked out, but weren't even the highlight of this great show. That honour goes to supporting act Daniel Romano of Attack In Black and his slower, more soulful performance.