Mixed Up

At the end of the first vinyl age, a thing we called just records, then, The Cure's Mixed Up was the last record I...

Stranger Things: The Heat of Summer Chiller Your Inner 80s Child Has Been Calling...

Stranger Things seems to have dropped out of the brains of The Duffer Brothers and onto our Netflix world this weekend.  The digital platform continues...

Still Waters / Breaking Trail: Canadian Music’s Rocky Heart

or: What Canadian Rock Taught Me "Don't always look back. But look back." - Canadian workingman, visionary, agendaless poet Ken Babstock who joined this cocktail...

The Tragically Hip: A Canadian Shield

The Tragically Hip are a national institution. They are the rarest of things in Canadian music, especially Canadian rock music: a band massive enough to...

The Cure to Headline Bestival Toronto 2016: The Future Is…

The Cure announced their 2016 North American tour back in November with Toronto slotted in for one of a couple of dates in June. The...

On Popular Culture: Does Context Matter Anymore?

The oh-too-easy lure of the YouTube Black Hole can take you down anytime defenses are lowered and procrastination has had even four minutes to percolate. Somehow,...

Revisiting the Modern Classics of Literature: 1. AHWOSG – A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering...

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Based on a True Story By Dave Eggers Vintage Canada Edition, 2001 The First in our new series Revisiting the Modern Classics...

How Chris Rock Gave The Oscars Social & Cultural Relevance Again, Even if Some...

Before the world knew and loved Chappelle, and he perfected a brand of comedy that is sublime in its exact timbre of exploration of...

The Myth of Swift

While many of us ignore commercialized pop music regularly and with ease, it's important to understand that media coverage of Taylor Swift, "The Butterscotch...

Words Fail Us. But They Are All We Have: On David Bowie

There is a wave travelling around the world in the wake of David Bowie's death, even through souls who think they just know a few...

Simply Not Having A Wonderful Christmastime

Three things precipitated this piece. It was reported that Adult-Contemporary spend-triggering "retail" Christmas radio has had a major upset this year. The new Christmas Number One-...

Editor’s Letter: A Mission Statement About Social Media

We've conducted an interesting social media experiment over the past few months via our personal Facebook pages. We've diligently and regularly dropped almost all media outlets...