Category Archives: Music

My Twenty Eleven in Numbers

By | December 31, 2011

Following in the footsteps of the 2009 and 2010 year in reviews I wanted to continue the year end ritual. I am surprised by how much has stayed consistent (top artists, quietest online search month) but there were a few new trends I didn’t expect. Top 10 Google Queries 1. northlands park, edmonton 2. alberta… Read More »

My Trip on the Spaceship Claw

By | June 7, 2011

My energy levels leading up to the June 1 U2 concert in Edmonton was lower than I would have liked to admit. June 1 was game one of the Stanley Cup Final between Vancouver and Boston and the transportation to and from the Stadium was a concern, but when we returned home from the concert… Read More »

My Stripes Split

By | February 2, 2011

To say I loved The White Stripes would be an understatement. I have travelled several thousand kilometers to see them play, followed them for three days on their 2007 tour and they have dominated my charts since I joined. Jack White was my inspiration on guitar. The music of The White Stripes is simple,… Read More »

My Twenty Ten in Numbers

By | December 31, 2010

Following in the footsteps of the 2009 year in review I thought it would be interesting to gather the same information and post them here. Some of the results are to be expected, others are a surprise. It’s interesting to see the trend in this information as a lot of what appeared wasn’t available or… Read More »

My Ivory Ears

By | July 21, 2010

I had a special moment last week. It was one of those musical awakenings where you instantly loved something and were completely blown away by it. You were suddenly pushed into a world of sound that you loved but did not know existed. Over the last year I have noticed my musical preferences change. I… Read More »

My Mind Heist

By | June 16, 2010

There are two movies I am looking forward to most in 2010. The first is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but my excitement for Inception is miles ahead of the first half of the final Potter movie. Since Christopher Nolan finished work on The Dark Knight I have been patiently waiting to… Read More »

My Heritage Farewell

By | April 16, 2010

On Thursday April 14 I said goodbye to an old friend. My Heritage H-550 Custom had been with me since December 2004. I still look back at the email thread with Jay Wolfe from Wolfe Guitars and smile because I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The instruments craftsmanship was superior, the… Read More »

My Black Math Masterpiece

By | March 28, 2010

In early December I received a White Stripes newsletter announcing the Under Great White Northern Lights boxset containing a documentary detailing their performance in Canada, the complete concert from their 10th anniversary performance, a CD and LP of live music, a photo book and other exclusive goodies. In short it was going to be awesome… Read More »