A small selection of my favourite and influential albums: I've put some new pictures onto 'my photo's' . . .
some cover art, of albums that have been important to me. They're still always close to the top of the pile in my CD collection. I've still got most of them as vinyl LP's. I suppose I could have included Revolver by The Beatles and the first Album by Ten Years After as well. But hey, that's enough to be going on with !
None of the "difficult second album syndrome" with 'Axis', by Jimi. That album is jam-packed with riffs, brilliant miniature solo's, great short catchy songs . . the whole package. The featured cover, "Modern Music" by Be B...
The Vancouver Sun: In the 1950s, when the Canvas Lounge existed as the less tony Anchor beer parlour, Robinson introduced CJOR and CKWX's teenaged listeners to the likes of sport-jacketed Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley. He was fussed over Tuesday by the Melodic Blue ensemble's much-tattooed Jamie Nicholson and Steve McCarthy, who have more ink in their hides than a swing band's sheet-music library. Even gala host Terry David Mulligan, whose musicbiz and police gigs have presented many strange sights, was forced to smile
Malcolm Parry, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, August 02,...
The Eye of the Beholder: Here is a story to think about. How many times do we wonder how we are going to afford that new car or the new home? We think of ourself as poor. It is more how we view our current life and what we have or do not have.
Listen to this story:
There's a story told about an elderly lady in Arkansas. The state voted to increase welfare payments to indigents. Hoping for a tear-jerker story, a television interviewer went into the backhills where many welfare recipients lived.
The old woman he chose to interview lived in a one room shack: draughty in winter; stifling in summer. Her bed was ...