Category Music

Murder Most Foul

Somehow it works. The first new music from Bob Dylan in almost a decade is a 17-minute epic that you will want to listen to again and again, with new insights on each listen. “Murder Most Foul” is Dylan’s “American Pie.” Though Don Maclean’s romp through the sixties was lighthearted and fun, this is a […]

Misleading Numbers

This post, from March 2015, was the most viewed post of 2019 here at Random Thoughts From Lorne. I think its popularity must have something to do with search engines, though I can’t figure out what the trigger is. It seems to be increasing in popularity – more people read it just last month than […]

Feeling Sheepish?

I meant to ask a couple of days ago and forgot. How was your Christmas? Get any unusual presents? Mine felt a little strange in a way. Maybe I’m not used to celebrating in Canada, though that seems strange after just two years in Germany. Maybe it was feeling my mother’s absence, this being the […]

Not Just Nostalgia

Led Zeppelin is dead. Robert Plant rocks on. Sunday night at Cityfolk the former Zepp vocalist performed a delicate balancing act, giving the fans the old songs from the seventies that they craved while showcasing his newer material. Songs like “The May Queen” and the title track to his latest work, “Carry Fire,” were blended […]

Friday Night Rocked

I missed most of the music on the nineties. When you lived in Pembroke, Ontario, there wasn’t much choice. The local radio played (as I remember it) country music. Which means, in those pre-internet days, all I knew about the band Live was what I read. I could perhaps have named you a tune or […]

Tripping Down Memory Lane

It was billed as John Fogarty’s 50-year trip. It lived up to its billing. Since April the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman has been criss-crossing America, sharing his memories and his music. The Woodstock Festival was 50 years ago this month. CCR were headliners. Nostalgia is in full bloom. One thing you didn’t see at […]

50 Years of Peace and Love?

I wasn’t there. I’ve always regretted that. It would have produced some epic memories. In August 1969 the big cultural event was Woodstock., a mammoth music festival happening just a couple hour’s drive from my home in Montreal. I didn’t even ask my parent’s if I could go. I knew the answer was “no.” There […]