Category Music

Reflections on the Psalms

I ran a video clip from Bono, lead vocalist for the band U2, about a year ago, where he was talking about the Psalms. There’s an addendum that came out this past week that I thought you would also be interested in. I have promised myself that I will write more about U2 this year. […]

The 2017 Juno Awards

I’m not a big fan of music awards. Inevitably the wrong artist or record wins, at least in my opinion. I even found that to be true when I was on a panel judging a national music award that shall remain nameless. I was the only judge from outside a certain geographic region – and […]

ABBA The Museum – II

The ABBA museum and store don’t take cash. “For your protection.” I’m not sure how that protects me. When I travel I like to pay for everything with cash. That way I live within my means and don’t come home to any surprise credit card bills. On my recent trip to Europe, five countries in […]

ABBA The Museum – I

Before leaving Canada I polled my friends and colleagues. The verdict was unanimous; I had to visit the ABBA museum in Stockholm. Of course, none of them had ever been there. I am not an ABBA fan. I have acquired over the years about 10,000 albums. (I know that sounds like a lot, but remember, […]

Tonight’s Show

Today’s post was supposed to be about Switchfoot and Relient K, two bands I will see in concert tonight. For Switchfoot I think it will be the first time in Ottawa in about a decade – and I don’t think Relient K have ever played here before. I have a history of sorts with both […]

JJ’s Christmas

In the stores this week I noticed the Christmas music playing for the first time this year. It might have been playing for weeks already, but I may have tuned it out. I’m almost done with Christmas music for the year. I’m a programmer for a satellite music channel (heard throughout North America and I […]

One Man, One Piano, A Thousand Memories

Somebody asked me if I was going to review the Burton Cummings concert I attended Saturday night. The answer is, yes and no. I had my critic’s hat off for the evening, for the most part. I was there as a fan to relive some teenage memories. Burton delivered on those. The only real disappointment, […]