Tag Archives: Mick Jagger

A Sad Anniversary

Being in quarantine means I’m not paying attention to dates. Which is how I missed yesterday’s 40th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. It would be tough to understate Lennon’s influence on culture. He was a musician and peace activist who first came to fame as a member of The Beatles. I didn’t see […]

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 […]

Taking Centre Stage

She took the evening off from her day job with the geriatric geezers who don’t rock every night anymore. On this night, at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival she was centre stage, not 20 feet from stardom. Immediately after the show she flew to Pittsburg to rejoin the Rolling Stones, who she has toured with […]

Not Too Young To Die

The baby boom generation is contemplating its mortality. Or at least I find I am thinking about death a lot lately. Not in a morbid fashion, but it does seem that every day when I read the newspaper I read about what seems to me to be an untimely death. When I scan the obituaries […]

20 Feet From Stardom

I missed that the 2014 Academy Award for best documentary film went to a movie about background vocalists in pop music titled 20 Feet From Stardom. But I made up for that recently and watched the film, attracted to it because I recognized the names of the stars. I am an voracious reader. If it’s […]