We felt the shockwaves of the crushing silence that fell over New York City from Brooklyn, we saw the mobile morgues lined up outside of the hospitals, and we witnessed a Times Square with almost no one in it. I was so in shock and awe of everything that was happening around us that I … Continue reading Waiting, Hustling, & Navigating International Borders – Covid diaries Pt.2
Rest In Rock Heaven, Taylor Hawkins. I started a story today that I don’t feel it right to continue just yet. Not with the music industry having just suffered another great loss. While I am choosing not to continue a series of personal stories right now, and while these are not my own, I am … Continue reading Another Fatality
We’ve been living in a constant state of uncertainty for over two years now in a way that none of us ever could have imagined other than as such a seemingly implausible idea that we would make films about it. So much of what we knew and loved in our daily lives was suddenly ripped … Continue reading Wishing, Wanting, Waiting, Hustling – Covid diaries Pt.1
The Blue Stones opening for Pearl Jam outside of Wrigley Field - Photo by Neal Zeleznak @nealpatrickz The end of 2020 is here, the year of the World Altering Pandemic has come and gone. The year where we took two steps in the wrong direction, countless times. We took steps forward followed by leaps backwards, … Continue reading That’s a WAP, 2020
Newspapers are still being printed and purchased. Will that last? With each new medium that comes along people have been predicting the demise of the medium that came before. “Television was going to kill movies, television was going to kill radio and then radio was going to kill newspapers,” says John Hinds, president and chief … Continue reading The struggle to survive in a digital age
Music festivals should be expected to stay true to their roots, just as much as bands are expected to stick to their originality and sound over what their label wants them to do.
Live shows are what is keeping the music business alive and festivals have been an enormous part of that for decades. But they don’t always “stay true” to their roots, as many of us expect they should.
Growing up, I can’t say that I had it the worst, but I know I didn’t have it the best. I always gazed upon the kids that ‘had it all’ and my jealousy overcame me. I wanted that perfect family that all got together for Sunday dinners and took cute family pictures so bad that … Continue reading Battling with yourself
There are a few times in the life of a writer that they take on the stress of a mental block. For me, it’s right now and I really hope that this is the beginning of the end. I find myself sitting at a picnic table in a dog park downtown Ottawa searching for inspiration. … Continue reading The sharp knife of a short life
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Canada should move forward on the legalization of marijuana.