He did not play the music I listen to. I only met him once or twice. We emailed back and forth, and it was mostly business. But he build the kind of show from the ground up that was growing regional awareness into the the music of Atlantic Canada. He was passionately committed to east coast culture of all types. He showed us that the regular every day Joe in the street can be reached, and is interested in our music and culture. He will be missed.
As the dream of a â€œworld classâ€ Commonwealth Games slips from the 2014 Bid Committeeâ€™s grasp, it is time to examine the root of many citizens mistrust and fear, and the politics behind the bid. There was palpable panic and frustration coming from Scott Logan — the bidâ€™s head honcho — last week. Over the weekend fellow bid city Glasgow’s –more–
The bar owners don’t want a police state, and don’t want early closing hours. Fair enough. But its a lot more complicated, as I am sure you know. Every year, people from Toronto and parts west come to the Halifax Pop Explosion and are shocked by the late closings in Halifax. They are also shocked by how late people come –more–
Today I spent an amazing hour talking with Brendan from SpinART Records, about how hard it is for the kind of music we both like to break out in the United States these days. Media and college radio are into really quirky arty stuff and a straight forward rocker like Joel Plaskett does not seem to be able to get –more–