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.
I got a cold call from a guy in Indiana who wants to invest in entertainment properties in Halifax. He was googling Halifax and my article on the Vogue came up. I also know from this site’s stats that people searching Halifax, Culture, Nova Scotia Arts Council, Vogue Theatre, and Jack Bonaparte have all found this site, which is averaging –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–
Juno weekend is now behind us and I am still tired and trying to get over my post-event head cold. I took it comparatively easy, based on the damage reports some of my culture, tourism and music colleagues have been sharing, because I was actually in bed before 2:30 am on Saturday and stayed home to watch the telecast on –more–