Marnie and I had a great night out at Nocturne in Halifax October 16, 2010. These are some pictures I took with our $79 HP camera, ISO 400, no flash, usually balanced on a stable fixed object as the shutter would hang open for 2-3-4 seconds.
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–
I spent last weekend in Moncton, Halifax’ so called arch rival. I was up there for New Brunswick Music Week. I took my kids, did a panel and a ran a workshop, went to Crystal Palace, ate at the Crowne Plaza. We had a lovely time. A dominant meme in Halifax is that Moncton is outpacing Halifax economically, culturally, and –more–
I just posted this follow up on a local message board. Again this is not mainstream vs indie, or Beatles vs Arcade Fire, or whatever. The issue is this: Lets say I accept the Economic Impact argument. Lets say I accept that Paul Macca brought $8 million to Halifax. I have a document using generally accepted practices that says that –more–