Last week, when talking with a friend about a mutually beneficial project, something he did prompted me to tell him: "Send me a list of your favourite 50 songs. List them fast, don't think about…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Greywolf Jan 31, 2012.
My big fault as a listener is that I never hear the words, or it takes a long time to learn them.I realized yesterday that there are a few that I've listened to so often that I know every single…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna's Americana Jan 4, 2012.
Do we go back to the 'beginning' and say Jimmie Rodgers?Is it Patsy Montana, with her yodel? How about Hank's?The soulful angst of Gram Parsons or the friendly crooning of Gene Autry? The grit of…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Woodworth Nov 3, 2012.
As I ruminate on leaving Toronto, a city I’ve lived in for over 10 years, NQ Arbuckle finally releases a new album. Fitting, because their music has bracketed – and structured – my time in this city like nobody else’s.
My first introduction to the band, one that has a long-term residency on Toronto’s Six Shooter label, was around 2004. Toronto boyfriend #1 brought over The Last Supper in a Cheap Town for one of our first dates. I have no idea what we talked about that…Continue
Posted on April 2, 2014 at 3:00pm
I just got back from Pennsylvania, and then I went to see Billy Joel the other night, so this song is a relevant one these days.
Musicians of all stripes have long been interested in the working class. You hear it in rock:…
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back. Temporarily, anyway. It’s been all work and responsibility here in the Turnbull house. I feel a bit like the mounds of ice at the end of my driveway, frozen up and rounded over by icy winds. Certain people might call me hard-bitten, but like the ice, you have to just tap at my exterior a bit and the warmth will flood out.
And on that not-so-subtle note, might I bring the discussion around to sex.
I saw this video the other day on CMT:…Continue
Posted on February 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments
Star power can be the thing that transforms raw material into spectacular material. Now, I’m not comparing Joe Nolan to, say, Britney Spears. I should hope not. The newest Six Shooter artist lined up some of the best in star-making machinery to put together Tornado, and boy, did they do a great job.
But strip away all of that extra effort and what you’re left with is a set of astounding songs that, really, needed no help. Nolan is raw talent through and…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2014 at 7:30am