Review by Douglas Heselgrave I didn’t see this coming. My defences were down. I was caught off guard. It had been so long since I’d been genuinely surprised and uplifted by a record and could tell that I would love it all […]
An enthusiastic conversation with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux By Douglas Heselgrave I have loved The Grateful Dead’s music for decades and over the years had the good fortune to hear them in concert many times, but I never had the chance to experience the […]
Review by Douglas Heselgrave In ‘Lila’, Robert Pirsig’s sequel to ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’, the author spends a lot of time deconstructing the myth of the American cowboy and essentially comes to the conclusion that […]
I went to my first concert in the summer of 1973. It was a triple bill featuring Bachman Turner Overdrive, Bob Seger and Charlie Daniels. I wasn’t really a fan of any of the artists and would never have gone […]
Prairie singer-songwriter’s second Steve Dawson produced album, ‘I Was So Fond of You’ is a heartbreaker By Douglas Heselgrave There aren’t very many singers like Matt Patershuk around anymore. There probably weren’t very many to begin with. It’s true that, […]
Review by Douglas Heselgrave A new four CD box set featuring highlights from Miles Davis’ appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1975 as well as from Newport Jazz Festival in Europe 1971 With the […]
I hit the wall. I spent the past decade – when I wasn’t raising kids, fixing an old house, or trying to find just enough other work to cover the mortgage – and almost all of my free time, as […]
To say that Neil Young has always been difficult to pin down is to overstate the obvious. He has experimented with so many different types and approaches to music in the last half century that his fans often have no […]
Review by Douglas Heselgrave Some things can’t be written about without diminishing them. Anoushka Shankar’s newest CD of Indian classical music, ‘Home’ is like that. After listening to it over and over again for the past week as Vancouver continues to […]
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