Category Archives: Music

Motivation, and The Playlist

On the loss of my best friend. On the discovery that I was never anything other than a magic doormat, something to wipe their frustrations out on whilst at the same time transporting them places they think they deserved to see. On the resolution to fool myself into thinking I am something other than their reflection of me. On thinking that running around in circles for 24 hours might do the trick… Wow, lucky, talented me. Still, one does what one can, right? Of course, winning the Canadian Championship was…

Another David Bowie post

The death of David Bowie, it’s been all the news recently, and we scarcely need another blog about it, but I do, I mean, I need it, to write it, so the internet will have to suffer at least one more time here. I’ll go at it one time only though, no re-write, it seems appropriate, let’s get it done quick, over with, in Beat style, not his style, let’s not try to go into that without far more education than I currently have at my disposal. Many of us…

Riot Fest

Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Founded in 2005 in Chicago, it has now expanded to include stops in Denver and Toronto. Carnival Rides, food vendors, sideshow performers and more add to the atmosphere of this independent music fest and we decided to check it out in Toronto last weekend. The plan was to arrive Saturday afternoon, pick up our wristbands that would be good for the whole weekend and then wander between the 4 stages catching up on acts we…

Keith Moon and the Abominable Dr Phibes

I’ve been pretty obsessed with Keith Moon the past few days. It started with me delving back into my past musical tastes, in order to gain some stability emotionally. I used to love The Who, so I watched a few youtube videos of them playing, and then I came to the ‘Live at the Isle of Wight’ film, and it just astounded me. Watch it, or rather, watch Keith Moon. I didn’t start watching it with a focus on him, that just blossomed as the film moved on. He has…