My Complicated Feelings About Kiss

Kiss are probably one of the bands I have known about for the longest, but didn’t necessarily put their image and their music together right away. I may have heard “Rock and Roll All Nite” or “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” on a radio, and seen a variety of parodies of groups with their … Continue reading My Complicated Feelings About Kiss

Small Things That Upset Me (and other Blog B-Sides)

“What’s for dinner, mom?” “Leftovers.” That dreaded L-word could ruin an evening for me when I’d come home on a school day. There were never leftovers of my favourite foods (Shake N’ Bake chicken, Cheesy Beefy Potato Pie), just those that were kind of less… sexy (sexy in a food sort of way). But as … Continue reading Small Things That Upset Me (and other Blog B-Sides)

Captured Concerts

One activity that I’ve been meaning to do before I get too forgetful is to type out all the concerts that I have attended in my life. It may lack a few of the gigs that I saw in high school or some from smaller-scale local bands, but I’d estimate that the so-called ‘significant’ shows … Continue reading Captured Concerts

Wilson & Lee

What can you say about a business that lasted for nearly one-hundred years that hasn’t been said already? Plenty, actually. Businesses should be able to last decades so long as a consistent stream of clientele find value in what the business has to offer. Each customer has their own story, and I’m no exception. I … Continue reading Wilson & Lee

Childhood Car Tunes – Christmas Cassettes

Of all the things that change in life, I can always look at music as one thing I can keep consistent. As much as I try during the holidays, we can’t always keep annual traditions consistent, instead putting a new twist on how we celebrate as a family. My father passed away in July, and … Continue reading Childhood Car Tunes – Christmas Cassettes

A Hockey-Music Medley

I’m only weeks removed from having participated in my first fantasy hockey draft, and even as a decades-long fan of the sport I felt I was in way over my head. If we got to draft from the rosters in NHL 95, I’d have had the league locked up before the first puck dropped. Regardless, … Continue reading A Hockey-Music Medley

Asking for Music as a Gift

Look at these two knuckleheads. Typical teenagers with typical naive teenage dreams and typical teenage hygiene. Hell, one of them (admittedly, me) has the nerve of trying to pass a Fruit of the Loom undershirt as a proper t-shirt. Those smiles aren’t just out of appreciation for the Crocodile Hunter-themed birthday cake in front of … Continue reading Asking for Music as a Gift