Mr. Brightside: Brandon Flowers and The Killers Teach Me How to Handle Adversity

The lights dim, the band takes the stage to a steady, low-synth baseline against the high screams of 10,000 fans.  And then, they kick into their opening number.  Sound, lights, and rock-n-roll attitude are flying high as The Killers, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 21st Century, launch into their... Continue Reading →

That’s Very Canadian of You: What The Tragically Hip Taught Me About Me

My upbringing didn’t include the Tragically Hip.  So how could this band define who I am? The answer came on a warm summer Saturday night in Montreal - all at once. I’ve been playing in cover bands for years now, and among the hundreds of songs we’ve played in those bands, I hadn’t heard or... Continue Reading →

Going Back Home. And the 3 Surprises That Blew Me Away

I often stop and laugh when describing my childhood home. It sounds a little idyllic or surreal, even to me: a patchwork of houses scattered across acres of hilly land among stands of trees, a large common meadow, an adjacent pond, a grand log cabin at the edge of the pond, and trails after trails... Continue Reading →

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