David Byrne American Utopia

David Byrne – Live at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto Ontario. Decades ago, as a small boy, I was introduced to Talking Heads through two different relatives on two different occasions (read about it here).  It was the early part of the 1980’s and I was reaching an age where I was […]

Talking Heads Fuels Art

The name of the band is… Some time early in the 1980’s my family went into the big city of Vancouver, British Columbia to visit family. My dad’s cousin Jimmy, who my brother and I called cousin Jimmy was a bearded fellow who, to my young eyes, walked to the beat of his own drum. […]

Destroyer Fuels Art

Destroyer has a new record out and it’s right nice, as usual. Dan Bejar at his finest. In early 2001 my friend Jamie sent me a cassette in which were copied some Destroyer songs from the Streethawk: A Seduction album. I was immediately and irrevocably head over heels in love with Destroyer. I had just […]

Gord Downie Fuels Art

 21 years in my short list of ‘need to see’ bands. I never did see The Tragically Hip or Gord Downie live. I had opportunities and serious intentions. Early on, sold out shows, conflicting events or travel kept pushing it back to ‘next time’. Even after moving to Ontario, my chances increased, but still I […]