Michael Jackson

Today’s death of Michael Jackson, though sad and, in a lot of ways tragic, leaves me with mixed feelings. Although I’ve been disgusted with Mr. Jackson’s behaviour over the last decade or so, his talent and innovation were undeniable. I clearly remember his performance on the Motown 25 TV special in 1983 and how impressed […]

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Real Radio

Let’s face it…most radio sucks. From the endless loop of classic rock, the predictable offerings of dance and pop stations to the repetitive blips of news and talk radio, terrestrial stations in the Greater Vancouver area are less than stellar. So what does any thinking adult listen to? Answer: Internet Radio. My music system is […]

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Pavarotti who?

I’ve always thought Pavarotti’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ was the ultimate until a few weeks ago I stumbled across Mario Lanza’s rendition on YouTube. My father listened to Lanza constantly and I remember hearing ‘Be My Love’ playing downstairs early on Sunday mornings while he made breakfast but I’ve never truly appreciated his amazing voice until I […]

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