Category Archives: Music

“Instrumental” Towns


A little fun for the start of the work week with city/town names that include the name of an instrument in their name. If you know of others we missed, please feel free to pass them along for inclusion. Bass, … Continue reading

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“AAARTH” – An Amazing Album Reaches Tremendous Heights!


Please let me chew on the words of a recent blogpost for a moment….(munch, munch, munch).  Thank you. I really thought nothing could possibly equal Metric’s Art of Doubt when it came to new Alternative Rock music in 2018. Well, … Continue reading

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Images of Art Prize 2018 in Grand Rapids


Some of the approximately 1,200 works of art currently on display in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Favorite Female Lead Singers of Rock Bands


This can be a tough category to define, as what constitutes a rock band is a moving target. For this list, a rock band is a group of musicians who play under a group name, not an individual’s name (unless … Continue reading

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Cities of intrigue and mystery


When a city’s name is mentioned in conversation or in writing, it can conjure up certain images based on one’s personal knowledge of the place. If one has not visited the city, the image is largely shaped by perceptions derived … Continue reading

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Temples rock the Tonight Show


Temples absolutely kicked arse last night (July 30th) on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon performing “Shelter Song” from their awesome debut album entitled Sun Structures. Here’s a weblink to the video of their performance. Enjoy! http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/#segments/9546      

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More images of Ireland


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Your community is a one-horse town when…


Mister Ed speaks on behalf of everyone. The primary street is called “Mane Street,” not “Main Street.” Silver is everyone’s favorite mineral and color. (think about it people – “with a hearty hi-ho Silver and away!”) All motor vehicles are … Continue reading

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Canada’s largest indoor concert halls


Below is a list the largest indoor concert halls in Canada based on maximum seating, with a 1,500 seat minimum. They do not include outdoor amphitheatres or other venues used for concerts like stadiums and arenas. In parenthesis next to … Continue reading

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“Wolf’s Law” of kick-ass new music


I bought my copy of The Joy Formidable’s new album entitled Wolf’s Law at lunch time. I have been eagerly awaiting its release since impressive videos of “Wolf’s Law” and “This Ladder is Ours” were made available for viewing in the fall. … Continue reading

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