Grégory Lemarchal 1983-2007

This past Monday, the world lost la voix d’un ange, the voice of an angel. At two weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Grégory lost his lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis while awaiting an organ transplant. He was a kind, gentle and generous soul and we were blessed to share in even just a few years of his talent. I …

Do you own songs bought online? Well, sort of

In a recent article on Reuters, the author points out the limitations companies like Apple place on your online music downloads. Issues like limitation to Apple iPods, multiple computer use rights and CD burning. Before people erroneously get the impression this issue is limited to Apple, there are a few points to consider: You don’t own the songs on CD …

Forget Regret Or Life Is Yours To Miss

RENT has finally arrived and I loved it. I’ve seen RENT on stage several dozen times and I was apprehensive but hopeful for the film treatment of my favourite musical. As I expected, the film critics are split on the movie, but the fan base is loving it and the cast are enthusiastic as well. So tonight, we went and …

Discover New Music – Pandora

Need help discovering new music? The creators of the Music Genome Project have the answer in Pandora. By analyzing the elements of your favourite artists’ songs, like instrumentation, tonality, phrasing and the general aesthetic, it can suggest similar songs and artists. It will read your mind. I think the $36 is pretty fair, but if you need to reset your …

Nickel Creek – Why Should the Fire Die?

Grammy award winning Nickel Creek has done it again with a stellar 14 track gem called Why Should the Fire Die?. As usual, the musicianship is excellent; would-be guitarists and mandolinists will be rewinding and pausing Sean and Chris’ licks for weeks. The musicality and sheer brilliance of the trio’s work always leaves me surprised and refreshed. Buy this record …

happiness is a new glen phillips cd – winter pays for summer

If you know me musically, you know that I’m a huge Toad the Wet Sprocket fan. It was a sad day in ‘98 when they parted ways, and even though I was able to see one killer reunion show in New York in 2003, I have been eager for this abstinence of musical bliss to somehow end. Have no fear, …