Being transported back to the ’90s

Music has always played a big part in my life. Don’t get my wrong, I can hardly carry a tune, let alone am I musically inclined in any way. But music, mostly pop music, has been something that has touched me in a way nothing else has. Certain songs, albums and artists can take me… Continue Reading

1996, Scream and a trip down memory lane

Tonight being Halloween, I decided to scroll through Netflix to see what Halloween-type movies were available to put on as I handed out candy to kids. I searched for one of my all-time favourites, the original Scream. I was 13 when that film came out, and watched it on VHS just after I started high school… Continue Reading

And I feel like I’m 12 years old

I was 12 years old when Jann Arden released Living Under June. I remember falling in love with Could I Be Your Girl like I had never fallen in love with a song before. I was too young to know what it meant, or how desperately sad its lyrics are (“I am worthless sounds compared… Continue Reading

Flashback: Defending Alanis’ acoustic Jagged Little Pill

The blog post below was originally published in the Kincardine News in April of 2005. I was reminded of it today when I was listening to Alanis Morissette, and thought I’d share it here. (I even managed to find the MacLean’s article that inspired me!) It’s one of my favourite pieces of writing. I’d love… Continue Reading

Move over Dire Straits; some other “unfit” songs for Canadian radio

Thursday morning news broke that the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council had deemed Money for Nothing by Dire Straits “unfit” for Canadian radio due to their use of the word “faggot” in the lyrics. In response, Dire Straights has been a trending topic on Twitter for two days now, it’s been steadily climbing up the iTunes… Continue Reading