Music for Remembrance Day

Today is a day of remembrance in Canada as we celebrate Remembrance Day to honour the fallen soldiers who served this country (in the UK it is known as Armistice Day and Veterans Day in the US). It is celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the end of combat in the first World War (armistice…

A few thoughts on U2’s deal with Apple

U2 and Apple made a big splash this week by releasing without warning (although there were a lot of rumours) their new album Age of Innocence for free on iTunes. Of course the album may be free for the consumer (and it allows U2 to claim their album is in the hands of half a…

The ticket stub of the future

I’ve ranted before about my attachment to good, old-fashioned ticket stubs in an article. I feel that showing my phone/credit card/receipt robs the concert experience of its most prized memento: the ticket stub. I collect all mine in a box, and sometimes I’ll dig through it, reminiscing about past concerts, venues that are no longer standing,…