30 years of concerts

Exactly 30 years ago today, on March 12 1984, I saw my first rock concert. At the tender age of 12, I managed to convince my parents to take me to see KISS at the Colisée in Quebec City. I’d managed to convince my parents to take me the year before, on the Creatures of…

Portrait of an addiction

The multiple forms my addiction to music takes. Every object in this image has meaning to me, or is a memento. The Cherry Sunburst Les Paul is the guitar I dreamed of playing when I started learning to play. Ace Frehley of KISS famously played one. The Beatles Box Set in Mono: represents my love…

It was 49 years ago today…

It was 49 years ago today that The Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Their first US appearance broke TV viewership records and launched the British Invasion in music. I’m betting few people could foresee the radical transformation the Fab Four would undertake over the next 5 years. From bubble gum pop to…