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Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise – My adventure as a record producer

When I’m not writing this blog, I work as a Senior Director at Behaviour Interactive, an independant game developer based in Montreal, Canada, and one of the departments I oversee…

Music as a commodity (a prologue)

This is just a quick post for tonight. I’ll eventually have much more to say about the devaluation of recorded music, but I wanted to share something I encountered this…

Concert Review: Peter Gabriel, Montreal, September 18 2012

From the start I must admit to being at best a casual fan of Peter Gabriel’s solo career. While I have a high admiration for his work with Genesis, his…

Spotlight on: Monster Truck

Monster Truck is my new band of the moment. One of the things I love about going to concerts is the occasional discovery of a new artist among the opening…

Musical Pilgrimage (part 2)

As one of my first posts on this blog, I showed a picture of my pilgrimage to the famous Abbey Road crossing, where the Beatles shot their iconic cover. (See…

Don’t touch my stub!

In the last 20 years, concerts have been less and less the work of small, local promoters and increasingly in the hands of large concentrated corporations. Big tours now routinely…

Alice Cooper – Elected

Alice Cooper – Elected It’s an election day here in Quebec, which made me think of this song. Alice Cooper is one of my favourite artists of all time and…

Concert Review – The Cult

Metropolis – Montreal – September 1st 2012 The Cult was a band that I must admit was only on the periphery of my radar in their heyday. Their switch to hard…

A musical pilgrimage

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to go to London for a conference I was presenting at, and was able to squeeze in some sightseeing. One of the…

Slash – Théatre Olympia, Montreal – July 27 2012

The man with the hat, Slash!
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