Tag: Canadian musicians

  • Paul Shaffer – We’ll be here for the rest of our lives.

    Paul Shaffer is a fascinating guy. At once both nerdy and cool, he has lived a musician’s dream, playing continually and successfully, backing up everyone who is anyone, and spending what seems like every waking moment immersed in music. His autobiography, We’ll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives, is a fabulous romp through […]

  • Those wonderful lost-then-found famous guitars

    The news of Peter Frampton’s condition, a degenerative muscle disease called inclusion body myositis, and announced by Frampton himself on February 23, 2019, is of course bitter news made bearable by the fact he’s not dead, but will just be slowing down some. Those blisteringly fast and sublimely melodic solos that he has created during […]

  • God Made Me Funky: A Mighty, Singularly Excellent Sound

    Walking through the crowded closed-off stretch of Toronto’s Queen Street East during the middle of the Beaches Jazz Festival tonight (July 26 2013), a few questions came to mind. Why do they call it the “Beaches Jazz Festival” when Toronto’s fine citizens voted just a couple of years ago to name this area of town […]