Category Archives: Icons

The Front-Man: An Endangered Species

With the sad news of Gord Downie’s death, a mere two weeks after the sudden death of Tom Petty, it put me in a reflective mood.  After the death of Prince in 2016, I wrote about the tragedy of losing … Continue reading

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The Emmys Offer Further Proof That Awards Shows Need to Change or Go Away

It’s like a bad dream that everyone keeps having but its the same dream.  A room full of beautiful Hollywood people, many of them in horrendous dresses, have their names called to accept an award.  A look of shock and … Continue reading

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Generations Apart: The Legacy of Chuck Berry

Chuck! Chuck! It’s Marvin….your cousin, Marvin Berry! You know that new sound you’ve been looking for? Well, listen to this… It is one of the most memorable scenes of the 1980s as Marty McFly from 1985 rocks out to the … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of the Hip

Over the past few months, leading up to the Tragically Hip’s final show in Kingston, there have been many articles written about the situation.  As a long-time fan of the band, I found myself unsure about a “final” tour.  Although … Continue reading

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Musical Icons: On the Verge of Extinction

With the tragic news of Prince’s death last week, it got me thinking about the future of an endangered species called The Musical Icon.  While Musical Legends are very much in our midst, the likes of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, … Continue reading

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