Dead Wild Roses: Add A Little Charlie Brown to your Holidays – Linus and Lucy – Gerry Granelli Trio.

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown! On Dec. 9th, 1965 – 49 years ago – nearly half of the US population tuned in to A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schultz, an animated broadcast that featured the music of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Prior to its debut, producers were worried it was too religious, and the soundtrack ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Are the New Conservative Election Fraud Plans Going up in Smoke?

In April of this year, an ambulance was called to 24 Sussex Drive, after a teenage girl had consumed too much alcohol. No charges were laid, despite the fact that she was underage. The occasion was a birthday party for Stephen Harper’s son Ben, and the official response was that the Harpers were just a ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: In Appreciation of Vintage Music

I was listening the other day to a song sung by Cliff Edwards, Cheating on Me, recorded from an old 78 RPM single. Scratchy, warbly, and a bit thin, but it comes across beautifully across the gap of time. When you listen for a while, the scratches just disappear into the background and you hear ...

Politics and its Discontents: Something To Make You Smile

Apropos of nothing except that I am a huge jazz fan and today would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 96th birthday, an event being commemorated with a Google Doodle, I invite you to take a few minutes to watch one of her renditions of Mack the Knife. I can almost guarantee it will make your day ...

bastard.logic: Concert of the Day (After Dark)

Miles Davis Quintet (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams), Berlin, West Germany, November 4, 1967: Filed under: Jazz, music, video Tagged: 1967, Berlin, Herbie Hancock, Jazz, live, Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, video, Wayne Shorter

Rob Maguire: 3 tips the Jazz Festival taught me about Twitter

Having returned from vacation, I’m spending more time digging through data from this year’s Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and reflecting upon what lessons I can glean from my marketing campaign. Besides the introduction of our iPhone and Android app, one of the most interesting changes this year was the amount of buzz and activity on Twitter. ...