Months back I was invited to share some thoughts about surviving as an artist in today’s consumer climate. I have passionate ideas on this subject, as anyone who’s witnessed my other one-man monologue, The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper, or who’s read the 264-page liner note that supplements my 2019 album release Dirty Mansions will testify. Well, dang. I’m a little late to the party and it’s a different fricking planet...
The wordsmithery of Corin Raymond (pictured), the best T.O. albums of the decade, and Canada's greatest supergroups. Also in the headlines are The East Pointers, CPO, Bob Wiseman, Glass Tiger, top earners, Warner, RS Pro, Red Records, social media, Merlin Music, Soundgarden, AC/DC, and Juice WRLD.
The mega-hit videos of The Weeknd (pictured), Leonard Cohen's swansong, and a lost Neil Young album resurfaces. Also in the headlines are Ren, Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift, Grimes, Corin Raymond, Neon Dreams, Deric Ruttan, Tory Lanez, Monstercat, Apple, AMAs, Coldplay, The Who, and Oasis.
A big hit by Downchild (pictured Donnie Walsh) is honoured, The Last Waltz heads to Nashville, and Juno tickets go on sale today. Also making news are JFL, Kesha, Anvil, Susan Aglukark, NMC, Said The Whale, the CCMA, Corin Raymond, and Laila Biali. With video.
The much-loved storytelling troubadour returns with a new album, one accompanied by a coffee table-style book. Here he describes the record, the healing power of one of its songs, the benefits of therapy, and a love of Ned Washington.