Interesting Podcasts

I can’t remember the last time I did one of these, so that must mean it’s time to write one!   Originally I was going to dedicate an entire post to Make Dad Read Comics; I would still like to do that, but I’m still feeling a little conflicted because I don’t want to draw too […]

The Microsoft Surface 3

Why am I writing this here?  I honestly can’t tell you what compelled me to start writing about this tablet that I’ve had for maybe…a year and a half?  A tablet that I bought second-hand, without fully realizing what it was that I bought.   The Surface 3 (and I’ll spare you from having to look […]

Maks – 3 Ft No Diving (Review)

A while back musician Maks, from The Netherlands, sent me a message via the Alternative Airwaves Facebook page.  He was letting me know of a new release, 3FT NO DIVING, a solo effort after years acting as drummer in another band. He writes,I …

Is It Star Trek? Fandom and Gatekeeping

Is discounting a piece of the Trek franchise for not following in the direct footsteps of TOS tantamount to gatekeeping? That’s a question that immediately popped into my head when I saw a podcast title from Mission Log, “But, Is It Star Trek?”.  I find Mission Log (and similar podcasts) extremely entertaining to listen to, […]

The Ultimate Queen Celebration – August 9, 2018

Last night I was treated to a performance by The Ultimate Queen Celebration, a Queen tribute band fronted by Marc Martel.  The show was at the Théâtre du Casino at Casino de Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec. Going into the show, I had zero expec…

RBC Bluesfest – JENNA Nation

Ottawa’s annual Bluesfest has really become a popular international music festival in the last several years.  The common joke locally centres around its lack of actual “Blues” in the headliners – but really, so much of today’s music has its roots…

Review: Jordan Max Only One Is King

Artist: Jordan MaxAlbum: Only One Is KingYear: 2016″Only One Is King”, an EP by Jordan Max released 2 years ago, is an artist/album that has shot up my personal charts. Some background on Max – he’s a British artist and recently signed to Danger M…

Notebook Habit

I’ve got what I consider to be a “weird” hobby (or habit?) – writing in notebooks.  I consider it weird, because I have no practical use for notebooks – other than my “bullet journal” set up, I don’t really write down anything of substance day-to-day.  And yet, it’s an extremely enjoyable thing to see my […]

Review: Dallas Wayne – Songs the Jukebox Taught Me: Volume II

I was recently given the opportunity for an advance listen & review of singer/songwriter/DJ Dallas Wayne’s 2016 album, Songs the Jukebox Taught Me, ahead of the release of Songs the Jukebox Taught Me: Volume II.  Volume II is set to release ne…

Kalie Shorr – Awake (Review)

Kalie Shorr – AwakeAnother one of those “off my radar” music submission reviews!  This time, it’s Kalie Shorr’s Awake EP, which was released January 26th of this year.  Here’s a bit of the press release:Country rockstress Kalie Shorr&nbs…