Musician Lou Reed is dead at 71. I listened to his album New York just the other day with my friend Vox. Damned fine music. Very sad news.
I heard today that Peter Appleyard died, at 84. Do you know his work? He was a great vibraphone player who lived and played in the Toronto area for many years. Here’s another video I’ve shared before in which Mr. Appleyard has an opportunity to… Read More
Our cat Rossi died today. He had a stroke or maybe strokes about a year ago and since he’s been living with seizures that have become increasingly severe with the passing of days. He was a good cat, grumpy, independent and yet in a strange… Read More
I heard today that Chicago bluesman Magic Slim died. RIP
Jazz-man Dave Brubeck has passed at 91. RIP Here’s In Your Own Sweet Way Let’s take five and listen to his big one…this melody was all over the radio tonight.
My brother emailed to say that banjo picker Dave Hum has passed. RIP. As Salvelinas aptly put it, the man sure could play.
Sheila (known on this blog as Tuffy P) lost her dad this morning. He had been ailing from kidney disease for some time and passed away at the hospital. George and I shared a birthday – he would have been 87 next month. I’m going… Read More
I just read that Sam Sniderman, well known to all Torontonians of my generation as Sam the Record Man, has died at 92. He was a household name in this city for many years. I bought many records at his store over the years. I… Read More
He wrote this one with Burt Bacharach… Mr. David was 91.
Doc Watson has died at 89. RIP I’ve been listening to Doc Watson’s music since I was a teenager. It seems as if styles come and go but Doc has always been there bringing his brand of Americana to life. He was not a purist… Read More