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Friday afternoon dance tune: Rock Your Baby

Last week I inadvertently started a new weekly series on this blog: Friday afternoon dance tune. I won’t be posting any of the usual dance suspects, i.e. anything produced by will.i.am. Instead, I’ll feature a “lesser-known” song from music’s past to get your hips shaking and ready to boogie for the weekend. This week’s song is George…

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10 reasons why you should care about Ike Turner

When most people hear of Ike Turner, they immediately think of Tina Turner’s abusive ex-husband, and maybe Laurence Fishburne. The truth is that Tina’s 1993 biopic,  What’s Love Got to Do with It, cemented Ike’s reputation as a drug-crazed wifebeater. In 2006, thirteen years after the picture was released, Ike Turner—along with Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader, Freddy Krueger and…

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Glory Days: seeing Springsteen live

I’ve got to say that I’m a little, let’s be honest, very envious of the European Bruce fans who get to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live this spring. The setlists are killing me! As of yet, there are no North American dates announced and while my bank account is very happy…

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Best albums of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite albums of the year. I used to have a hard time narrowing my list down to a top 10, but in recent years I’ve had an even harder time picking three new releases that blew me away.…