Onward and Upward

I’ll wait for you on the streets of tonight.

Doug Folkins

Streets of Rome

New podcast is now available over there–> This is the first of what will be several visits by my good friend Kern.  We had a two hour conversation the other day and I will be including bits and pieces in up coming episodes.  I apologize for the sound quality issues during the chat, but I have worked out the bugs for any future phone chats.  Skype was not being kind to me.

The show also features music by Doug Folkins.  He is an east coast musician who has worked with Juno winners, and plays a great brand of celtic meets country meets rock music.  You can find out all about him here. I will be reviewing his new album on a future podcast.

The next episode of the podcast will be up later this week.  I actually have a lot of material to use in the next while so expect shows to appear more frequently.

There has been a lot of chatter about the new U2 album. My friend Dave tackled it briefly on his blog, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he has more to say about it.  I have only heard one full song and part of two others.  I am not in the least bit impressed with this effort. I also wasn’t a big fan of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. My love affair with their music basically ends after Pop. But I implore you to go back and listen to the first 4 U2 albums. Boy, October, War, and The Unforgettable Fire are all excellent albums.  Theyare full of youthful exuberance, creativity, and passion.  I think U2 is entirely capable of creating a great album again, but I’m not sure if they ever will again.  Perhaps it is finally time to rest on their legacy a bit, and just tour. U2, get out there, play the hits, mix in some old forgotten favourites, and let your fans reward you for all you’ve accomplished.

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One Response to “Onward and Upward”

  1. Doug Folkins Says:

    Thank you very much for playing my track “Streets Of Rome”!
    I really enoyed your Podcast as well. A nice website and cool Blog.

    I look forward to sending you a copy of my new CD for review.
    Thanks again!
    Doug

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