Summer in the City

Here’s an excerpt from an afternoon conversation from today. For context, I met up with a friend who is trying out his new e-trike (which he bought to replace one that was stolen last year by some heartless thugs, breaking his heart). I rode a reasonably short 28 kilometres today, which brought it to 150Continue reading “Summer in the City”

Senza una Donna

I first heard Paul Young in 1985 when his song “I Was In Chains” from the album The Secret of Association was being played on CBC FM’s late-night radio; I think it was Night Lines, though it could have been Brave New Waves that year. I think it’s probably on one of those cassettes IContinue reading “Senza una Donna”

Drive

A friend, with whom I’ve connected, disconnected and reconnected several times over our 42-or-so years of knowing each other, introduced me to R.E.M. when they were becoming big in North America, particularly on college radio, when we reconnected around 1981-82. He was in community college at the time, and I was working an office jobContinue reading “Drive”