Words on World Music

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Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I know. I can hear you saying, “This melt down of the global economy isn’t my fault.” But, chances are increasing that music fans like you and me are unwittingly kicking the legs out from under the industry that feeds our appetite for tuneage. By purchasing music digitally instead of CDs, we iPod-packing, iTune consuming, […]

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

worldbeatcanada radio presents another fabulous free hour of the world’s best music, except for our friends across the pond who’ll be charged a nominal 750 Euros. Come on, that’s only half of what each household in the old country will be paying for the Big Fat Greek Bailout. Too bad there was never a god […]

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Back on June 21st, I made some sanctimonious quip about how every day should be world music day, like every day should be end world hunger day and international peace day. The 21st of June, or Fete de la Musique as it’s became known in France from 1976 forward, is the official world music day […]

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I hope you’re well because I’m feeling a little deflated. Our football arena, BC Place used to be the world’s largest air supported stadium. It was built along the same general design as the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The concrete circumference narrowed at the waist and was topped by a fluffy white quilted pillow top. Come […]

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Here on the wetcoast, summer didn’t make an appearance until August and we haven’t really felt fall until this week. I begrudgingly filed my shorts in my ‘summer only’ drawer and was happy to see my jeans still fit. The late summer didn’t help our festivals much. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival had a particularly […]