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The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

February 11th, 2016  |  by  |  published in The Guest List | Comments Off on The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

The Guest List >> AA WALLACE

Nova Scotia’s AA Wallace knows what it means to live on the edges. He grew up off the main roads in the small fishing village of Wedgeport on the western tip of Nova Scotia, and paid his dues fronting Halifax indie-rockers Sleepless Nights, and has carved out a comfortable musical niche with his solo work, […]

DiSC of the WEEK: Spoons • Stick Figure Neighbourhood

November 4th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week, Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

DiSC of the WEEK: Spoons • Stick Figure Neighbourhood

For all the 80s nostalgia and and revivalism that’s going on lately, that seminal decade of my youth still feels like it has been encased in a formaldehyde-filled jar, clearly visible through refracting glass, distorting our memories about what we thought was cutting edge and cool.  As a kid of the 80s, I can laugh […]

SPOONS Arias & Symphonies (30th Anniversary Edition)

November 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Discs of the Week | 2 Comments »

Have you read Jian Ghomeshi’s book 1982 yet?  It’s a fantastic read for anyone who grew up in suburban Canada in the 80s, struggling to find their place in the the adolescent hierarchy of high school.  It’s also an engaging account of one young boy’s musical awakening, his obsession with girls, and being implicated in […]

This nova won’t burn out

April 4th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Singles | Leave A Comment »

Oh, the 80s.  So much to answer for.  So much celebrate, too. I’m just days away from starting my fortieth year, so forgive me the nostalgic mood, but there’s another anniversary near and dear to my heart that that’s recently come up: the 30th anniversary of “Nova Heart”, the quintessential Canadian new wave single from […]

Nova Heart still burns bright:
Spoons celebrate 30th Anniversary Concert

April 29th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

I’ll make no bones about it:  this post is coming directly at you from the fanboy geek buried deep within my own personal nova heart.  I have been a fan of Spoons since I first started buying records, almost 3 decades ago.  They were/are the first Canadian band I ever loved, and they are my […]

With glowing hearts

February 14th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | Leave A Comment »

I would be remiss if I didn’t mark this day about love and hearts with a post of some sort or another, but even as I sit down and peck it out on my keyboard I don’t know exactly what I’m going to say.  There’s certainly been a lot said about love these last few […]

Spoons: this nova won’t burn out

March 14th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A couple weeks ago I bought an ION Turntable that connects to my computer via USB for some smooth and easy vinyl-to-mp3 ripping. The first order of business was (and is) going to be digitizing my collection of Spoons vinyl. Spoons were (and in some respects still are) one of Canada’s premier new-wave/synth pop groups […]

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