Category Archives: other stuff

When I fight the Port Authority,
the Port Authority always sues

The Toronto Port Authority made the news again this week with their $6.8 million attempt to gag the non-profit waterfront restoration advocacy group Community AIR. Like many Toronto taxpayers, I…

Puff (1987-2006)

Goodbye my sweet boy.

The Murdered Women of Juarez

If you’ll forgive a brief departure from the generally light-hearted tone of this site, I’d like to draw your attention to a deeply moving and troubling article by Linda Diebel…

The view from stage right

The keyboard player has the opportunity to be the laziest musician on stage. Sure, you’ve got folks playing keyboards with their feet, stabbing them with knives, setting them on fire,…

You Blosxom, You Lose Some

What the hell happened to

Yamaha Motif ES Rack

I’ve been reaching for a metaphor, and that’s never a good position to be in. If you have to strain for your metaphor, as if for a dusty can of…

Metasonix TM-2 and TM-3

My regular readers will recall that I’ve been a proponent of the tube synth concept ever since I first tripped over a reference to the Phattytron a few years back….

Korg MS-2000R

I saw Paul Neufeld playing an MS2000 with Rivethead and thought I heard some interesting possibilities. Then later I was rewarded for all the time I spent wading through thousands…

Roland DEP-5

This is going to sound a bit silly. But it’s a remarkable testament to the ability of Ebay to empower (You like that word? It’s kind of a marketing word….

Yamaha U1

At the front end of my musical history stood a Canadian-made Sterling upright with a light action, a couple of chipped keys and sustain for days. But a very ugly…