Paul Anka

I’ve never been a fan of Paul Anka, but I was curious. So I read his autobiography. My Way, and that affirmed an impression I’d long had of him. Smart, astute, observant and a keen student, not only of pop music but the behaviour of people. The book had...

Perks

I sit here wondering what to do with Roland Nipp’s gift of a BC. liquor board certificate. It is a thank you to me for reviewing his album, The Cool Of The Dawn. I like him and his recordings because his approach to playing instrumentals on electric guitar...

Fraser Park Restaurant

I’ve been going to the Fraser Park restaurant for close to 20 years, so I should know its name by now. I think I’ve finally got it right but in the past I’ve called it Fraser Foreshore Restaurant, Fraser Hill Restaurant, Fraser View. Other...

THE BOOK CLUB 1

Chrissie Hynde’s aversion to needles probably saved her from being one of the junkies that infest her drive to become a rock star. In her autobiography, Reckless, Hynde is unapologetic about  her drug taking while she is on her way to putting together what...

Letter to Record Collector

This should be a letter to Record Collector magazine, but I feared the spill of jumbled thoughts might turn into a very long screed. Record Collector is an English monthly. I think it spun off from a small magazine called Beatle News and became a separate entity not...