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THE SCRATCHY NEEDLE 007: Best Campfire Songs

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\ By Donna Lypchuk for TorontoMoon.ca \ It doesn’t matter if you are a guitar teacher with two students living in small town Ontario, a lead guitar player in a local bar band in a big city like Toronto or if you just won a Juno last week for playing forty years of Heavy Metal…

THE SCRATCHY NEEDLE 005: Music to Murder By

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\ By Donna Lypchuk for TorontoMoon.ca \ I have murder on mind lately, not because I particularly feel like killing anyone, but because I ran across a YouTube video of an Alfred Hitchcock album I used to love as a ten-year old called Alfred Hitchcock Presents Music to Be Murdered By.  This wonderful 1958 novelty…

The Scratchy Needle 004: Living The Handmaid’s Tale Dream

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\ By Donna Lypchuk for TorontoMoon.ca \ “The Handmaid’s Tale” has been on my mind a lot lately, not just because I have been a fan of Margaret Atwood’s brilliant dystopian novel since I first reviewed it in 1985, but mainly because I am sitting, where I sit every day, in one of the skeletal…

THE SCRATCHY NEEDLE 001: Mary Had A Little Copyright Problem

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By Donna Lypchuk for TorontoMoon.ca Mary had a little lamb —but not for dinner in Greektown with a bit of cumin, tzatziki and a nice Pinot Noir.  Instead, she brought one to school in the 1830s, where it made the children laugh and play in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA, which to this day still only…

Creators petition federal government for more attention in policy

The following article appeared on the musiccanda.com website on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and describes a movement and petition being spearheaded by a broad coalition of Canadian content creators to urge the federal government to give more attention to creatives in drafting government cultural policies. Musical songwriters, composers, etc. are being encouraged to sign the…

A Tipsy o’ the hat to St. Pat, by Bill Quill

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BEER … ARE U OK? LOOKIN’ SORTA GREEN… Top O’ the Season tae ya … That day o’ lushness be settlin’ upon us. Dinnae hafta tell ye to remember to designate yer driver, take a lucky cab … waltz … better yet, jig!  Just keep your hands off the wheel, if you’ve had too many…

Valentine’s Day, Completely Massacred –an anti-Valentines screed

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by Bill Quill [Bill Quill is a self-described hard-bitten former music reporter/columnist revisiting a writing career.] Duh naaaah…duh naaaaah…duh nahh, duh nah, duh nah, duh…I’m baaaack! Baaack!…in the saddle again…! Well, it was a great idea, to take up the pen, to write romantic nothings to my lady, in anticipation of her allowing me ‘joint’…

“Open Season” 2.3 December 21, 2009

Gary 17's Open Season Radio Show 2.3, Dec 21, 2009

Below, on the streaming music bar at the bottom of this post below the playlist, you can listen to the Christmas song edition of the “Open Season” radio show I taped on Dec. 21, 2009. You’ll have to put up with my blabbing in between tracks, but hopefully the tunes themselves make that worthwhile. Here’s…

Musical Legacies Online Museum project launched by Gary 17 and TorontoMoon.ca

Click to donate at GOFUNDME.com or email therealgary17@gmail.com

    I need the music community’s support for this new project: SHORT DESCRIPTION: A campaign to establish the Musical Legacies Online Museum website archive of articles, photos, music, etc. memorializing and celebrating the lives of deceased performers on the Greater Toronto Area music scene. About the Musical Legacies Online Museum project: A disagreeable but…

NEW on TorontoMoon.ca – Moon MUSIC: Featured Audio Tracks

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On the Featured Tracks page (under the Music section via the top bar menu)  you’ll hear tracks from various artists representing a wide range of musical styles. All of these artists support Toronto Moon Magazine by having a paid subscription and we urge you to support them too. You can visit their website (or other…

Toronto Moon TV videos

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Here is a link to Toronto Moon TV, where several videos of various artists are posted:       https://www.youtube.com/user/TherealGary17/videos

The Vault is now Open! / for subscribers only

The Vault is open

We’re unlocking the archives vault –for subscribers only! Another new feature for our loyal subscribers: access to memories via scanned copies of pages of Toronto Moon when it was in hard-copy as well as pages from the Moon’s precursor publications by Gary 17, to-nite and The Open Season. Plus access to never-before-published photos shot by…

Links to pics from memorials for Bobby Dupont and Reggie Bovaird

I was too burned out after hosting the Saturday, October 5 six-hour marathon SongStage concert for the SongTown Toronto Music Festival at Black Swan Tavern to be able to make it to either of these memorials on Sunday, October 6. But others who did have posted photos on Facebook. Here are links to some:  …

Brian Maxim memorial draws huge crowd to Birchmount

The crowd at Brian Maxim's memorial at Birchmount Tavern Sat. July 27 , 2013 -17

A large crowd of fellow musicians, fans, family and friends of the late Brian Maxim gathered 3-7 on Sat. July 27 at Birchmount Tavern in Scarborough to remember the affable and fun-loving Rock singer and songwriter. As reported earlier, Brian passed away July 12 after a long battle with cancer. The crowd included members of bands…