Monthly Archives: June 2014

It was a blast from the past Tuesday night in Oshawa when Heart came to town.

Sure sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson are the only original members, and of course we were there for them. And like the crowd, the Wilson sisters are getting up there.Dreamboat Annie

But, wow they have a lot of hits and the girls can still kick butt.

They brought out the bread and butter ballads like These Dreams and What About Love, both showing Ann Wilson's incredible voice.

They shared with us that the acoustical Dreamboat Annie was the first song they ever performed for their parents.

And then Nancy Wilson shifted gears with the unexpected Paul McCartney hit Let Me Roll It - this one featuring Nancy on vocals as well.

They also brought out the very experimental Heaven, almost as a tribute to what was going to come. Because instead of an opening act, Heart played a set, took a break and came out (more…)

I just discovered Mad Men.

No, it's not the name of my golfing buddies or a group of disillusioned journalists.

January Jones and her cigarettes star in Mad Men.
January Jones and her cigarettes star in Mad Men.

It's a television series on AMC. I mention AMC because it has been daring enough to introduce shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and The Killing.

AMC is cutting edge, enthusiastic and challenging.

And even though Mad Men has been around since 2007, I thought it was a tepid period piece about advertising in the 1960s, which it is, but so much more.

It follows the lives of the men and women of Madison Avenue advertising. They behave badly and live without any kind of moral boundary. It's a man's world where they sleep around, have Bourbon with breakfast, and use, abuse and excuse the female staff.

The term chauvinistic hardly scratches the surface of this one-sided way of life. And the ironic thing (more…)