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I like to Rise by Leah Salomaa

Listening to: Leah Salomaa

Leah Salomaa is a Toronto-based folk singer who has made two excellent CDs of folk songs for children. This is tastefully sung and played music that’s engaging for children and adults alike: it’s not saccharine like other children’s CDs I’ve heard.

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Why I’m using WordPress

Someone will ask sooner or later, so I’ll just post my reasons for using WordPress here. Quite simply, it’s the best blogging platform for public blogs, period. It’s small, elegant, easy to use and has thousands of quick-to-install, stable plugins to automate everything from […]

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The Rock ‘n Roll monster

I’m in a shopping mall, in the food court. From around the corner, some distance away, I can hear the sound of throbbing rock and roll guitars. No distinct rhythm or melody, just a low ominous churning rock and roll growl, getting slightly closer.

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Afro Celt Sound System Vol. 1

Listening to: Afro Celt Sound System

I was introduced to Afro Celt Sound System by my friend Jeff (at least that’s how I remember it; some of those mid 90s parties are a bit hazy :). They’re a UK-based crossover outfit that marries Irish traditional music with West African influences […]

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