Category Archive for "Reviews"

Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

If, as I do, you prefer hard truth over comfortable fiction, buy this book or borrow it and digest it thoroughly. This is coming from someone who’s not big on the self-help book market but this page-turner is a best-seller... Continue reading

Review – Where I Belong by Alan Doyle

Lisa
Looking for something compelling to read over the Thanksgiving weekend? I’m a couple of years late getting to Where I Belong by Alan Doyle, lead singer of east coast band, Great Big Sea, but better late than never. It’s so... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – The Beautiful Simplicity of the Gentle Giant

My first two full-time on-air radio jobs found me in country music radio, first in Red Deer, Alberta and then in Prince George, BC. I had some earlier experience with what was then called country & western, through my Mom... Continue reading

Freelancing 101

The new (not so new anymore) online marketplace is supposed to be a boon for anyone who’s doing freelance work as a full-time endeavor or a sideline. The voice-work realm is probably like any other aspect of creative work in... Continue reading

Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

Lisa
This novel was one of the darlings of Canadian publishing last year. It was nominated for this, won that, short-listed for something else – does it bother you that I didn’t even share the specific prizes? That’s kind of what... Continue reading

The Sweetest Rap Video Ever

Confession: I’ve watched this video several times and it’s always been on mute. I don’t really care about the song. Macklemore isn’t my thing. A 34-year-old rapper doesn’t want to be my thing. But what he is, is a caring,... Continue reading

Review: The Power of Time Perception by Jean Paul Zogby

Lisa
I’ve always been curious about what makes time seem to speed up or slow down. Why can we remember tiny details about something that happened in our teens but nothing at all about most things that occurred in our 30s? Continue reading

Really Late Review – Get Out

Jordan Peele is the latest darling of the movie industry. That’s what happens when you make a film for $5-million and it grosses more than $230-million. Hollywood loves movies but more than that, it loves money.  Continue reading

Really Late Review – This is Spinal Tap (1984)

On so many levels, This Is Spinal Tap keeps on giving. First, Rob Reiner co-wrote and directed it. His ability as a Hollywood A level writer/actor/director comes through and its a kick in the “wayback” to see him with hair.  Continue reading

Really Late Review – Alien Covenant by Donald D’Haene

Here’s a no spoiler alert: This is not a review. You want to know the plot of Alien Covenant? Google it.  Continue reading