Jul 152015
 

My latest cover story for SOCAN Words and Music is an interview with legendary musician and songwriter Randy Bachman. As a founding member and creative driving force behind two iconic bands – The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive – he had some interesting things to say about his songwriting process and about songwriting in general. share: Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit [continue…]

Jun 242015
 

It’s just come to my attention that the Contact page for my website has been on the fritz. If you’ve tried to contact me and received no reply, please try again. It seems that at some point a plugin upgrade screwed up the email address that messages were to be sent to. It should be working properly now. Sorry for any inconvenience. share: Recommend on [continue…]

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Apr 262015
 

April 26, 2015 It’s literally a tall task. But it’s a great challenge for a great cause. Yesterday, I participated in my second Canada Life CN Tower Stair Climb. More than 6,000 people took part in this year’s climb, the 25th anniversary of the event, to raise funds for World Wildlife Fund. Last year, it raised about $1 million. A year ago, I finished with [continue…]

Apr 242015
 

Check out my latest story for SOCAN, a cover story on Oshawa/Whitby, Ontario natives The Stellas and their amazing daughters, Lennon and Maisy. You may know the girls from this viral video, or maybe this viral video, or perhaps from their roles on the hit ABC TV series Nashville. Below is the video for The Stellas’ latest single and the title track of their new [continue…]

Mar 082015
 

March 8, 2015 Happy International Women’s Day! The power of a pop song lives where the personal meets the global. And this one reminds us that we are partners in the making of this world. We are partners in creating the beauty and value of our world, and we are partners in fixing its problems. And one of the first tenets of that partnership – [continue…]

Nov 272014
 

We’re heading into the home stretch for Movember, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help change the face of men’s health and mental health. This top secret video gives you an inside look at the evolution of Agent Double-Mo-7. Your help on this important mission is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Agent Double-Mo-7 http://mobro.co/JimKelly   share: Recommend on Facebook Share on [continue…]

Nov 122014
 

November 12, 2014 Happy birthday Neil Young! It’s Canadian music legend week here at JimTypeBlog. First was Joni Mitchell’s birthday last Friday, and today we celebrate Neil Young turning 69. Rolling Stone today presented a run-down of 20 songs only hardcore Neil fans (Neilists, I call us) would know. I was glad to see “Change Your Mind” on that list, as it’s been a fave [continue…]

Nov 072014
 

November 7, 2014 Happy 71st birthday Joni Mitchell! Whenever the world marks the birthday of this most singular of artists, I find myself going back to this orchestra-backed performance of “Both Sides Now” from 2000. One of her early classics, of course, it’s a song she wrote in 1967 when she was a mere slip of a 23-year-old folksinger (mind you, a mere slip who [continue…]

Oct 312014
 

October 31, 2014 Today would have marked my mother’s 90th birthday. In honour of her, I wrote the following poem, inspired by something she said on the verge of her 80th birthday. (You can also read it on Medium.) October Moon When my mother was a whirling girl The moon was a thing pure The lily of the night Understood as untouched On the cusp [continue…]