Category Archives: Thoughts from the Guv’nor

Review: Iron Maiden (Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON. July 15, 2017)

It wasn’t until the third song of Iron Maiden’s set on Saturday night that it finally dawned on me what I had taken for granted for so long about this band. It started the moment I zeroed in on Steve Harris … Continue reading

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Review: Caravan Palace (Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 31, 2017)

I am such a bad progger. I mean, here I was, just two blocks away from the Eastman Theater, where King Crimson was playing, and I was on Jazz Street watching the free entertainment, eating poutine and drinking beer. OK. … Continue reading

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Review: Tool (Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY. May 30, 2017)

Cutting-edge lighting? Check. Laser array? You bet. State of the art animation? Of course. And overzealous security guards? Oh, go on if you must.

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The Obligatory Top Ten List to Celebrate My 100th Post

I’ve been blogging for over a decade now. My first attempt, which included the initial incarnation of the Brief Biography of God, appeared on my MySpace page around 2007. I immediately fell in love with the medium — it was … Continue reading

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Chuck Berry and Me

It’s been a week since we got the news that Chuck Berry had finally passed away at the age of 90. The news was broken to me a little after six on that Saturday evening by a softly spoken Scotsman … Continue reading

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Rasmus Bom Andersen Vocal Masterclass Part Two

In this second part of his interview with Rasmus Bom Anderson, The Guv’nor asks Ras to get technical and discuss monitor mixing, the benefits of in-ear monitors and how singers should approach soundchecks.

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Rasmus Bom Andersen Vocal Masterclass Part One

Regular visitors to these pages will know that The Guv’nor makes no bones about being a big fan of Rasmus Bom Anderson. Like everyone else, The Guv’nor first became aware of the Danish-born vocalist upon hearing Diamond Head’s 2016 album Diamond Head, … Continue reading

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