Category Archives: Thoughts from the Guv’nor
Heard the one about the Episcopalian who went to a Satanic metal show? He wasn’t excommunicated, his head didn’t rotate 360 degrees and he wasn’t even turned into a newt.
In the 13 years since she started the ONswitch, Nancy A. Shenker has become a branding and marketing guru, spreading her gospel to her clients and to audiences across the country. She has brought her expertise to everything from a … Continue reading
So, you’re off to a good start–you’re a killer band, hungry for success and now you want to get out into the world and make a name for yourself. Here’s some more sage advice from The Guv’nor to put you … Continue reading
It’s been an interesting summer for music, and by that I am not referring to the Guns ‘n’ Roses reunion. For the first time in many years, I’m performing live again, this time with my old band, The Bards, which … Continue reading
Diamond Head’s first album of new material in almost ten years has been greeted with nearly unanimous favorable reviews, and it’s not hard to hear why. New lead vocalist Rasmus Bom Anderson has breathed new life into the band, banishing the … Continue reading
To celebrate the opening of Iron Maiden’s 2016 Book of Souls tour, here’s a flashback to 2010 and The Guv’nor’s review of their appearance at the Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, on The Final Frontier tour.
Part two of my musical autobiography, in which I cross the Atlantic, play hundreds of gigs, become a family man, hit bottom and change careers, all while humming, whistling, singing and/or screaming along to the following soundtrack. It’s been a … Continue reading
Early this December, one of my oldest and dearest friends, Glenn Williams, tagged me for the Seven-Day Music Challenge on Facebook. It’s one of those silly games where you have to post seven songs in seven days and say a … Continue reading
Last night, I dreamed that a skinny Englishman with long, lank hair, nerd glasses and an awkward stage presence took every riff I ever loved from every band I worshipped as a teenager and seamlessly wove them together into an … Continue reading