Just over a week ago, a Junior-A hockey team in Saskatchewan was travelling by bus to a playoff game. They didn't make it. Their bus collided with a double-trailer semi-truck, leaving 16 people dead and 13 injured, some very seriously. The semi driver was unhurt and the cause of the crash is still being investigated. … Continue reading Tragedy and Solidarity
**Minor Spoilers** So, finally, we are treated to some more substantial dialogue for Richard Armitage in Wolverine: The Long Night. His parts of the episode are really good. He is definitely a master of vocal disguise -- I believe that I would not have recognized this gruff-voiced, snarly North American guy, if I didn't already know who … Continue reading Wolverine #5: Richard Armitage Speaks and Rolls on the Floor
In case you didn't see this, a joint audio/TV production has been announced that takes Wanderlust one step further -- and five lucky fans will be part of the action! WANDERLUST TRAVELS & CUISINE: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS -- ENTRY DETAILS BELOW: Do you love romance? Do you enjoy exploring new places and trying new foods? … Continue reading Contest/Casting Announcement: “Wanderlust Travels & Cuisine”
**SPOILERS** Fourth episode of Wolverine: The Long Night and very little of the title character. Plus, some really disturbing scenes. To me, this is an episode that can be skipped without missing much. About one minute in, a hunter describes seeing, "...a man, naked, without a stitch on him, not even boots..." and we hear a … Continue reading This… I Did Not Like
In a moment of spontaneity, on Saturday night I bought a ticket to the Juno Awards show, the annual celebration of Canadian music. It's not quite my bucket-list event... that would be The Oscars, but that is unfortunately a members-only event. The only way I could go is if a certain actor were invited to … Continue reading I Went to the Junos!
I was in the coffee shop the other day when this plaintively sad song sung with a haunting falsetto came on. "Sounds so familiar," I thought. Much to my surprise, I realized that it was one of my favourite songs from the '80's, but done in a completely different way. Whitney Houston came from a … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: Sam Smith / How Will I Know
It was a pretty good day for a Monday. I started the day in the car listening to the third episode of Marvel's Wolverine: The Long Night. I'm continuing to enjoy it, as they weave in more characters, more details, and more pieces of the puzzle. Once again, there is only a snippet of Richard … Continue reading A MARVELous Start to the Week
I took the plunge and signed up for Stitcher Premium, so that I could listen to Marvel's new scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, starring Richard Armitage as Wolverine (a.k.a Logan). The first two episodes dropped on Monday, and they are really well done. This is essentially a police crime drama, swirling around encounters with Logan, a man … Continue reading Wolverine: The Long Night
My dad came from a small town in Quebec, with Irish and French ancestry going back for centuries. As a kid, I used to love sitting in the living room with my family and singing along to my dad's favourite records of The Clancy Brothers, sometimes with Tommy Makem. The group sang rousing Irish folk … Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Needless to say, I bought the Wanderlust audiobook (on iTunes Canada) for the sole reason of listening to another Richard Armitage narration. I am not a big fan of pure contemporary romance (or in this case, not so pure!) and after reading a free short ebook also by Lauren Blakely, I was not really eager to listen to … Continue reading Wanderlust: I Didn’t Hate It