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New Chvrches Gallery Posted

New Chvrches pics live @ The Danforth Music Hall, October 5th 2015 posted to the Live Pics section. These are all taken from the crowd, so as per usual the…

Record Store Day 2016

The list is out! Record Store Day is approaching and the list of RSD ‘exclusive’ records has been released!  In my opinion, RSD has lost a lot of the appeal…

Abbey Road Etiquette

I recently went on vacation to London England and decided to visit Abbey Road.  Clearly I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a typical Beatles fan and try to recreate the infamous…

Rank Their Albums – Arctic Monkeys

For the  second post in this series I thought I would focus on a band that has blown up in the last year in North America, but have always been a…

Rank Their Albums – The Beatles

I’m introducing a new segment here at Markedwordz.  I’ll be picking random bands with at least 3 records and start ranking them from worst to best and referring to it…

Where Are The Rock Stars?

Something that I have touched upon throughout this site over the last few years is the state of today’s rock music and how something needs to be done to preserve…

The First Music You Ever Heard

A video went viral last week of a 40 year old woman from Low Fell, England who suffers from Ushers Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that results in hearing…

2014 Juno Awards (a.k.a. 2014 Corporate Sponsorship Awards)

I have been writing this blog for a few years now, and being from Canada I figured it was about time I watched Canada’s annual night in music, the Juno…

Record Store Day 2014

April 19th, the third Saturday in April spawns what we all now know as Record Store Day.  For those who don’t, Record Store Day launched in 2007 and the purpose…

Noel Gallagher Hates Oasis Videos

Noel Gallagher provided his commentary to Oasis video library in the Time Flies DVD back in 2009.  It’s definitely worth the watch as he takes most of the time ripping on…

Coachella 2014

For more information click here. Another time.

Top 10 Albums Of 2013

The year is wrapping up and basically every music site or magazine out there has posted or will be posting their top albums of the year.  It’s no different here…

BeastieBlox. GoldieBlox vs Beastie Boys

‘GoldieBlox‘ a toy company designed to provide young girls with toys that focus on inspiring future generations of female engineers, has created what they call a ‘parody video‘ of the…

Don’t Buy More Than 1 Album At A Time

Something that has always been a problem throughout my life when purchasing albums is when you go to a record store, see more than one record you want to purchase…

Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA Performance – Advice To Parents

For those people who didn’t see the MTV VMA’s last night (myself included, because let’s face it, it’s the VMA’s and I’d rather be driving Q-tips into my eardrums), the…

Why?

Defending Justin Bieber

I definitely haven’t refrained from blasting Justin Bieber in the past on this site, as let’s face it, his music is fucking abysmal and everything the kid represents is the…

Getting Schooled By ‘Professor’

The 4-peice band based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Professor are definitely a band to look out for.  With their forthcoming EP “Season One” set to be released independently July…

The ‘Single Deal’ Is Destroying Music

I was recently flipping through channels on TV and came across that god awful channel that used to be (somewhat) culturally relevant a long, long, long time ago…Much Music (for…

Lord Of The Rings Metal?

I can’t believe I have never came across this until now because it may have been one of most incredible, extraordinary things I have seen or heard.  Have you ever…

YouTube Pulls New David Bowie Video

Today David Bowie uploaded his latest video promo from his comeback record “The Next Day” to YouTube.  The track of the same name was quickly pulled by YouTube stating the…

Rock Out With Your Hammer Out

The Hammer Antics. A 4-piece band from Hamilton, ON Canada comprised of singer Michelle Owen, guitars Jeff Rinne, bass Simon Kiela and Jenna Rovinelli behind the kit. When I initially…

What Happened To B-Sides?

I am clearly a music nerd.  When I am a fan of a band or if I hear about a new band, I always look and try and discover what’s…

Record Store Day 2013

April 20th is harvest time for record collectors. The third Saturday in April every year is the date chosen as the official Record Store Day. Artists record exclusive songs, release…

Double Albums. The Good And The Terrible

I’m sure there are a great deal of people, (likely born after 1990) who have no idea what the fuck I’m talking about when I say “Double Album”. Chances are…

The Boxer Rebellion Live Pics and Video

So, I was digging through my hard drive and managed to come across a gem I haven’t shared yet.  To those who are fans of The Boxer Rebellion, the pics…

New Hayden

The much anticipated new record Us Alone from Canadian folk musician Hayden was just released this past Tuesday, February 5th.  The follow up to the 2009 record The Place Where…

HMV. The End Of The Corporate Record Store.

As you may have heard, UK record store chain HMV went into administration in mid-January 2013.  This primarily made international headlines because of the employee who hijacked the corporate HMV…

Coachella 2013

The Stone Roses are coming to North America!!  The Coachella 2013 lineup was just released today including;  The Stone Roses, Blur, Biffy Clyro, Jurrasic 5, Modest Mouse, Nick Cave and…

Top 10 Collaborations

Happy New Year everyone! It has been nothing short of a ridiculously busy year this year, as you can see by my lack of posts in 2013. The holidays are…

Verra City Waves

Verry City Waves, as I would describe them, an indie rock with a suggestion of blues-infused 4-peice band from Oshawa, Ontario Canada.  When I initially heard about these guys and…

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

It’s that time of year again, the time when wherever you go or whatever you do, you can’t escape hearing those Christmas songs.  Some songs can make you want to…

This Reunion Feels A Bit Sketchy

Over the last few years there has been a proliferation of reunions in rock’n’roll.  Here is a sample list of a few bands I can think of: The Verve Rage…

100th Grey Cup Half-Time Disaster

I have never been one to watch half-time music performances at sporting events because I would have to sit through the actual game that surrounds the half-time performance. And, to…

Tragically Shit

I Guess You Can’t Hate The Tragically Hip If You’re Canadian Being from Canada, I have always found it difficult to be a music fan and also a musician knowing…

Denied Existence

To those who have followed my blog, I have said in the past that I played in metal bands for a good portion of my teenage years and early twenties,…

The Moment You Realize Your Friends Are Lame

Before reading any further, here is the disclaimer:  Friends who may think this post is about them, remember who I am before you react to this (haha). I can remember…

The “Human Element” In Music

This has been a post that has been sitting on the shelf since I started writing my blog and it was one of the driving forces behind me starting writing…

Where Did The Rock’n’Roll Star Mystique Go?

When I was a kid, I looked up to Rock Stars like they were gods. They were people living these lives I dreamed of living.  I assumed all they did…

Are They Good? or Just Canadian?

In Canada it is dictated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (more commonly known as the CRTC) that commercial radio stations must play a minimum of 35% Canadian Content…

“No Mettlers Allowed” Couple Denied Apartment Because of Metal?

I just read something that absolutely sickened me.  There is a couple in Toronto (Mike and Lara) that recently applied for an apartment and after the property owner discovered that…

Have you ever felt embarrassed to buy a record?

First and foremost, I am not a hipster and I have no problem with hipsters.  The only thing that is hipster about me is that I live in the Capital…

Hip Hop Featuring Everyone

I am by no means a super fan of hip hop, or am I someone who hates hip hop so I guess I reside somewhere in the middle.  Something that…

Are The Stone Roses The Last Hope For Rock’n’Roll?

It’s been a long time now since the decline of the music industry and where music became a single-serve entity that could be consumed and disposed of by the click…

These Kids NEED to be educated

Ok, I read an article that was sent to me this morning taken from Jezebel that pretty much made me want to kill myself.  Apparently some teenage girl by the…

Are Hipsters in All Genres of Music??

Hipsters taste in music tends to lean towards the obscure.  In fact, I have had several conversations with people who are what you would consider the stereotypical hipster, and something…

The Plague of the ‘Big Hit’

  For the most part, artists strive to write great music and reach as many people possible so everyone has a chance to listen and enjoy their creation.  Sometimes these…

Pop music vs. Rock. Do people care about music anymore?

I recently read an interesting post on NME.com that outlines in pictures “50 unbelievably depressing facts about music“.  The title did exactly what it was set out to do, it…

Record Store Day

It’s that time of year again, the time where artists, independent record stores and fans come together to share their appreciation for music.  To some, (including myself), this is the…

Tupac Hologram. Move on…Let the dead be dead

As i’m sure you all know, last weekend at the Coachella festival, Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre were up on stage with Tupac.  Not the real Tupac of course, but a…

Dance music

To say the least, I am not a fan of dance music.   I don’t know if it is because I like music with an actual melody, but the sound…

Page and Plant, Mick and Keith, Chris and who?

I was recently having a discussion about guitar players with somebody and it really got me thinking of something that I think has disappeared in music today;  the lead singer/lead…

Studio time. What is the recipe for greatness?

When I listen to a song, I play it over and over again and break it down part-by-part to try and get the absolute most out of what i’m listening…

“I like their first album, but…”

First albums, are they actually as great as people think? or is it just pure nostalgia?   This is something that has been bothering me for years. Time and time…

Lady Unoriginal, haven’t we seen this before?

  It looks as though history repeated itself and nobody seemed to have noticed. It’s not surprising that Lady Gaga has risen to the top of the pop charts as…

Kasabian in Canada

It has nearly been 6 years since they last hit the stage in Canada, but one of England’s biggest bands, Kasabian, have finally scheduled a North American tour for March/April…

Welcome to MarkedWordz

I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts about anything that is currently happening in music that I feel is worth talking about; records (current or old) and shows that you need to be going to, or shows that should be missed. Please don’t hesitate to share your opinions as i’m sure, for the most part, i’ll disagree with them and we’ll see where it goes.

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Latest Posts

New Chvrches Gallery Posted

New Chvrches pics live @ The Danforth Music Hall, October 5th 2015 posted to the Live Pics section. These are all taken from the crowd, so as per usual the…

Record Store Day 2016

The list is out! Record Store Day is approaching and the list of RSD ‘exclusive’ records has been released!  In my opinion, RSD has lost a lot of the appeal…

Abbey Road Etiquette

I recently went on vacation to London England and decided to visit Abbey Road.  Clearly I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a typical Beatles fan and try to recreate the infamous…

Rank Their Albums – Arctic Monkeys

For the  second post in this series I thought I would focus on a band that has blown up in the last year in North America, but have always been a…

Rank Their Albums – The Beatles

I’m introducing a new segment here at Markedwordz.  I’ll be picking random bands with at least 3 records and start ranking them from worst to best and referring to it…

Where Are The Rock Stars?

Something that I have touched upon throughout this site over the last few years is the state of today’s rock music and how something needs to be done to preserve…

The First Music You Ever Heard

A video went viral last week of a 40 year old woman from Low Fell, England who suffers from Ushers Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that results in hearing…

2014 Juno Awards (a.k.a. 2014 Corporate Sponsorship Awards)

I have been writing this blog for a few years now, and being from Canada I figured it was about time I watched Canada’s annual night in music, the Juno…

Record Store Day 2014

April 19th, the third Saturday in April spawns what we all now know as Record Store Day.  For those who don’t, Record Store Day launched in 2007 and the purpose…

Noel Gallagher Hates Oasis Videos

Noel Gallagher provided his commentary to Oasis video library in the Time Flies DVD back in 2009.  It’s definitely worth the watch as he takes most of the time ripping on…

Coachella 2014

For more information click here. Another time.

Top 10 Albums Of 2013

The year is wrapping up and basically every music site or magazine out there has posted or will be posting their top albums of the year.  It’s no different here…

BeastieBlox. GoldieBlox vs Beastie Boys

‘GoldieBlox‘ a toy company designed to provide young girls with toys that focus on inspiring future generations of female engineers, has created what they call a ‘parody video‘ of the…

Don’t Buy More Than 1 Album At A Time

Something that has always been a problem throughout my life when purchasing albums is when you go to a record store, see more than one record you want to purchase…

Miley Cyrus 2013 VMA Performance – Advice To Parents

For those people who didn’t see the MTV VMA’s last night (myself included, because let’s face it, it’s the VMA’s and I’d rather be driving Q-tips into my eardrums), the…

Why?

Defending Justin Bieber

I definitely haven’t refrained from blasting Justin Bieber in the past on this site, as let’s face it, his music is fucking abysmal and everything the kid represents is the…

Getting Schooled By ‘Professor’

The 4-peice band based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Professor are definitely a band to look out for.  With their forthcoming EP “Season One” set to be released independently July…

The ‘Single Deal’ Is Destroying Music

I was recently flipping through channels on TV and came across that god awful channel that used to be (somewhat) culturally relevant a long, long, long time ago…Much Music (for…

Lord Of The Rings Metal?

I can’t believe I have never came across this until now because it may have been one of most incredible, extraordinary things I have seen or heard.  Have you ever…

YouTube Pulls New David Bowie Video

Today David Bowie uploaded his latest video promo from his comeback record “The Next Day” to YouTube.  The track of the same name was quickly pulled by YouTube stating the…

Rock Out With Your Hammer Out

The Hammer Antics. A 4-piece band from Hamilton, ON Canada comprised of singer Michelle Owen, guitars Jeff Rinne, bass Simon Kiela and Jenna Rovinelli behind the kit. When I initially…

What Happened To B-Sides?

I am clearly a music nerd.  When I am a fan of a band or if I hear about a new band, I always look and try and discover what’s…

Record Store Day 2013

April 20th is harvest time for record collectors. The third Saturday in April every year is the date chosen as the official Record Store Day. Artists record exclusive songs, release…

Double Albums. The Good And The Terrible

I’m sure there are a great deal of people, (likely born after 1990) who have no idea what the fuck I’m talking about when I say “Double Album”. Chances are…

The Boxer Rebellion Live Pics and Video

So, I was digging through my hard drive and managed to come across a gem I haven’t shared yet.  To those who are fans of The Boxer Rebellion, the pics…

New Hayden

The much anticipated new record Us Alone from Canadian folk musician Hayden was just released this past Tuesday, February 5th.  The follow up to the 2009 record The Place Where…

HMV. The End Of The Corporate Record Store.

As you may have heard, UK record store chain HMV went into administration in mid-January 2013.  This primarily made international headlines because of the employee who hijacked the corporate HMV…

Coachella 2013

The Stone Roses are coming to North America!!  The Coachella 2013 lineup was just released today including;  The Stone Roses, Blur, Biffy Clyro, Jurrasic 5, Modest Mouse, Nick Cave and…

Top 10 Collaborations

Happy New Year everyone! It has been nothing short of a ridiculously busy year this year, as you can see by my lack of posts in 2013. The holidays are…

Verra City Waves

Verry City Waves, as I would describe them, an indie rock with a suggestion of blues-infused 4-peice band from Oshawa, Ontario Canada.  When I initially heard about these guys and…

My Top 10 Christmas Songs

It’s that time of year again, the time when wherever you go or whatever you do, you can’t escape hearing those Christmas songs.  Some songs can make you want to…

This Reunion Feels A Bit Sketchy

Over the last few years there has been a proliferation of reunions in rock’n’roll.  Here is a sample list of a few bands I can think of: The Verve Rage…

100th Grey Cup Half-Time Disaster

I have never been one to watch half-time music performances at sporting events because I would have to sit through the actual game that surrounds the half-time performance. And, to…

Tragically Shit

I Guess You Can’t Hate The Tragically Hip If You’re Canadian Being from Canada, I have always found it difficult to be a music fan and also a musician knowing…

Denied Existence

To those who have followed my blog, I have said in the past that I played in metal bands for a good portion of my teenage years and early twenties,…

The Moment You Realize Your Friends Are Lame

Before reading any further, here is the disclaimer:  Friends who may think this post is about them, remember who I am before you react to this (haha). I can remember…

The “Human Element” In Music

This has been a post that has been sitting on the shelf since I started writing my blog and it was one of the driving forces behind me starting writing…

Where Did The Rock’n’Roll Star Mystique Go?

When I was a kid, I looked up to Rock Stars like they were gods. They were people living these lives I dreamed of living.  I assumed all they did…

Are They Good? or Just Canadian?

In Canada it is dictated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (more commonly known as the CRTC) that commercial radio stations must play a minimum of 35% Canadian Content…

“No Mettlers Allowed” Couple Denied Apartment Because of Metal?

I just read something that absolutely sickened me.  There is a couple in Toronto (Mike and Lara) that recently applied for an apartment and after the property owner discovered that…

Have you ever felt embarrassed to buy a record?

First and foremost, I am not a hipster and I have no problem with hipsters.  The only thing that is hipster about me is that I live in the Capital…

Hip Hop Featuring Everyone

I am by no means a super fan of hip hop, or am I someone who hates hip hop so I guess I reside somewhere in the middle.  Something that…

Are The Stone Roses The Last Hope For Rock’n’Roll?

It’s been a long time now since the decline of the music industry and where music became a single-serve entity that could be consumed and disposed of by the click…

These Kids NEED to be educated

Ok, I read an article that was sent to me this morning taken from Jezebel that pretty much made me want to kill myself.  Apparently some teenage girl by the…

Are Hipsters in All Genres of Music??

Hipsters taste in music tends to lean towards the obscure.  In fact, I have had several conversations with people who are what you would consider the stereotypical hipster, and something…

The Plague of the ‘Big Hit’

  For the most part, artists strive to write great music and reach as many people possible so everyone has a chance to listen and enjoy their creation.  Sometimes these…

Pop music vs. Rock. Do people care about music anymore?

I recently read an interesting post on NME.com that outlines in pictures “50 unbelievably depressing facts about music“.  The title did exactly what it was set out to do, it…

Record Store Day

It’s that time of year again, the time where artists, independent record stores and fans come together to share their appreciation for music.  To some, (including myself), this is the…

Tupac Hologram. Move on…Let the dead be dead

As i’m sure you all know, last weekend at the Coachella festival, Snoop Dogg and Dr.Dre were up on stage with Tupac.  Not the real Tupac of course, but a…

Dance music

To say the least, I am not a fan of dance music.   I don’t know if it is because I like music with an actual melody, but the sound…

Page and Plant, Mick and Keith, Chris and who?

I was recently having a discussion about guitar players with somebody and it really got me thinking of something that I think has disappeared in music today;  the lead singer/lead…

Studio time. What is the recipe for greatness?

When I listen to a song, I play it over and over again and break it down part-by-part to try and get the absolute most out of what i’m listening…

“I like their first album, but…”

First albums, are they actually as great as people think? or is it just pure nostalgia?   This is something that has been bothering me for years. Time and time…

Lady Unoriginal, haven’t we seen this before?

  It looks as though history repeated itself and nobody seemed to have noticed. It’s not surprising that Lady Gaga has risen to the top of the pop charts as…

Kasabian in Canada

It has nearly been 6 years since they last hit the stage in Canada, but one of England’s biggest bands, Kasabian, have finally scheduled a North American tour for March/April…

Welcome to MarkedWordz

I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts about anything that is currently happening in music that I feel is worth talking about; records (current or old) and shows that you need to be going to, or shows that should be missed. Please don’t hesitate to share your opinions as i’m sure, for the most part, i’ll disagree with them and we’ll see where it goes.

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