If at the time Lemmy’s health issues were worrying to myself and many other Motorhead fans, Aftershock as an album helped soothe the anxiety. Mainly because Aftershock is just such a good album from start to finish, it hits the right notes regarding my personal life during that time and the landscape of the world around me.

Now and then, I find myself, whether it be on Facebook, Twitter, etc., coming across the list, “Motorhead Albums Ranked.” This list compiles twenty-two Motorhead albums, excluding a few, including 1979’s ‘On Parole,’ and ranks them. Aftershock hits the list at number sixteen…


If you were to enter a pet store and travel through the isles, past the dogs and cats, past the birds possibly learning new words, and past the reptiles lazily looking out at their surroundings, you’d find me. You’d find me at the back of the store, along with all of the fish. No, I am not one of the store employees assigned to the fish section; I am one of those fish in the tank. I swim from side to side, corner to corner, front to back, and side to side. I am curious about the world outside my…


Album Cover for Motorhead’s 2013 Album, Aftershock

If you’re a Canadian, you may remember HMV, our country’s preeminent music store throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. The year was 2013, and HMV wouldn’t shutter its doors to the Canadian public for about another four years. I had spent countless hours in many of their locations searching for new movies to watch, music to listen to, and even buying the occasional video game throughout my childhood. I typically purchased my music directly through iTunes (having not found my way onto streaming services like Spotify just yet). I still made personal trips to pick up physical copies of albums…


Gordon Lightfoot’s album Solo seemed to be quietly released in 2020 before the world faced a major shut down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It must have been a bad time for an artist to release new music, especially since it’s hard to go on tour to promote a new album in this environment. Lightfoot hadn’t released new music since 2004’s Harmony, a great album in its own right. According to a Gordon Lightfoot fan website, he’d recorded the tracks for Solo as far back as 2001, misplaced them, then found them years later while cleaning up his office. …


Writer’s note: In A Personal Look, my goal is to dive into songs I love and try to understand their meaning as it pertains to my own life. It’s possible that what I describe may not be close to what the song is actually about; however, I hope you find some meaning in my thoughts.

I didn’t love Saturday Clothes the first time I heard it. It wouldn’t be until watching the documentary If You Could Read My Mind, a film about the life of Canadian musician Gordon Lightfoot, when that began to change. The film details Lightfoot’s early…


To start, I didn’t follow my original pattern of actually listening to this record on Sunday like I normally do. I was so excited upon getting this record in the mail that I had to play it right away while eating supper. I have listened to this record numerous times, but something about owning it on vinyl just adds that extra bit of pleasure when listening to it.

I’ve found that Gordon Lightfoot sounds different on vinyl than on the digital albums available on the leading streaming platforms. …

Kris Smylie

I write about Movies, Music, Games, etc. Now and then, I might even share a personal piece

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