I Like Shibumi.

The Japanese have a concept known as shibumi. (Also shibui.) I find it exemplifies the best aspects of Japanese esthetics: a simple, refined and elegant, yet paradoxical, path I believe we in the West could benefit from walking along even a short distance. “…shibumi...

John Prine News.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m a fan of John Prine. John’s had a bit of a tough go lately, and he’s doing alright now. In fact he has a new album and a tour going on right now, and here’s a cut from the record. Pretty darn good if you ask me. Give it a listen. John’s...
JML T-shirts!

JML T-shirts!

They’re here! Men’s and women’s t-shirts emblazoned, I say emblazoned! with the wicked JML logo. Forest green in a standard T, or pretty blue in the women’s design. Sizes S-M-L-XL. $20 each. I don’t have a store, you can order shirts by...
Working On Another Road Song!

Working On Another Road Song!

I’ve always enjoyed being on the road. I travel around Western Canada a lot, and often wonder why people are so eager to explore far-flung locales when there is a lifetime worth of beauty, wonder, and majesty right here at home. And I’ve only explored the western half...

Live at Cates Park!

This is a Vancouver concert announcement, and for all you non-Vancouverites I have a little news at the bottom of the email for you! (Hint: JML t-shirts!) Celebrate the best weekend of summer with fun outdoor music at Cates Park! They’ve lined up a great day, with...

Can Bob Dylan Sing?

Oh yes, he can. Check this out. I found out about it reading Robbie Robertson’s biography. Robbie states unequivocally that after watching Bob on stage for years he’s one of the best singers in rock.   This song, Bob hadn’t even been on stage for...

Mini Concert Unplugged March 16!

It’s time again for a JML feature set at Music & More On Main, in the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. This great little venue presents outstanding talent in an unplugged coffee-house atmosphere with a knowledgeable and highly appreciative audience....