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Carolling. Photo © Dwight Sipler, via flickr and creative commons

Consider the messages in holiday carols played in minor keys

“This qualifies as a barbaric cultural practice,” Nature Boy said the other day when we were grocery shopping. “I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels deep and lasting psychological distress at being subjected to holiday carols non-stop from November 1 through December.” He paused to survey the candy-cane Read more →

Amhersham A Cappella Choir, amershamacapella.com. Photo © Margaret (Lady P.P.), via creative commons and flickr

Music affects the heart beat of people and communities

Festival season has begun. We’ve seen spot prawns served multiple ways, we drank tea in Oak Bay, we entertained our guests at the Sooke River Bluegrass and Vancouver Island Cultural festivals, the Aboriginal Cultural Festival wraps today, and the Foodie Film Fest has just started making us drool. And, for Read more →