My first guitar was a Kent 6-string, purchased from the Eaton’s catalogue, for $10. Whatever little money I had was earned from caddying for tips on the local golf course, and prior to that, delivering newspapers. I had that guitar for a few years until I could afford $90 for a nice 6-string Spanish-made guitar.
In 1976 I was in the market for a new guitar…. Read More
Howard Gladstone’s song Tammy (The Wheels of Justice) musically recounts the miscarriage of justice in Ontario that led to the wrongful conviction of Tammy Marquardt in 1995. A new book published in January 2017, Death in the Family, by John Chipman describes the horrifying ordeal …. Read More
The documentary movie, “I’ll Be Me,” sensitively portrays the progress of Alzheimer’s in country singer/guitarist Glen Campbell. In spite of his ongoing mental deterioration, the fabled guitarist/country singer goes on the road to perform a nation-wide farewell tour, at the urging of his family. Read More
I admit to a Bob Dylan addiction. NonethelessI have a mixed, uneasy reaction to the latest box set release. I want it !! I don’t want it. I’m talking about “Cutting Edge 1965-66”, the box set of 18-unreleased limited edition of 5000. Read More
Howard Gladstone releases two new songs : “Gridlock City” and “Runaway Train”. Both are available for free download. Read More
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Seeger. Even at age 94 Pete remained a passionate believer and activist in social justice, using song as a tool for change. Pete Seeger’s work is a lasting inspiration for songwriters. Read More