Soundtrack of My Life: Top Ten Songs from the Monkees


Where would I be without the Monkees? Quite possibly dead. Throughout my life, the Monkees have been a source of comfort and laughter even in the darkest of moments. I cringe at the racist and sexist plot points, but there is an anarchy in the humour I appreciate, and the music remains absolutely perfect fifty … More Soundtrack of My Life: Top Ten Songs from the Monkees

Soundtrack of My Life: “Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan


Twenty years ago was the beginning of a love affair I had with a girl. It’s not like that. It actually had its genesis twenty-five years ago, when the terrible film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was released. Overall it’s an uneven experience. While Paul Reubens and Donald Sutherland give great performances with middling material, … More Soundtrack of My Life: “Full of Grace” by Sarah McLachlan

Soundtrack of my Life: “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel


I remember having a conversation with a guy about Say Anything (my real favourite movie- well, tied with High Fidelity and Love, Actually). He ended up finally ranting and raving ( I don’t remember how it got there), but he finally just exploded. “Fucking Lloyd Dobler ruined everything for us, man. Fucking EVERYTHING!” Well, Lloyd Dobler is sweet and … More Soundtrack of my Life: “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

Soundtrack of My Life: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac


Rumours was the number one album the week I was born. I’ve often wondered is that was the reason I loved this therapy session of an album, with its heart-break and  accusations and drug references. But no. I love it for the same reason everyone else does. It’s simply a fantastic album top to bottom. … More Soundtrack of My Life: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac