Posts By: Karl Low

Jessica Young

Jessica is a mom of two from Calgary, Alberta. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Labour Relations at Athabasca University, although she is hoping to eventually pursue her dreams of becoming a psychologist. In her spare time Jessica can usually be found writing or curled up with a book and a cup of coffee.

Music Review—1221

Artist: Ryan Hamilton Album: 1221 Singer-songwriter Ryan Hamilton will be releasing his new album, 1221, on November 26th, 2021.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music.  Additionally, Hamilton will be playing his third annual Holiday Hoedown show on December 9th, 2021, live streaming from the Historic Church in Stephenville, Texas…. Read more »

Beyond Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is time where many of us feel especially patriotic.  We wear our poppies, attend Remembrance Day ceremonies, and share a moment of silence to remember those who have served our country.  While all of this is wonderful, it is important to remember our troops always—not just on Remembrance Day.  Here are some ideas… Read more »

Music Review—Bashem

Artist: Wolfrik Album: Clones Single: Bashem The Edmonton, Alberta hard rock/heavy metal band, Wolfrik, dropped their first single from upcoming debut full-length album Clones. With the help of Steve Rawles (Belvedere), Wolfrik had a breakout year in 2019—touring Europe for three weeks, playing festivals such as Manchester Punk Fest and SBAM in Austria, as well… Read more »

Music Review—An Olde Farewell

Artist: Todd Mosby Single: “An Olde Farewell” Award-winning composer and guitarist, Todd Mosby, has released his new single “An Olde Farewell”.  The song is a jazz, new age, and fusion re-imagining of the holiday classic, “Auld Lang Syne”, and is available for streaming anywhere you get your music.  It features Todd Mosby as composer, as… Read more »

Music Review—Snakes and Ladders

Album: Snakes and Ladders Artist: Our Darkest Days Canadian melodic/skate-punk band, Our Darkest Days, is releasing a new album entitled Snakes and Ladders.  The album will be available digitally and on CD November 19th 2021, with vinyl shipping in early 2022.  In the meantime, the band has released a single from Snakes and Ladders entitled… Read more »

Local Shout Out—Calgary & Area, Part III

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) estimates potential permanent closures of up to 222,000 small and medium-sized businesses, depending on how the situation evolves.  That’s 21 percent of all Canadian businesses.  The corresponding job losses would range between 962,000 and 2,951,000 Canadian workers. While most of us are struggling financially right now,… Read more »

Music Review—Skalloween

Album: Skalloween Artist: Mento Buru Latin ska reggae group Mento Buru has released Skalloween, a six-song EP of reimagined Halloween music classics, on October 12th, 2021. Mento Buru is a 7-piece band from Bakersfield, CA that combines an energetic blend of Latin alternative, Jamaican SKA, and reggae sounds.  The band consists of Matt Munoz, lead… Read more »

How to Stick to a Healthy Diet

Many of us are struggling with pandemic pounds—the extra weight we’ve gained throughout the pandemic that represents the lack of activity, boredom, or stress eating, and the psychological impact of rarely leaving the house—I know I certainly am.  According to one CBC article, a recent report from the Agrifoods Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University found… Read more »

Music Review—Terra

Artist: Eric Alexandrakis Album: Terra: Music Is The Medicine Which Keeps My World Spinning In Harmony [Living With Post-Cancer Trauma Via Music’s Healing Powers]   Eric Alexandrakis has released a musical spoken word album, Terra: Music Is The Medicine Which Keeps My World Spinning In Harmony [Living With Post-Cancer Trauma Via Music’s Healing Powers].  The… Read more »