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.

An Epiphany—I’m Old

I suppose I should have realized this sooner.  I am twenty-six years old, turning twenty-seven this year.  A millennial—officially in my late twenties.  I also have two elementary school aged children.  Maybe that should have been my first clue. I have recently discovered that Gen Z—the generation born between 1997 and 2015—has been brutally making… Read more »

Music Review—Talk Show Host

Artist: Talk Show Host Track: Blood in the Sand Toronto power-pop punk trio Talk Show Host has released a new single “Blood in the Sand”, now streaming everywhere, along with a new music video.  The single is one of the tracks on Talk Show Host’s upcoming album, Mid-Century Modern.  The band’s first full length album… Read more »

Music Review—The Workday Release

Artist: David Ottestad/The Workday Release Album: Like the Light of the Stars Southern California singer/songwriter David Ottestad’s music project, The Workday Release, is debuting a new album on April 16, 2021 via Enci Records.  The album is titled Like the Light of Stars and contains eleven tracks.  The LP’s single, “Say A Lot With Light” has… Read more »

Sia’s New Movie Music is an Ableist Train Wreck

You may have heard of the new movie Music directed by singer-songwriter Sia, known for her chart-topping hits such as “Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills”.  Her prodigy and goddaughter, Maddie Ziegler, stars in the movie.  Ziegler plays a non-verbal, autistic girl named Music.  After the sudden death of her grandmother, Music is left in the care… Read more »

Music Review—Africans from Outta Space

Artist: Afronaut Album: Africans from Outta Space Afronaut’s debut album Africans from Outta Space is self-described as an interstellar compound of cosmic folk and tropical rockabilly.  Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Afronaut are leaders in the area’s So Punk Movement—named for the eruption of new punk bands in the township.  Although the punk subculture has… Read more »

Teaching My Daughter to Make a Scene

Recently I dealt with an incident at my six-year-old daughter’s school.  She was in the hallway with a boy from her class, away from the careful supervision of her teachers, when the boy became physically violent with her.  My daughter was too nervous to tell her teacher.  She thought her teacher was going to be… Read more »

Music Review—Darklight Horizon and Foxpalmer

February 26, 2021.  That’s the date that Screamlite Records is making three brand new singles available for streaming.  The artists—Darklight Horizon and Foxpalmer—were featured on Screamlite Records newest charity album, New Hero Sounds, that premiered earlier this year.  Proceeds of the album went to National Health Services, the health care system in the UK. Darklight… Read more »

I Quit Smoking Weed—Here’s What Happened

I had my first puff from a pipe when I was in high school and decided immediately it was not for me.  I tried again when I was 23.  My boyfriend at the time brought home a joint from work and bugged me until I agreed to smoke with him.  I loved it.  Weed became… Read more »