Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Dear Friends, We are happy to team up with the Glenn Gould Foundation and celebrate the 85th anniversary of Glenn Gould’s birth. On Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m., the Glenn Gould Foundation, with the support of the Toronto Symphony, will be presenting Prof. Joshua Cohen of Apple University as he gives his specially created multimedia presentation on […]


The New York Times has just reviewed The Selected Letters of John Cage, edited by Laura Kuhn, director of the John Cage Trust. See http://goo.gl/mw7ktn .  Asked about the connections of music and art to life by composer-editor R.I.P. Hayman, Cage explained why people create art: “Two good reasons: 1) To quiet and sober the […]


Part 1  Part 2 Part 3 See previous postings on this blog on McLuhan & Lennon:- John Lennon in Conversation with Marshall McLuhan – https://goo.gl/ffyg0N Marshall McLuhan’s Interview of John Lennon – https://goo.gl/14xQu1 Marshall McLuhan & John Lennon – https://goo.gl/d0PRzT New Book: The Beatles and McLuhan: Understanding the Electric Age – https://goo.gl/b19GOJ 


The performances described in the review below ended yesterday, Feb. 28. Marshall McLuhan had a deep and abiding interest in artists, who, following Ezra Pound, he considered to be the “antennae of the race”. So it’s not surprising that artists continue to have an ongoing interest in McLuhan’s ideas. “Poets and artists live on frontiers. They […]


This home at 11342 – 64th Street was once the home of famous Canadian media visionary Marshall McLuhan. Photo by Alex Kuskis. Decades after his death, media visionary Marshall McLuhan’s spirit still looms over Edmonton. Not only is his childhood home in Highlands — where he spent the first four years of his life — […]


Sandy Pearlman: University of Toronto, Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellow, Dean’s Professor for Interdisciplinary Innovation Producer: Blue Oyster Cult, Clash, Dream Syndicate, Dictators, et al Public Lecture: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto December 3, 2014, 4:30-6pm, Bissel 538 Grateful Dead, Grayfolded, Vinyl and Virtual: John Oswald Unwinds the Toxic Consequences of Digital. John Oswald/The Grateful Dead […]


Sandy Pearlman Pearlman is a musical genius, but one who works in the background, creating and teaching the craft as producer, songwriter, creator, manager, poet, theorist, and former record company executive for many famous bands — such as Blue Oyster Cult, The Clash, and Black Sabbath. He is also founding Vice President of emusic.com — […]


 Two of the Beatles with Brian Epstein, June 25, 1967 “Our World” Satellite TV Broadcast, June 25, 1967 25th June 1967 is a monumental date in the history of television, both for Europe and the world. The Eurovision programme “Our World” was the first live international television production, and it was a two-hour broadcast, around the globe, […]


Beatles, ‘Life’ magazine, August 1964. 1964 was the year that Marshall McLuhan’s most important book – Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man – was published. After that, his best work lay behind him and he was increasingly met with growing criticism, misunderstanding and hostility. It might be useful to recall what else was happening in […]


Duke Ellington with Skip and Paul Hoffert at Rock Pile May 14, 1969 By: Trish Crawford Music, Published on Fri Aug 01 2014 Exactly 45 years ago this weekend [August 2], Paul Hoffert and the Canadian rock band Lighthouse were playing at the Atlantic City Pop Festival. They shared the bill with Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater, […]