Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 25, 2022

STRICTLY A ONE-EYED JACK John Mellencamp (Republic) ***** This is Mellencamp’s 25th album. Once a teller of tales about small town life in the Midwest,...

The High Wire of Uncertainty

The High Wire of Uncertainty By Shane Collins Ray LaMontagne used to work in a shoe factory. One morning he woke up and heard Stephen Stills...

Hodge shares best food and fun from 2021

Hodge shares best food and fun from 2021 Hodge Podge By Charlie Hodge Good ol' COVID even messes up my annual ‘Best Of’ list where I mention...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 18, 2022

LONESOME DESERT STRUM David Gideon (independent) ***** No matter what the genre, nothing is more maddening than someone jumping on a trend because it’s popular....

Wonderful moments of 2021

Wonderful moments of 2021 Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge Okay, it’s pretty much a ‘gimme’ for most Canadians that 2021 was a year happily relegated to...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 11, 2022

FEELS LIKE FREEDOM Sandy Haley (independent) **** ½ A 5 song E.P. from this Southern California blues singer, a transplant from the soulful city of...
wheelchair drummer Jeff Elwood

Unstoppable: Meet the wheelchair drummer

Unstoppable: Meet the wheelchair drummer, Jeff Elwood Article and select photos by Shane Collins We do our best and adjust to what life throws at us and...

Embracing a new year, a new lifestyle with creativity and relaxation

Embracing a new year, a new lifestyle with creativity and relaxation HodgePodge, by Charlie Hodge I feel pensive about it all. New Year’s Eve launching 2022 was...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR January 5, 2022

TALKIN’ ABOUT Waterstreet Blues Band (independent) **** If I read their website correctly, this is Waterstreet Blues Band’s 3rd album. Talkin’ About is definitely the...

Hot Wax Album Reviews by the ROCK DOCTOR December 29, 2021

WELCOME ABOARD THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN Night Bluemers (independent) ***** I was planning on taking the week off between Christmas and New Year’s Eve from writing...