Author Allen Thai

Allen has always been a fan of writing. Specifically non-fiction. But he didn’t start off being a good writer by simply just “wishing to be one”. Nope. He took the initiative to get schooled at the prestigious University Of Calgary, attaining a Bachelor of Communications. Not, however, before getting a high school diploma through a great amount of summer courses to make it possible. Afterwards he turned his attention to SAIT, something that he thought could benefit and tune his writing ability: he was dead wrong. Digital Graphic Communications did not focus on any writing whatsoever (that was Journalism). It moreso was about printing and press. So from the beginnings of picking up a novel at age 8, to now writing for MUSICAlive!, Allen carries through the same passion and grit, to succeed and excel in anything he does. And not to mention his physical appearance is as pleasing to look at as the David was, artistically/aesthetically sculpted by the great Michaelangelo. (That was a joke btw: LOL!)

Three to get ready: Ginger St. James’ 3rd Alberta Country joyride!

by Carey Rutherford Ginger St. James doesn’t have a bone to pick with anyone in particular . . . but she DOES have a guitar for that. Your faithful Examiner mentions that he categorized her as ‘Roots’ before actually listening… Continue Reading →

The Music Festivals are coming! The Sled Island will survive.

by Carey Rutherford It’s hard to say what the Flood Island of 2013 taught the organizers of Sled Island, but at least this year the river’s not rising at such an alarming rate. But the musicians ARE ARRIVING at an… Continue Reading →

The Calgary Philharmonic shoots . . . it scores!!! Pt. 2

by Carey Rutherford When the first part of this CPO (Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra) story was created, I didn’t know it was a ‘Pt. 1’. But, given recent events, clearly it was! “I’m the new Associate Conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic… Continue Reading →

Terry Bozio plays the Music Of The Drums

by Carey Rutherford One of the last things Terry Bozzio says during our phone interview from Chicago is the most central theme that comes through in his conversation about his chosen field: Making Music On The Drums. “The true ideal… Continue Reading →

The calm in Stephen’s storm: A roots reconciliation

by Carey Rutherford So Stephen Fearing, experienced Canadiana roots folkish-style musician that he is, gets in the first question like a good observer of the human condition should: “When you mentioned the bigger picture, what do you mean?” he asks…. Continue Reading →

Tall Ships and Bad Habits in The Palomino

by Carey Rutherford The Palomino stands up to scrutiny. Well, perhaps we should define scrutiny: if sitting in the dark sloshing back “Steam Whistle”s and listening to well played and eq’d hard rock and punk is your definition of a… Continue Reading →

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