AMY VOLUME

28 - Ottawa - Rock & Roll

PREGGO UPDATE: 20 weeks down, 20 to go.

I’m still unemployed, don’t let the blog title fool you. I just have some other stuff on the go now.

PREGGO UPDATE: 20 weeks down, 20 to go.

I’m still unemployed, don’t let the blog title fool you. I just have some other stuff on the go now.

Employment Insurance: A Shortcut to Homelessness.

Let me preface this by saying: YES, I just went on a trip to New York City. My partner gifted this vacation to me for my birthday (planned & booked while I was employed). We drove, we stayed via Air B&B, we took the subway. I spent less than 100$ on “personal purchases” (gifts).

When you apply for Employment Insurance benefits you MUST declare if you’ve been out of the country. Weekends do not…

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WW1: 100 years

downloadToday marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
July 28th, 1914 – November 11th, 1918.

To acquaint yourself with a gritty, in depth first hand account on what it was like – I highly recommend reading this book told from the perspective of a Canadian soldier:

Ghosts Have Warm Hands by Will R. Bird

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A Big, BIG Announcement

A Big, BIG Announcement

As of April 4th (the day I made my radio departure) you have been following my “unemployment” storyline. I have been trying my darndest to stay in touch with the industry and hope to, someday soon, make it back onto Ottawa’s airwaves. I want to thank you for tweeting at me, sharing my posts and writing kind words of support along the way. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and that…

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Rare Version: To Know Him Is To Love Him - Amy Winehouse (Alternate Version) - YouTube

Aerosmith gets a (very famous) surprise guest!

Aerosmith gets a (very famous) surprise guest!

The crowd at Aerosmith’s Wednesday night concert in Massachusetts got an extra special treat during Train Kept A Rollin’. Johnny Depp hopped up on stage during the tune, which was their final encore.

Depp’s not just another pretty face – he’s previously played with Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper (who actually asked Depp to tour with him full time), the Black Keys, Oasis and more.

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Velvet Revolver feat. Scott Weiland?

No. Hell no.  …but maybe? According to Slash, Scott Weiland is not and will not be fronting Velvet Revolver ever again.

Velvet Revolver feat. Scott Weiland?

No. Hell no.  …but maybe? According to Slash, Scott Weiland is not and will not be fronting Velvet Revolver ever again.

James Brown biopic “Get On Up” (official trailer)

Did you have tickets for the James Brown concert in Ottawa in the winter of ‘06? If you did - you didn’t get to see him preform that night at the Corel Centre…

OTTAWA: A last stop for Blondie?

OTTAWA: A last stop for Blondie?

Blondie at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest 2014Catch the 70s era Punk Rockers while you can.

If you made it to their Bluesfest show consider yourself lucky because Debbie Harry and Co. could be calling it quits. Drummer Clem Burke says of this North American stint (post Euro gigs) “As for rumours of the last tour, we’ve decided we’ll live forever. But Debbie is older than me and has hinted it could be time. Obviously without her there is no…

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“Weird Al” never left.

"Weird Al" Yankovic is the king of parody songs and has been for over three decades. He’s just released a new album called "Mandatory Fun" (