The Scientist and fatherhood.

Coldplay, “The Scientist” My daughter is in Vancouver visiting family. When she was a baby, before CD singles had completely died out, I owned The Scientist and would play it for her when it was time for her to sleep; I would rock her in the dark, singing softly along as she drifted off. I … Continue reading


I must say, covering NXNE (and SCENE Fest in St Catharines a mere week later!) was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. You can bet I’ll be attempting to do so again next year. Looking forward a handful of days to Osheaga Festival de Musique et Arts in Montréal, I’m again beginning … Continue reading


Loom, “For Elan” The group at Humble Empire obviously have good taste in music, because it seems like they were at a bunch of the same shows that I was. Take the Nevado Records showcase at The Rivoli on Wednesday June 15; I was there to enjoy Loom (aka Brooke Manning), Megan Bonnell (whom I … Continue reading

I love Parlovr.

Parlovr at Horsehoe

One of my growing favourite bands lately is Parlovr, and has been ever since I saw them perform at Fanshawe College. While I was at NXNE in Toronto, I made sure to get to the Horseshoe Tavern in time for their midnight gig. They were incredible, every bit as good as I remembered and then … Continue reading

The Balconies.

One of the best moments of my time at NXNE (though there were a lot) was seeing The Balconies play at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. Part of the Live in Bellwoods series and organized jointly (hee hee) by Humble Empire and Young Lions Music Club, it was a great way to spend an afternoon … Continue reading

My life as a music writer.

Concert photo

If you had told me that my dropping into the publications office of the Fanshawe Student Union late in 2009 would lead me to a long-running music column and work as a music writer — at a year and a half later, and counting — I don’t think I would have believed you. I don’t think … Continue reading

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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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