Six years.

I recently checked and found out that I first started this blog on August 22, 2005 — six years ago today. While I’m not nearly as prolific at the moment as I once was — looking clear past Bobbyisms, the music blog I post to every day — I still feel this deserves a bit of celebration. … Continue reading

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

Obsessive Collectors Disorder.

Bush collection, in part.

Bush Days — Fandom is a very funny thing when it comes to bands, even more so than being a fan of a restaurant or film or actor or anything. When it comes to fandom, there’s a certain spectrum that can be applied to bands and music that don’t apply to other media. Okay, okay, to … Continue reading

Happy anniversary.

It seems as though I missed a little anniversary a couple of days ago, my fifth year of blogging; this past Sunday, August 22, marked five years of the nonsense you put up with here. Five whole years, nearly 1,100 posts, and it’s still a complete crap shoot that you’ll like anything once you arrive. … Continue reading

On skating.

Went for that first skate tonight; first skate in too long, first skate since I got the Element Complete a few weeks back. It’s great — any worries I had about stiffness in the wheels or trucks or issues with the deck are happily laid to rest; the board needs a little breaking in, but admittedly, … 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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