Professionalism – or lack thereof – reporting on musical events

Monday night was probably the musical highlight in Kyiv this fall with the first of two concerts of Christina Augilera, and while I didn’t attend with the cheapest ticket at Palats Sportu being 500 UAH, for the Monday night show, and starting at 1,000 UAH for the second show at Paltats Ukraina, a good friend…

Musician Ties the Knot

While sitting working on my last blog posting my mobile rang, and like most people I checked to see who was calling… The display read: Олена Мацюцька… Well, here was a friend of mine that I hadn’t heard from for ages… I answered it… Well, here for the benefit of English language readers, I will…

Clockwork punk – played with heart and soul

What happens when you put together two men in their mid-forties, one of them Leeds, the other from Montreal (NDG actually), a girl from Kyiv, and a third guy who is just more than half a century old? I myself wasn’t too certain myself until Saturday September 27, when I went out to O’Brien’s Irish…