Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. And here's the...

DIY Discovery | The Crooked

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome back to DIY Discovery,...

Playback Time | Rewinding Tim Curry’s Post-Rocky Road

For many people — maybe most people — Tim Curry's singing career begins and ends with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That's understandable. Rocky Horror was, after all, more...

Next Week In Music | Dec. 24-30

Here are the album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My Unedited 2016 Interview With Robin Zander

Happy birthday to Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, who turns 66 years old today. A few years ago, I interviewed him just before he and his bandmates were inducted...

DIY Discovery | Destroy Boys

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Welcome to Tinnitist!

Hello there. Welcome to Tinnitist. My name is Darryl Sterdan. I'll be your server, chef, sommelier and pretty much everything else around these parts. If you followed me here from...

Back Stories | The Evolution of the Concert Ticket Rip-Off

Ticket scalping is back in the news this week, thanks to the Toronto Star's excellent report on Ticketmaster's latest round of skullduggery and scumbaggery. That reminded me of a...

19 Albums I Definitely Want to Hear in 2019 (& 500 More That I...

If one of your resolutions is to listen to more music in 2019, you're in luck: There's no shortage of stuff coming down the pipe. After sifting through umpteen...

DIY Discovery | Quasar Wut-Wut

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

DIY Discovery | Nat Myers

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Back Stories | My 1999 Interview With Paul Westerberg

What can I say about Replacements singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg that hasn't already been said far more eloquently by far more talented writers than me? Well, I can say this:...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Most Overlooked Canadian Albums

Top Pick: Eamon McGrath | Tantramar There is no shortcut to greatness. There is only the long haul. Eamon McGrath knows. Or at least he should; it's clearly the path...

Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness | The Tinnitist Interview

There's an old saying: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Moe Berg can appreciate both sides of that coin. Thirty years ago, the lanky...

DIY Discovery | The 1984 Draft

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to DIY Discovery, where...

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