This is the blog of Michael Gerbrandt and we’re sending out missives from the home base in Winnipeg, Canada. TLA aims to focus on music with a smattering of other bits.  Our past includes a radio show on 101.5 UMFM, DJ at various clubs and events, several articles/reviews published in earshot-online.com as well as popmatters.com and Stylus magazine.

Often we’ll be slow on posting as regular life often intrudes whether it’s the house, family or work. However, writing on this blog provides a way of continuing to look critically at new albums and really dive into them rather than passively listening. Years ago, riding the bus to university for 1-2 hours a day provided many hours of listening to new music, unfortunately that time just doesn’t exist anymore and sometimes driving to work in silence is quite nice.

Mostly though, it’s a way for a 40+ year old male to still feel connected to the music scene that we’ve grown up with and continue to love.

*A note about record reviews. The vast majority of the reviews are “new to me” whether released last week, last year or in 1962 hence the year released listed in brackets. For older albums, we try to ignore the historical significance and instead just concentrate on the music contained therein.

Thank you for stopping by.




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