• Acoustic

    40 Years in the Wilderness

    I discovered Bruce Cockburn’s music in the summer of 1994 – the year that his great album Dart to the Heart was released. I was in my mid-20’s, lacking any real focus or direction in life, and I immediately connected…

  • Ick's Pick

    Pete’s Music Charts: January

    Hi. It’s 2012, and I’ve yet to put finger to keyboard to whip up a post on this, my site, my IckMusic. No, music hasn’t taken a back seat to anything. It’s still at the forefront, ever accompanying me on…

  • Acoustic,  Folk,  Laid Back

    Little Sea Horse

    Non-parents may want to move on to the next post, ’cause this one’s a little ch-ch-cheesy. I’ll make it short & sweet – my four year old daughter attended her first day of kindergarten today. I’m a proud papa, and…

  • Live

    Ickmusic Live: Bruce Cockburn, 1993

    “Wow”, I say. As a lover, yes lover, of Bruce Cockburn‘s music, coming across this crystal clear show from 1993 – the year I discovered his music – is a godsend. My very favorite Cockburn tune, “All the Ways I…

  • Miscellaneous

    Sunday Mini-Ick-Mix-Ness

    A trip through a variety of tunes today… To commemorate Paris Hilton’s first trip to the slammer, we start off with … Steve Earle and the V-Roys – In the Jailhouse Now (mp3) – from Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A…

  • Acoustic,  Roots Rock

    New Bruce Cockburn: Life Short Call Now

    Flying completely under my radar last week was a brand spankin’ new release from my other favorite Bruce, Mr. Cockburn. ‘Life Short Call Now‘ is his first studio offering since 2003’s ‘You’ve Never Seen Everything‘. I was introduced to Bruce’s…

  • Acoustic,  Laid Back

    Welcome to my World

    Well, it’s been a good week. My second daughter was born into this world yesterday morning, right into my waiting hands. Words can’t describe it, my friends. The miracle of birth makes skeptics like me into believers. I only wish…