The Cedar Thieves

Music by Jason Dickinson

An acoustic Rock band from the greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada. Fronted by Jason Dickinson.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

What a life!  How many of us change the world?  How many of us do it so many times over?

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

 “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly

satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

–Steve Jobs (1955-2011)



I am really digging listening to vinyl again. I grew up listening to records. Lifting the tonearm, dropping the needle, hearing the crackle and ch-chk sound at the end of the side.  I listened to records so much that when I heard a particular song, my brain expected the next song even if I heard it on the radio. When CD's came around I really loved the 'random' feature. But it came at a price.  I stopped listening to whole albums. I would just jump around, or listen to my favourites and not give the other songs a chance. Granted there were years and years of records with a lot of filler.

So now I am buying records again and listening to them a side at a time. I also find that because I have to be around when the side finishes, I actually LISTEN to the music!

©2000 Jason Dickinson