Note: this is not Five for Fighting We at A-Sides are fortunate to have a monthly column with John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting. The man sings and writes poignant songs that can lift you up as high as a hot air balloon with Bobcat Gothwait on it. That, by the way, is a random […]

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What if John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting agreed to do a monthly Q&A with yours truly? What would it look like? Would the questions delve into his personal and professional life in such a way it’d reveal layers of the singer/songwriter you haven’t read anywhere else? Would his answers be as meaningful and heartfelt […]

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For SJS I’m not ashamed to say it – I was a “Debhead.” Back in the 1980s as my sister was hanging up “pin-ups” of Rob Lowe and Ralph Macchio, I was hanging up my Debbie Gibson Tiger Beat tearsheets on my wall. Gibson made for an eclectic wall mix that also included “The Bash […]

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Decades after its release, people still question if Alanis Morrisette misused the word “Ironic” in her hit song. I still don’t care. Speaking of irony, fellow Canadians Stars dropped an album last fall, their seventh, called No One is Lost, which wreaks of irony. Like their previous efforts, the latest album from the Canucks I’ve […]

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