Do you play chess? Prove it!


  The 8th Annual Grand Pacific Open is B.C.’s largest chess tournament. Organizer Mark Dutton has a preview of the event, April 18-21 2014 at Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria B.C. Have a listen then register.  And remember, you can only get good … Continue reading


Oh, Hello, Mr. Mustang. Going … Up?


Fifty years ago, the Ford Motor Company pulled off quite the stunt:  they chopped a Mustang into three pieces, stuffed it in the tiny elevator of the Empire State Building, reassembled it on the 86th floor observation deck, and then … Continue reading


Q SoundCheck Episode 256: Rival Sons

Rival Sons -- Great Western Valkyrie

The rather Zeppelinesque Open My Eyes, from the forthcoming Great Western Valkyrie album.   Love, Dr. Scott James


Official: Malcolm Young Taking Break From AC/DC Due To “Ill Health”

Malcolm Young

Well, the speculation was partially correct:  legendary rockers AC/DC have released the following statement: “After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.  Malcolm … Continue reading


We’ll Trade You A Chance At A Hundred Moxies Dollars For Your Opinion


From time to time, we like to get your feedback on The Q’s music, airstaff and other things — it’s how we try to make The Q the best it can possibly be.  And this time around, Mr. Q has … Continue reading


AC/DC Breakup Rumors Swirling Amid Some Denials From Insiders


The Intertrons are abuzz with rumors of an impending AC/DC breakup after 41 years.  The usual “credible sources” close to the AC/DC camp report that Malcolm Young, Angus‘ big brother, rhythm guitarist and co-writer of almost every AC/DC song, suffered … Continue reading


Q SoundCheck Episode 255: Kongos

Kongos -- Lunatic

I’m Only Joking and Kids These Days, from the Lunatic album.  The Q presents Kongos as part of Rock The Shores in July.   Love, Dr. Scott James


Colorado Gets Its First Directly Customer-Accessible Marijuana Vending Machine

pot vending machine

Pot vending machines are not new — they’ve existed behind the counters of medical marijuana dispensaries for quite some time — but now, customers can directly access one of them.  Herbal Elements, a medical cannabis collective in Avon Colorado, took … Continue reading


Q SoundCheck Episode 254: Flash Lightnin’

Flash Lightnin' -- For The Sinners

Dirty Penny, the first single from the new For The Sinners album, due at the end of April.   Love, Dr. Scott James


Win a spot in the Island Outfitters Anniversary Derby!


Play “Fish Hooks” to win a spot in the Island Outfitters Anniversary Derby on Friday, May 2nd. Pretty easy, just name the song from the hook we play to win. Get it wrong and you get thrown overboard and the … Continue reading