About Me (and this blog)

My name is Raymond Motee and I’m a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto. I have, from the time I was a boy, been passionate about music. I suppose I get this from my dad, who always had music playing in our home.  I probably also get my diverse tastes in music from him as well, since he listened to a lot of different types of music as well. That said there are a great many genres of music that we don't agree on.

This love of music manifested itself in school by participating in music classes. I played Sting Bass and (for a couple of years) the French Horn.  In university I took a couple of elective courses from Professor Rob Bowman at York University. The first class was entitled Popular Music in the Post WWII Era.  In fact, it was a history of Rhythm & Blues from field hollers and work songs to hip hop.  It was here that I learned how to analyse music and how to classify it.

Recently I wrote two guest posts on my friend’s blog http://miss.latejuly.ca/ and although it was a little bit of work, I had a lot of fun doing it. So, I figured since this is the new year, I’d try this out and see how it goes.

I’ll attempt to post at least once a week. I may talk about an album; it may just be about a couple of songs. My aim is to convey why I like the music I do. Hopefully it will be as fun for you to read as it is for me to write.

Comments and feedback are encouraged. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the music I love.