Category Archives: MemoryLane

Music Monday – “Here is where I feel it/Funny how it’s/Funny how it’s here.”

Congrats to Ryan Meili on winning the SK NDP nomination to be the candidate for Saskatoon-Meewasin last night. Here’s a video I made seven (!) years ago when he was running in a different race… “Canadian Skye” – Spirit of the West

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – The Best Haircut Ever?

When I was working for the Writers Guild of Alberta, we ended up getting into a “Who has the worst (and therefore best!) ID photo?” discussion during one pub night. A young writer I knew pulled out his student ID (which, tellingly, he still carried even though he was no longer a student) and I knew […]

Do You Live in the Saskatoon-Meewasin Constituency? #skpoli

Ryan Meili, a guy you might have heard of on this blog once or twice before, is running to become the Saskatchewan NDP’s candidate for the Saskatoon-Meewasin riding in an upcoming by-election. The nomination meeting is next Monday night. If you live in the constituency and think that Saskatchewan’s heading in the wrong direction under Brad Wall […]

Friday Fun Link – What The Mall Looked Like in 1989

  This post is half Throwback Thursday and half Friday Fun Link. It features cassettes!  Acid Wash Jeans!  Big Hair!  And somebody who looks like I looked in 1989 (okay, the pic is 1991) leaning against a brick wall. It’s a pictoral history of the American Mall in 1989!

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – New Years Eve Countdown, Iberostar Varadero (December 31, 2015)

Hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cuba!

Music Monday – “Old woman, back bent like a willow/Fingers grace the dirt to catch the weeds/You could call her a throwback, Say we know better/It’s all those little lies we tell ourselves so we can sleep.”

This musician lives in my hometown but I somehow only managed to hear about her just before Christmas… “Ghost Highway” – Kara Golemba

Hip30: George Stroumboulopoulos and CBC Radio 2 Celebrate The Tragically Hip

Thirty Canadian artists playing covers of thirty Tragically Hip songs to celebrate thirty years of the Hip as part of a 4-hour radio special on the first day of the year – not a bad way to start the New Year! I hope these songs get released for purchase – maybe to benefit one of the two charities […]

2016 End of Year Memes: Got Older, Got Snipped, Got Infected, Got Our Car Written Off

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? I thought it would happen when I turned 40 but I think it took me a few extra years to finally accept that I am now officially middle-aged.  Why?  This year I had a very special operation to ensure Pace and Sasha are […]

First Lines From My First Blog Post In Every Month of 2016

  I love how randomly collecting the first lines of my first post of every month ends up giving a pretty good overview of what was happening in my life and the wider world over the past 12 months. Here’s 2016… January – “Back from a week in Cuba and I have this song stuck […]

Music Monday – “Tell me baby/Do you recognize me?/Well it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

As it comes to close, lots of talk about 2016 being a jinxed year – Prince & David Bowie die, Gord Downie has cancer, Brexit, Trump wins and more. There’s still a week left so who knows what else will happen but now you’ve got one of the bestselling artists of all-time (both as a […]