Category Archives: MusicMonday

Music Monday – “South of the border, down Mexico way/That’s where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play/And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray/South of the border, down Mexico way” (And Our Wedding Slideshow!)

Shea likes to joke that I was the “best bride ever” when we were planning our destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera back in 2002. And it’s true – my natural “anal retentive” librarian personality shone through as I pretty much handled all the arrangements from flowers to writing the entire script for the ceremony […]

Music Monday – “I don’t know much about Cinco de Mayo/I’m never sure what it’s all about/But I say I want you/And you don’t believe me/You say you want me/But I’ve got my doubts”

Less than ten days to go… “Mexico” – Cake

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds – Three Concerts on the Beach @davetimmexico

It was about a week before we left for the Dominican Republic in February 2015 that I stumbled upon the news that Ringo Starr was performing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, not far from the resort we’d be at. After some quick discussion, I ended up buying tickets for my parents, Shea and […]

Music Monday – “Here we are now/Entertain us”

The Rockin’ 1000 bills themselves as “the biggest rock band on earth” and it’s true in volume if not sales or awareness. Started in Italy as a stunt to get the Foo Fighters to play a certain city, the band is made up of 1000 members playing various rock instruments simultaneously. Pretty impressive sight! “Smells […]

Music Monday – “Another turning point/A fork stuck in the road”

A guy pranks his roommate by sneaking up on him everytime he tries to practice guitar and singing a Green Day lyric, no matter what song his roomie is playing (the thumbnail below gives you a clue of how far the prank goes.) Pretty funny stuff. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” – Green Day […]

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

Music Monday – “Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find/I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind”

Meryl Streep gave a great speech while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes last night criticizing Donald Trump without once mentioning him by name. He reacted like a big crybaby as usual.  (Hint: There’s no way on earth that the most decorated actress of all-time is “over-rated” even though that’s the go-to […]

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

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 […]

Music Monday – “You’ll be doin’ all right, with your Christmas of white/But I’ll have a blue, blue blue blue Christmas”

This is a fitting song for my last Melancholy Christmas Music Monday post this month – both for the sad lyrics but also how its being performed in front of and indirectly evoking Barack Obama (and heck, if you squint, even the “Christmas of white” could be a reference to Trump’s support among white working […]