Category Archives: MusicMonday

Music Monday – “And they get terribly upset/When you question their sacred texts/Written by woman-hating epileptics/Their languages just serve to confuse them/Their confusion somehow makes them more sure”

I’d heard of Father John Misty before but didn’t know much about him.  But I was pretty impressed with the second song he did on Saturday Night Live this past weekend – sort of reminds me of the first time I heard Bright Eyes sing “Landlocked Blues” on some late night CBC show. “Pure Comedy” […]

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 […]