Category Archives: PopCulture

Music Monday – “Well I kept right on driving/Until I hit the ocean/Found a small cantina down on Monterrey Way/I met up with a girl down there but she did not speak the English I probably coulda had her too, but all I knew how to say was/Una mas cerveza por favor senorita”

Watching lots of videos of our resort and someone used this song as the background for one of their videos… “Una Mas Cerveza” – Tommy Alverson

Hockey Night in Canada’s Gord Downie Tribute

The Hip were closely linked to hockey so it’s only fitting that HNIC has a tribute that focuses on that aspect of their impact on Canada…  

Gord Downie (1964-2017)

One of the Hip’s saddest songs, this was written after Downie’s young nephew died due to a heart ailment and famously not performed for fifteen years… Another heart-tugger, especially if you’re a parent, this one was written by Downie for his kids… The Tragically Hip song “Inevitability of Death” contains a reference to Terry Fox, […]

Music Monday – “Hold tight, Wait till the party’s over/Hold tight, We’re in for nasty weather/There has got to be a way/Burning down the house”

“Burning Down The House” – Talking Heads

YouTube Policy Changes – Censorship or Just Good Business Practice?

I think I’ve mentioned before that one of my highest marks in library school was, ironically, for the one class I took within our faculty but outside our department – a “History of Information” course that was offered through the journalism school. My final presentation in that class was about the future of online video […]

Music Monday – “Yeah, the lord is my refuge and fortress/My God with whom I trust/But I’ll never know why the wicked/Gets to prey on the best of us”

Hard to believe it’s only been a week since the worst mass shooting in modern US history. So many stories, speculations and even songs coming out over the past week. Here’s a new one from Eric Church, the Friday night headliner at the Harvest 91 Festival who had actually jumped into the crowd during his set […]

Friday Fun Link – All The People Who Are Not Jagmeet Singh

  Because all brown people look the same to white people (even CBC reporters who should know better!), the good people at Vice have put together a guide to all the people who are not Jagmeet Singh.

Music Monday – “Me and monkey/Like Butch and the Sundance Kid Trying to understand/Why he did what he did/Why he did what he did”

The worst mass shooting in recent US history (so far) happened yesterday and I don’t even know what to say anymore. Should I talk about gun control?  Mental health & personality disorders?  Gun control? Media narratives? Gun control? Deja vu? Gun control? Disinformation? Gun control? Or should I just throw up my hands at the futility of trying to say […]

“In a word, pleasure. It’s like my pleasure in other people’s leisure.”

 

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