Category Archives: Sad

Music Monday – “But I’ll miss you when you’re gone/That is what I do, hey, baby/And it’s going to carry on/That is what I do, hey, baby”

Prince and David Bowie and Gord Downie’s deaths all made an impact on me but DoloresĀ O’Riordan is the first musician I remember dying who was almost exactly my age (she was 46, I’m 44 going on 45.) The Cranberries were a fixture during the late 80’s/early 90’s for myself and a lot of people with […]

Friday Fun Link – Sad Jingle Bells

This video takes one of the happiest Christmas songs and turns it sad by playing it in a minor key… I’ve also long believed that you can make this popular jaunty carol into a pretty sad one, simply be reworking the lyrics from present to past tense, changing the odd word and singing all verses […]

“May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot”

Hopefully the new year will bring new leadership for the Sask NDP that will be able to build and grow the party in a way they couldn’t during the last leader’s tenure. šŸ™

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Google’s “2017 Year in Search”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for all the many “best of” retrospective lists and articles and posts that come out. The Google Search compilation is usually one of the best (the YouTube Rewind one, not so much!)

“Because you have to swear on the Bye-ball!”

This guy was elected three times and doesn’t know that you aren’t required to swear on a Bible when taking your oath of office? Wow. The only thing that would make this clip better is if Tapper said “Because he says he’sĀ  Christian” when the Moore spokesperson tries to pivot away from his slack-jawed, empty-eyed […]

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 – “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, speculationsĀ 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 […]

Music Monday – “I spent my days working, spent my nights drinking, howling at the moon/Screaming for the days when you were coming back, no couldn’t come too soon/Couldn’t come too soon”

Another thing that made our summer so amazing was the non-stop music… …that we played from morning to night (okay, Shea’s not as big of a music fan as I am and occasionally asked for some peace and quiet to read her book!) Above is a graph of how many individual songs I played each […]

Music Monday – “All summer long we’ve both been free/Won’t be long til summer time is through/Summer time is through”

One of the most poignant episodes of The Simpsons is “Season of 4 ft 2” which tells the story of the Simpsons family taking a summer vacation to the lake. Lisa, who’s usually an outcast nerd, ends up befriending a group of cool kids while Bart, who normally has a large circle of friends, is […]

Camping Injury Report

Camping is a strange thing – you pay a lot of money to basically live in the wilderness with all the attendant dangers and risks. This summer, we’ve had a few… Pace hit himself in the face with a metal scooter while attempting a trick, cutting his face, giving himself a fat lip and loosening […]