Tag Archives: language

A Timeline of Major Events in the #SaveSKLibraries Campaign #skpoli #SAVEDSKLibraries

Hopefully Saskatchewan’s public libraries will never have to go through what we just went through over the past month ever again. But I thought I’d try to document some of the various events and happenings during the multi-pronged resistance to the massive library cuts in the 2017 Saskatchewan budget (which ultimately led to the cuts being reversed […]

Music Monday – “Libraries gave us power” #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries #SAVEDSKLibraries

So, almost unbelievably, after a month of incredible pushback from all levels – grassroots activists and elected MLAs, rural and urban citizens, library staff and supporters, and numerous others across the province and beyond – the Sask Party announced that they were restoring *all* funding to Saskatchewan public libraries that was cut in the March […]

Librarian Says “Too Many MLAs” The Sequel! #skpoli #saveSKLibraries #yqr #yxe

So, yesterday’s post about “MLA says Saskatchewan has too many libraries. Librarian says Saskatchewan has too many MLAs” has become my most viewed post of all-time. Within 24 hours, it’s blown away my previous record holder which, ironically, was about a random encounter I had with Brad Wall, soon after he axed the Film Tax […]

Music Monday – “Libraries gave us power/Then work came and made us free/What price now for a shallow piece of dignity” #SaveSKLibraries

From a comment in SongMeanings.com… the song is about working class perception and how everyone thinks ‘we dont talk about love, we only wanna get drunk’ whereas in reality the working class can be intelligent and useful, a lot of writers musicians actors sports people etc come from a working class background. ‘libraries gave us […]

Friday Fun Link – SongSim: Visualizing Song Lyrics

This site uses an algorithm to visualize patterns of repetition in song lyrics and other texts (anthems, speeches, etc.)

Music Monday – “Now why don’t you look down/To where your feet is planted/That U.S. soil that makes you take shit for granted/If not for Santa Ana, just to let you know/That where your feet are planted would be México”

I heard this song on the TV when we were in Mexico in 2003 and even without understanding (most of) the lyrics, it struck me as something very political and meaningful which has only become more relevant in light of Trump’s desire to build a border wall with Mexico. At the time, I jotted enough of the lyrics […]

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” […]

FTRW 2017 – Day Seven – Tits

FTRW 2017 – Day Six – Motherfucker

FTRW 2017 – Day Five – Cocksucker