Tag Archives: music

Friday Fun Link – The Definitive Ranking of Every Tragically Hip Song

Lots to argue with here but points for even trying to make this list (the author strikes on an interesting conceit to make it work, grouping songs thematically to count them down.)

Music Monday – “Put out my lawn chair/Watching the sun arising/Evening comes/I’m watching the sun go down” #saskatchewan #sask #camping #provincialparks #summer #echovalley #fortquappelle

I’ve finally had time to go through all the pictures (2000+!) that I took over the course of the entire summer and winnow them down to a handful of favourites. That’s still more than most people should have to sit through at a single sitting so what I did was create a long slideshow with […]

Saturday Snap – Guitar Solo

Pace discovered my electric guitar the other night. He definitely looks cooler than me already and, without any formal lessons, he’s arguably also a better player than me too (thanks reverb!) 😉

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 […]

Books n’ Roses: Capsule Reviews of the Three GnR Autobiographies

One of the best and worst things about working in a public library is you’re always seeing books come across the desk that you’d like to read. That happened last summer when a patron returned the three autobiographies that have been written by founding members of G n’ R (so far) – one by Slash, […]

Music Monday – “Radicals and Racists/Don’t point your finger at me/I’m a small town white boy/Just tryin’ to make ends meet”

After the concert I saw last night, is there any doubt which band I’ll feature for Music Monday? But which song? There are lots to choose from – big hits, underrated gems, personal favourites – but given my interest in Freedom of Expression as well as the band’s reputation in general, how about possibly G […]

My Son’s First Major Concert Is @gunsnroses #gnrregina #yqr #notinthislifetime #WishesItWasEminem

(I didn’t get a good picture of my son at the GnR concert tonight but here’s one of us camping which is fitting since that’s where this story begins…) When Guns n’ Roses was announced for the first “big” concert at the new Mosaic Stadium, I wanted to go but decided not to buy tickets […]

Music Monday – “Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified/And then I see the look in your eyes” #solareclipse2017

There was no shortage of songs to listen to during today’s solar eclipse. But in terms of a song to highlight for my Music Monday post, there is only one choice – a song I’ve loved since it came out in 1983 (and which I kept playing on repeat throughout the morning before the eclipse […]

.@BlakeBerglund “Coyote” Electronic Press Kit

More background about what’s become my album of the summer…