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Music Monday – “In the courtroom of honor, the judge pounded his gavel/To show that all’s equal and that the courts are on the level/And that the strings in the books ain’t pulled and persuaded/And that even the nobles get properly handled/Once that the cops have chased after and caught ’em/And that the ladder of law has no top and no bottom”

This is a song about a farmer who was convicted of manslaughter after accidentally killing someone. “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll” – Bob Dylan

Music Monday – “Border guards they waved us through/’Andele ninos’ they cried/Love was a Mexican pony/You and I would ride”

Happy (legal) wedding anniversary one day early, Shea! I look forward to celebrating our (ceremonial) wedding anniversary with you in a month in Mexico and then our reception/party wedding anniversary later this summer! This song has a lot of religious imagery and considering we specifically requested a non-religious officiate who only slipped up once at […]

How A Wardrobe Malfunction Led To The Creation of YouTube

I did not know that. Most remarkably, we have Nipplegate to thank for YouTube. Co-founder Jawed Karim told USA Today that he was inspired to create the video site in 2005 after not being able to find any footage of the incident online. It’s also too bad that Timberlake missed an opportunity during his performance […]

Music Monday – “Here’s where I feel it/Funny how it’s, funny how it’s here/Where I feel it/Funny how it’s, funny how it’s here” #skpoli @ryanmeili

A poll released today showed Ryan Meili has 63% support among decided voters compared to 38% support for Trent Wotherspoon. That means Meili might well be on his way to facing off against Ken Cheveldayoff in a battle of newly elected leaders of Saskatchewan’s two major political parties? (Did you catch the subtle face-off reference?) Of […]

Friday Fun Link – As The Deadline for #skndpldr Membership Sales Hits, It’s Time For A Throwback @ryanmeili Jam :-)

This post is one part #MusicMonday, one part #ThrowbackThursday and one part #FridayFunLink. But since the deadline for Sask NDP membership sales is only a few minutes away, it’s time for everybody who’s worked so hard over the past few months to relax, unwind, have a cup of herbal tea and enjoy the evening. Then […]

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 Dolores 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 […]

Music Monday – “Here we are now/Entertain us”

I’ve seen this new version of Nirvana’s biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit” described a few different ways – changing all minor keys to major keys, the original being auto-tuned but, as noted in the edit on a Kottke.org post about the new version, it’s a bit more complex than that – the chord progression and […]

Music Monday – “My life’s a bit more colder/Dead wife is what I told her/Brass knife sinks into my shoulder/Oh babe don’t know what I’m gonna do”

It was a great way to kick off the New Year last night with Shea and I seeing a show at Casino Regina featuring Blake Berglund & Belle Plaine opening for The Dead South. All are great Saskatchewan artists but The Dead South are really hitting the big time – they’ve toured in Europe, won […]

Friday Fun Link – Year End “Best of” Lists

Here’s a few year end “Best of” lists for your reading pleasure.

Music Monday – “All the lights are shining/So brightly everywhere/And the sound of children’s/Laughter fills the air”

I was a bit surprised to see which was my most played song over the past month, narrowly defeating a handful of songs that I thought *could* be my most played. Anyhow, since I’ve ended up doing a month-long series of posts about cover versions of popular songs, why not finish off on Christmas Day […]