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Music Monday – “Pancho was a bandit boys/His horse was fast as polished steel/He wore his gun outside his pants/For all the honest world to feel”

“Pancho and Lefty” – Townes Van Zandt

Music Monday – “It’s Canada Day up Canada way on the first day of July/And we’re shoutin’ “hooray” up Canada way, when the maple leaf flies high.”

Is there any musician that defines Canada more than Stompin’ Tom?  And is there a better song to post on this long weekend of Canada’s 150th Anniversary? “Canada Day Up Canada Way” – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Music Monday – “She’s learning how to surf/Going with the flow/Peace out from San Diego/She is letting me go”

One of my favourites, Sam Baker, has another album that he just released last week. It’s already getting rave reviews from many quarters. “Peace Out” – Sam Baker

Sometimes I Forget I Have A Blog…

…usually after a weekend of camping. Here’s some “catch-up” posts… Saturday Snap – Skateboard Mods Pace modified his penny board with duct tape and glow sticks (and after we got home, more permanently with some spray paint I got him to decorate the ramp his grandpa built him!) Secular Sunday More than half of Canadians […]

Friday Fun Link – Spotify’s Biggest One Hit Wonders

A graph of the songs that get the most plays out of an artist’s entire catalogue on Spotify…  

Music Monday – “So I’m a free enterprising socialist/Gonna take my cut and share the rest/Left wing as the right wing gets/I’ll vote ’em in for the test”

Really enjoying Blake Berglund on my “Saskatchewan-artists-only” playlist at our seasonal site at Echo Valley Provincial Park. (I’m a bit late to the game but in looking more into Berglund for this post, I see that he’s just completed a personal challenge to sell 1000 copies of his albums in the month of May, mostly through […]

Music Monday – “Take me to the place where you go/Where nobody knows if it’s night or day/But please don’t put your life in the hands/Of a Rock ‘n’ Roll band/Who’ll throw it all away”

Yesterday’s “One Love for Manchester” concerts, pulled together only a couple weeks after a terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert are being compared to the 1970’s “Concert for Bangladesh“, the 1980’s “Live Aid“, the 1990’s “Tibetan Freedom Concert” and the 2000’s “Live 8” as another in a long line of notable benefit concerts – this being […]

Some Random Thoughts From #rcmpmusicalride in #yqr

A group of eight of us were very excited to take in the “Canada 150” Edition of the RCMP Musical Ride last night, not least of which because Shea’s cousin’s husband is an RCMP member who has been training for the last couple years so that he could be riding in the Tattoo for this […]

Music Monday – “I’m on my way to nowhere/I been runnin’ from my past/Runnin’ from the things I used to be”

Sometimes it pays to be a blogger. Last week’s “Music Monday” post about Colter Wall was seen by a friend who happened to have an extra ticket to see Wall’s album release show at The Exchange last night.  So because of that blog post, I ended up getting invited along to see the show. It was […]

Music Monday – “Don’t be picking fights/With no Mennonites/Don’t be raising Cain/When they’re planting grain/Working through the night”

I mentioned Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall’s musician son, Colter Wall, in a post about eighteen months ago. He was a rising star then but he’s blown up completely in the interim – having one of his songs on the soundtrack to an Oscar nominated movie, named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists to […]