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Dates of When Various Countries Adopted Universal Healthcare and When They Gave It Up As A Total Disaster

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 […]

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 […]

Music Monday – “Tell me baby/Do you recognize me?/Well it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

As it comes to close, lots of talk about 2016 being a jinxed year – Prince & David Bowie die, Gord Downie has cancer, Brexit, Trump wins and more. There’s still a week left so who knows what else will happen but now you’ve got one of the bestselling artists of all-time (both as a […]

Radio Garden: Listen To The World

This should probably be a Friday Fun Link but it’s so cool, I wanted to share it right away. More than a streaming service, Radio Garden allows you to easily move from radio station to radio station around the world in a very intuitive, easy-to-use fashion (although Chrome has WebGL disabled by default so you’ll either […]

Music Monday – “An old man said to me, won’t see another one/And then he sang a song, The rare old mountain dew/I turned my face away/And dreamed about you”

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about getting older, life, and mortality the past year in a variety of ways – from unexpected illness (Gord Downie) and death (Prince, David Bowie) of relatively young celebrities to the death of my Aunt Verna who is my first aunt or uncle to die out of my […]

Friday Fun Link – Map of the World’s Rudest Place Names Is A Thing of Beauty

Inordinately proud I’ve been to some of these places.  

Music Monday – “I can’t sleep tonight/Everybody saying everything’s alright/Still I can’t close my eyes/I’m seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights”

This is a very fitting song for the United Kingdom in a week that saw the population unexpectedly vote to leave the European Union via a very narrow margin in the “Brexit” referendum and then another upset as England is knocked out of the Euro Football Championships by Iceland of all places (cue jokes about England not being […]

Friday Fun Link – The Leicester Miracle

This is a great summary of the incredible season of underdog British football team, Leicester Foxes. Whether you follow international soccer or not, stories like this are what make sport so engaging.

(Belated) Music Monday – “Abandon all reason/Avoid all eye contact/Do not react/Shoot the messengers”

I forgot to do a Music Monday post yesterday but it worked out okay because this video showed up in my News Feed today! Most people figured a new Radiohead song/album was imminent as Radiohead, already known for very unique albums releases, had done something very unique in the past few days. In our hyper-viral attention […]