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Sad Songs Say So Much

“Music can take you to the highest heights or the lowest depths.” – Joy Guest According to a reader’s poll in Rolling Stone Magazine this is the list of the “10 Saddest Songs Of All Time”. Tears In Heaven &#...


Are You Supporting ISIS?

Some of my family and friends are supporting ISIS. This may come as a shocking revelation but it’s true. So let me clarify that statement somewhat by changing it to “Some of my family and friends are unwittingly supporting...


Baby It’s Cold Outside

“I’ve got to get home – Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there, Say, lend me your coat – It’s up to your knees out there, Baby, it’s cold outside.” – Frank Loesser This February Canadians se...



Mark Thompson – The New “Guy” From Cool Stories In Music

Several years ago, out of the blue, I received a call at work from Graham – a high school buddy I hadn’t been in touch with for about 20 years. “Some friends and I were discussing the song ‘In The Year 2...


On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone

– jim young “(It’s) the thrill that’ll getcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rollin’ Stone.” – Shel Silverstein I wonder if it’s really such a thrill to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Either way I doubt h...


Stompin' Tom Connors

I Wish I Was In Sudbury – On This Saturday Night

– by jim young Stompin’ Tom Connors recorded 48 albums in his lifetime, which lasted from 1936 to 2013. And that’s not counting the 10 albums of unreleased material that he left behind. To put that into perspective (e...



Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

photo by Alan Light [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons – jim young A few years ago I wrote an article criticising Dick Clark’s hosting of the Times Square New Year’...


Time Of The Season – Give It To Them Right!

– jim young If you did drugs in the 60s and have since heard Melanie Fiona’s song Give It To Me Right, you don’t need anyone to tell you that the music has been stolen from The Zombies’ 1968 hit Time Of The Season. ...


To Kill A Rock Star

– jim young I just finished reading “Catcher in The Rye” and I got this sudden urge to fly to New York to shoot some goddamned rock star. But I’m not a moron so I won’t really do it. I was just thinking ab...



Brand Names From My Childhood (Because I Said So)

– jim young Recently I read an article about advertising and marketing to children. And it got me wondering how many products I buy today that were influenced by commercials I watched in my childhood. Television was still...