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Feathers In The Wind

When we were young our parent’s taught us to always speak the truth. Do not gossip. Do not spread rumours. Yesterday would have been my mother’s 90th birthday and she taught these things by example. When my sisters and I we...


Political Persuasions

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” – Sir Walter Scott The first sentence of this meme is not entirely untrue, (it was actually $0.57 cents but who’s counting pennies?) As reported ...


Confusing Christmas Songs

I began questioning things that didn’t seem to make sense to me at a very early age. I think it might have all begun with Christmas. However, it’s not as you might expect. I never questioned the reality of Santa Claus. I al...



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’...