September 18, 2016

Doug and the Slugs

Oh to be in Canada in the 80's!  Tarzan Dan on Much Music playing Doug and the Slugs.  They were Vancouver base with Doug Bennett in the lead.  R&B with some Zany and R rated videos.

Sadly Doug passed away in 2004

September 11, 2016

Sometimes, you learn something you should have known. Slade .vs. Quiet Riot .vs. Great Big Sea.

I have long lived under the assumption that Quiet Riot was responsible for Cum on feel the noize.




In the most oblique manner I could have imagined I discovered that Slade had the first hit version:


Google music had a discount on the next album purchased.  I used this to get Great Big Seas XX album.  It is a greatest hits 30 song album.  One of my favourite tunes is a Cover of Slade's Run Runaway.


My wife knew it was a Slade cover,  I did not.  That lead me to look up Slades discography and low and behold!


Great Big Sea turned Run runaway into a Newfoundland Celtic pub song:  Enjoy!!

September 05, 2016

Headly - Vancouver band you should know.

Video on Much Music

It's a strange thing in life

When you're chasing your dreams
And it's not what it seems
And your heart is on the line
And now we want to be the one fade in

Am I out of my mind?
Do I got it all wrong
Though I have what I want
But I try to make it right
I've never wanted to be the one waiting

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down

There's a cost, there's a price
Yeah you're really feel the fall out
Ripping your heart out
Night after night
When all you ever wanted was some home time

I'm not thinking sober
I don't think it's over
I can't lie
But I can use a little bit of lone time

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself

I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down
Baby hold on somehow
Cause I can't slow down now
No I can't slow down now

I'm not thinking sober
I don't think it's over
I can't lie
I could use a little bit of home time

Cause she said Jake you're a little bit stoned
When you gonna get grown
Would you just go home
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

Too little too late
I don't think I'm gonna stay
I don't think you gonna change
I'm so not sure
Could you help yourself
I can't help you anymore
You're going faster than me

But I can't slow down now
The light just went down, down
Baby hold on somehow
Cause I can't slow down now
No I can't slow down now 

September 04, 2016

Note to Happy Cynic

Tough time deciding if you are sociopathic or narcissistic.  Not that it matters.

I see that you still comment, which I delete unread.  Not sure why you pretend to care about this mostly unviewed blog of mine.  The last communication we had (that I can recall) was my repeatedly asking\telling you to "Go Away".  That sentiment still echos true.

Which leads me to the above pondering.  I have no desire to communicate anything to you.  There is nothing but apathy left towards you.

Still, feel free to post comments.  My system will note and  I delete the comments unread.

A do wish you well and hope you have a long and enjoyable existence.





Lauren Mann



The Calgary native, who has recently put down roots in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, started touring full time in 2011 with her first album Stories From Home, a collection of self-produced home recordings.

She followed this with the 2012 release Over Land and Sea, produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland, Person L) and called “a sonic tapestry saturated by sunlight,” by Exclaim Magazine. The diverse instrumentation and beautiful harmonies centered around Lauren’s gift of songwriting garnered the attention of listeners and critics alike, with the songs Weight of the World, Over Land and Sea, and I Lost Myself going into regular rotation on CBC Radio 2 nationwide. In 2014, Lauren and her band affectionately known as the Fairly Odd Folk, were the winners of the CBC Searchlight contest, rising to the top of over 4500 bands across Canada and named Canada’s best new emerging artist.

August 03, 2016

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder is a Canadian musician. Born in Toronto, she grew up in Millbrook, Ontario.

Ryder first gained national recognition with her ballad "Weak in the Knees" in 2007. An accomplished songwriter and musician, she also possesses a three-octave vocal range and is considered a mezzo-soprano.


July 28, 2016

Alessia Cara - Wild Things




[Chorus]
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be alright
Don't mind us
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be just fine
Don't mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are


[Verse 2]
I lose my balance on these eggshells
You tell me to tread, I'd rather be a wild one instead
Don't wanna hang around the in crowd
The cool kids aren't cool to me
They're not cooler than we are


[Pre-Chorus]
So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin', we make our breaks, if you don't like our 808s
Then leave us alone, cause we don't need your policies
We have no apologies for being...


[Chorus]
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be alright
Don't mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be just fine
Aye-aye-aye don't mind us


[Bridge]
We will carve our place into time and space
We will find our way, or we'll make a way, say hey, hey, hey
Find you're great, don't you hide your face
And let it shine, shine, shine, shine


[Pre-Chorus]
So aye, we brought our drum and this is how we dance
No mistakin', we make our breaks, if you don't like our 808s
Then leave us alone, cause we don't need your policies
We have no apologies for being...


[Chorus]
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be alright
Don't mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are
Oh my, we'll be just fine
Don't mind us, yeah
Find me where the wild things are

June 26, 2016

Pointed Sticks

Pointed Sticks are a Canadian punk rock / power pop band from Vancouver. Originally active from 1978 to 1981, then reuniting to perform in July 2006 through to November 2012.

After a three year hiatus, Pointed Sticks returned to the stage in June 2015 for shows on Vancouver island as well as the July 11th Khatsahlano street party in Vancouver (sporadic live appearances have continued into 2016).

The band is known for their fast melodic pop music and liberal use of harmony singing by all five members—also for unusual graphic images that acted as counterpoint to the music.