Thursday, January 31, 2013

Well, Look Who Can Buy Me A Beer

Why, it’s Jann Arden’s breakout album “Living Under June”! just released their list of 10 Canadian albums that turned 18 this year, and “Living Under June” is in there along with other blasts from my formative years like OLP’s “Naveed” and BNL’s “Maybe You Should Drive”.

It’s funny how in, say, 1987, the songs from 1969 would be playing on the Oldies radio station.  How weird would it be talk about Naveed as being an ‘oldie’???

Incidentally, Living Under June is still one of my favorite albums.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Songs That Can Choke Me Up

I was driving to work the other day when OLP's 4am came on the radio.  As I was belting along to the song in that way that you only do when you're driving by yourself, I was a little surprised to find that the llyrics were causing a lump to form in my throat.

Music has the ability to stir up powerful emotions in people, and I’m no exception.  I think everyone probably has that list of songs that can just get to them, here are some of mine:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Well, here we are again

I’ve been thinking about this blog more and more lately.  The posts have (obviously) trickled down to almost nothing as I moved more and more of my online presence to other social media platforms.  It’s so easy to post quick notes to to smartphone-integrated sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Foursquare, Google Plus, etc etc etc) that there’s not a lot of motivation to actually sit and type out my thoughts in a slightly longer-form format.

I think I’m going to try and stop by this neck of the woods more often though.  There’s something to be said for sharing your thoughts in more than 140 characters or a photo that’s been filtered to look like a Polaroid.