Monthly Archives: July 2013

Carmine Appice, Jim McCarty: Class Act

Have previously written about the reformed Cactus band, here and here, in terms of anticipating their appearance and seeing them at the Ottawa Bluesfest. End of the set. Doing something from a different time, and refreshing in the present. Jim … Continue reading

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Elmore Leonard: Writing Rhythm

Elmore Leonard. Great crime novelist. Many people know him for his novel adapted to the Get Shorty film. Much more. Influenced by George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle. Talking about writing rhythm: Ten questions, including favourite adaptation of … Continue reading

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Michaele Jordana and The Poles; Government, Diodes

My friend Mike reminded me of Michaele Jodana and The Poles, via this: Saw them at Larry’s Hideaway in Toronto, 1979 or so. Place aptly named, in terms of the club via the stairway down, and all the prostitution, via … Continue reading

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Peter Allen: Cause she didn’t want parades just passing by her

Baby cried the day the circus came to town Cause she didn’t want parades just passing by her And if you should fall Remember You almost had it all “Don’t Cry Out Loud“. Song co-written by Peter Allen and Carole … Continue reading

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Porcine to Lillooet

In relation to “Porcine Lapel”, concerning the initiatives to reign in the perceived generosity of the pensions of Members of Parliament, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows, with reference to the article that follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): Imagine … Continue reading

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Johnny Van Zant: Brickyard Road

When I hear that whistle blow It carries me back To the Brickyard Road Just when I thought I finally learned my lesson well There was more to this than meets the eye Brother to brother. Brother to dead brother, … Continue reading

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Porcine Lapel

1995. Reform Party focusing opposition to pension plan for Members of Parliament. Plan far too generous, compared to private sector, plus entitlement to the pension came far too early. Reform Party opposition achieved increase in contribution rate, plus decrease in … Continue reading

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