I didn’t truly understand that teachers are real people until I had school-aged children of my own. During my entire youth, teachers weren’t so much people as they were a spectrum of Sapiens-like humanoids crafted specifically for employ in the educational field. It rarely, if ever, dawned on me that they were regular people just […]
Memory is perplexing, and unfair. I can’t remember the funniest thing my kids did just last week but I can recall countless inane moments from thirty years ago in vivid detail. I’d much rather have gloriously detailed memories of my children’s lives than the pointless goings-on of a grade five geography class back in 1983, […]
Today’s song marks an insignificant milestone. This is the first time I’m highlighting a band/artist for a second time. This is bound to happen again, and if I keep doing these weekly posts until I’m dead there’ll eventually be entire catalogues of certain artists among the pages of my forgotten blog. But for now, this […]
Canada has produced some fantastic rock bands over the years that remain truly, and soulfully, Canadian. Bands that have made legendary careers almost exclusively in Canada while remaining utterly unknown to the world at large. You’re probably thinking The Tragically Hip, but I’m talking a step deeper than that, a little more niche.
Every generation has its quintessential bands. Those handful of bands whose time in the limelight so perfectly corresponds with a generation’s high school or college years that you feel like you owned that band.