Monthly Archives: March 2019

Inspiration #20

Every morning she patrols the perimeter Of our property to protect us From squirrels, cats, rabbits, skunks, With a word or two to our neighbours’ dogs.

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Something Borrowed, Something New

Barracuda Sometimes, the journey of a song takes a couple of strange turns. Would you believe this one started life as a Joni Mitchell tune?   Then Nazareth covered the song, adding an interesting riff at the beginning:   Heart … Continue reading

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First Clear Spring Sunset 2019

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Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Dazed & Confused Some songs come a long way from their original creation. This one, for example, was first recorded by Jake Homes:   Then the Yardbirds adapted it slightly for a live recording:   Finally, Led Zepplin recorded what … Continue reading

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Title of the One True Cross?

In Reverse… Holy relics, especially in the middle ages, were very lucrative business opportunities. Some would even say: crimes of opportunity. Here’s one that has a modicum of reality to it. For one thing, there are three versions of the … Continue reading

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80’s, 90’s and 00’s Workout Videos

Maniac (1983) This song was intended as a horror picture soundtrack entry. But it got ‘accidentally’ sent to the music director of the film Flashdance instead. After the lyrics were rewritten, a classic workout video was born. (Jennifer Beals didn’t … Continue reading

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Hockey: the Greatest Defenceman Ever

Bobby Orr It’s Bobby Orr‘s 71 birthday today. This man won two scoring trophies over the years he was still active in the NHL. And he was a defenceman. In real terms, not many hockey players make a lasting impression … Continue reading

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