Stranded’s Awesome: Under Cover Tunes

No…not talking bed linens this week…though that might be something to consider with the right volunteer assistant for a future post… I was listening to the radio yesterday during my trek into the city of Toronto and at one point the talking heads took up the subject of all the recent remake of old Arnie Schwarzenegger films and how generally bad …

Stranded’s Awesome: Canucks in Music

This week’s “Awesome” post will be my favourite home grown artists that I have listened to over my 40-something years…and, of course, number one is pretty obvious.  Just shut up and play along, okay…don’t make me get out the flogger.  For the record (pun intended) I think fourth will surprise most who know me. Before I get into this, an …

Stranded’s Awesome: Nobody’s Hero

Yes…Rush…again…I only caught on to Rush in the early 1990s when I was first living on my own in a small condo in the northwest end of Calgary.  Roll the Bones…both song and album…became an anthem to me…then Rush followed up with a little album called “Counterparts” that included what is, to this day, my favourite Rush tune…

Stranded’s Awesome: Lock and Key

Yes, Geddy looks goofy without his glasses. We don’t want to be victims On that we all agree So we lock up the killer instinct And throw away the key Not certain what they were thinking when they wrote this, but it screams to me about being against big ‘L’ Liberalism and Soccer-Mom-ism in how, rather than accepting failure and …

Fantasia

Been sitting with the doberman watching Fantasia and Frantasi 2000 tonight. I have assured him that he has seen these before…but he still sits there with that stunned dobermam look he always gives me. The same one he gives me every night…the stunned look of shock and horror when I do my best Tom Hanks impression…”This isn’t your room.” Speaking …

Money Shot

Before anyone asks, I had the NFL website up on one tab, but no television or radio makes it a very dull watch…so I have Rush crooning about Nobody’s Hero and am surfing for writing ideas for the next week. Now…Why is it called the “money shot”? Actually, I do know the answer and, as usual, I’m going to type …

The Wild Wild Sea

I’m such a bloody nice guy. This is the third time I’ve had to restart this blog for fear of either provoking or insulting someone…and my kids wonder why I couldn’t cut it as a talk radio host…nor a comedian. Besides, I’m much funnier when I have time to edit. I do love the feedback my writing brings, more than …