vintage poster

Returning some stuff at the library drop box the other night I saw this vintage poster in a nearby store window. It was freezing cold but I had to take a pic.

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2003

It’s 2003 and I’m 41 years old. My father would pass away this year so it wasn’t exactly a stellar year. However, my faith saw me through. I remember driving down to St. Michael’s Cathedral and hearing this song by the Canadian duo Appleton come on the radio. The radio program was called Lovers and Other Strangers, […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2001

It’s 2001 and I’m 39 years old. This was an eventful year. I formally converted to Catholicism at Easter in 2001. I remember feeling graces pouring down on me after leaving the church that sunny day. The other main event, of course, was 9/11. I was with my parents that morning. We had CNN on […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1994

It’s 1994 and I’m 32 years old. Cruising along with my doctorate, living in Ottawa and spending some time in Toronto during the summer while my parents are away. Apartment living in Ottawa got pretty buggy at times, and my parents’ empty house was a welcome respite. Also, the spacious Toronto Reference Library had The Collected […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1990

Whew. Those overblown 80s are finally over and I’m 28 years old. I’m living in Canada again. Not the happiest time in my life, especially after spending two years in tropical India, where the sound of frogs and crickets lulled me to sleep each night. Musically, I just looked over the charts for 1990 and […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1988

It’s 1988 and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been studying in India for a year, doing a degree in Comparative Religion. During summer break the heat was intolerable so I returned to Canada where the temperatures are great in the summertime. Somewhat out of touch with Western ways, I immersed myself in family, friends, and […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1979

It’s 1979, I’m seventeen years old, and once again everything is changing. Pop music does that. A friend in India (where I studied a decade later) once sagely commented that the attraction of pop is its ephemeral nature. Well, yes and no. There are some timeless classics. But he was right. Change change change. If […]

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Preview of the JUNOS!

Probably the only national award ceremony where the biggest winning stars don’t bother to show up. Video shout outs, or whatever they are, only add to the thin, flimflam vibe. Background vector created by Iconicbestiary – Freepik.com  

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