Reelin’ in the Years – 1998

So it’s 1998 and I’m 36 years old. I’m still living in Ottawa, in a slightly rundown apartment beside the Union Mission. I’m getting pretty used to hearing street people making noise because, well, I live right beside them. One night I had to call the cops because a big guy was pounding on my door […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1966

Boy oh boy. There are so many good tunes for the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1966 that I really had to scratch my head over choosing just one. I am now four years old and remembering more songs as I grow older. We had the Monkees 33.3 record with “Last Train to Clarksville.” […]

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Bryan Ferry’s Avonmore

Embed from Getty Images Does anyone remember Roxy Music? How about the front man, Bryan Ferry? Back in the early 80s I really enjoyed Avalon, a Roxy Music LP featuring Ferry. So I ordered the similarly titled Avonmore from the library out of sheer curiosity. We have an amazing library in TO and can get […]

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Wee small hours

I think I like the poster for this tune best of all. This song came out in ’55, well before I was born. But my parents had lps from this era. And the basement in our house had a swanky old bar that would have fit right in… The thing I like about Sinatra’s singing, […]

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