Reelin’ in the Years – 2007

It’s 2007 and I’m 45 years old. This year makes me smile because the Canadian TV comedy show The Kids in the Hall used to do a sketch where this groovy looking guy would fall into the camera and the headlines would read “He’s hip, he’s cool, he’s 45…” I think the implication was that […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2002

It’s 2002 and I’m 40 years old. I’m adjusting to Toronto life nicely, after spending almost a decade away. The city has changed a lot since I was a kid. Not only bigger but a much better cultural and religious mix. Toronto is emerging as a multicultural powerhouse. Traffic is getting more congested, not just at […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2000

It’s 2000 and I’m 38 years old. I remember sitting in the basement playing around with some fonts on our Windows 98 PC, trying to make a catchy banner for Earthpages for the year 2000. Everything felt pretty new and 2001 was just around the corner—a special year for me because my favorite movie was […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1997

It’s 1997 and I’m 35 years old. U2 releases Pop which for me was a waste of money. One could actually discern the beginning of U2’s slide with Zooropa (1993), Achtung Baby (1991) being a tough act to follow. Meantime David Bowie releases a strong album, Earthling. I almost chose the song “Little Wonder” from […]

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Christmas Without You

This song has a melody but I won’t have enuf time to get that together by Xmas so I’ll just post an instrumental and let my guitar gently weep. Dedicated to all those who might be alone or missing someone over the holidays… and to all those 70s pop stars who made FM radio a […]

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