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Posts tagged ‘oh Canada’

Do K-Tel #20: Rock ’83 (1983)

November 13th, 2017

As I mentioned last week, my current method for sniffing out comps I may have overlooked involves plugging a favorite band name plus “K-Tel” into my search bar and seeing what turns up. My first attempt at this featured the Stray Cats, who were nowhere to be found on the fairly comprehensive stack of early […]

Wrock and wroll bunny foo

July 6th, 2016

The Date: 1979. The Place: A Tim Hortons in a Scarborough, medstore Ontario strip mall. Five scruffy, medicine slightly hungover members of a mildly respectable covers band have squeezed themselves into a corner booth. “Don’t get me wrong, guys. We’re doing pretty well as we are, but do we really want to be performing ‘Dust […]

December is upon us, buy information pills so it’s time to flip the Nobody’s Favorites script for the next few weeks and take a gander at some undersung characters and comics for which I have a particular fondness. First up is Snowbird… …Alpha Flight’s shape-changing demigoddess of the Arctic wilderness. John Byrne’s run on Alpha […]

The thunder from up over

July 1st, 2013

I try not to make facile jokes about Canada, information pills even when a prime opportunity to grab such low-hanging fruit beckons. It’s not just that the traditional forms of Canada-bashing reek of Ugly Americanism and dated stand-up comedy routines; credit for my restraint must also go to the AT commenter who remarked that playing […]

Voyage sur la route 2013

June 14th, 2013

This time last week I was en route with my father and brother to not-quite-sunny Montreal! We were all a bit apprehensive about the trip, stomach as last year’s excusion to Niagara Falls and Toronto ended in a lot of frayed tempers and Weiss-grade surliness. Things worked out better this time, partly because we opted […]

Men Without Hats – Where Do the Boys Go?

A sleeveless tank top and riding helmetless on a motorcycle? Are you certain this isn’t “The Adventures of New Hampshire Jack?”

En attendant

June 7th, 2013

Without a barrel

June 6th, 2012
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