Black Day in July:The Banning of Gordon Lightfoot


Since the dawn of the 20th Century music has become a symbol of protest and has in some cases gotten an artist or two a banishment from the airwaves due to the sensitive nature of a song or their political views.  Garth brooks was once banned from Country Music TV because of his song "The … Continue reading Black Day in July:The Banning of Gordon Lightfoot

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The Last Free Summer(Part 5)


As we grow older we tend to be reminded of things in the past by the simplest things, it can be a movie, book and in my case by music.  And there are 3 songs that when I hear them I am sent back to that summer of 72, and while they are not Rock and Roll … Continue reading The Last Free Summer(Part 5)

The Last Free Summer(Play it Again Sam Edition)


In 1972 a I saw a movie that led me to discover an Actor that had died many years before and to this day I am still a fan of his work. That movie was by Woody Allen and was called Play It Again Sam, it was about A neurotic film critic trying  to get over his wife … Continue reading The Last Free Summer(Play it Again Sam Edition)

The Last Free Summer(Part 3)..The Movies


And boy was 1972 a good summer for the Cinema. A lot of my paper route money and the money I got from my parents went into music and the movies that summer, after all if I was going to grow up well-educated and wanted to hit up the lady's I had to know what … Continue reading The Last Free Summer(Part 3)..The Movies

The Last Free Summer(Part 1)


What is the last free Summer? It was 1972 and I was 14 going on 15 and whether I knew it or not it would become the last Summer Holiday where I could do what i want without any worry's, because starting in the Fall of '72 I would wind up working for my old man down … Continue reading The Last Free Summer(Part 1)

The Eagle and the Beaver


Ahh, Canada and the United States, the longest unprotected border in the world, we share a common ancestry, but we have a few differences that makes both of us unique in our own ways. I was out last night and while having a couple of wobbly pops I ran into an American Couple who were in … Continue reading The Eagle and the Beaver

How to beat the Heat(Hespeler style)


This past Winter i wrote a little story on how to shovel your driveway(Hespeler Style), now I will tell you how to beat the heat(Hespeler style). Here it is Early July and already  the weather has just gotten good and stuffy, so how do you beat the heat when you have to go to work everyday, … Continue reading How to beat the Heat(Hespeler style)