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John & Lori

Song Of The Day – “Charmer” – Aimee Mann

A tune by Aimee Mann, Charmer, released as a single in 2012.




Song Of The Day – John Butler Trio – “Better Than”

John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio (Photo credit: Devar)

Today’s tune is one I heard on another of my favourite in-car stations on the drive to work, CKUA.  The song, “Better Than” is from a 2007 album by the John Butler Trio.  The album is called “Grand National”.  The band, oddly enough, was formed in Australia in 1999 by, wait for it, John Butler.  The play a roots style, heavy on the jamming.  This tune had me tapping the steering wheel, so I had to share it.  They have released 5 studio albums and 3 live albums and are perennial nominees for the ARIA and APRA awards in Australia.   Hit the links for more info.

John Butler Trio Home Page

John Butler Trio on iTunes

John Butler Trio on Amazon

Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 16

The Real Canadian Music Blog

Another interesting set, from movie music to classic rock, some surprisingly good stuff.

1. Pukka Orchestra

“Listen to the Radio”

An interesting new wavish rock song from 1984 by the band with the sick name.  They released 3 albums in the 80’s and the early 90’s and broke up in 1992.

2. David Foster

“St. Elmo’s Fire Theme”

One of Canada’s major exports, David Foster, composed this song as the theme song from St Elmo’s Fire in 1985.  The song was originally written for Rick Hansen‘s “Man in Motion” tour of the world for spinal research.

3. Three Days Grace

“I Hate Everything About You”

Three Days Grace make another appearance in the list with their classic song “I Hate Everything About You”.  They definitely let loose their angst in this one.

4. Corey Hart

“In Your Soul”

A classic from Corey Hart.  He doesn’t wear…

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Celebrating The First Deck Beer Of The Year

Put this up on the wrong place lol

I’d Have Left The Room Too!!!

A teacher’s story about


A teacher is explaining biology to her 4th grade students.
“Human beings are the only animals that stutter,’ she says

A little girl raises her hand. ‘I had a kitty-cat who stuttered.’

The teacher, knowing how precious some of these stories could become,
asked the girl to describe the incident.


“Well,” she began, ‘I was in the back yard with my kitty
and the Rottweiler that lives next door got a running start
and before we knew it, he jumped over the fence into our yard!’

‘That must’ve been scary,’ said the teacher.

‘It sure was,’ said the little girl.


‘My kitty raised her back, went “Ffffff!, Ffffff!, FfffffF,”
but before she could say ‘Fuck-off !,’ the Rottweiler ate her!

The teacher had to leave the room.

A Few Days In Lisbon

We landed in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal after our standard 14 hour flight from Calgary to pretty much anywhere.  As usual British Airways provided a great experience, a great airline.

Landing in Lisbon

Grabbed a cab at the Lisbon Portela Airport and headed to our B&B, Zuza B&B.  We booked this B&B back in March of 2012 and were very lucky to get a booking.  The place is a very highly rated place on Trip Advisor and well worth it.  The views off our balcony were spectacular, by day..

Lisbon by Day

or by night..

Lisbon by night

As usual on our arrival, we were pretty much exhausted.  We asked Luis (a terrific host) to point us in the direction of a close by restaurant where we could have some good food and settle in.  It wasn’t far.  We could see it off the balcony as a matter of fact.

The Buenos Aires Restaurant

The place is called Buenos Aires and it had some crazy salads.

And, as always, some liquid refreshments…

Just a quick post to prove we did get there.  Lots more to come over the next few weeks as we continue in Lisbon, set off to Sintra, then away to Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Barcelona, Malaga and many other places.  Until next post, CHEERS.


Time For A Reassessment

Peart (right) performing with Rush. Français :...

Peart (right) performing with Rush. Français : Rush en concert à Milan (Italie), le 21 septembre 2004 Italiano: I Rush in concerto a Milano (21 settebre 2004) da sinistra:Lifeson, Lee e Peart. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I’ve pondered the blog over the past week and I have concluded that I have strayed a bit from what I originally wanted.  The intent was to spend the bulk of my time promoting Canadian music, new and old.  I think I have gotten lazy though and have taken the easy way out lol.  Lots of throw away posts, which obviously are fun to do when busy.  I now intend to get back to where I was going in the past, a Real Canadian Music Blog.  Thanks for listening.


Keep an eye out tomorrow for a review of an up and coming Canadian star, and his new album,


On Vacation

Blogging will be veeeerrrrrryyyy slow over the next few weeks.  On Vacation. May hit a post or two just to keep the rust off, but mostly, will be relaxing and catching up on some tunes.

Cover of the 1982 album Vacation.

Cover of the 1982 album Vacation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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